Are critics on Rotten Tomatoes saying that Superman in this movie is average? That's not correct! We can't just say that an alien who pounds steel with fists and survives a train collision is "average" because that word doesn't make sense. "Generic" is the same as saying "average". We see the man of steel from outer space as well as on Earth as he's rescuing innocent victims with the muscles, stamina, and brave personality of a good little alien. There's minimalist approach with enough bias to play out his game against invading natives from another realm of which a leader wishes for humanity's destruction in place of our frail planet. Krypton could've been revived until the stars came home. Please, terraforming with ultimate effects and supernatural horror?! That's not average by any standard. Earth is going to change more and more as "Man of Steel" gets replayed on cable over and over. Folks will see why Superman can't be underestimated and why Krypton is in a grave situation for itself after his father's creative demise, so there's hope, there's thundering sound effects all over the theater and my TV can improve with important speakers. I'm talking stereo. Have critics forgotten that the Beatles' first album was completely in mono and still is or are they calling "Man of Steel" generic due to all the popcorn-eating stillness? For Christ's sakes, Superman hardly eats anything and determines his mom's old tube in Kansas with utters and shaken vision. Certainly reviewers may become arrogant when they see a powerful movie like this one and call it "generic". Such input on movies is not going to help people have enough focus or quantified balance beyond what's average and behind what's excessive. "Man of Steel" has stipulations within its borders. And there's something virtuous about Superman who understands Martians from their particular bug ship when he's possibly destroying IHOP, leaving gas pumps in flames while the stations give off artificial nicknames, and Krypton is filled with so many bones and huts towards galactic death. Besides all the chaos and the remnant discord there's powers to powers, effects to effects, attacks to attacks. We're not talking plain, ordinaire music and birds who whistle to the tune of sunshine; we're talking Superman, Krypton, various shades of grey, white and black in addition to all the colors of the rainbow by "Man of Steel"'s effects. Excuse my creative grammar for just a second... now, will you eat popcorn now? Movie goers need to stop watching constructive and destructive rows of graphics on TV and thinking there's only void for what's approved of for television, visual entertainment. Next thing we know, movie goers might get so bored they'll start thinking infinite black holes are "generic" in "Man of Steel". A generic item is an apple, not Superman. Visionary art is often underestimated by so many critics and reviewers since they know all the stories behind everything. This Superman movie was so powerful when it came out that I was afraid of watching it for years and years. I've overcome my fears and now I can say there was just surface on which I panicked and I now search its depth to come to grips with extreme realities over world destruction. Putting it lightly here is vain enough to complete this sentence when I'm frail and hopeless. Leaders of the Martians who visit Earth are so thick-skull people it's believed in my heart they would do away with love while there's no physical background. No other people to share ideas with, no background. You're allowed to judge on my movie opinion with rights and privileges, but not dysfunctional humor. These aliens aren't in taunt, they aren't in reversed violence. Everything seems real enough in "Man of Steel" although it gives healthy balance and power in a medium we must reconcile on supernatural consequences with. Average? Really? Fine, eat an apple.