PS. I liked the movie.
I am a little annoyed by everyone freaking out about Man of Steel. I feel like it wasn't perfect, but so what? It was also an amazing movie. If the Avengers hadn't raised the bar for superhero movies, I feel people wouldn't be so hard on Man of Steel. How many people out there LOVED Superman more than any other hero before this movie? He was never relatable, and he was always too powerful to be fun.
The Ending: I Love the ending. Period. It felt like a real fight between two superpowered individuals who can't really hurt themselves. It all sets up the fact that Superman, after he knows there will be no reasoning with Zod, and knowing that he is a bit out classed, he realizes that killing Zod is the only way to stop his rampage. But what else does killing Zod mean? At that point, Zod is the only other known Kryptonian Superman knows, by killing him, he is essentially forcing himself to be the last of his kind, and that's after destroying all of the baby eggies. That's got to be terrible for someone who just discovered who they were. To go from, "I'm from another planet, which could be a great society," to finally learning about your people, to having to essentially destroy them, is heartbreaking. I like the fact that Superman is such a protector of this world, that he is willing to be the only one to sacrifice to protect it. I think sometimes, when you have to break your own morals, to save others, it makes for an interesting story. I would have been pissed if Zod ends up floating in the Phantom Zone. That would have made it all pointless.
I saw that people said that some of MoS was a lot like Invincible. I thought about that going in, and yes, I'm okay with that. Destruction would seriously happen when Kryptonians hold nothing back fighting back and forth. It's unfortunate, but come on, if Zod had beat Superman, don't you think the destruction would have been worse? Metropolis was ruined. Ok. As a friend of mine put it, "after Luthor rebuilds the city, he sure will have a good reason for hating and trying to get the world to be against Superman in the sequel." Which I think is awesome.
Clark Kent's disguise is stupid. Thank God we got around that in this movie. People complain without thinking. Yes, Clark Kent doesn't slip into a phonebooth... when was the last time you saw one of those? We can move on.
I am someone who really doesn't mind too much if things are tweaked in the movie representation. I find it childish that fanboys complain about two and a half hours, in a different medium, not being inline with seventy five years of BIBLE. I'm pretty sure there is some contradiction in 75 years of comic books, so maybe you need to start thinking about your beloved characters as being a little bit more fluid. Superman doesn't kill, I dunno. I know there are contradictions to that, and I feel like he sacrificed everything for Earth, and that feels more like Superman than a silly rule. I always felt like Batman doesn't kill (saying nothing to the fact that he throws batarangs into people's faces). Everything they changed in MoS I was okay with. I feel that Man of Steel's Superman still read as Superman. I don't know where I read it, but this really is the Iron Man movie that ends when Superman just gets out of the cave. I can't wait to see Cavill do it again.