You Had To Kill Him


At the end of the movie, Clark kills Zod. They are having a chaotic fight scene and Clark put Zod in a chock hold to try to stop him. Zod turned the tables around by trying to kill a family with his newly acquired laser eyes. Clark had no choice other than to break Zod’s neck. Afterwards he was so upset he let out a cry.

My starting problem with this is, when were you not trying to kill him? The men had a full on battle, throwing each other through buildings and all other things that would kill anyone else. When Clark was shooting lasers at Zod…..was he trying to kill him then? I understand that he felt bad, but what other choice did he have?

The other option was the let Zod live, he would’ve vaporized the family he was shooting at and then killed all of Earth. That would’ve happened if Clark didn’t kill him. All of Earth would be destroyed…..or Zod? I’m reading a few articles about this and people think Clark did the wrong thing.

Either he kills him OR they go in the direction every TV show goes. You fight the bad guy, they get defeated and return another time.

The videogame Injustice says it best. The Joker is in custody and says something like “I’ll just get out and kill again,”.

In the movie Batman: Under The Red Hood, Batman explains how badly he wants to kill the Joker. He says “this man has filled up cemetery’s ,” another good reason to end him.

In X-Men First Class, Magneto killed Shaw and Charles was disgusted by this. Really? A mastermind with unlimited power…you think you can lock this man up? A lot of villains in these series deserve to be killed.

It’s downright stupid to think that locking these men up and just letting them return later on is the better option than killing them.  It annoys me that letting them live is deemed “the right thing to do,” by society.

Weigh in your opinion because I would love to hear what people think about this.

Joe Reyes


10 thoughts on “You Had To Kill Him

  1. Yeah, Zod had to go! 🙂


    • joereyes3 says:

      Thank you! finially someone agrees with me. ive read blog after blog talking about how weird it was that superman killed zod and how it takes off in a different direction completly. it wasnt musrder, he killing him in a fight. murder would mean he killed zod after he gave up or when he was unwilling to fight


  2. JT Thomas says:

    Regardless, Superman has never killed, it is against his ethics. And I recognize he had to kill Zod, but thats the problem with the movie: it missed the point of what Superman is. How many millions died during that fight scene at the end? Now how many people did Supes save during the movie? Three? Four? Yeah, it was a disaster movie with Superman thrown in. It missed all the things that make him a hero.


    • joereyes3 says:

      if it was a tv show then i can see zod getting away, but its a one badguy movie. and yea i think the destruction was way too much. so much that i didnt think he was going to be a reporter or have to fly around reversing time. but it had to kill him


  3. JT Thomas says:

    I don’t see how it is heroic to stoop to the bad guy’s level.


    • joereyes3 says:

      i understand what you mean. its tough to kill someone let alone someone who you know deserves it. that’s why it effected Clark so much after he did it. but you have to look at it one simple way. if zod survived either he would destroy earth OR be defeated and come back with more forces. they couldve played it to where zod was in the ship when the black hole opened up sending him into space. that couldve left a rematch in the future and couldve saved face with Clark. would you rather what i said about the black hole happen?


      • JT Thomas says:

        Since this was a movie and not a historical event, it just didn’t have to be written that way. The first forty minutes of the flick are good (minus the ridiculous scenes on Krypton), but after that it lost its magic.


      • joereyes3 says:

        its just a different take on the franchise. its like how in spiderman he wasnt a wrestler in the reboot.


  4. JT Thomas says:

    That isn’t the point, though. The flaws are in the story, not the “take on it.”


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