SPOILER FREE review ahead:
This is an excellent film that is littered with technical flaws. I felt the story was told very well considering everyone knows who Superman is. There's plenty of character conflict on what makes him become the man he is and that's all I needed. The action delivers exactly what a Superman movie should. I loved the entire cast and thought they ALL delivered the goods.
From a technical standpoint, things could have been better. Snyder's use of shaky cam was beyond stupid. I proved to a friend outside the theatre after the movie that contrary to what directors think, a person running with or shaking a camera this much to simulate a sense of being in the action is in no way reflective of how humans actually view those moments. All it does is remind you that you're watching a movie shot by an idiot.
The cinematography is unusually gloomy for a film with a character who derives his power from our yellow sun. Personally, it looked like they were going for the "dark" look just for the sake of it. Didn't fit the film for me.
The sound mix was bass heavy. I love bass, but there were moments where it drowned out other aspects of the mix. Maybe it was where I was sitting (first row in IMAX), but it wasn't the best.
However, technical flaws aside, I really loved the film. I loved how it was told and the balance of action and story. I do think some people had story expectations that weren't met. For me, this was fantastic. I got all of the character development I needed, because really, how much more do we need from this character as he grows from child to man? The next film can deal with further character development - this movie delivered everything I wanted in spades.
I will definitely be seeing it at least one more time in the theatre... Most likely more than that. Edited by Dbuudo07 - 6/14/13 at 9:42am