It just wasn't a very "Superman" thing to do, was it?
Superman might be the easiest superhero to nitpick, because the dude is Superman. He can do almost anything. Why did they go with… that?
That sort of nitpicking is on fine display here, as the folks from How It Should Have Ended have a go at Man of Steel (with significant spoilers, naturally). Which, as has already been examined in its own video game, had at least one battle sequence that was awfully jarring.