-My sister said Superman as a superhero is boring. I actually really like him as a superhero. He’s not as complex as Batman, not as funny as Ironman, or dorky as Spiderman, but he’s got this unclouded sense of morality and compassion for people that he never compromises in the movie. Even when he’s struggling to understand his powers and his differences from the people around him, he still has a sense of duty.
-Henry Cavill. Wowzers.
-The warring of two purposes/meanings. I didn’t really see the Zod vs. Superman thing as evil vs. good. Just two very distinct purposes with very little room to compromise on each end.
-I really liked the action scenes. Their movements in fight scenes. Even though the camera was everywhere and fight sequences were really quick, I could still follow what was happening.
-I don’t know what to make of Lois Lane. She supernaturally developed from nosy reporter to Superman’s pillar of support/co-savior of the world. Through I do like the fact that she’s not the typical helpless damsel in distress.
-I appreciated the straying away from the whole superhero’s childhood segment. The flashbacks were sufficient.
-The subtle reference to Lex Luthor
On a side note, this theme keeps popping up in my own life, but there’s this one scene in the movie where Clark’s dad is watching Clark play with a red shirt on his back, and there is dialogue going on in the background how Clark’s dad always knew that Clark had a purpose with his powers, even before Clark became Superman. It’s like that Veggie Tales short about the Snoodle, where the Big Snoodle shows the little snoodle his painting of the bigger, stronger snoodle. The Father sees what we are to become. Unlike us, He doesn’t focus on the flaws and failures. He focuses on what He has made us for. He sees the butterflies in the caterpillars.