Well it wasn't everything I was looking for. But i do have to give the movie makers credit in that what they were trying to accomplish they did. This was going to bring Superman back on the screen, which it obviously did, pay a tribute to Christopher Reeve by adding in the catch phrases from the first film and creating a loving theme and suprehero versus just the superhero theme everyone was expecting. Yes Superman didn't punch anything but he did show his incredible power by lifting a plane, the daily planet globe and a whole freaking island! Singer has promised in the sequel the Superhero theme will be seen and Superman will be given a formidable foe whom can keep up with Superman on a physical level. So when put in this context Superman Returns accomplished what it was after. Superman: The Man of Steel is going to be the a superman film to watch.