While the action is definitely exciting and the cast definitely give an amazing performance, I could help but feel the film was missing something. It doesn't seem to take advantage of its premise to deliver strong emotional development of the characters.
I really enjoyed Man of Steel, I felt like it shook storylines up a bit. The base origin of Superman is the same but there's a kind of dark edge to the film that just feels original. The relationship between this superman and Lois is intriguing, there's no secret identity in the way they are just honest with each other from the get go.