This is not just a Superhero movie for entertainment. This one has serious symbolic meaning, and the commentators didn't seem to have grasped this. The dying planet's name is Krypton, which in itself is a cryptic name for Earth. (We are in the process of destroying the Earth). The Council at the beginning of the movie does exist, and the decision has been made to save the world by the creation of a new, perfect man, I might say, the new Messiah, who is unselfish and strong and good to others. By the way, the holy writings also speak about this plan, as if it was God's plan, because the Wise ones of the human race realized long ago that a "sinless," unselfish man is needed to create a Kingdom of Heaven on earth. The Superman is the new Son of Man who will save our world for the future (save it from us, selfish, dumb ones.) An interesting feature of the movie is that falling in love with a woman turns our hero into a weakling, and he has to be re-treated into his heroic state. It is also interesting that on talk radio a guest said he talked with two separate persons who said to him the same thing: that treatment under a glass pyramid is actually used to enhance the capabilities of some persons. They increase their intuitive powers.