Upon Ray Palmer's arrival Caitlin and Cisco have an exchange when they see something flying in the air. First asking if it's a bird, and then a plane, and Felicity replies that it's her boyfriend. This is a reference to the iconic Superman phrase, referencing Brandon Routh's former title role as Superman in the 2006 film adaptation Superman ...
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The scene seems pretty much self explanatory. Lex is a typical egotistical villain, who believes himself to be smarter than everybody. Including Superman. And he wants nothing more than to gloat over it. He wanted Lois to say Superman will stop you just so he can explain to her how wrong (he thinks) she is. The very next thing he does after yelling WRONG is ...
The 'coating' is the surrounding geology (including matter from the seabed) but even before he is directly exposed to the Kryptonite infused portions of the crystal continent, it is apparent to the viewers that it may already be having a effect as he struggles to lift it all into the air.
Although unaware that his injury has not been completely dealt with (...
You could pose this question for many tentpole releases, and with regards to my own country (UK), the late 70's saw the beginning of a trend which saw many large studios invest in the UK due to the large stages, spaces, local production talent and financial incentives that the London studio lots offered over Hollywood and L.A., attracting many large scale ...
This version of Superman is portrayed as having a limit to his strength and powers. For example,
Therefore, it is not unreasonable to assume that the impact of his space craft hitting the ground after an apparently uncontrolled atmospheric re-entry would cause a certain amount of injury to him. Obviously, he recovers very quickly.