I wanted to leave the theater after this scene. Listening for crime over a city, I get, but he had no right to peek on Lois' life.
Obviously it crosses a bit of a line, but I didn't think it came across all that
creepy the way they did it. Superman had just returned to Earth and learned that not only is Lois seeing Perry's son, but she's got a freakin kid
. It seemed clear to me that he was as thrown by that as we were, and simply wanted to confirm that it was true, and that he hadn't just imagined the whole thing.
I mean, it's not like he was peeking in on her in the shower or anything, or hovering outside the house all night long. And plus the look into her new life was as much for our
benefit as it was for Superman's anyway.
How would Superman know she wasn't in the shower? I think they could have added that scene to when he's listening over the city, and he so happens to catch Lois. Then we (the audience) see Lois, then cut back to Superman hearing alarms, and so on.
Switch the roles with a normal person; unprotected sex, leaves for a few years without a goodbye, comes back and his girl has a kid with the bosses son so he peaks through her window at night to see if it's true. If you were a neighbor and saw that, would you say 'how sweet', or call the cops?
I liked Reeves Superman, I was pumped that they were continuing(ish) the story, I even did a Superman marathon the night before Returns came out, and I was stoked that Spacey was playing Luthor. My expectations were high which probably made faults stand out more. Looking back, it wasn't that bad a movie, but it wasn't a good Superman movie.