Re: Superman's power level - Part 1
Superman holding that steel structure doesn't make sense either. It's about verisimilitude, I have no problem with Superman holding the island in Superman Returns because is was done in a way that made it look real.
Less power doesn't equal a better story, it can just make for a more visceral action.
"But that's the thing about Batman. Batman thinks of everything."
"There's always a way. When the odds are impossible- do the impossible."