I guess everyone who complained about Superman Returns (2006) can shut up now, because this is what the nerd rage led to – a reboot of the franchise in the shape of a 3D blockbuster that spends one hour building a reawakened interest in the genesis story of Superman and then ruins everything with a cold, heartless and repetitive battle between our hero and the equally strong villain that goes on for well over an hour. Michael Shannon, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner are well cast… but this is no Batman Begins.
2013-U.S. 143 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Zack Snyder. Screenplay: David S. Goyer. Music: Hans Zimmer. Cast: Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Kal-El), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (Zod), Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe… Christopher Meloni, Laurence Fishburne.
Trivia: Co-produced by Christopher Nolan. Ben Affleck was allegedly considered for directing duties. Followed by two sequels, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).