BvS Ultimate Edition Review: An addition we all need
This review may have spoilers!
The BvS Ultimate Edition has about thirty minutes added on to it, which smooths out the foundation of the story a lot more. From Lex’s plans to Lois Lane’s investigative news reporter skills. It still has the dark and gritty tone filled with action, but better.
The adding of the thirty minutes added a layer of clarity to the story and fixed a problem that I had with the theatrical version, the editing. This versions editing seems a lot more clear and the story flows a lot better. Especially the first two acts. There are several things that I didn’t like about the theatrical version that they were able to fix with this version. There are still problems that stand out to me in the third act, but it’s still, a much better movie.
The theme of the story made more sense as different characters motivations for some of the things they did was more clearly laid out for us, Lex’s reason for being a puppet master and Lois’s investigation going into more detail. Even though the theme stayed the same between both of the versions, it makes more sense when the movie has more room to breath. I may also add that the action is even better, one of my favorite parts of the film, the Batman vs the warehouse guys, is taken up a notch as we get a “bone braking” Batman going to work.
I recommend everyone to see this movie, it’s definitely a Zach Snyder’s rated R movie, so youngsters might need to wait a little depending on what they can handle. But whether you did or didn’t like the theatrical version, I advise that you see the ultimate edition, I believe that both groups of people will like it better, whether a little more or a lot more.
Ultimately, I liked this version a lot more and I can’t wait to buy the UHD Blu Ray when it’s released on July 19th. At the end of the film, I found myself feeling bad for Zach Snyder after all the slander he got for the theatrical release, given that the studio heads told him to cut the movie time down, I wish this version was the one that was released. This version makes me even more excited for Justice League. So go see it and come back to tell us what you think. For more news on everything entertainment, stay tuned to MFST.
Dewayne Edwards covers television and movies for MFST, follow him on Twitter @ProPizza94.