i think Snyder has done his take perfectly for this modern arena. The 1978 superman is redundant now and from a bygone time.
We all have our DVD's and blu rays of the Chris Reeve films so that side of the audience (40+ year olds) is more than catered for. Young kids today are not going to be hooked into the mythology of superman with a guy wearing underwear over his spandex tights.
i remember superman returns which was a homage to Christopher reeve superman and nobody was interested in it. Heck, nobody was interested in superman 4 and that still had Chris Reeve, but definitely has a charm to it.
Man of Steel is actually very similar to the 78 film, it follows almost the exact pattern, except it brings Superman into the real world in a what if scenario.
In a real life scenario, an alien wouldn't be welcomed by all, and though this might hurt people's feelings, its a fact that a spandex costume with underwear is frankly ridiculous in this day and age, unless you are going for pure campy or parody.
We have to let the character evolve, and appreciate each take on the character.
I just watched Tyler Hoechlin in his Superman show, and it clearly takes inspiration from Man of Steel both is some of its tone and aesthetic, but it also delves into some of the Reeve esque material. I think all audiences can be satisfied, as we are getting multiple versions.
I thought the Justice League was fabulous fantasy film making. I hope there is more.
What I said had nothing to do with the outfit. Superman is a do-gooder boyscout type. He's not a should i help people or not? He knew that early in life. MoS is all pouty, moody, and 'what should i do'. I'm not sure if you add all the footage of MoS, BvS and both JL's that Snyder has a happy look on his face more than 15 seconds combined.
I like Lois and Superman's take in that it shows a complete picture, father, husband, and hero. He's happy, he's man of action, he's upset, he's sad. MoS/BvS/JL didn't do much in the way of emotion for much of anyone really.