I absolutely adore, love Man of Steel. My love for the character of Superman doesn't mean I will simply like every film with him in it, Superman IV was a massive set back and I think much that has been written in the past few years about MoS in all areas, box office, controversial endings/killings/neck snap, some is held at the door of previous films decline in quality, some in the character himself being 'out of vogue'. From my point of view, a character that stands for the best of humanity can NEVER be out of vogue, he is US, he is what we'd want to be. It was a 'hard sell' to re-boot from scratch, brave too, given Superman (1978), and all it achieved with such love, resonance and capture of all that was created back in the '30's. IMO, they got it right, on the whole, for all the gripes listed above in 'controversy', they, on the whole, got the esscence of the character spot on for a modern audience. For me Superman : The Movie is my 'go to' film, my love for it is beyond any other film, but I see it's ideals are not going to fit 21st Century culture and the genre itself has moved on as have audience expectations for visual style and SFX. MOS gave us all that IMO and in Cavill, we have at last, have an equal to Reeve who truly 'gets' the character and his trappings, his inner soul. Surrounded by quality supporting cast and Snyder's usual eye for a shot, I think MoS combined the emotion, spectacle and laid down the wider universe really well, and for me, the chemstry between Amy and Henry is on another level, it works like the old '40's films for me, they fit so well together.