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Review: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition
07.01.2016
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NOTE: While this is filed as a review it's focused more on the additions made with the Ultimate Edition and how they compare and contrast to the theatrical cut and how the film shapes up with said additions. It's a tad irregular (shit, I can't think of any other time we've done this), but given the popularity and controversy over this film, we felt it would be good to investigate this new cut with another pair of eyes (mine, in this instance). You can read Chris Bumbray's original theatrical review HERE and Eric Walkuski's review HERE. Obviously, this is a more SPOILER-filled review, given that the film has been out since March and is an extended cut.

REVIEW: I would never have guessed that BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE would become such a controversial film. When it was originally announced at Comic Con the room was buzzing with excitement and the subsequent build of that excitement was palpable. However, there were always detractors from Zack Snyder’s take on the DC Universe and upon the debut of BVS, a sudden divide was created over his ultimate vision. However, just after its release it was revealed that a longer, harder, and (hopefully) more immersive version would be coming for the home video release (as well as a blink-and-you-missed-it theatrical turn).

For me, the good outweighed the bad for the theatrical cut of BVS, but it still had some glaring issues, most notably the choppy and confusing editing. It was all over the map, with scenes cutting in strange places, losing all sense of narrative, and a general lack of cohesion throughout. This particular flow is sadly apparent with the Ultimate Edition, as the new version clarifies so much that you have to wonder just what the hell happened when they were making cuts up until initial release.  I didn’t mind the darker take on the DCEU, though. In fact, I quite liked that aspect, as it was a nice counterbalance to the often upbeat and colorful world that Marvel excels at. I also loved the fact that BVS hit the ground running, establishing a deep-rooted history with its characters (i.e. a world where superheroes have existed for some time). Beyond that, it spared us yet another Batman origin film, while still involving us in his plight, yet at a much older age (and in a pretty dark place) than we’ve seen before on film.

And now comes the Ultimate Cut, which includes a whopping 30 extra minutes of footage and sports an R-rating (which is completely unnecessary and hardly earned, minus a few bloody shots and one use of the word "fuck"). The question now on the tongues of fans (and non-fans, for that matter) is if this cut makes any difference in the overall film or if it’s just excess filler from the cutting room floor. Well, it's surprisingly in favor of the former. Each new addition to this cut adds clarification to a number of scenes and subplots that, quite simply, didn’t make sense in the theatrical cut. I found myself on numerous occasions going, “Ahhhh” with each new scene that served to clear up some of the more confusing parts of the theatrical cut.

The opening of the film, which finds Lois Lane (Amy Adams) in a terrorist compound in Africa, about to interview a suspected terrorist along with her “photographer” Jimmy Olsen (revealed here with that name). Things go awry, however, ending with Olsen dead and Lois held hostage. Here, however, there’s more to the action, including the U.S. government’s response, including a drone strike, which is promptly cut short by Superman. We also get more of the bad(der) guys (led by Callan Mulvey’s Anatoli, in a much larger role with this cut), who kill off the men in the compound and burn their bodies (blaming Supes "heat vision" for their deaths), giving more insight into the overall set-up to frame Superman for their deaths, which was completely missing from the theatrical cut, causing much confusion as to why anyone would think that Superman killed those men to begin with.

The set-up of Superman for the deaths, which leads to Holly Hunter’s Senator Finch seeking to hold him responsible, plays a much larger role in the Ultimate Cut. The most glaring omission comes from the woman who testifies in Congress that it was Superman who killed those men. After her tearful revelation of his “crimes” we later find out that she’s a local woman that’s part of the conspiracy to frame him. This is a major thing to leave out of the theatrical cut, as the question always loomed on the validity of the government’s response to Superman supposedly killing those men and just how far and deep the set-up went, which we later find out is orchestrated by none other than Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Anatoli later kills the woman, who, after a crisis of conscience, decides to tell Senator Finch that she made it up, which gives us a peek into just how far Lex will go to cover his tracks and get what he wants.

Speaking of Lex, there’s some extended dialogue scenes here, which could be good or bad depending on how you liked Eisenberg’s interpretation of the character. I found him more grating than I anticipated initially, but felt that he was fleshed out a bit more in the Ultimate Cut, as we find out more on his plot and motives to destroy Superman. However, if the character didn’t work for you in the theatrical cut, I wouldn’t expect a 180-degree turn on those feelings with this version.

For Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), we get a number of cool, small scenes, including a discussion about the Wayne family history with Alfred just prior to his mission to kill Superman and we also get a peek at him in action on security monitors when he steals the kryptonite from Lex’s headquarters. A notable addition comes as well when Batman confronts Lex in prison at the end. Batman tells Lex that he’s having him “moved” to Arkham Asylum after Lex cops to being “criminally insane.” It’s a cool reveal that ties us back into Batman’s story, which is arguably the most interesting of the entire film.

Superman/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) gets a hefty amount of beefing up here as well, with an inclusion of many sequences involving Kent investigating Batman. Kent seeks out the man that Batman branded at the beginning of the film, who is killed in prison for having the brand on him. He later runs into the man’s widow and child, which furthers Kent’s overall disdain for Batman and takes us much deeper into the story of the man he branded, for better or worse. There’s also a scene where a neighbor talks ominously about Batman to Kent, again building up the drive to bring him to justice. On the homefront aspect, there's a moment where Kent calls his mom, Martha Kent (Diane Lane) for some counsel, which serves to give their relationship some familial depth.

For Superman, there’s some added heft after the Capitol bombing, where we actually see him rescuing people from the building and bringing them to safety. It’s baffling that they would leave that out, as one of the complaints about his character in the theatrical cut was that he didn’t exude enough of the heroic traits we’re used to. In this version we see him stick around to help, rather than just fly off like a guilty man in the theatrical version. It adds a lot of weight just to see him standing there and helping people after the explosion. That said, don’t expect the “Aw, shucks” bright version of Superman that some desired. Despite the additions, this is still a conflicted Superman that’s finding his place and purpose on Earth. This aspect was fine for me, although I’d certainly agree he could use some more punching up in the charisma department.

The Ultimate Edition also gives Lois a much larger role after the Africa incident as she dives deep into the investigation of it, eventually uncovering that Lex Luthor was behind the whole thing. Two new scenes stick out, including one with Jena Malone’s Jenet Klyburn, a lab tech who analyzes the bullet that Lois recovered from the incident, telling her it’s a metal that’s not been seen before. She also tells Lois, after the Capitol bombing, that the wheelchair that housed the bomb was made of the same metal, but also lined with lead, which reveals to Lois that there’s no way that Superman could’ve seen the explosion coming. The other notable scene is Lois investigating the apartment of Wallace Keefe (the main the wheelchair), finding that his home is stocked with food, indicating that he may not have been in on the plot, but rather a puppet in Lex’s plan (i.e. he was not prepared to die...because he had oranges on top of the fridge).

As far as Wonder Woman goes, I couldn’t spot anything new and, while I think Gal Gadot is great in the role, she’s mostly relegated to a socialite who goes to parties and watches superhero reveals on her laptop (the lamest aspect of BVS, which should've been the coolest). We learn almost nothing about her reason for being there, other than to get an old photo back from Lex. Obviously, she’s not hip to the digital age as, once a photo is out, it’s out for good. Perhaps she should’ve tried a DMCA notice. Her whole reason for getting on the Turkish Airlines flight is obviously a tie-in for the airline and serves no relevant purpose that we’d know and the reveal of her name (Ms. Prince) when it’s said by the flight attendant as she leaves is just silly. They can't even remember what drink I asked for during in-flight service.

The Steppenwolf (who has since been revealed as a villain in the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE) scene is worked into the finale, which is a suitable addition, as we never see Lex actually captured (let alone tried) in the theatrical cut. He just goes from his unleashing of Doomsday to getting his hair cut for prison. An odd jump, but now we have a smoother transition to that point.

So, is the Ultimate Edition better than the theatrical version? The short answer is yes. The longer answer is yes, but…do we really need three hours to get the best out of this film? I don’t think so. Unlike Snyder’s longer WATCHMEN cut, which serves very specific source material, BVS could easily lose just as many scenes as its gained, but more than that, a tighter narrative (i.e. much less convoluted) would have given it the strength to hold its own without more time added. However, for those that loved the film, I think the Ultimate Edition will be a welcome and appreciated addition and for those that didn’t, I think this could assuage some of their disappointment with it. And for many, I'm sure this cut will make no difference at all of their opinion.

There’s still much to love about BVS (pretty much anytime Batman is onscreen for one) and there’s some rousing and cool action to be sure, so it's certainly not the lackluster affair many have made it out to be. Far from it. If anything, it's a promising and ambitious work that sometimes comes together and sometimes doesn't. The DCEU set-up and establishment of rooted history gets the comic geek in me excited for the future of this universe, but on the whole, I think BVS bit off way more than it could chew in attempting to really immerse itself fully in that world. A little restraint would've gone a long way. It’s kind of like when someone has a great surprise party planned, but the excitement compels them to reveal it all to you beforehand, thereby killing the surprise. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun at the party.

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1:40AM on 07/21/2016

It was Super

Whoever made the decision to cut that extra 30 minutes out for the theatrical release should be shot! This version was so much better! I thoroughly enjoyed it! Especially at 1:42:06. Way to go Snyder!!! Should of had a wider release of extended version in theaters! So much happier now!
Whoever made the decision to cut that extra 30 minutes out for the theatrical release should be shot! This version was so much better! I thoroughly enjoyed it! Especially at 1:42:06. Way to go Snyder!!! Should of had a wider release of extended version in theaters! So much happier now!
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6:16AM on 07/09/2016

BvS Theatrical - 9/10, Ultimate - 9.5/10

Near masterpiece for me. I recently watched it with a friend who skipped it in theatres bcoz she heard it got bad reviews and she absolutely loved it. She said "Superman is now my favorite, then Spiderman"
Another friend said "Best film Ive seen all year, 10/10"
another friend said "Thats what I get listening to reviews smh This movie was like The Dark Knight all over again"
My own personal opinion; it's a near masterpiece. An ambitiously daring movie. I love the tone and if Justice League
Near masterpiece for me. I recently watched it with a friend who skipped it in theatres bcoz she heard it got bad reviews and she absolutely loved it. She said "Superman is now my favorite, then Spiderman"
Another friend said "Best film Ive seen all year, 10/10"
another friend said "Thats what I get listening to reviews smh This movie was like The Dark Knight all over again"
My own personal opinion; it's a near masterpiece. An ambitiously daring movie. I love the tone and if Justice League and future DC films do not attempt this tone and style, we will all be worse for it.
BvS Theatrical - 9/10, Ultimate - 9.5/10
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10:13PM on 07/07/2016

It shall be redeemed...

I think after a few years, people will get over their gripes about this film. I think the marketing and the name (Batman v Superman) were what set up most of the disappointment. SPOILER: It clearly is a film about Lex's puppetmaster-like character trying to pull strings to skew the public's view of these 2 "heroes". I also think people are still waiting for that confident do-gooder version of superman and are too impatient for him to go through his phase of finding himself as a young man/alien,
I think after a few years, people will get over their gripes about this film. I think the marketing and the name (Batman v Superman) were what set up most of the disappointment. SPOILER: It clearly is a film about Lex's puppetmaster-like character trying to pull strings to skew the public's view of these 2 "heroes". I also think people are still waiting for that confident do-gooder version of superman and are too impatient for him to go through his phase of finding himself as a young man/alien, while the world's reception of him remains mixed. If this were another film, with different names, it would be received very well. Even as it is, the public will forget it's initial expectations and enjoy this film for what it is....Watchmen. But seriously, it's cool. I, for one, am starting to lose interest in the Marvel formula for making films. Iron Man is the only film I can rewatch nowadays. Guardians of The Galaxy is fun, though (just not a super hero movie). This 'Ultimate' version is the one that was made for the public. That theatrical 'cut' was a bad example of what to leave in/out when editing for time. It's not a masterpiece like TDK, but not every film needs to be to be called a good film. Mark my words, this movie will be redeemed.
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11:58AM on 07/07/2016
I'm glad if someone enjoyed, because it's not like their likely to just stop at this point, but I just have found these last two DC flicks to be kinda soulless for me. The tone from the start was just way too dark for me, I'm not saying they should be identical to Marvel, just more true to the tone of each character. Anyways, I do still hope people who enjoyed it get a kick out of the longer version.
I'm glad if someone enjoyed, because it's not like their likely to just stop at this point, but I just have found these last two DC flicks to be kinda soulless for me. The tone from the start was just way too dark for me, I'm not saying they should be identical to Marvel, just more true to the tone of each character. Anyways, I do still hope people who enjoyed it get a kick out of the longer version.
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2:03AM on 07/04/2016

So horribly boring

Finally watched this. Wow. Worse than expected. Bad character motivations. Muddle script. Eisenberg was awful. Your villain needs to be menacing and scary. His was....just a weird talking trope. Finally the 2 heroes get together because their mommas share the same name and they fight the bailout monster. Supes dies but really doesn't. It made me think Man of Steel was awesome. Snyder needs to stop making movies. DC ya dun fucked this one up.
Finally watched this. Wow. Worse than expected. Bad character motivations. Muddle script. Eisenberg was awful. Your villain needs to be menacing and scary. His was....just a weird talking trope. Finally the 2 heroes get together because their mommas share the same name and they fight the bailout monster. Supes dies but really doesn't. It made me think Man of Steel was awesome. Snyder needs to stop making movies. DC ya dun fucked this one up.
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2:23PM on 07/04/2016
I think the key for a villain is that he/she pose an actual threat to the hero(es). Usually, we're accustomed to seeing menacing or scary villains in comic book movies, but what Lex lacks in those traits in this movie he makes up for with his deeply-rooted hatred of not just Superman, but the very idea of him.
I think the key for a villain is that he/she pose an actual threat to the hero(es). Usually, we're accustomed to seeing menacing or scary villains in comic book movies, but what Lex lacks in those traits in this movie he makes up for with his deeply-rooted hatred of not just Superman, but the very idea of him.
11:10PM on 07/01/2016

massive improvement

The theatrical cut was about a 4.5 for me. The Ultimate is a solid 8. Is it perfect? No. There are still some issues. The main tonal or story issues that were massive problems in the theatrical are now downgraded to minor for me. Still feel that this movie would have been far more impactful if there was a second solo superman movie and a solo batman flick that both started setting up the dominos for this. The Martha thing is also still a problem, but now that you aren't sitting for 2 hours
The theatrical cut was about a 4.5 for me. The Ultimate is a solid 8. Is it perfect? No. There are still some issues. The main tonal or story issues that were massive problems in the theatrical are now downgraded to minor for me. Still feel that this movie would have been far more impactful if there was a second solo superman movie and a solo batman flick that both started setting up the dominos for this. The Martha thing is also still a problem, but now that you aren't sitting for 2 hours through a bunch of unrelated scenes that make no sense and it's now an actual coherent film that builds to it, it's far easier to gloss over than it was. This cut also leveled out Eisenberg's interpretation of Lex as well. It seemed far less jittery and off putting now that you can actually see all the strings he was pulling. When none of that was in, he seemed like a weird rip off of the joker without the makeup. There are a few scenes (like the africa scenes) or the scenes leading up to and following the senate explosion that are still baffling why they were removed. They would have added maybe 5 minutes to the theatrical and would have alone cleared up a bunch of stuff.
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12:13PM on 07/02/2016
I get what you're saying with the set-up maybe needing two solo movies prior to this, but I also liked the fact that we're just dropped into the world of this 20 year veteran Batman that has suffered through some losses of his own. I think the next solo Batman movie will go back and touch on his past more deeply. This universe seems to have taken the opposite approach to the current trend; choosing to delve into backstories after the team-up movies. Whether that's problematic for you depends on
I get what you're saying with the set-up maybe needing two solo movies prior to this, but I also liked the fact that we're just dropped into the world of this 20 year veteran Batman that has suffered through some losses of his own. I think the next solo Batman movie will go back and touch on his past more deeply. This universe seems to have taken the opposite approach to the current trend; choosing to delve into backstories after the team-up movies. Whether that's problematic for you depends on your opinion, but it is something different than what we're used to.
4:00PM on 07/01/2016
I'm a firm believer that this film will be better received with time. It's not widely appreciated now, but I think it be looked upon more fondly by some as time goes on.
I'm a firm believer that this film will be better received with time. It's not widely appreciated now, but I think it be looked upon more fondly by some as time goes on.
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2:56PM on 07/01/2016

Fanboy on coolaid

"that doesnít mean you canít still have fun at the party."
how can you PRETEND to have fun when your favorite heroes walking around sad face bad dialog while other goes on mass murdering, and they both want to kill each other over a peanut reason. Don't get me start with that ugly monster.
"that doesnít mean you canít still have fun at the party."
how can you PRETEND to have fun when your favorite heroes walking around sad face bad dialog while other goes on mass murdering, and they both want to kill each other over a peanut reason. Don't get me start with that ugly monster.
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4:28PM on 07/02/2016
So everyone should be be smiling and be happy. Think of what tone the film is, not what you've seen in comics or on SuperGirl or what you wish for. The 2 main characters are evolving. Superman confused with any action he takes, Batman more angry and less forgiving with criminals. New Scenes in the UC version help explain this more. A better film now. Most people can see this.
So everyone should be be smiling and be happy. Think of what tone the film is, not what you've seen in comics or on SuperGirl or what you wish for. The 2 main characters are evolving. Superman confused with any action he takes, Batman more angry and less forgiving with criminals. New Scenes in the UC version help explain this more. A better film now. Most people can see this.
12:01PM on 07/07/2016
Just because someone though it went too dark doesn't mean they wanted everyone to be smiling and happy. A movie can be compelling without trying so hard to be hard boiled.
Just because someone though it went too dark doesn't mean they wanted everyone to be smiling and happy. A movie can be compelling without trying so hard to be hard boiled.
2:45PM on 07/01/2016

A suggestion for these reviews

Can you please add to future reviews what platforms the digital copy works with. Is the digital copy VUDU, Ultraviolet, Google Play, etc. This information is hard to come by. Thanks and keep up the great reviews!
Can you please add to future reviews what platforms the digital copy works with. Is the digital copy VUDU, Ultraviolet, Google Play, etc. This information is hard to come by. Thanks and keep up the great reviews!
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3:12PM on 07/01/2016
Good question. Typically, we see these films either at the theater during press screenings or via the web with a digital screener, but it's set on a particular platform, unfortunately. However, for this review, I purchased the iTunes digital copy, which retains a ton of special features that are also on the upcoming blu-ray release. Hope that helps and thanks for the comment!
Good question. Typically, we see these films either at the theater during press screenings or via the web with a digital screener, but it's set on a particular platform, unfortunately. However, for this review, I purchased the iTunes digital copy, which retains a ton of special features that are also on the upcoming blu-ray release. Hope that helps and thanks for the comment!
12:44PM on 07/01/2016
While the longer cut makes it seem slightly less choppy, it doesn't come close to fixing the biggest issues with this film. BvS is just a bad film, and being longer does not equate quality.
While the longer cut makes it seem slightly less choppy, it doesn't come close to fixing the biggest issues with this film. BvS is just a bad film, and being longer does not equate quality.
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3:01PM on 07/01/2016
the biggest issue with the movie is the characters portrait.

More reasons to justify bank robbering does not excuse someone as still a criminal breaking the law.
It would be like saying "my sister is hungry so i have a right to steal from you"
the biggest issue with the movie is the characters portrait.

More reasons to justify bank robbering does not excuse someone as still a criminal breaking the law.
It would be like saying "my sister is hungry so i have a right to steal from you"
3:04PM on 07/01/2016
Baalblade just described Jean Valjean in Les Miserables
Baalblade just described Jean Valjean in Les Miserables
4:31PM on 07/02/2016
Err sorry you're wrong the UC version did improve on it. Everyyone else can see this. 8.5/10.
Err sorry you're wrong the UC version did improve on it. Everyyone else can see this. 8.5/10.
12:25PM on 07/01/2016

Affleck Superhero movies improve drastically with director's cuts

Much like Daredevil 4/10 became a 8/10 with the Director's Cut, Batman v Superman (6.5/10 for me) became an 8/10.

The one thing not explained that I'll just assume for myself, is that LexCorp bullets melt or incinerate with fire making the burned bodies easier to implicate Superman on. The bullet that was recovered was lodged in a book.

How Lois knew a bullet was even worth investigating is beyond me... I guess it looked kind of funky.

I'm glad the plotlines got more fleshed out, but
Much like Daredevil 4/10 became a 8/10 with the Director's Cut, Batman v Superman (6.5/10 for me) became an 8/10.

The one thing not explained that I'll just assume for myself, is that LexCorp bullets melt or incinerate with fire making the burned bodies easier to implicate Superman on. The bullet that was recovered was lodged in a book.

How Lois knew a bullet was even worth investigating is beyond me... I guess it looked kind of funky.

I'm glad the plotlines got more fleshed out, but the most important change to this cut was more screentime and good material for Clark. It allowed me to emotionally connect to his sacrifice at the end, whereas in the theatrical cut he was a minor character next to Batman
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2:12AM on 07/02/2016
Lol...giving a Daredevil an 8/10 made you lose ALL credibility. Directors cut or not.
Lol...giving a Daredevil an 8/10 made you lose ALL credibility. Directors cut or not.
10:43PM on 07/02/2016
And your name is Trollblo, so even your username takes away any "credibility" you may...er...have? ;)
And your name is Trollblo, so even your username takes away any "credibility" you may...er...have? ;)
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11:06AM on 07/01/2016

Makes it worse!

The Bat brand - The theatrical cut says any criminal with a bat brand will get killed in prison, which was a fine explanation. But the ultimate cut shows Lex having to fix it so that the guy we see getting branded in the beginning gets killed. This raises the question, do any of the branded criminals get killed or has Lex arranged all of them? If yes then Batman comes out as even a bigger fool than before.

The Nairomi plot - As others have mentioned this plot makes even less sense now than
The Bat brand - The theatrical cut says any criminal with a bat brand will get killed in prison, which was a fine explanation. But the ultimate cut shows Lex having to fix it so that the guy we see getting branded in the beginning gets killed. This raises the question, do any of the branded criminals get killed or has Lex arranged all of them? If yes then Batman comes out as even a bigger fool than before.

The Nairomi plot - As others have mentioned this plot makes even less sense now than before especially when the government had eyes on the spot and they could see it wasn't Superman who killed those people.

Lex's metal - Why does Lex have to make bullets and wheelchairs out of a metal that only his company creates? What possible use could there be to do this if you want to implicate Superman?
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11:05AM on 07/01/2016
So I was one of those disappointed by what I saw the first time around. This extra 30 minutes sounds like it could change my opinion though. Did Man Of Steel also get an Ultimate Edition - I'd like my opinion changed on that too.
So I was one of those disappointed by what I saw the first time around. This extra 30 minutes sounds like it could change my opinion though. Did Man Of Steel also get an Ultimate Edition - I'd like my opinion changed on that too.
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9:49AM on 07/01/2016

This didn't improve on anything!!

There still was no good reason to believe Superman SHOT a bunch of people. There was no good reason for Batman to want to kill Superman and vice versa. The entire plot hinges on making Batman a total dumbass and Superman a complete asshole. I was hoping for at least a scene or two of them talking and debating some more as Clark and Bruce. If anything this edition felt like it just dragged out more problems with the plot and the characters. This movie blows and is just trying desperately to get
There still was no good reason to believe Superman SHOT a bunch of people. There was no good reason for Batman to want to kill Superman and vice versa. The entire plot hinges on making Batman a total dumbass and Superman a complete asshole. I was hoping for at least a scene or two of them talking and debating some more as Clark and Bruce. If anything this edition felt like it just dragged out more problems with the plot and the characters. This movie blows and is just trying desperately to get its money back by shitting out R rated cuts where they say Fuck. That is just a cheap shot at cashing in on Deadpool success.
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1:24PM on 07/01/2016
Didn't the Batman shooting people take place in a dream?
Didn't the Batman shooting people take place in a dream?
9:46AM on 07/01/2016

I liked it but

It really did flesh out Lex JR's plan to set up Superman. I can see why the edited that stuff out but it really cut into explaining Lex's plan.

It did suffer some from The Dark Knight/Watchmen syndrome. There's so much they are trying to cram into one movie, it's overloaded and most people don't have time to properly appreciate and digest everything.

It really did flesh out Lex JR's plan to set up Superman. I can see why the edited that stuff out but it really cut into explaining Lex's plan.

It did suffer some from The Dark Knight/Watchmen syndrome. There's so much they are trying to cram into one movie, it's overloaded and most people don't have time to properly appreciate and digest everything.

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2:15AM on 07/02/2016
Please don't compare this to The Dark Knight....the problems in that movie don't even compare to the bullshit in this movie.

Oh yeah, I forgot, to you, this is a "thinking" movie.
Please don't compare this to The Dark Knight....the problems in that movie don't even compare to the bullshit in this movie.

Oh yeah, I forgot, to you, this is a "thinking" movie.
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6:09AM on 07/01/2016
Saw this cut and definately improved on the TC. I did like that cut anyway and I followed the plot just fine. The UC Is a slow burner but is even more engaging and explained more. 3 hrs just flew by. UC 8.5/10. Its a more dramatic film with a political element. They should of released this version.
Saw this cut and definately improved on the TC. I did like that cut anyway and I followed the plot just fine. The UC Is a slow burner but is even more engaging and explained more. 3 hrs just flew by. UC 8.5/10. Its a more dramatic film with a political element. They should of released this version.
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3:58AM on 07/01/2016
Perhaps it fills in holes and maybe a three hour run time fleshes out the many stories better, but the problem of too much still exists. This needed to be a leaner, meaner movie. When you stuff a movie with so much it takes three hours to properly tell it right, then there's too much. I had a feeling that the stuff that got cut wouldn't do much for me, especially when I am reading about all these additions and realizing that they don't really do much for me in terms of the plot.
Perhaps it fills in holes and maybe a three hour run time fleshes out the many stories better, but the problem of too much still exists. This needed to be a leaner, meaner movie. When you stuff a movie with so much it takes three hours to properly tell it right, then there's too much. I had a feeling that the stuff that got cut wouldn't do much for me, especially when I am reading about all these additions and realizing that they don't really do much for me in terms of the plot.
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3:23AM on 07/01/2016
Haha, Assfleck - nice. As the Ultimate Edition, 7/10 is fine by me.
Haha, Assfleck - nice. As the Ultimate Edition, 7/10 is fine by me.
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3:14AM on 07/01/2016
This Ultimate Edition adds nothing to this film, it only makes it longer and even harder to sit through. The awful writing is still prevalent, and the dialog still sucks. Plot holes are certainly not filled. Every second Lex is on the screen is still painful. You still have a very unlikable Superman and a homicidal Batman that's more like Dexter than a hero.
This Ultimate Edition adds nothing to this film, it only makes it longer and even harder to sit through. The awful writing is still prevalent, and the dialog still sucks. Plot holes are certainly not filled. Every second Lex is on the screen is still painful. You still have a very unlikable Superman and a homicidal Batman that's more like Dexter than a hero.
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9:51AM on 07/01/2016
Fanboy assholes will be assholes. It's either their love for Snyder or their disbelief that there could be a bad Batman movie that keeps their head up their asses.
Fanboy assholes will be assholes. It's either their love for Snyder or their disbelief that there could be a bad Batman movie that keeps their head up their asses.
9:51AM on 07/01/2016
Fanboy assholes will be assholes. It's either their love for Snyder or their disbelief that there could be a bad Batman movie that keeps their head up their asses.
Fanboy assholes will be assholes. It's either their love for Snyder or their disbelief that there could be a bad Batman movie that keeps their head up their asses.
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3:11AM on 07/01/2016
Glad to hear it's an improvement! I didn't hate the theatrical cut, but was definitely underwhelmed when I left the theatre.

Also, I guess this is hard to answer with the digital download, but any word on the special features that come with the Blu-Ray? I don't have a huge Blu-Ray collection, but I'm considering picking this one up in a few weeks.
Glad to hear it's an improvement! I didn't hate the theatrical cut, but was definitely underwhelmed when I left the theatre.

Also, I guess this is hard to answer with the digital download, but any word on the special features that come with the Blu-Ray? I don't have a huge Blu-Ray collection, but I'm considering picking this one up in a few weeks.
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3:06AM on 07/01/2016
Final action showdown still drags. I still think the serious tone is pretty cool. Sometimes it doesn't even feel like you're watching a superhero movie. Unfortunately BvS still suffers from poor decisions in script and casting.

Let's hear it for Jeremy Irons though, I thought he was pretty good.
Final action showdown still drags. I still think the serious tone is pretty cool. Sometimes it doesn't even feel like you're watching a superhero movie. Unfortunately BvS still suffers from poor decisions in script and casting.

Let's hear it for Jeremy Irons though, I thought he was pretty good.
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2:12AM on 07/01/2016
Wow. The plot now makes A LOT of sense.
Wow. The plot now makes A LOT of sense.
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1:34AM on 07/01/2016

I knew there was a better film in there

and here it is. Plot holes filled, the screw turns so much slower but with much more clarity. Like 'kingdom of heaven' this directors cut of the film really is the definitive version to experience
and here it is. Plot holes filled, the screw turns so much slower but with much more clarity. Like 'kingdom of heaven' this directors cut of the film really is the definitive version to experience
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1:36AM on 07/01/2016
Yeah, the Kingdom of Heaven directors cut is a whole other experience. Hugely underrated film and one of Ridley's best IMO.
Yeah, the Kingdom of Heaven directors cut is a whole other experience. Hugely underrated film and one of Ridley's best IMO.
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