SUPERMAN KILLS ZOD
Film: Man Of Steel
What happens? After laying waste to huge swathes of Metropolis and Smallville in his attempts to
terraform Kryton-form the Earth, Zod (Michael Shannon) has seen his ship and team destroyed. But he’s still swinging at Superman (Henry Cavill). The pair rampage through the city, but when they crash to a halt in Metropolis Central Station, Zod threatens a human family with his heat vision and Superman reacts under pressure by snapping the General’s neck.
WTF? In Kal-El’s defence, he’s making a split-second decision under extreme circumstances after a difficult few days, and Zod seems to have a death wish by this point, which is perhaps unsurprising given the destruction of all he holds dear and his whole crazy honour code. Superman is also acting to save innocent lives (for the first time in about an hour, mutter mutter). But the fact remains that Superman, icon of truth, justice and the American way, just straight-up executed someone. Find out just why director Zack Snyder and writer David S. Goyer did it on our special Man Of Steel spoiler podcast.
The lesson: Nobody’s hands are clean, we guess.
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