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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition)
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08.10.2016 By: Sean Wist
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) order download
Director:
Zack Snyder

Actors:
Ben Affleck
Henry Cavill
Gal Gadot
Jesse Eisenberg

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
In the aftermath of Superman's fight with Zod and the destruction of half of Metropolis, Bruce Wayne/Batman takes measures to ensure he can defeat the Man of Steel if he needs to. Meanwhile, mastermind Lex Luthor pulls strings to ensure the two heroes will inevitably fight, in hopes that he can rid the world of Superman.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?

Director Zack Snyder (Man of Steel, Watchmen) has always divided audiences, seemingly favoring pretty visuals over a strong story. Despite some help from Argo writer Chris Terrio, BvS very much falls in line with Snyder's previous work, providing a shallow emotional experience while delivering some solid action. The only problem here is that there's not much action to go around.

The film starts out on an exciting note. No, not the opening credits where we see Bruce's parents being murdered yet again, but rather when we jump back to the third act of Man of Steel, this time from Bruce Wayne's point of view. He drives through the collapsing streets and buildings of Metropolis to try and save some of the people who work for him. Not only does it sum up his character and his allegiance to his people quite nicely, but it's exciting to see what he can do without all of the gadgets. Sadly, this momentum comes to a dead stop for the rest of Acts 1 and 2.

We then follow Lois Lane as she researches the origin of some ammunition used to frame Superman...the Man of Steel himself, as he tries to deal with a world that fears him...Lex Luthor, as he uncovers Superman's past...and Batman, as he researches his new foe. Only one of these plot threads are actually interesting, and the rest are either completely unnecessary or severely drag the film down. That's not even mentioning all the superfluous material used to tease some Justice League action down the road. The audience is almost asleep by the time Bats and Supes throw down in a fight that could've easily been avoided if our heroes bothered to say two sentences to each other. The rest of the third act brings the action goods, but it feels like it's serving a quota more than a story. Sadly, the movie is so lethargic up to this point that it's a pretty welcome break from the monotony.

The Ultimate Cut adds 32 minutes to an already bloated film. If you have any hopes that the added material will make the film any better, go ahead and put those hopes to bed now. There are a couple of moments that help to add sense to the proceedings, but none of them actually make the movie any better as a whole. Dawn of Justice is an absolute chore to watch. The good moments are scarce and mostly dealing with Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. In the end, this film is just a dreary exercise on how NOT to make an exciting or compelling superhero film.

THE EXTRAS

Given that this is a massive film with a huge fan base, there are plethora of extras to explore! Read on to see if they're worthwhile!

Uniting the World's Finest (15:05): This featurette touches on bringing together what's arguably the most exciting aspect of BvS; the Justice League.

Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants (12:28): Much like the previous extra, except focusing soley on Superman and Batman and their history together.

The Warrior, the Myth, the Wonder (21:16): Here we take a pretty complete look at Wonder Woman's history in comics, including her transformation over the years, the TV show and the upcoming film.

Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile (22:46): The new Batmobile may have had a bit of an underwhelming action scene in BvS, but this feature is admittedly pretty cool considering that the men behind building it did it all in 4 months - from inception to a fully working armored car. This is a pretty cool feature, albeit a little long.

Superman: Complexity and Truth (7:08): This featurette breezes through some of Superman's story in this film, as well as some behind the scenes stuff Henry Cavill took part in. It's a little unfocused, but pretty cool to see regarding what goes on behind the camera or during the big fight.

Batman: Austerity and Rage (8:15): Here we take a look at The Bat, and mostly his suit. I'm sure we've all seen eleventy billion pictures of it before BvS even hit theaters, but the filmmakers point out what they were going for, the somewhat low-tech look of its design and the functionality of it.

Wonder Woman: Power and Grace (6:48): Similar to the previous two features, this one takes a look at a specific character, and that's Wonder Woman. We dive into costume and fighting style here. It's funny to think of the controversy surrounding the casting of Gadot (at least when it was announced), as she is now considered one of the few shining aspects of BvS.

Batcave: Legacy of the Lair (7:12): The Batcave in BvS is probably the most underwhelming we've seen from an aesthetic standpoint, but this feature actually does a fair job of explaining the practicality of it. Should they have taken some artistic license? Probably, but it's cool to see the detail put into creating the actual set.

The Might and the Power of a Punch (5:15): This is kind of a silly feature that breaks down some of the "science" of the battle between Bats vs Supes. How hot Supes' vision is, how much Bats weighs in the suit, etc. It goes over a decent amount of most of the battle, but it's unnecessary. We get it. Superman doesn't take kindly to Kryptonite.

The Empire of Luthor (12:33): This featurette brings to light the most hated aspect of this film (arguably), which was Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. While I'm not ready to blame the actor for the character's misuse, the filmmakers talk about what they were striving with Luthor when creating him for BvS.

Save the Bats (4:37): You may remember this promotion before BvS hit theaters, but this shows us some of the cast/crew building bat houses for the #savethebats movement, regarding the conservation of (you guessed it) bats.

The trailer for Suicide Squad is also included.

FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Batman v Superman was an ambitious film, but ultimately didn't deliver what it set out to do. The film has its fans, so odds are you already know whether or not you want to pick up this movie. If you're asking if the extended cut makes a huge difference, my answer is easily, "No." It does help to explain a few things but doesn't change the film's bigger problems. With the special features being of the one-and-done variety, I'd recommend this as a rental unless you really need to own everything DC/Batman-related.
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3:18PM on 08/10/2016

Doc v Marvel debate yet again

Ok so I've watched and listened to a lot of schmoes air there views on this subject. Now I want to add my view. Personally I thought the cinema version probably a 5/10 or 2*. I bought the Ultimate edition as I'm a movie nerd, no preference over Marvel or DC. For me, Marvel is family friendly, bright and happy. DC moody, dark and more grown up. This ultimate version I'd rate as 7/8 out of 10 and 3.5* as I think it gives the film much greater context. There is far more to add weight to the
Ok so I've watched and listened to a lot of schmoes air there views on this subject. Now I want to add my view. Personally I thought the cinema version probably a 5/10 or 2*. I bought the Ultimate edition as I'm a movie nerd, no preference over Marvel or DC. For me, Marvel is family friendly, bright and happy. DC moody, dark and more grown up. This ultimate version I'd rate as 7/8 out of 10 and 3.5* as I think it gives the film much greater context. There is far more to add weight to the film and actually to me it didn't seem to drag like the cinematic version did. There were lots of nice extra touches but I think it's also worth pointing out that whilst this film is not perfect there are lots of great things about this film. Ben Affleck & Gal Gadot and their characters are fantastic The action is great and OK, over the top but guess what it's a comic book film! Supporting cast is great WW theme is nailed - spot on soundtrack to that and feel that will become iconic Bat vehicles were brill I would say that a lot of people come on here to slate DC vs Marvel. Why waste your time? It's a film and people can enjoy both, like my family and I we watch and enjoy both entities. Especially when what is happening in the world right now, films give us a chance to forget about that so just remember it's not always worth getting into petty disagreements with other people over
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2:58PM on 08/10/2016
Why should only a fan of the movie review? Makes no sense to me.
Why should only a fan of the movie review? Makes no sense to me.
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3:40PM on 08/10/2016
cause is not about the movie, is about the Blu-ray. Would you buy a movie you dont like?
cause is not about the movie, is about the Blu-ray. Would you buy a movie you dont like?
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12:15PM on 08/10/2016

A recommendation

In my opinion only a fan of the movie would buy the Blu ray, ergo this site should assign this review to a person who likes the movie as well. too much negative.
In my opinion only a fan of the movie would buy the Blu ray, ergo this site should assign this review to a person who likes the movie as well. too much negative.
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11:55AM on 08/10/2016

Sigh....

The first 2/3 were more of an old fashioned film making. Synder had a tough tough job to do and he pulled it off well, not great, but good. This is not a Marvel movie that needs action every 15 minutes to hold your attention, it's more film noirish for 2/3 and a slow burn.The extra footage does flesh out Lex JR's plans more and helps it to make more sense. Overall, the movie needed much better editing in the theatrical cut. They fact Lex Senior is mentioned a few times and teased is very
The first 2/3 were more of an old fashioned film making. Synder had a tough tough job to do and he pulled it off well, not great, but good. This is not a Marvel movie that needs action every 15 minutes to hold your attention, it's more film noirish for 2/3 and a slow burn.The extra footage does flesh out Lex JR's plans more and helps it to make more sense. Overall, the movie needed much better editing in the theatrical cut. They fact Lex Senior is mentioned a few times and teased is very telling for MOS II. The biggest problem was editing and people NOT paying attention, so many complaints are about how things don't make sense when if fact they are explained if you pay attention. The whole complaint about Batman's parents is key to a pivotal scene later in the movie. I understand some of the complaints but many can be answered by simply adjusting your expectations and watching the movie as it's own style, not as a copy of another comic movie style.
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11:38AM on 08/10/2016
2/5 stars? Really?
2/5 stars? Really?
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10:49AM on 08/10/2016

Biased much are we?!

I don't know what film you watched but damn if this review is straight biased. We get it, you hated the film. I don't remember it being all that terrible. Sure it had some moments but it was a fun and very entertaining film. Hey, Joblo, maybe you should hire people whole give reviews that aren't biased.
I don't know what film you watched but damn if this review is straight biased. We get it, you hated the film. I don't remember it being all that terrible. Sure it had some moments but it was a fun and very entertaining film. Hey, Joblo, maybe you should hire people whole give reviews that aren't biased.
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3:44PM on 08/10/2016
"Hey, Joblo, maybe you should hire people whole give reviews that aren't biased." Salarian Being biased can go both ways though. So you want biased reviews that are always positive?...You're not fully thinking much here.
"Hey, Joblo, maybe you should hire people whole give reviews that aren't biased." Salarian Being biased can go both ways though. So you want biased reviews that are always positive?...You're not fully thinking much here.
12:14PM on 08/10/2016
why this site assign the review to a person who doesn't like the movie? is crazy!!
why this site assign the review to a person who doesn't like the movie? is crazy!!

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