Re: Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El Characterization - Part 1
I think it's all about set up. We see Clark at the beginning, obviously avoiding things at home and running away from his problems. That's not we've seen in the comics, but if they create a good enough reason as to why he's done that, then I won't really mind. But if it's because of a drastic change in his characterization, then that'll have been a very risky move to make.
And Nolan and Goyer have a habit of changing characterization of certain characters. I like what they did with Joker, I dislike what they did with Scarecrow and Zsaz, I thought Two-Face was interesting...and Batman, I like certain elements of his characterization, but I disliked his stance on not saving Ra's. It's all done for their story.
"Any bird can build a nest, but it isn't everyone that can lay an egg "