Yeah, the super-mullet was nearly as bad as the Red-Blue Superman thing, that was awful. Even when Superman punched out the Hulk in 1996, that mullet made him hard to take seriously. Supes has been through a lot of ups and downs and changes over the years, there was a great storyline where he left Earth, in the late 80's and Jerry Ordway drew him, he was fighting as a gladiator on Warworld and had a super-beard (it actually worked). That's when the eradicator was first introduced. Anyway, the worst part of the mullet was Clark Kent in a suit with a pony-tail, ugh ! I remember when John Romita Jr was drawing X men back then and so many characters had terrible hairstyles, and dressed like the supporting cast of Miami vice, even Magneto had a terrible costume. Thank goodness that Supes is sporting a better coiffure in the films. They should just leave Cavill's hairdo as is. Weird as it sounds, I think Cavill's body hair is a good feature for Superman. In the classic Ordway drawn storyline I mentioned above, and in some of his better iterations, Superman is drawn with body-hair. There's nothing metrosexual about him at all, he's just a farm-boy at heart. I always found Reeve's Superman a bit too sleek and well-groomed. I really enjoyed Cavill's manual labourer look - old jeans, boots and old t-shirt, made Superman seem like a regular guy.