Originally Posted by PacificBoy
The lack of acknowledgement of the death and destruction ties in with the criticism that the killing of Zod feels tacked on IMO. Since the penultimate act, the Metropolis battle and destruction toll, is set up as the all-compelling reason for Zod to die at Superman's hand, while the happy ever after ending seems to segue more from the Smallville set piece than from the latter.
The pacing and editing issues seem to stem largely from post-Smallville fight too.
I thought the pacing was really bad right from the start. The movie absolutely rushed through the character building and expository scenes and lingered a very long time on the action. I nearly got whiplash.