Man of Steel was a first in many ways in terms of films. It was the first film in the DCEU, it was the first “modern” Superman to not be tied to the previous films (remember, Superman Returns was a natural continuation of the first five films), and it was the first Superman film that didn’t have the character be “happy”. This rubbed a lot of people the wrong way apparently, because to them, Superman should be happy, and hopeful, and inspiring, yet Man of Steel wanted to do something different.
Because of this idea, fans have lashed out at those attached to the film, including storyboard artist Jay Oliva. When he posted some storyboard stills of Man of Steel, a fan lashed out, and Jay bit back:
“As a writer and professional I’d expect you to have the common courtesy to not troll someone’s work. Especially since there have been many different versions of Superman over the past 79 years,” he stated. “We all have our favorites. Just because you don’t like a particular version does not invalidate it nor ruin the character. I have my favorites just like anyone else. I’m sure we agree on a few. But my post was to celebrate the character 79 years.”
The moral of the story isn’t what you think. It’s simply that while it’s ok to have an opinion, don’t trash someone’s work because of it. The people behind Man of Steel worked hard on that film, and it was a success whether you liked it or not, so don’t try and bring them down because “it wasn’t your cup of tea,” because that’s not right or fair.