agreed. And that’s exactly how this film treats it. I just wrote the spoiler tags because I know someone would complain if I didn’t.
And I’m pretty sure that was the mindset that Snyder/Whedon had here. “Look, this isn’t about plot. Lets just use #3 and make this about seeing the DCEU characters in it.
Like it’s impossible to like this movie even if a little bit if you care about the plot at all… unless you REALLY LOVE plot #3 and will see any plot #3 movie that comes out.