I just remembered Chris Sims’s equally negative review of Justice League. He hits a lot of the same things that bugged me (like the way Batman’s unmasking was completely unmotivated, the gratuitous stabbiness, the miserable excuse for a Darkseid) in a much clearer, more coherent, and less Darkseid-possessed way:

But in Justice League, that knack for character is completely absent. There’s just nothing there, and it’s the major flaw in the first half of the arc. We’re introduced to characters who are barely even two-dimensional, spouting catchphrases out loud into a vacuum instead of actually interacting with each other, and with no real motivation other than “hit the bad guy…”