Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion
Yeah, it was pretty unbelievable that Clark wasn't flying on Smallville.
IIRC it was implied that Clark couldn't fly because he was still letting his human side/ties to Earth ground him. It's sort of like flying in Never Never Land you need to center yourself and find a happy thought. Clark wasn't able to achieve this until the end when he has to muster up everything he had to save Earth.
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.