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Subj: Re: What gets me...
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 11:46:03 pm EDT (Viewed 106 times)
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Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 12:05:37 pm EDT (Viewed 126 times)
My problem comes with how it was presented. Had most of the action been primarily the cause of the villain(s), with Superman doing his best to protect innocents and reacting to the destruction, I might have been able to handle it a bit better.
But for the most part, Superman was complicit in the destruction (would Smallville had suffered as much damage if Superman didn't initially take the battle there?) and the only time we saw he get emotional about any of the damage was when Zod was about to fry the family.
He didn't show any concern or worry when he dropped Lois back down to the battleground, kissing her instead; didn't show any regards punching Zod through buildings or when he jumped the tanker truck.
The entire moment felt unearned, because where was his concern 95% of the time beforehand?
I don't like Superman killing (and would prefer to never see it) but if you're going to do it, do it where it makes sense. Having the Kryptonians go out of their way to harm and kill people while Superman does his best to prevent it, while he hears and sees the people he can't save die before him. With death all around him, even as he saves lives, is the only way I could even begin to buy Superman killing a villain.
Which goes right back into Man of Steel's problem. They didn't do that.
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