→ Jeff Parker on Man of Steel

I cannot quote much of Mr. Parker’s review because it contains a lot of spoilers. Though I will quote the conclusion below, I encourage you to read the whole thing:

Ultimately, Superman as a character runs the risk that everyone projects something different into their idea of him. I don’t need all my childhood buttons pushed, I don’t need the S-curl in his hair to be there, I just need the story to work on its own merits. The audience I saw it with seemed satisfied, though I think a few cheer-out-loud moments could have been created with a little more thinking.