Just think for a moment about how long it took to clean up Ground Zero. Now multiply that destruction times a thousand and start to reflect on the size of the job at hand...
Yes, you read that right.
Also, in one of the film’s more far-fetched moments, Lois Lane falls away from the opened singularity, even as material is being sucked up from the ground, towards it. So...she weighs more than a car? Or a huge chunk of asphalt?
Instead a man -- especially a superman -- must take the hard route and be better than his enemies. He must be smarter, more creative, and more merciful. But the shadow of the Dark Knight is a considerable one, and these days, all superheroes most be tortured, dark ones apparently, even beacons of hope like Superman.
Man of Steel might more accurately titled Heart of Steel, because no light, no love, no humor, no soul is allowed -- except for one brief interlude -- to shine its light in the film. The result is a movie that is both computerized (in terms of effects) and robotic (in terms of story and character).