Man of Steel isn't Transformers-grade bad, though it ends with the sort of overly-loud, overly-long CG destruction-fest that would be right at home in a Transformers film. But my biggest problem with Man of Steel is one that has kept me from liking Superman my whole life -- that a superhero with godlike powers and unimpeachable morals is very difficult to relate to or empathize with. And it doesn't help when that superhero looks like his real identity crisis is whether to be a bodybuilder or a fashion model. Watch my ReThink Review of Man of Steel below (transcript following).
I found him rather unrelateable. But if anyone could bring Superman into the real world for a modern audience, the best team you could ask for would be Christopher and Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer, the masterminds behind the Dark Knight films, and Zack Snyder, a director who specializes in seamlessly combining actors and digital effects.