So, in MoS, Ma Kent sends her husband back into a freaking tornado to save her dog. This is something that I kept swinging back and forth on whether or not I thought it was just completely ridiculous or if I can understand her decision.
I have a dog, so yes I understand the need to go and save the family dog in a life and death situation as they are definitely seen as a genuine member of the family. That being said, for me personally, there would still be a limit. I mean if my house was on fire, I would make sure to grab the dog when escaping. But if I was outside the building, the whole building was completely ablaze, unstable and basically just on the point of collapse, I wouldn't risk my life or let someone in my family risk theirs to go back inside and save the dog as it would basically be a suicide mission for a pet. So I can't accept Martha allowing her husband to do this, it is insane, there is a very slim chance he is going to be able to save the dog and come back alive in that situation and it's not worth it for a pet, no matter how much you love them. On the other hand I do believe she asked Clark to get the dog , but still, once she realised her husband was going she should definitely have told him to come back and leave it as far as I'm concerned.
But what has really made me decide that this whole part of the plot is insane (and it's crucial remember since Pa Kent dies), is the fact that she loves her dog so much she's willing to let her husband walk back into a freaking tornado with little chance of surviving instead of telling her husband to come back and forget the dog. She loves her dog so much to let this happen. However, she doesn't love her dog enough to remember to take it with her when they get out of the car to run away in the first place. This is just nuts, it is absolutely mental as far as I'm concerned. Now some of you may say, it would be easy to forget in that shocking and panic inducing situation, but I won't buy that. I think most dog owners that love their dogs would back me up here, your dog is part of the family, you would make sure your family got out the car and that would definitely include the dog, I think 100% I would grab my dog in that situation. And not only that, please someone correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't she sitting in the back with the dog?! She is literally sitting next to the dog!!! She just shuts the door on her dog as she scrambled out the car to save her own butt but then suddenly remembers how much she loves the dog and lets her husband go to his death because of it. What the hell, it's so stupid!!!!
Anyway please let me know your thoughts on this part of the film, it's such a poignant and important part of Clark's life, but for me Pa Kent's death happened for a completely idiotic reason and thinking about it has actually made me quite dislike Martha (film universe version) for being so ridiculous and stupid and also made me think Pa Kent is a moron for going to get the dog rather than telling his wife to stop being so dumb.