Originally Posted by JAKŪ
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.
That's true and honestly, Lois and Clark often looked like brother and sister to me because of that. Black hair, blue eyes, the facial features of Lois...never made much sense to me. I prefer the more feminine appearance, also because I think it brings out the character in Lois more strongly. Kind of like the fantastical elements looking more impressive in a naturalistic setting. But that's just me.