Jeremy of We Got This Covered wrote, "Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is the gritty and realistic take on Superman that we’ve longed for. Well, not really. It’s the new wave of superheroes getting darker origins that has been on the rise ever since Christopher Nolan dropped Batman Begins on us. Man of Steel mostly benefits from the new approach, allowing us to see the birth of the character through an entirely different light, but Snyder’s strong and moving direction is no match for David S. Goyer’s limp script. Man of Steel is a good summer blockbuster that boasts impressive effects and a strong lead, but most of the supporting cast is dwindled down to nothing as Goyer’s script tries to cram in as much action as possible, leaving the supporting characters to suffer."