Originally Posted by Senator Pleasury
By the time Superman and Zod fight, we've seen everything: the same punching, the same super-speed, etc, done the same way as before. Only thing new was Zod about to kill that family and Superman having to stop him, and that's the only reason why it becomes interesting.
Theres no flying in the smallville battle, but there is in the Zod battle
These battles are also the first time we got a true Superman live action fight. If that means nothing to you then I can only shake my head