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Old 10-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #26
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Default Re: Shouldn't Zod have manhandled Supes?

I'm still left with the feeling that the difference in fighting skill was not portrayed properly. Put a life long trained fighter in any style up against a regular person who's built like supes and I'm willing to bet that the regular guy will get trashed. In fact, I highly doubt the untrained opponent would even get a hit on the skilled fighter.

Zod was skilled Supes wasn't. Who was he going to fight on earth to train against??? It purposely showed him having to choose to NOT fight.

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Old 11-10-2013, 02:19 PM   #27
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Default Re: Shouldn't Zod have manhandled Supes?

But this also open up another question. Jor-El easily handled Zod in the beginning of the film. Is there any explanation for that?

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Old 11-11-2013, 04:49 AM   #28
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Default Re: Shouldn't Zod have manhandled Supes?

I think it was a very balanced battle.

Superman had more exposure to our sun, and more time to acclimatise to his powers. He also had huge determination and sheer will to succeed.

The Kryptonians had less exposure to our sun and much less time to get used to their powers, but outnumbered Superman and had formal military training and years of experience.

Ultimately, it left Zod and Superman on an almost equal footing ................... which is why Zod had to die. He could never be controlled or contained, and any injuries would heal quickly. Superman had to take him down.

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Old 11-11-2013, 10:00 AM   #29
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Default Re: Shouldn't Zod have manhandled Supes?

Yeah, I think we saw that once Zod began to get a handle on his powers. Pretty much the moment when Zod said he was a soldier, and knew how to adapt, was the moment where we knew he would be an unstoppable mother****er.

To me, it seemed like the idea for there being closer to equal footing was even though Zod had the training and years of combat...he wasn't comfortable enough with his newfound powers to be as good as he could be. Superman was comfortable with his powers, since he's had years to learn to control and use them. So, it worked for me. Superman taking advantage of Zod trying to learn while on the job made the fight scenes being as even as they were.

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Old 11-11-2013, 07:04 PM   #30
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Default Re: Shouldn't Zod have manhandled Supes?

If you guys can't see the fact that Zod WANTED to die and LET Superman kill him you really do need to watch the movie many more times and pay closer attention

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