Review by: Kreg Steppe (Spyndle.com)
I saw it at the 10pm showing on Tuesday. There is a lot to say about this movie. Here are my reactions being a Superman fan, and a fan of the original two films. (3 and 4 didnâ€™t work for me in the [same] way Star Trek 5 didnâ€™t either).
I thought Brandon Routh and Kevin Spacey really knocked it out of the park. You could see shadows of the former actors in their parts (Reeve and Hackman). Kate Bosworth was a great Lois, but lacked a little somethingâ€¦but She worked non-the-less. The special effects were spot on. Seeing Superman work himself and his powers was fantastic. Pacing on the movie slowed [at times] a little too much for character developmentâ€¦but I think that it was needed.
Overall, a [very] good movie, and [one that] keeps pace with the good Superhero movies we have been given (Spiderman, and Batman Begins).
Superman is at a crossroads in his life now, and they updated the world that he lives in. I do get the feeling, and I read another reviewer who thought the same, that all the character development was really a set up for the next film. I will definitely see this again.