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Well this was a moderate surprise. Having hated Man of Steel - and frankly all of Zack Snyder's output - I found BVS:DOJ reasonably diverting. Which is about as close to good as a Zack Snyder film gets, I think. I should also add this is only based on the 'ultimate edition', the cut of the film with an extra half hour of exposition designed to address some of the more savage critical responses.
One has to feel sorry for…
Visually spectacular, but oddly unengaging. At times brilliant, at times painfully hamfisted, with a dying Earth premise that never quite rings true. The cast are great and the concepts weighty and fascinating, but too often it feels like parts were rushed to get to the bits Nolan was interested in (a bit bizarre in a 3-hour film). The 2001 references are likewise rather too on the nose. Admirable for it's scope and ambition, but lacking Nolan's normal skill in execution.