I agree nowadays people want Superman punching brainiac for two hours straight, no story no dialogue just mindless action >_>. That was one of the biggest complaints I heard about Superman Returns.
It was too talky and some wanted superman to just beat the crap out of something.
It was the lack
of Superman fighting someone equal to him that people complained about, not the inclusion
of good drama. Why can't the film have both? Excellent drama, as well as action that is more than Superman just lifting progressively heavier things.