The visual design is amazing, and it made sense seeing that it was Zack Snyder at the top, the same director who brought us the visual masterpiece that is 300. The movie has a weird feel to it, being such a dark (and dull) re-imagining of the world's most recognizable comic superhero. It has incredible visual effects, some of which represents the most epic hand-to-hand combat sequences ever put on screen. The Superman suit looks amazing!
The villain (Zod) performance is very fitting, and so is the lead (Superman). I wish the reporter lady died at some point, or at least not placed in situations so dangerous. Regardless, it's also a good performance. I wish they had cast different people in place of Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe.