I've always preferred films about real life over the big blockbusters, stories about people that affect you in some way. And this one really gets to you. If it isn't the elders singing "Let's talk about sex" then Terence Stamp's and Gemma Arterton's performances will.
The RPO are a brilliant ensemble and the thought of hearing the Superman fanfare emanating from their brass section is tantalising. It's always been an annoyance to me that movie scores aren't accorded the same respect as "traditional" classical music.
As a cultural icon Superman's position in society changed, people were no longer interested in a do-gooder corn-fed superhero. The American public wanted to see a different kind of justice and as sales of Superman comics plummeted, the Man of Steel was in needed to asses his values.
You may have noticed from all those 'Films you need to see in 2012' that one or two of them feature superheroes. Batman is rising, Spiderman and Superman are rebooting and Ironman, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and Samuel L. Jackson are getting together to be Avengers.