We went to see the new Superman movie tonight. I think they tried too hard to make it different from the original and wound up with a confusing mess. They jumped forward and backward in time in the script, which in itself doesn't mean disaster for a film, but their jumping was not smooth, and it made a jumbled mess of what should have been a good story. Now I'm not a comic book fan, and I'm not a Superman franchise fan. I saw the original a couple times, it was good, although I did hate Margo Kidder in the role of Lois Lane. I didn't find her attractive or lovable. That said, I don't know if Amy Adams is any better a Lois Lane than Kidder, because it seemed like her part in the movie was missing some chunks. I wonder how much of her part got left on the cutting room floor, because she went from stranger to love interest of Superman with no screen time to connect how or when that had time to happen. I did like Michael Shannon as the villain. His acting seemed the best in the movie, followed by Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as the adoptive parents of Superman. It also had way too many fight scenes. I enjoy fight scenes that drive a story, and I enjoy special effects in fight scenes because, well, they're fun, but in this movie they spent way too much time in blowing shit up and destroying cities, it was just overkill, pun intended. I would say this is a good enough movie to watch on the big screen for the action, but I'd make it a matinee and not pay full price.