OK I get that Man of Steel
is popular with many folks around here for assorted reasons.
What I don't get is the disdainful attitude shown towards its predecessor Superman Returns.
Yeah, Superman Returns
had its faults but so did Man of Steel,
but the latter seems to be getting a pass because it delivered the action fest that many fans have been craving for.
despite its slow pace and other problems (Lex Luthor doing the same scheme from Superman, Superman being too emoish, a bland Lois Lane, and so on), the movie had its moments and it was a far better movie than those POS Superman III
and considering what was attempted before it came out (Nic Cage as Superman, a JJ Abrams attempt to have Luthor be a Kryptonian), it was probably the best we would've gotten in that time period.
So ok, Superman Returns
probably isn't everyone's cup of tea, but why do so many people dismiss it?