We were all waiting to see if this would be as bad as the last one or the same calibre as the Christopher Reeve original. Whilst it is far better than the last one you can’t really compare it to the orignal. Man of Steel you feel is a lot closer to the actual comics, with one of the biggest longest battles you’ve seen between 2 people. Strong performances all round, particular from Russell Crowe who makes a worthy Jor-El and great scenes on Krypton before the planet dies. I don’t think they chose the right actor for General Zod though (Michael Shannon) – he didn’t really have any screen presence, and his fellow Kryptonian female compadre stole the show. I think everyone who enjoys superheroes and likes Superman will have to see this movie just so you can say that you have.