Originally Posted by herolee10
One thing that I liked was how Shannon subtly portrayed the differences in Zod during the two different time periods that see him in (Younger Zod/Krypton and Older Zod/Present Day). I wasn't sure if he was originally going to portray him that way before seeing the film, but after seeing it, I definitely liked how Shannon added some differences in how he played the character in those two different time periods.
I felt that Zod had time to stew in his juices after coming out of the PZ. Even before, during sentencing he showed sympathy to Jor-el's POV (though the Codex theft was still a bridge to far for him, much as Zod's "bloodline cleansing" horrified Jor-el). With decades to contemplate the end of his homeworld and his people's fate there should be some effect on his character, and Shannon did a great job of showing a gradation of Zod in body language and vocal expression.