Batman v Superman hit theaters today. Press reviews were in earlier this week and now general audiences are giving their reactions. Opinions are mixed, with most leaning towards the negative. The common word bubbles appearing most in critic and fan reactions are that Batman and Wonder Women were the best parts of the movie, and everything else was a mess. Digging a little deeper and complaints lay with inconsistencies, plot wholes, character cramming..etc.
We know that the home release of Batman v Superman will feature an additional 30 minutes of footage and that it will be “R” rated. Question is: what made the cutting room floor, and will this additional footage help fill in the gaps and better balance the movie? By what director Zack Snyder has to say, probably not.
In a conversation with Collider, Snyder revealed what more fans can expect from the “Ultimate Cut” DVD/BluRay release. He talks about how longer version will be a “deeper dive” into the world of the DCEU and that will find ourselves immersed further into the film.
He also talked on what cut material makes the home release labeled as an “R” rating:
“There’s a little of actions, little bit of violence that we trimmed out for the MPAA that we put back. The Batman warehouse rescue, there’s a couple of shots of Doomsday that were too intense. Then there’s the little but longer ending, sort of the ending sequence, and the opening of the movie, the North Africa sequence is really much different”.
Even with additional footage, it seems unlikely a longer cut will change criticism on a lot of what people are citing as bad story telling. But, hey, if you’re one of the fans that really dug the movie then an extra 30 minutes of footage is just more of the movie to like.