Singer is very reverential to Donner's vision, serving up a modern sequel to Superman 1 and 2. It suffers for the very same reason and lacks enough conflict or emotion to make it truly meaningful, as much as we would like it to.
This pefectly caps off the Donner films, and is excellent. Up yours, MAN OF KILL.
Would have loved this more if Superman wasn't a deadbeat dad. Suffers from Singer being too close to the source material.