This whole thing about intuition is interesting. I ran into a neat example the other day, while reading one of the Bad Astronomy film reviews.
Phil Plait reviewed a film titled, if memory serves, “Gravity.” He explained how some of the orbital mechanics in the film was all wrong, but noted that he very much liked the film anyway, for its spectacular visuals and well performed drama. It occurred to me that we shouldn’t really like the film: the orbital mechanics was every bit as absurd as, say, a James Bond movie in which a central plot development hinged upon 007 being thrown off a roof and then floating away instead of falling. That is to say, in a standard Earth-bound film, we would never forgive such a ridiculous thing. But here we have an astronomer forgiving pretty much the same thing simply because it is set in space.
Why would this be? My guess is that it is simply because while Plait may be an astronomer, he is nevertheless human, i.e. his physics intuition evolved in the same place as mine. I have not seen the film, but from what he describes, it sounds to me as if, in the film, things move as we intuitively expect them to. And thus, even though his rational mind told him it is all wrong, his intuition was perfectly happy with it in a way that would not have been the case had the film been set in the more familiar terrestrial environment. That is perhaps also why few of us mind when explosions in space make a lot of noise, etc. etc.
A favourite peeve of mine is when someone falls from a tall building, and just before they hit the ground, Superman comes blasting from the side, snatching them away at close to the speed of sound, but they somehow don’t get injured from that! We seem to have specific intuitions about what causes injury. You see the same thing in disaster movies featuring volcanoes: a person is okay as long as they don’t touch the lava, even when they are suspended just inches above it and in reality would have burst into flame from the heat.