fieldy snuts wrote:and there was no other way to write that scene? it's like the writers said "ok we need superman to kill him at the films climax so lets get it there."....and it wasn't like he snapped when he saw them in danger, he instinctively went for the neck snap of all things...like wtf? not even nolan's batman character was that outright brutal.
as much as i don't care for superman, it was an epically stupid way to solidify the films attempt to be "dark".
It's not like he saw the family in danger, said "fuck it," and immediately snapped his neck.
Clark hesitated, he was clearly
struggling with Zod, not to mention the fact that he had been getting his ass handed to him for the better part of the day by other Kryptonians. He may have had a small measure of control in the situation but it was clear that Zod was slowly overpowering him. Zod was
going to gain the upper hand. Zod was
going to kill that family
. Remember, this isn't a trained Superman who knows how to handle himself in a fight. This is Clark Kent, a guy who has been taught by his adopted parents to hold back and restrain himself his entire life. Were there other options available? Probably. Does that mean that Clark should have automatically known what to do? Not really. He did what he had to do to survive and save the people in immediate danger. Doesn't make him any less of a hero and considering the magnitude of the threat, it doesn't really taint his image as the big blue boyscout.