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Discussion in 'Man of Steel' started by TheFlamingCoco, Jun 26, 2013.
Its hard to say. Either is fine with me, though they take the story in different directions.
Zod had to die, it's really that simple. There was no other logical conclusion - being tossed back into the Phantom Zone with the other Kryptonians is not a finality worthy of the character of General Zod. He deserved a good death, and he got one, at the hands of the most powerful Kryptonian that's ever existed...
(at least in the comic book fictional sense, it's not like this stuff is real, you know)
which would I have preferred??
Zod getting sucked back in the Phantom Zone.
however, the ending we got was more compelling, and presents more interesting story directions for the sequel(s), if they address it.
I'm good with the ending how it is.
I like that Goyer and Snyder took a RISK with the character and forced him into a moral dilemma. The comics and cartoons can get away with allowing superheroes to always wiggle their way out of these types of situations.
It takes guts to make a movie where Superman is place between a rock and hard place. And I appreciate that. Allowing Zod to just be sucked back into the Phantom Zone along with all the other Kryptonians would have been expected, and too easy.
...and with the ending we got it allows for more character development in the DCU, and it can be used as a plot-device in future movies. Maybe this is what causes Batman to become suspicious of this new alien. Maybe Lex uses the killing of Zod to sway public opinion against Superman (along with the devastation in Metropolis), etc....There are so many ways they can go.
As pointed out earlier, him killing Zod gives for more character development in the sequel, so yeah I'm fine with Zod getting killed.
Agreed. It was gutsy for sure and can really be built upon with the suggestions you made. I really hope we get something like what I just highlighted in bold.
The death. Sending him to the Phantom Zone wouldn't have done much and this provides even more room for growth with Superman, having to deal with what he did and having to evolve into the perfectly moral being he's seen as.
The death seemed like a perfect character moment for the General. Plus, since the rest of the crew is in the Phantom Zone, Jax-Ur could be your recurring Kryptonian villain, like he was long ago.
No, I don't want Mackenzie Gray back.
Remember when some people were excited about hearing Mackenzie Gray was in MoS because they wanted him as Lex. I remember LOLing at that. He's a B-list actor at best.
Sucking Zod into the PZ would have SUCKED IMHO. It would of reminded me of the ending to the "War of the Supermen" saga. I was all like "that's it? Back to the PZ? ZzZZZZZZZzzz."
This movie showed BALLS and that's why I applaud the ending and overall direction. Adds more meat to the future success and franchise of Big Blue!
can't agree more!!!
can't find a solution? easy, suck them back into the phantom zone.
I'll echo what others are saying. Before watching the film and being accidentally spoiled, I was of the mind of, "Say it ain't so." But after seeing it in the context of the film I was completely ok with it. Like has been said, how they deal with it in the sequel will either cause me to reject it or continue applauding it.
I chose killing Zod only because it fit the theme of the film and the tone of the world they created. If that tone and world fit the inclusion of sending Zod back to the Phantom Zone I may have picked that.
In truth the writers could have found more than those two ways. If nolan's batman who was pretty damn dark could go 3 films without killing any of his villians with his bare hands then so could superman.
I don't hate the ending but i don't like this idea that it was literally one of the only things anyone could have thought of?
I'm sure the writers could have thought of a compelling way to get rid of zod.
I'm interested to know if they did play around with other ideas and if so what those other ideas were.
I don't know. It's either back to the Phantom Zone, strip his power, or death.
I honestly thought that Zod was so defeated emotionally by the loss of his home and people he was going to off himself?
They could have still had the big end fight but both realizing it would just be a stale-mate you have superman try to talk zod down and Zod realizing it's all pointless in the end just gives up and snaps his own neck.
he won't do that to himself!!!
remember Faora's line : "a good death is on its own reward"
Zod is rewarded well!!!
No. He wanted to die a hero in his own mind. Suicide would prevent that from happening.
I honestly wanted to LOL when I saw him in the movie.