Superman gets a decent once-over that beats Superman III and IV, even if it's a pale imitation of the film that started it all. Brandon Routh and Kevin Spacey were excellent casting choices; Kate Bosworth was a mistake. The special effects were great, but the film still makes one yearn for Christopher Reeve's version. The story was also full of holes: why did Superman leave to find phantom Krypton in the first place? How will the ending affect the franchise? Why so many slo-mo flights?