FilmApe’s review published on Letterboxd:
Man, was I coming into this one anticipating/hoping for it to be an absolute cinematic abomination, because I had the best review prepared. The review was going to be "BvS:DoJ is a POS". Pretty good, right? Alas, the film is nowhere near as bad as the rap that it is getting, so I can't use that review.
It actually has some life and identity to it, and it is clearly a Zach Snyder film (for better or for worse). The performances are decent from everyone involved, and I think with a better script, there could have actually been some decent character development, given that a lot of time is spent with the characters.
The last hour of the film is not very good (This movie is long...). The motivations for the character's actions are non-existent. Lois Lane gets an uninteresting story line that I would completely forget about until they cut back to it. Doomsday is lame. All the expanded universe stuff is beyond lame. The film feels like watching an entire season of a television show, with how the reveals are handled, along with the pacing of the action scenes and character scenes.
I do not care about superhero movies. My interest for them ran out a long time ago. If they are good, of course I am going to give them the respect they deserve, but I am not going out of my way to see them, much less be excited to see them. BvS:DoJ is an okay film. It is certainly much better than either Avengers film, so I cannot explain why it is getting dumped on. There is at least some attempt by Zach Snyder to craft a film that is his vision, and I think there are plenty of moments that are interesting in the film. Still, because this is a massive budget blockbuster, there is still a lot of bowing to audience expectations and being sure that people who only see these types of films will have the experience be a familiar one. Overall, it exists, and I watched it. I feel neither overly positive towards it or overly negative toward it.