*sigh* I wanted to like this movie. Honestly, I did. I enjoyed Man of Steel, and I didn't hate this one - it has its moments - but I found myself disappointed and actually bored for the vast majority of it.
The cast is all fine, with the exception of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. When I heard he was cast, I was very optimistic. I figured he would play it as a combination of his Mark Zuckerberg and his character from Now You See Me - somewhat of a sociopath and always the smartest guy in the room. But no, he played it very... weird, and almost cartoony.
The score is positively obnoxious. It is so intrusive and tries to be so constantly bombastic that it's like beating you over the head for two and a half hours, and actually detracts from scenes instead of enhancing them. Just way too much and way too over the top.
Doomsday feels completely tacked on in the last half hour. It's like they suddenly thought, "we need another villain, something for a big fight" and just added him on.
Wonder Woman felt a little unnecessary as well. Batman and Superman would have been enough for this movie, but they felt it necessary to put WW in here too. I suppose she was okay, though, so whatever.
However, the one scene where she is clicking on video files for each of the other Justice League members feels totally out of place and just randomly shoehorned-in as an excuse to show them. It might have worked as a post-credits tease, but the way they just shoved it in the middle of the scene felt completely forced.
A couple other random things:
1) There is one fight scene - Batman's fight in the desert - that tries to be so showy and elaborate as a one-shot sequence, but it is SO stiffly choreographed you can practically hear Affleck counting the steps in his head. Okay, you put your arm here, now I will flip you there, now I turn to this guy....
2) Holy crap, how many dream sequences do they have to cram into one movie?
3) Even with his very limited screen time, Jeremy Irons is the best thing in the movie.
DC/WB already has several more films planned out, but I can't help but feel it's another case of planning sequels before seeing if anyone actually wanted them. Man of Steel had its fans, but also many who didn't care for it, and I suspect this film will disappoint even more people.