Re: Too much action?
Agreed as well.. the intensity caught audiences off guard..they wanted the "wholesome" superman.
My problem with Transformers (the sequels mostly).. was that the action rang hollow because I didnt care for any of the characters or the motivations of the bad guys..it was action for actions sake..
As much as people claim to love the forest battle in Transformers 2 I can honestly say the Scorponnok desert battle in Transformers 1 was the best sequence in those films.
Superman earned its action and I cared for the payoff to the narratives of the villains (even the small self contained narratives "a good death..") and the heroes..