Director: Zack Snyder. Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne. 143 min. Rated PG-13. Action/Fantasy.
Some superheroes should just be left alone. After the rise and fall of the 70s/80s Superman, and the failed 2006 Bryan Singer attempt, this desperate overlong Christopher Nolan effort results in Dark Knight meets Transformers: after an engaging opening 20-minute sequence on planet Krypton (where inhabitants communicate through caviar), gloomy cinematography throws us yet another origin story where Lois Lane already knows Superman's identity from the get-go, and the second half headaches of explosions and falling skyscrapers puts Michael Bay to shame. Towards the end, I just wanted to shut my eyes and ears, and doze off.
PS: No, there's no post-credits sequence.