Just saw the movie with my dad and I loved it. A few impressions:
The opening scene was pretty good, the cheesy homage to the old 70's and 80's films and the original John Williams score.
Awesome to see they used old Marlon Brando footage for Jor-EL.
The big "Superman is Dead" headlines, an homage to the Doomsday storyline, was a cool "cameo".
Brandon Routh surprised the hell out of me. I thought he did a great job going back and forth between the gentle, nerdy, awkward Clark and Superman.
I didn't think I was going to like Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane. I did.
Jimmy Marsden did a fantastic job in a civilian role, for once :-). It was nice to see him as just the regular old nice guy as opposed to the conflicted, always pissed, jealous (and for good reason) Scott Summers.
I thought the suit looked pretty good. While it may not look like the Superman I have in my mind (the one from some of the comic books and the JL cartoons where he looks like a bodybuilder), I thought Routh filled it out well enough for the movie. He actually looked pretty jacked when he was getting his ass kicked all over the place by Lex's men (despite the fact that he was getting his ass kicked all over the place by Lex's men, lol).
I'm a bit confused by something about his son. Well two things actually. One, wasn't there a storyline in the comic books where he could never have a child with a normal human, because of his, erm..."seed" being too powerful? Or is that just complete bullshit that I probably heard on some message board? And two, is his son impervious to kryptonite or not?! I never could tell...even when Lex was asking "Who is this boy's father?" and got close to him, it didn't seem to bother him all that much.
And on that note, am I the only one who was screaming to him/herself "Use your powers kid!!!" over and over, lol?
- Was this storyline drawn from any of the comic books?
All in all a great movie. I still like Batman Begins better, but that's because a) it's more my kind of movie, dark and brooding (I know this movie was a bit darker than the old ones, but it's still nothing like BB), and b) I always liked Batman better as a kid anyway.
One thing I have to say, in light of the recent Supes vs. Bats thread is that, even though I like Batman better...if Super Son is indeed impervious to Kryptonite, then that opens up a whole new world of hurt for Batman in that argument :-).