Re: All Things Superman: An Open Discussion - - - - - - - - - - - - Part 21
Adams seems off because she has a very feminine appearance. She has big, round blue eyes, a pale complexion and a round face. Combine that with her red hair and you get someone who looks more innocent than you would expect for the character.
Lois Lane, particularly in recent years, has always had a darker look with sharper, more masculine facial features. More of a femme fetale kind of look.
However, despite all this, Amy Adams has tackled characters that required her to work past her innocent appearance before, and has done so to critical acclaim.
Would I have preferred that they made more of an effort to change her appearance? Yes. But she has earned the right to the benefit of the doubt. In the end, I was happy when she was cast.