PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.
Michael Kelly gives the first live-action portrayal of Superman comics character Steve Lombard, a Sports journalist at the Daily Planet, who often bullies and insults Clark Kent.
Will you not understand? Krypton's core is collapsing! We may only have a matter of weeks! I warned you, harvesting the core was suicide! It has accelerated the process of implosion!
Lor-Em: Our energy reserves were exhausted. What would you have us do, El?
The Kryptonian technology at Zod's disposal in his ship is able to override and break into every TV transmission, on every channel on earth, and take over the screens on people's cell phones, as well as automatically translate his words into multiple languages and broadcast that audio clearly, but it still can't provide a clear video image. Zod is highly egotistical and takes very direct actions, so he'd want everyone on earth to be able to see him clearly as he threatens them, and he'd see no reason to hide his face behind broken up video.
The film title and the Superman shield briefly appear in the closing credits (in parallel to all the other Superman films where they appear in the opening credits).
$116,619,362 (USA) (14 June 2013)
$291,021,565 (USA) (13 September 2013)