Eh, I actually prefer the more serious and grounded approach over the light-hearted, old fashioned way whoopdie doo! way of the Donner films.
For their time, the Donner films were
a serious and grounded take on superheroes.
To be fair, there's really only one
Donner flick, the first one. It was Richard Lester who camped things up in SUPERMAN II and SUPERMAN III. And I can't even remember who directed SUPERMAN IV.
Better, perhaps, to describe that sequence as the Christopher Reeve films