This has to be the best article on any superhero movie(s) ever written...so much perception, analysis, supporting details, etc. For me, Reeves will ALWAYS be Superman. Superman Returns was in fact a good movie, but it just didn't have the level of action audiences wee expecting. Like you said, it was more of a drama that happens to have a superhero in it. Man Of Steel, despite numerous plot flaws, was an incredible action movie, and Michael Shannon as Zod was amazing.