Originally Posted by TheFlamingCoco
^ As for Superman vs Zod, eh. Does anyone complain about how brief the final fight in Spider-Man 2 was? Pretty much no one does, because the great action scene was in the middle of the movie. Similarly, MOS could probably get away with NOT having a final fight, because the Smallville fight was near perfect, aside from being prolonged and Supes being a bit reckless.
Are you referring to the train fight? If so, that is directly tied to the resolution of the story and not in the middle of the movie. I believe there is only one brief scene between that set piece and the final interaction so the two feel a little more connected than MOS.
Also, that fight is Spidey v Ock in addition to the final conflict. Smallville is Superman v Zod very very briefly and then it's Superman v Faora and Nam-Ek. You wouldn't be given quite the same satisfaction as SM2.