Originally Posted by bullets
It's entirely realistic. I doubt Superman could show up tomorrow and be universally loved. It would freak a lot people out. I didn't have an issue with Clark being told to lay low until he was ready to face the world.
That's the part I loved about MOS, the alien nature of Superman's impact on people. The bad part was that this impact only affected a limited group of people. The world was only worried about Zod and company. We didn't get to see the whole world astonished at Superman. That's big part of what makes the Superman story, super.