The movie is unbound* by post-Crisis continuity and can do as it likes with the story. Truthfully, I couldn't really recall the comics too much as the original story folded in on itself into the New Krypton comics that kind of, frankly ruined the good vibe left by Brainiac, which I recall really liking. Now, that series pulled the various post-Crisis versions of Brainiac into a single version in an elegant and narrative driven manner, merging the ideas into a worthy version of the 1950's version of Brainiac that suddenly became Superman's deadliest enemy. It was pretty keen.
In fact, one of the few "action" statues I have from DC Direct is the one where Superman is pulling apart Brainiac robots.
|Jamie decided this was too action-packed and made me put it in my office|