14The Destruction of Metropolis in Man of Steel
Remember when the destruction of Metropolis was everyone’s major issue with the DCEU? That changed with the release of Batman v Superman— a film that for whatever faults it might have, did try to deal with the fallout of this damage as realistically as possible.
This is because it’s insanely drastic.
While it’s not Superman’s fault that Zod and the other Kryptonians are invading Earth, he’s right in the middle of fights that nearly level both his hometown and the city of Metropolis.
While visually exciting, the total chaos in Man of Steel is definitely unexpected for a Superman movie. It’s a shock to the system to go from a movie like Superman Returns, where Superman doesn’t throw a single punch, to a movie where he brings a building down on General Zod in the span of seven years.