One of the local TV stations has been showing one DC animated movie every week, and this week it was Superman: Doomsday. I’ve been enjoying all of the previous ones I’ve seen but this one in particular was too stupid for my suspension of disbelief:
Doomsday can’t fly. Or if he can, the movie makes it look like he can’t. Superman can get Doomsday off the ground, and his finishing blow relied upon that fact. So why not just get him off the ground and juggle him, where Superman has the advantage? Or why not strand Doomsday in space - even if he’s not dead, he’s not going to be killing anyone if he’s stuck in orbit, flying to Jupiter or drifting out into deep space.
Both Superman and his clone (Bizarro?) want to protect Metropolis. They fight a battle over who will protect Metropolis. Why do neither of them suggest moving their battle to somewhere other than Metropolis? Shouldn’t both of them be happy to not smash any more skyscrapers?
And related to both:
- If you are going to pull Doomsday back out of space for your finishing move, why aim for Metropolis? Surely there’s some mountain somewhere you could smash him into, instead of wiping out half a dozen city blocks?