I’ll be honest with you. I don’t like the Reeve Superman and I really can’t fathom liking him. I get that he’s meant to be hopeful but I don’t think that resonated well due to the writing being more centric on campiness than anything. None of what he does feels earned or is developed by character interactions. A great example is when he steps out of the fortress and is suddenly Superman with no motives beyond a montage. You can’t relate with his prior “struggles” once he gets over it like you can with the DCEU, DCAU, Smallville, and comic versions who’ve done a far better job of crafting and defining Superman’s identity as a “human” and an everyman. He’s not someone who is overly perfect and flies above us with ease in the manner that I think Reeve’s version did for the most part. He is someone who has doubts, concerns, and very mortal struggles like humans would but he never lets them keep him down. He gets up, he fights, and flies with us against impossible odds to save people who may or may not like him. That’s a powerful lesson that I took away from every version but Reeve’s. That’s how MoS, BvS, Superman Earth One, Smallville, Peace on Earth, Man of Steel by Dan Jurgens, and such are proof that these characters teach us how to be good people.
There’s nothing wrong with liking that version but I don’t feel any connection to him that actually has him suffice as Superman. Just my thoughts.