Came back from watching & l loved it. Great, great, great summer action flick. I love what Goyer & Nolan wrote. I didn't bother reading any of the critics (good or bad). To tell you the truth, since Roger Ebert died, I haven't read any critical reviews of movies because I feel like the critical world lost it's soul the day he died. The only one I'll read is NT's own venom lyrix so I can support an NT member doing something positive.
The casting team for this movie did a phenomenal job because everyone in the movie pulled their weight. Even Laurence Fishburne. There was a pivotal scene where he just carried it with the right amount of gravitas. I'm not sure who played the better role as father between Crowe & Costner as I liked them both. I even liked Law & Order vet Christopher Meloni in his role. Kudos to Antje Traue playing Zod's right hand woman Faora-Ul.
The action in this is non-stop but in a good way IMO. The only criticism I had was that Synder was a little too heavy handed with the special effects because sometimes some of the sequences liked like the visual equivalent of digital noise.
The only other thing is that Hans Zimmer did a solid job with the score, but none of the music was memorable. There was no iconic song that should've made a lasting impression like a lot (if not all) of the work John Williams has done. That's my only other criticism.
If I had to choose this or Donner's Superman as my reference point, I'd pick MOS unequivocally.
I'm looking forward to seeing this again.
* I saw this in IMAX & thought the audio was turned up waaay too loud. There were several moments I saw my son & other audience members covering their ears. Did anyone else think their IMAX experience was too loud?