Despite powerful ground zero imagery, the film clearly shows Metropolis as saved and standing rather than wrecked and wiped out. Detractors will often say “the entire city was destroyed!” or “half the city died!” and so on. This video may provide some perspective on the actual degree of damage.
1. Metropolis is enormous compared to the damaged area.
2. The Planet stands despite being in the military’s strike zone.
3. Superman and Zod clearly battle over an intact Metropolis.
If you’ve got an idea for a myth that my meager editing abilities might be able to tackle let me know for future videos!
Man Of Steel Answers Insight Commentary (MOSAIC) Podcast covers these kinds of questions and more in depth for fans of Man of Steel and those excited by the DC Cinematic Universe.