Batman v Superman – Dawn Of Justice (Ultimate Edition): Blu-ray Review












The Movie:

I reviewed the Theatrical Cut of the film earlier this year. If you’d like to read it then you can do that HERE.

Now let’s get down to business with the Ultimate Edition. This cut of the film comes in a whopping running time of 3hrs and 2min so you may have to mentally prepare yourself for it. The good thing about the length of the film is that it totally makes it so much better. I personally think that this is the definitive version of this film mainly because the added scenes add so much more to the narrative. One scene in particular that makes me HappyMad (it’s a real emotion I swear) is the one where we get to see Jena Malone’s character. She gives a pretty good piece of info regarding the explosion that happens during the Senate hearing that I had previously had questions about. I was really happy that they had a scene that answered my question but I was mad at the same time that a scene like that would get cut. It just made things make so much more sense. There is also the inclusion of a scene that sets up the bigger picture moving forward in this cinematic universe. It doesn’t say or explain much but it throws out a clue for future DC films. The movie itself still has its flaws but this version of it forgives good portions of it. You just have to sit through 30 extra minutes which really isn’t a terrible thing when you consider the benefits of it. Without a doubt the Ultimate Edition will be the version that I watch and recommend to everyone if they want to watch the film. It just feels a lot more complete as an experience and I honestly wouldn’t want to watch it any other way. 8/10

Special Features:

Uniting The Worlds Finest – This was a really great feature about what it took to bring these 3 heroes together on the big screen. We also get a look at the other members of the Justice League and the actors that portray them and they speak on what they feel their character will bring to the DCEU.

Gods And Men: A Meeting Of Giants – This focuses on the two title characters. We get to see a lot of Behind The Scenes footage of their fight scene and how it all came together.

The Warrior, The Myth, The Wonder – This Wonder Woman feature shows the history of the character and the topic of feminism with interviews with Viola Davis, Margot Robbie and Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot.

Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile – We get to see the evolution, design and creation of the new Batmobile. There were some prototype tests as well as seeing the Batmobile actually run on a racetrack.

Superman: Complexity & Truth – This feature is Superman driven with lots of BTS footage of Henry Cavill and bits about the design of his suit and it not being suitable to be in wet scenarios.

Batman: Austerity & Rage – This feature is Batman driven. We get to check out a lot of his props on set and get a look at his batsuits as well.

Wonder Woman: Grace & Power – This feature Wonder Woman driven. They show Gal Gadot training for the role as well as her talking about her feeling comfortable with fight choreography since she has a dance background. There are also some costume tests including one that didn’t make it into the film.

Batcave: Legacy Of The Lair – This shows the creation of the new Batcave and how it was built from the ground up and how the majority of it was practical and only a small amount was created with CGI.

The Might And The Power Of A Punch – We’re shown a fantastic look at the big fight scene between the two characters. It’s not a long feature but it does give some fun facts about the scenario.

The Empire Of Luthor – Lex is the main focus here and they talk about how the character is very closely compared to major tech giants out there.

Save The Bats – This feature shows the importance and reason of this cause.

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (Ultimate Edition) is available July 19th on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack or DVD on July 19 or Own It Now on Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment


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