Originally Posted by Racer Morose
If Superman had the strength to turn Zod's head fast enough to snap his neck, he was strong enough to turn Zod's head away from the family. He had a choice.
But I agree, Batman also had a choice. And the terrible thing is that it had been Ra's who taught him to forget compassion. And that's what Batman did. And thus, he learned Ra's lesson. So I guess Ra's died a happy master.
SO..and if he turns his head away what happens next? Zod isnt defeated or anything...he's still a threat. There was no damn choice. Kill Zod or be killed and everyone else gets killed.
With no way to contain Zod you stop him any way you can..whenever you get an opportunity. It was not a choice at that point after Zod demonstrated who he was. Clark gave him the choice for much of the early movie.
Clark had an opportunity and he took it. It's nothing a Police officer wouldnt have done.
Clark didnt murder zod. He stopped him. (and this killed Zod by matter of how he was stopped)