First and foremost recognize the PG13 rating as it is well deserved and not something appropriate for under 13 year olds. This movie deals with some very powerful themes that should be taken very seriously and this movie thankfully does. The title, cover art, and look of the films films all said to me that this was going to be a so-so Superman movie that follows typical animated super hero cliches. What I got was easily the best Superman story told to date and maybe even the best story about capital punishment as well. The ending of this film I never saw coming and was deeply moved by it's message that I won't spoil here. I make a point of watching anything from DC animation and especially Bruce Timm The films EP because they always do great story telling. This is among their best work ever and a must watch for any fan of Superman, or DC Animation. I plan to watch this with my son when he's old enough and then discuss the films themes. Hopefully others will do the same.
A very good movie