Right, story of a castaway, which in the end may or may not be true at all. So what's the point? Well, at least it merits a cinematographic excellence, that prevented me from giving it just one star. If this wasn't directed by Ang Lee, everyone would've rubbished it.
Non-stop action from the Kryptonians, who show how feeble and weak humans are. They have pace, power and precision in everything, exactly how the screenplay should be. The flashback plot style is the right one, as we all know the Superman story; why bother start it from Kal-El's discovery by the Kents? We are shown Superman's regret in murdering Zod, a very humane depiction of Kal-El, who grew up as a human after all.
Well executed concept art, a true artistic sci-fi film. Story-wise it's more profound than it seems; especially for the tragic Victoria character who thought she got it all and then lost everything...very clear that she secretly fell for Jack prior to that awful NASA crash, and that memory didn't go away, the same way as Jack remembered Julia. The best sci-fi film I've seen for some time