Originally Posted by Rockstar
This is why even if Man of Steel suffers from Snyder's mediocre direction, it can really easily still be a good Superman film. There isn't much competition.
Donner's Superman The Movie was great for it's time but it's horribly dated today.
Superman II turned out to be a mess with Lester pissing on Donner's work.
Superman Returns was a 7/10. Good but not great. Passable, but not memorable. It didn't set the bar very high.
And every other live action incarnation of Superman has sucked...badly
It's really on Man of Steel to redeem Superman.
My only problem is that it is redeeming it by on the surface, taking Superman 1 & 2 and modernizing it for today's audiences.