Last year it was reported that, during an early screen of Batman V Superman, that Warner Bros executives gave a standing ovation to the film. Fast forward to March 2016, after Zack Snyder stated that his original cut of the movie was 3 hours long before Warner Bros required him to edit the movie down, a 2 1/2 hour cut of Batman V Superman releases to mixed/negative opinions.
Now we finally have Snyder’s original 3 hour cut of the movie, dubbed the “Ultimate Edition”, and I’m inclined to think THIS was the version WB executives gave a standing ovation for last year. The “Ultimate Edition” of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is such a large improvement over the theatrical version, it resolves just about every issue I had with the theatrical cut in my review (including its lack of Jon Stewart and Jena Malone appearances).
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The critics almost uniformly panned it. The audiences are split, and the dollars, thus far, are pretty solidly in the film’s favor. It is interesting, but not unexpected, that there are such varying opinions on the Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. When I sat down after seeing the film and wrote my “like” and “dislike” list, there were almost twice as many things on the “dislike” list as the good side, but I am still willing to say that the movie was OK. I definitely didn’t hate it. Continue reading 8 Reasons Batman v Superman Was Just OK
Zack Snyder and Chris Terrio’s new superhero epic has many allegorical and literal themes that you might not expect it to. Even though this movie isn’t on the level of quality of something like Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight”, I do consider the character motivations and mythological themes just as fascinating as the philosophy of Nolan’s grand morality play from 2008. Continue reading God Versus Man: A Thematic Analysis of Batman V Superman (HEAVY SPOILERS)
Zack Snyder’s “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” has finally arrived. Ever since 2013’s “Man of Steel”, many people have developed a negative stance on this production, since Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot depicted a Superman that was less colorful, more dramatic and more controversial than previous on-screen incarnations. While the movie had issues, I found it a very good, fresh modern Superman story. Continue reading Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Review – A Thrilling Yet Imperfect Mythic Cornerstone For DC’s New Universe
Don’t get me wrong, when it comes to reviews, I am not sold that they are any indication of a film’s actual worth. Lots of times, reviewers get it wrong. The Wizard of Oz, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Graduate, Annie Hall, and Psycho all received bad reviews right after they were released. So, reviews are to be taken with a grain of salt.
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