Re: Too much action?
I wouldn't say there is too much action, I'd just say it's unevenly spread throughout the film-- a point I find hard to argue against. It makes it seem longer and heavier than it otherwise would've been.
I, too, would've cut out the tentacles thing out, though. It was unnecessary and not exactly engaging or impressive. I'd have Clark collapse near the World Engine, cut back to Metropolis getting pounded (perhaps even add a few Kryptonians to the ground punching civilians' skulls off), then back to Clark flying against the beam.
Having said that, my problem with this scene was less the action and more the tentacles. You have alien technology that can spawn anything and the first thing you think of is tentacles? How about guns, or blasters or giant chainsaws? Something more creative and comic-book-friendly?
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