Here's what a casual movie-goer on one of my rock-band forums had to say:
I saw it yesterday, and it's a damn good movie. My daughter didn't care for it, but she didn't grow up in the time of DC comics and when Superman was a child's hero. They sure picked the right guy for the role. Actually, I thought the casting was terrific, right down to Laurence Fishburn as Perry White.
I enjoyed getting to see the back story, and was really glad to see a real action packed drama, instead of the semi-cheesy way they did it with Christopher Reeve.