« on: June 17, 2013, 12:38 PM »
I disagree on the killing. Supes killed Zod and his cohorts in the Reeve SM2. And in that one they weren't any imminent threat to any innocents. With Zod threatening to fry a family right in front of him, I think it's perfectly in character that Supes would kill him. Whether he could or not is another thing entirely, but I think that he would is in-character.
I agree on Lois being on the plane. Seems like she, as a civilian, could have just told the scientist "This goes here - good luck!"
I was more annoyed by Zod's out-of-character actions than anything else. If his only purpose is to protect Kryptonians, then when he was piloting the ship with Supes threatening to destroy it, the in-character response would be "OK OK! I'll stop shooting at the plane! Let me land this thing and we'll talk!" You don't endanger the genesis machine in the hopes that an unfamiliar enemy will respond to your pleas as you hope. That's an instance where he could have directly impacted the safety of his species.
When you look at all what Zod did after hearing his monologue at the end about protecting Krypton, you gotta conclude he made some very bad decisions... decisions that someone bred specifically to make good decisions would not have made.