National Weather Service criticizes "Man of Steel"

Posted at: 07/02/2013 9:00 AM
By: Associated Press

Weather officials in Tornado Alley have a beef with Superman.

In "Man of Steel," Clark Kent's dad sees a tornado coming as he's driving. Kevin Costner's character urges his family and other people on the road to take shelter under a highway overpass. The National Weather Service office in Dodge City, Kansas, has posted message on its website saying, "an overpass may be one of the worst places to seek shelter."

The Wichita Eagle notes Warner Bros. has released a statement saying the film is a work of fiction and is not intended to serve as emergency preparedness advice.