'Man Of Steel' is currently the hot topic of debate amongst cinematic scholars.
Not only has it managed to launch DC's attempt to rival Marvel's monopoly on the superhero genre, but it has also divided opinion, with many fans feeling that it isn't a honourable tribute to Superman's exploits.
But it has now also emerged that there are some moviegoers who are furious at a particular scene towards the end of 'Man Of Steel.'
As you should be able to gather there are plenty of spoilers so those of you who haven't seen the movie should stop, turn around, and read something else … like this!
At the end of Snyder's reboot Henry Cavill's Superman is so incensed at Michael Shannon's Zod's persistent attempts to destroy Earth and turn it into Krypton, which is summed up in the villain's efforts to kill an innocent family, that he decides to break the neck of his foe, before letting out one hell of a scream.
This has caused a huge stir amongst Superman aficionados, because, well, Jor-El isn't meant to kill anyone.
Mark Waid, who scribed one of the comic books that influenced 'Man Of Steel' was very critical, taking to his blog to state, "Superman wins by killing Zod. By snapping his neck. And as this moment was building, as Zod was out of control and Superman was (for the first time since the fishing boat 90 minutes ago) struggling to actually save innocent victims instead of casually catching them in mid-plummet some crazy guy in front of us was muttering "Don't do it…don't do it…DON'T DO IT…"
He added, "Then Superman snapped Zod's neck and that guy stood up and said in a very loud voice, "THAT'S IT, YOU LOST ME, I'M OUT," and his girlfriend had to literally pull him back into his seat and keep him from walking out and that crazy guy was me."
Waid then concluded, "That crazy guy was me, and I barely even remember doing that, I had to be told afterward that I'd done that, that's how caught up in betrayal I felt. And after the neck-snapping, even though I stuck it out, I didn't give a damn about the rest of the movie."
Waid went on to add that he feels Superman needed to "earn" Zod's death a little more, and that the film should have established more of a rapport between the titular hero and earth's minions before bringing him to this moment.
David S. Goyer, 'Man Of Steel's writer has also revealed that Christopher Nolan had a problem with Snyder's idea to turn Superman into a killing machine.
He told Empire, "Killing Zod was a big thing, and that was something that Chris Nolan originally said, 'There's no way you can do this'…originally, Zod got sucked into the Phantom Zone along with the others."
However, Goyer soon came to the rescue, and he revealed, "We talked to some of the people at DC Comics and said, "Do you think there's ever a way that Superman would kill someone?" At first they said, "No way. No way." We said, "But what if he didn't have a choice?" Originally, Chris didn't even want to let us try to write it. Zack and I said, "We think we can figure out a way that you'll buy it." I came up with this idea of the heat vision and these people about to die. I wrote the scene and I gave it to Chris and he said, "OK, you convinced me. I buy it."
What did you think of 'Man Of Steel's' ending?