Originally Posted by Mostpowerful
No, he also talked about it during the train set scene. He said the crystals had the power to create weapons, vehicles (Supes ship), and cities, if I"m correct. And Lex created a freakin continent (almost) as proof.
: [about Kryptonian technology
] Sounds like a lot of hocus-pocus to me.
: Well, naturally. To the primitive mind, any sufficiently advanced technology would be indistinguishable from magic.
[Arthur C. Clarke's "Third Law" from "Profiles of the Future," 1973
But kind of weapons could he created though? What weapons could he create that keep the military out if they send soldiers on the continent to investigate?
Again this goes back to "show, don't tell". Film is visual medium, showing Lex using these weapons is far more effective then just saying he has them. Heck Lex creating these weapons and trying to take over the world would have made for a better plan then trying to create a continent and sell real estate on it.