Originally Posted by The Valeyard
I agree that liberties should be taken and things should be changed to mix things up. Though, I'm not sure this specific change actually paid off in the way they wanted it to.
I was reading through the critical reviews. It didn't seem like general audiences cared much for the 'relationship' either. The leads (or the film) didn't get any People's Choice Noms, or even Teen Choice ones. It didn't really make an impact.
For me personally, I thought the kissing scene was contrived and awkward mainly due to the placement of where it was. They are surrounded by a graveyard of death, destruction, and bloodsheed with thousands dead all around them.. and they kiss? That was jarring.
Actually Supes/Lois went to a recount with the Twilight couple for an award not sure which and you know how rabid those folks are.