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  •  Smallville was hardly destroyed (0+ / 0-)

    It was banged up a bit, sure, but there were only a handful of buildings wrecked plus the train-yard.  I would estimate Smallville casualties at less than 50 civilians, with maybe tens of millions of dollars of property damage.

    Metropolis, on the other hand, probably saw a million+ civilian casualties and maybe a couple of trillion dollars in property damage.  That devastation was horrific, but not without purpose.

    There's a very clear narrative set-up in Metropolis' destruction.  Lex Luthor gets to rebuild Metropolis using no doubt salvaged Kryptonian technology, which helps set up Luthor's Power-suit and possibly provides an avenue to introduce either Brainiac or the Eradicator, which are my predictions for the next movie bad-guys.

    I would also suggest that it sets up Superman establishing his cred as a hero and a savior.  I imagine the next movie will begin with a sort of montage of Superman helping find survivors of the the wreckage and saving them, while Luthor rebuilds the city.  I can even see Luthor starting out as an apparent good guy, and teaming up with Supes to get access to Kryptonian technology, all the while scheming to find ways to overpower and control him.

    From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. -Immanuel Kant

    by Nellebracht on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 03:35:27 PM PDT

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