It is not exactly a secret that we hated Man of Steel mainly because of, well, he didn't save anybody. The city of Metropolis, the one that he's sworn to protect isn't even standing by the end of the film; its a pile of rubble and dust. With all of the destruction and lives lost Superman just doesn't feel as super as he should and maybe it was for a reason.
After all this time, director Zack Snyder is finally defending his destruction porn. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly he explains:
I was surprised because that’s the thesis of Superman for me, that you can’t just have superheroes knock around and have there be no consequences.
Of course there has to be consequences. Part of the fun of comic books is that there really is no "happy ending"; there's no sunset for our heroes to fly into. However, there needs to be some sort of victory without snapping your antagonist's neck and rewriting your charcter's pre-established morals.
The "consequences" are present and play a major role in next year's Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Ben Affleck who plays Bruce Wayne/Batman describes events of the film as the catalyst for the Dark Knight to go into action.
One of the things I liked was Zack’s idea of showing accountability and the consequences of violence and seeing that there are real people in those buildings. And in fact, one of those buildings was Bruce Wayne’s building so he knew people who died in that Black Zero event.
This certainly give motivation for Batman as well as Lex Luthor who could turn these series of events against the Man of Steel, though maybe it might be deserved...