Originally Posted by The Question
I disagree. I think Superman trapping Zod and his minions in the Phantom Zone would have been a fine resolution to the conflict, one where Superman uses his intellect and not brute force to defeat the villain.
Why is it important to the conflict that Superman and Zod physically punch each other?
I disagree and it's my personal preference that the lead villain not suffer the same fate as the rest of his cronies. I would have found that unsatisfying and anti-climactic.