Originally Posted by Lord
I admit, while i don't think The Man of Steel was very good, i really liked their version of Zod, his motivations were interesting and well thought out, and i'm not sure we've seen somebody like this in an action film yet. That genes bit was definitelly an interesting addition, which is why Zod does all he does.
I actually thought Shannon's Zod and Stamp's Zod, in terms of motivation, belonged to be in each others films.
In the 70's an old general who is essentially racist would be quite poignant and speak to those social issues.
In the present a man who stands above others because he was born into an aristocracy (think the OWS 1%) would be relevant to now.
Though I did like them, I always think, what could have been.