Trey’s review published on Letterboxd:
so this finally came out, after like 3 and a half years of chaos, and it was...good. i’ll say that slightly hesitantly because there are some problems. first and foremost, and i’m not really even sure who to blame for this, but the trailers don’t help at all. between the 2017 trailers, the 2017 movie, info snyder himself gave us, and the 2021 trailers, i feel like i knew 90% of what was gonna happen before it did, which is made worse by the fact that it’s 4 hours of it. this movie also takes a WHILE to get going. the first hour was all over the place and followed mostly side characters, so it was hard to give a shit. also, i talked about this on twitter, but the 4:3 aspect ratio didn’t do anything for me but make me feel claustrophobic. wasn’t a fan.
i’m adding this in the middle because it isn’t necessarily good nor bad, but this movie is obviously a direct sequel to MoS and BvS, so your emotional attachment of those films certainly effects your enjoyment of this one. sadly, i’m not a big fan of either.
okay i think i’ve complained enough, but outside of some smaller issues, that mostly it. i thought this film handled all of its characters pretty well, and significantly better than they were in the 2017 version. it’s clear that snyder has a unique vision and tone for each of these characters, so it’s great when they all finally start interacting. this is a very long movie that has a lot of very simple plots to tie together, and it does it well. the foundation has certainly been set for ambitious sequels, which i hope we get to see some day for the reasons stated above.