H’s review published on Letterboxd:
From all of Snyder's previous works, this mostly resembles the Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hool. Yes, this is essentially a kid's movie in its ideas and a model to what these Heroes are “supposed-to-be”. Snyder here firmly and earnestly believes in Good or its potential that we all have, which is maybe not seen in big budget Hollywood blockbusters since the Lord of the Ring trilogy. Obviously a departure from its predecessors by Snyder himself; while his fans may consider that he is simplifying things, I'm just far too committed to the guy now.
His work is distinctly still his. The sequences he's able to built with his ideas are incredibly moving; from a teenage wonder rom-com with the Flash or getting Bruce Wayne as a guy wanderer for his search to Cyborg being in his digital reality. The CGI battles may not be as great but I don't think anyone is doing them better than Snyder. The relentlessly moving action whose rhythm can anything that's thrown on the screen. Snyder has a real sense of movement for the most part (he doesn't use slo-mo for nothing lol) and it gets out some great images.
With the aim of transforming the grief of loss from the past to a brighter than ever future, the runtime feels largely necessary. Snyder basically gets the freedom to pull the movie back to its wavelength whenever something disrupts the screen. Each event is expanded till it's over and everyone accepts the change that took place. And of course, the change that the film believes is so much for the better. Change of saving your son, getting over your grief, resurrecting the symbol of hope, undoing your mistake, using your gifts for the good and making your own world. One of the best of the best.