Produced by Christopher Nolan, I thought it would be crappy like The Dark Knight Rises with it's dark and gloomy type of storyline but it turned out to be quite a good movie.
It has a little bit of some differences from the original Superman storyline.
The movie starts off with Jor-El who delivered his son Kal-El through natural childbirth, the first for the planet Krypton in a very very long time since infants were usually imprinted with genetic code in a lab where they were bred to predetermined the kind of role that they will play. At the same time, General Zod is carrying out a coup against the high councils blaming them for the inevitable destruction that's forthcoming to Krypton due to depletion of resources where they harvested until such a situation.
Kal-El, all grown up on earth with adopted parents and with superhuman powers were given the name Clark Kent. He now works on odd jobs and the film continues on with him on a fishing rig. A nearby oil rig was engulfed in flames and there are a few people in there trapped. Clark, although conceals his powers and keeps it a secret from people out of the wish of his dead father couldn't constraint himself and secretly goes off from the fishing rig to lead the people trapped in the oil rig to the helipad of the oil rig getting them to safety while he uses his superhuman strength to delay the falling oil rig from crushing the people and getting them into a helicopter to fly off.
One day, reporter of the Daily Planet, Lois Lane, was called to a military station where they found a foreign object buried beneath the ice and preliminary investigation discovered that the object is very old but yet seems to be technologically advanced. They're working their best to dig towards it.
That night, Clark knowing that it must be something from his planet, digs his way to the object which was a spaceship and activated it using a key-object that contains his fathers imprinted memory, conscience and DNA. This then, led to the AI acting as his father's projection revealed to Clark about why he's on earth and what happened to his home planet, Krypton. Clark's action did not go unnoticed as Lois Lane followed the trail towards the ship but was almost killed by the defense mechanism which Clark quickly came to her rescue.
She soon manages to track down his parents' home and by his father's graveyard, Clark reveals himself to Lois and tells her the story of why he keeps a low profile and conceals his powers from people and it was all due to his father's wishes even when it resulted in his death. Lois had a change of heart in printing her story and decided to respect Clark's privacy.
The effects of the show are quite breathtaking and it's almost to the level of destruction movies like Dante's Peak and 2012 though it's not up to that level. It provides quite an entertaining watch with the fight scenes and a refreshing approach to the very exhaustive Superman storyline where for once, it doesn't concentrate on him being Superman but rather as an extraterrestrial that tries to fit in to society but in the end had to accept who he is. I rate this movie 3 stars out of 5.