I'm wondering about this....I see STM as a very good all-ages movie, but I think much of MOS's appeal is in more mature sensibilities. Not that a movie has to be 'dumbed down' for younger kids, but do we think that a Superman movie in particular has sort of an extra responsibility to be more accessible than others in that area? I think some of that gets left behind when discussing these films in places like this, as we bring a lot of more mature and often intense sensibilities into the equation. But does anyone feel that some of that appeal has been neglected while trying to thematically update things in in this 'one-upsmanship' of superhero movies? I think it's a tough call because on one hand, a lot of that 'goody-goody' stuff was what many felt held Superman back compared to other grittier characters et al. On the other, in trying to 'keep up', it runs the risk of not standing out as well when it perhaps counts the most...the earlier formative years of children. I'm kind of divided. I've often felt that kind of Superman movie I'd like is probably not one that I'd necessarily recommend for young kids or expect them to fully appreciate. I don't have children but many of my friends do, and a lot of them sort of turn to me as to what movies and such are okay for the kids...and I'm pretty serious and protective of that not just because of mature material but also quality (I recommend the Pixar movies above all else). And I've advised then on other superhero and sci fi movies as well. I wonder what I'd say about this one for a 7-8 yr. old. Gut reaction is that I'd still recommend STM over MOS at this point, but maybe I'll think differently later on.