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Is it okay for films and TV to blatantly disregard science for the sake of a story?
Discuss the pros and cons of a work showing disregard for a well-known or basic scientific fact. The most notorious offender is Michael Bay’s "Armageddon", in which an asteroid can supposedly be split apart and sent flying by anything less than 100 billion megatons of TNT. More recently, Luc Besson’s "Lucy" centers on the false premise that humans only use 10% of our brains.