Originally Posted by The Question
Addressing the destruction and "telling the epic beginnings of our greatest modern fairy tale" aren't mutually exclusive. In fact, they kind of go hand in hand.
Yep. Isn't that Snyder's reasoning too, for featuring the death and destruction in the last act? "I wanted the movie to have a mythological feeling".
That "in other countries like Greece and Japan, myths were recounted through the generations, partly to answer unanswerable questions about death and violence
. In America, we don't have that legacy of ancient mythology. Superman... is probably the closest we get. It's a way of recounting the myth."