Should we endorse the violations of physics routinely perpetrated by Hollywood? Efthimiou and Llewellyn clearly think not. I would argue that you might as well complain about 'errors' in the Greek myths or fairy tales, or Warner Brothers cartoons.
While the preprint was a rather entertaining read, I rather agree with Ball on this, i.e. the bastardization of physics in Hollywood movies isn't a big deal and has no lasting impact to cause scientific illiteracy on the general public.