Re: "Joyless" ?
The film was not joyless. But it was not joyful. I didn't expect an upbeat film.
From the trailers it looked like a war. It looked like a lost Clark.
When the movie ended I got relatable Superman. All I kept thinking and even to today is "How is he going to get through this?"
What MOS does better than any live action film is challenge him. It set the mountain for him to climb. It set a mess for Superman to clean up.
While doing that it was such a visually stunning film. The fight scenes were awesome. Him flying is breath taking. Its fast and turbulent. I had a good time watching this film.