If you are looking for action, there is plenty of it. And the special effects should get at least an Oscar nomination if not a win.
The chief villain is General Zod (Michael Shannon), and he is a great nemesis. The battles between General Zod and Superman are titanic. Kal-El’s father Jor-El is played by Russell Crowe, and he gives a very solid performance. For those of you who’ve forgotten, Kal-El is Superman’s Kryptonian name.
The movie, although a little dark at times, is a lot of fun.