was well-cast and there was some good character writing, but that was more emphasized in the early portions of the story since action dominated the climax. I'm not entirely happy with how Superman was written, since he seemed like too much of a tough guy. There's often this perception these days that Superman should be tougher and more aggressive because the boy-scout persona is hokey, but my view is that Superman is so powerful that a) he has no need to overcompensate by acting macho and b) he has to restrain and limit his use of power as much as he can for the safety of the people around him. Not to mention that he's a small-town farmboy at heart. He should default to friendly and diplomatic and only get aggressive as a last resort.