Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Extended Cut & Theatrical
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition + Theatrical Digital HD UltraViolet)
The extended cut of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" includes 30 more minutes of story and action not seen in theaters! Also includes the Theatrical Version of the film plus over 2 hours of bonus content. From director Zack Snyder comes "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," starring Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters' first big-screen pairing. Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.
DC vs Marvel? no.
By Akim on March 24, 2016
Some would argue that DC should of taken an approach more akin to Marvel, though I wholeheartedly agree with the route they've chosen. How many 2 hour long origin stories does one have to sit through only to wait for the minute long post credits scene telling you there's a far more interesting and entertaining movie elsewhere you'll want to see in several years? (btw there's no post credits scene)
Batman v Superman kicks off DC's expanded universe with a bang and it certainly delivers on the premise that DC does NOT want to imitate Marvel in any fashion. They're going to "do their own thing" which is exactly what any comic book lover could of hoped for as I feared we would get repeats of the same exact films Marvel had already released years ago (and are still releasing).
The tone of Batman v Superman (which seems to be a point of controversy) is inherently part of what will separate DC's films from anyone else. They're gritty, they're edgy, they're dark and I mean REALLY dark. Ben Affleck's Batman is hands down the best representation of the caped crusader you've probably seen in the Dark Knight Returns. This is a batman who has "seen it all, done it all" in his increasing age and no longer takes the hesitation or precaution you would see from a younger Bruce Wayne still struggling with his identity as a vigilante in a city without mercy. In fact for all the melodrama involving the internet's reception to the casting of Batman v Superman everyone does a remarkable job. Yes, including Lex Luthor, who was overbearing, condescending, arrogant, malevolent, and sneaky which is exactly what a true villain needs to be, not some misunderstood sap who got caught up in a difficult circumstance. No this is a character that knows he's a bad apple and takes pride in it.
There are enough comic book references and easter eggs (particularly in the dialogue) to make any comic book fan go gushing at the screen with tremendous excitement. Yet the best part about it all, this is a world that has been lived in, events/characters that fans will undoubtedly recognize have already occurred in this universe. So that when the individual solo films are released we'll have reason to want to see them, as opposed to just wondering if there's another post credit scene teasing the next team-up movie.