Originally Posted by Scott Simonian
Agreed. I saw it three times in theaters and so far twice at home on BD. I really like it and love the score.
And I have never liked Superman in any form up til now, really.
I guess we fall in the same camp. Those who grew up reading the comics (not me) and idolizing the Reeves' portrayal of Superman (not me), they did not take too kindly to the new take on Superman. I never liked the goofy, campy, kitsch of Superman roles so far, and MoS for the first time captured what it would really take to be a superhero. For example, consider the primary criticism of critics of MoS: there is too much destruction and ordinary people affected while Superman and Zod/Faora faught each other. Apparently, Superman would not let innocent citizens suffer while he takes care of the bad guys intent on wreaking a far greater havoc.
But from the earlier Donnerverse Superman movie (1 or 2, don't recall), when Lois gets buried in her car in an earthquake, Superman literally turned back freaking time to be able to save his lady love. What, turning time back didn't have any ill-effect on ordinary earth people? What becomes of people that had something good happen in their lives, and then had Superman turn back time, potentially altering their fate in the new timeline? I am being facetious with this example, but this is the kind of unnecessarily stupid sh!t from the earlier movies that I cringe at, more than Superman breaking Zod's neck to stop the world-ending fight.