I have read a great deal of pixels both praising and savaging Man of Steel, especially Rob Bricken's laugh-out-loud The Most Important Scenes from Man of Steel (As I Remember Them). I started thinking - back in the day (the days of the mid '80s) when I did my comic-store-hangin'-about, the stories that got all the kudos were generally the ones that were either high-concept or insanely over-the-top. Any plot holes would be argued away in the spirit of the No-Prize. In my not-so-humble opinion, much of what garners the harshest criticism in the movie Man of Steel would be held to high praise in a print version.

So, the question - is this the translation barrier? Are there stories and images that have power on the printed page that fail miserably when transferred to the silver screen? Or am I just an old guy who hasn't been hanging around a comic book store for too many years, and I'm out of touch?