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Monday, February 3, 2014

Man of Steel: The Forgotten Victims of Superman Versus Zod

Zach Snyder’s “Man of Steel” struck a cord with fanboys everywhere.  There was a moment in that film, however, that I feel went completely overlooked.  During the climactic battle between Zod and Kal-El we are presented with a very interesting scene.  Before you continue reading, I urge you to Youtube the final battle and Zod's death.  Seriously. Do it.


Notice anything? I did. As Kal is holding the head of Zod, we see an innocent family who had no intention of dealing with crazed ex-General from a blown up far away planet.  As the beams from Zod’s eyes are getting closer and closer to this family, Kal shuts his eyes, and snaps his Kryptonian neck like a twig!  Way to go Superman right….WRONG!  It takes a moment, but Kal looks up, and lets out an ungodly scream while we also see a shot of a horrified Lois Lane.  What do we not see?  We don’t see that family again.  Why? Because when Kal twisted Zod’s head like a bottle cap off a beer, that family was sliced in half by the beams! Pretty sick and twisted. Just to clarify, Superman essentially killed these people when he killed Zod. So, in my not so humble opinion, this is where Superman gains his “never kill” stance in Snyder’s re-boot. 


Written by: TJ Kiss

7 comments:

  1. I often wondered about that. It's not till he looks up that he starts screaming.

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    1. The author reading too much into this. Superman was pissed because he had to kill Zod.

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  2. It's a tough call. At around the 0:48 to 0:49 mark on the video above, it shows a brief view of that area where the family was cowering, but I cannot make out where they(or what was left of them) were.

    If it were the case, man, that's a tough call for Supes to make.

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    1. This has been debunked: http://jonnegroni.com/2014/02/04/dont-believe-the-man-of-steel-theory/

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  3. We were wrong, but check out the debate over this theory. http://theillumi-nerdi.blogspot.com/2014/02/polarizing-man-of-steel-theory-leads-to.html

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  4. Amazing movie i like this movie i think man of steel 2 is also coming on 2015.....

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