- The beginning feels like it badly wants to stand in contrast to Avatar and a few other movies, it's loud and shooty and ends up dull as hell.
- "We can't save Krypton because we don't have the resources, but let's put our prisoners into this REALLY COMPLICATED SPACESHIP!"
- Superman isn't Superman at any point, he doesn't become Superman, he just gets handed powers and fights and kills.
- He at no point saves Smallville or Metropolis, but he does get them half wiped out.
- In fact, he doesn't save anybody who is normal, unless you count fighting a giant spider.
- Lois figures out his secret super easy, and just gets around to the perfect locations when she's needed.
- Jor-El's spirit does way too much of the heavy lifting and could have just told Superman what to do in the first damned place.
- "No, that's ok Clark, don't easily save me from this tornado, make sure your secret gets hidden even though everybody in town already knows because the fat kid is a blabbermouth who has no sense of loyalty to the person that SAVED HIS LIFE. Nah, stay there."
- "It's dangerous to go alone, take this superman suit."
- And while you're at it, don't ask questions about how the suit gets on the scout ship. Oh yeah, and the scout ship, why didn't you throw that at the bad guys' ship?
- These powers are hard to use for Superman, but easy for Zod!
- Metropolis doesn't really seem to exist in this movie at all, it gets blowed up and we see the secretary die but that's it, nobody but Perry White and Jimmy Olson live there.
- Uh, hey there Zod, you just killed a million people, let's fight it out. Oh, you're going to kill another? Well have some neck-snap! Craaaaack! Good times. Sure, I could have just put my hand over your eyes, but hey, it's the New 52 baby!
I have been a fair-weather Superman fan all my life, while my sister couldn't care less about the character. This movie was grating, nothing made sense, it just went on so very long, and it took itself seriously when it shouldn't. I never liked the Christopher Reeve films as a kid, I have no idea how my sister felt about them, but it has nothing to do with that and everything to do with this movie not having Superman in it really.
The worst part was that "Someone" didn't even like it exactly, he meant "you gotta see this it's a mess", and I still haven't seen Pacific Rim which was the other choice.