I went in to the theater a little apprehensive. I had seen Superman Returns, and I, like many other, just did not like it all that much. As such, I was worried that Man of Steel would be just like that. I worried that no one knew how to tell a good Superman story.
I was wrong. The whole movie was terrific. As with most superhero movies these days, it was an origin story. And they used it well. Throughout the film, we see Clark "Superman" Kent wandering the world, trying to find his place in it. And in typical Superman fashion, it take a world threatening disaster to get him off his duff. That disaster was a visit from in lost homeworld in the form of Zod (*spoiler: He never says "Kneel before Zod" /sad/). From there on, Superman is seen before us in all of his awesomeness.
About the only problem I had with the movie was the pacing. It was rather fast paced, leaving little room for the audience absorb the events they had just scene.* Regardless, this is a must see film for anyone who is a superhero fan
As Always, Enjoy.