and it was frickin' AWESOME!! I wasn't quite sure what to expect after hearing the mixed reviews; the most prominent complaint being that it was short on story, but big on action.
The critics are not completely wrong in this assertion, but; whatever the film lacks on storytelling (which isn't much, BTW), it more than compensates with startlingly rich visuals, mind-blowing special effects, riveting action scenes, and solid performances by a stellar cast! And yes, Henry Cavil IS The Man of Steel!
*** TEENY TINY SPOILER ALERT***
Also, there are a couple of Easter eggs thrown in for good measure; a couple of trucks bearing a familiar "LexCorp logo, and if you look really hard, you will even catch the "Wayne Enterprises" logo on an unlucky satellite. Finally, be sure to laugh at the "giant penis rockets" that are used to shuttle Zod & Co. into the Phantom Zone!