Growing up loving everything superman is about, I have always had a few questions which have nagged at me. Maybe I am being too rational when I think question so much about Superman, but I have to ask what? Why? and how ?… Things about superman that I have forced myself over the years to overlook. Or at least not bring up while watching a new Superman related movie or television show. So I don’t ruin things for everyone else.
How in the heck does superman get so buff? Everything is practically weightless to Superman because he is extremely strong. What stresses his muscles to the next level of being so muscular? Where the heck do Superman’s muscles come from?
Superman has a suit he wears when he is flashing all over the place saving people from major death and destruction. Since he is super, he survives explosions and gunshots and guns thrown at him. What in the heck keeps his suit from getting burned? What keeps his suit from getting bullet holes in it?
Superman man from a child has to learn all of his abilities. He learns to fly, he learns to hear, he learns to have x-ray vision. But when people like General Zod come to his planet, where he has never been before, instantly knows all of his powers.
Unbalance of power
In the beginning, as a small child, he picks up a truck so his adoptive family can change a tire. But when he is older, he strains to lift a bus, then he has no issue letting a train use him as a train track.
In some of the other Superman movies and shows, when Clark Kent is younger, he sort of has longer hair. As he gets older he gets a more professional look. How does he cut his hair? Or shave?
whatever it takes Those times when bad guys leave Superman in presence of Kryptonite and he struggles. Why is he not batting it away and then laser eye zapping the kryptonite....?
There could be an easy explanation to all of these Superman flaws, if someone would just pop out and say it. Like the times when he stresses to lift something smaller than something he lifted earlier that was much bigger, they could say "if wasn't a sunny day that day".
Or even "He cuts his hair with a mirror and laser eyes".
Or zod is more experienced in life so so he is more adjusted to learning things. but really that would be hard to sell... Can't teach an old zod new tricks.