One well-versed critic of the "Superman" films says he was less than impressed with "Man of Steel."

Though the Zack Snyder, looked to take a fresh angle on the superhero's story, one of the producers from the 1978's original "Superman" movie, IIya Salkind, gave the film a mediocre rating. 

"It's okay," Salkind told TMZ in Los Angeles this weekend. 

Salkind produced the original "Superman" film along with his father Alexander Salkind and Pierre Spengler, a family friend. 

Salkind added that he felt the movie was "a little Batman-ish" after a family friend commented that the producer thought  the movie was "too dark."

The tone of Salkind's films was much lighter than that of Snyder's "Man of Steel."

But the Batman comparison seems a little appropriate following the announcement by Snyder that the "Man of Steel" sequel will feature Superman and Batman together on the big screen for the first time, reports Digital Spy. 

It has been reported that shooting for the sequel will begin in early 2014 in Canada. 

Watch the trailer for "Man of Steel" below: