Originally Posted by X-Nemesis
I just rewatched it today and was thinking that Zod, being genetically bred for war and trained his entire existence to fight...he really should have been able to handle Supes with ease despite not having the 33 years of exposure to Earth's sun.
He was obviously still almost as powerful as Clark and yet he also has all the training behind him to know how to fight in hand to hand, which Clark had none of except for what he possibly learned in the ship he found in the ice.
And my favourite character in the whole movie was Nam-ek.
He was a badass mofo in his fight with supes and he grunts like a savage. I wish we could have seen more of him kicking ass. That battle with him, Faora and Supes was the best part of the movie imo.
I'd have to say yes and no. In the film, when Zod was fighting Supes, he was defintely controlling the fights as evidenced by pushing Superman past his moral breaking point by repeatedly endangering lives culiminating in the neck snap. However you could also argue that Superman could've also been in control of the general use of his abilities in fights as: