In the lead,
There's no Lex Luthor this time around — just General Zod (
The movie's DNA combines one strand of Snyder ("300,"
One of the central special effects looks childish and crude: when Kryptonians fly or start running, they go from 0 mph to a gazillion with no transition. The problem isn't that this violates the laws of physics, but rather that it looks dumb; it's cartoonish, in the bad sense. On the other hand, both Zod's and young Clark's initial experiences with x-ray vision and superhearing are logical, cool, and more than a little frightening.
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Indeed, the biggest problem here is the near total absence of humor in a 2-hour, 23-minute opus. The 2006 film — universally described as "more serious" than the Reeve series — looks like