More Phil Sandifer. Here's a review, basically no spoilers, of Wonder Woman where he talks abut why he doesn't like it. And this is the guy that wrote the unofficial history of Wonder Woman with the book The Golden Thread in 2013.
This article is a sequel of sorts to his 2013 review of Man of Steel: http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/man-of-steel-a-redemptive-reading/
In his review of Man of Steel he defends the movie and Zack Snyder talking about it as a response to the idea of Superman and specifically Grant Morrison's take on the character with All Star Superman. Basically it's a variation of what we've all said before that Snyder doesn't really like Superman and purposefully portrays indifferent gods with the movie and especially the battle in Metropolis.
With Wonder Woman he talks a bit about BvS too, and how if MoS's Superman is an answer to Christopher Nolan's take on Batman ("What if Batman was a bad idea?") and Batman in BvS is an escalation of if Superman is problematic then we need an even more extreme Batman, then how does Wonder Woman fit in there? Batman and Superman are two sides of the same coin, but the requirements of the WB machine is to have the DCEU's lynchpin be the Trinity of Bats, Supes and Wondie.
Sandifer argues the three usual takes on Wonder Woman are she's a, "the girl one", which really doesn't give her much to do; b, the warrior, which he specifically points out with Gail Simone, perhaps because she had a positive take on that angle, but has been around at least since Mark Waid portrayed her that way, with armor and a sword, in Kingdom Come, but there (and later during Greg Rucka's run) he capacity for violence is seen as a negative; and c, as the radical political one that her original creator Marston intended.
Sandifer argues that BvS does a little bit of b and c, but b becomes irrelevant because Batman and Superman have been elevated to Spartan warrior status and framed as such by Snyder, and c is fascinating in how it pits Wonder Woman against the toxic masculinity of the title characters:
More broadly, Sucker Punch makes clear that Snyder views femininity as a potentially viable alternative to the bleakness he identifies in masculine heroism, a viewpoint that comes tantalizingly close to what Wonder Woman was originally created for. She’s even positioned as the chronological beginning of superheroes, with a century of experience under her belt before Batman ever hit the scene, a move that seems primed to take the third option and allow her to be the actual moral foundation of the DCEU. But, of course, this is just an illusion.
The actual franchise history - which is of course where Wonder Woman’s narrative claim to intrude on the Batman/Superman dyad comes from - remains firmly centered on Snyder’s more nihilistic vision. Wonder Woman may be the first hero, but she’s explicitly positioned as having hidden herself for the hundred years between the mysterious photograph of her standing around with Captain Kirk and the present day such that Superman’s “revelation” (as the film’s opening chyron puts it) remains the narrative anchor point. And there’s a fundamental way in which this decision sets Wonder Woman up for failure. It has to be a story of Diana not becoming a hero - an explanation for how “A hundred years ago I walked away from mankind.” And indeed, its opening monologue promises to explain just that by having her declare “I used to want to save the world,” pointedly suggesting that she doesn’t anymore.
Yes, the film eventually finesses this in the final monologue by having her say that “only love can truly save the world. So now I stay, I fight, and I give - for the world I know can be,” which is semantically indistinguishable from wanting to save the world. But the overall frame is still essentially just how Wonder Woman came to occupy her Batman v. Superman role of haunting the film with the possibility of the larger DCU. It’s an origin story for a ghost.
Bear in mind he contrasts Snyder's take against Sucker Punch in perhaps the best defense of Sucker Punch I've ever seen.
It's still a horrible movie.
So anyways, required reading!