Just in case anyone stumbles in here and still doesn't want to be spoiled, I'll put this in spoiler tags. I imagine the astricies in the second word of the thread title is more than enough. Even without them, nothing would actually be spoiled as without seeing the film/knowing what it's referring to, it doesn't give anything away. Spoiler Any who, I wanted to discuss the World Engine. When it was first mentioned in the film, I almost groaned. It wasn't yet explained, but it sounded like a made up MacGuffin type device that would come back later. "This is now a fully functional nuclear bomb." However, when it WAS explained, I was surprisingly satisfied. It was a terraforming machine, and it made complete sense, not only how they came to possess it, but that it would be where they found it, and that it served a logical purpose to Zod's desires. Often these MacGuffin devices and such are forgettable, or laughable. I always forget about "red matter" in the Star Trek reboot, hell, I even tend to forget about the convenient water evaporator device in Batman Begins. Although that served Ra's greater plan, it was a contrived, convenient, device which Wayne Enterprises just happened to have. Of course you could argue the World Engine was a convenient device which happened to suit Zod's plan, but I think it was more well established with the settlers/explorers that Kryptonians used to be. It made sense that, especially with their advanced technology, that they would be terraforming. Any who, I was incredibly surprised that I did NOT end up finding it a contrived plot device in the end, despite my initial assumptions/reaction when Zod mentioned it. Still, "World Engine" sounds like a dumb contrived plot device. Thoughts?