A 2 hour 33 minute feature of this sort can be quite a tiresome task for those whole does not have the experience of the Man of Steel originally, but I would say that this is a good family-oriented, 'good vs bad', 'right and wrong' sort of movie that all ages should go for this one.
Oh, of course, the iconic romance between Superman and Lois Lane really takes a form in this rendition. I guess there had to be a continuantion of that aspect of the movie. Sort of like, "I have moved on since you're gone" kinda cliche though. But I felt James Marsden and Frank Langella were side-lined a little. Those 2 coulda carried on their characters better. And Spacey... well, he was overrated in this one... Of course, kudos to Brandon Routh (as in 'south') for portraying the character of the 'mild-mannered reporter' at the Daily Planet and the hero in the red cape so well. I'd say that he is only second to the late Christopher Reeve...For those who rooted for Christine Aquilera, you'd probably realised he (Routh) was a back-up in the music video, What A Girl Wants.
All in all, Superman Return boasts a well rounded written script and with good directorship.