It was dumb but it made sense.
The whole point was to show how dangerous "might=right" was.
It's all nice and good when it you who is on top, but if you lose, you lose everything
My biggest problem was not showing the Superbots' abilities before.
Like, in the early part of the movie have Clark and Lois talk about going on vacation for a while. Lois asks who will look after the city. Clark says "Don't worry, I have it covered". Then cut to showing a Superbot save someone from a runaway car or something
Now it's all set up