Then why does he keep saving people in the movie ?
I think it's safe to say he's responsible for the deaths of a lot more people than he saves. "I'm sorry patrons at the gas station I just blew up - but Zod threatened my mum!!"
Thousands and thousands of people must have died in the last 40 minutes too and he doesn't even acknowledge it
That's one of my biggest issues with this movie. Superman's almost complete disregard for saving lives until the very end after tens of thousands, if not more died.
I like how in Superman II, Superman tries to take the fighting away from Metropolis, knowing how many innocents would be lost in the cross-fire.
If Superman tried to lure Zod to a secluded place, but failed, then fine. But Superman didn't even seem to try and do this.