Superman Returns is what you get when you follow that "it must be an origin story" idiocy. Oh yeah, it was not an origin story, it was a "returns story". Same difference. All the movie did was trying to set up everything for a sequel, and everyone one of the involved always said "yeah, the sequel will be the shiznit, the sequel is going to be the balls to the walls Superman you always wanted to see".
Just make the fucking balls to the walls Superman film to begin with, will ya, and stop wasting time with the other one.