July 22, 2024

Gabbing Geek

Your online community for all things geeky.

Batsoup Ultimate Edition Trailer Makes You Want To See Batsoup Again?

Does the world need an R-Rated Batman/Superman movie? Can an R-Rated cut salvage this disappointing DC Films entry? Probably no to both, but we are getting it anyway. Trailer after the break.

I’m a sucker for extended cuts.  While I feel like these super hero movies are getting too long in general, I am interested in seeing what else they have to offer me.  Before seeing X-Men: Apocalypse I rewatched X-Men: Days of Future Past, but this time I watched The Rogue Cut.  If you found it weird in the theatrical release the Rogue shows up for 5 seconds at the end, this version gives you much more Rogue and a lot more for Professor X and Magneto to do in the future timeline.

The question is, “is it an improvement on the theatrical version”?  That’s probably a matter of personal preference.  I thought the additions were interesting, but ultimately didn’t add much to the film.  Often times there are reasons that these scenes get cut from films, and while it is cool to see them, they are not necessarily must see for the casual fan.

It has come up over the years (can we call it “years” yet?) at GabbingGeek that Terminator 2 is still my favorite film of all time.  And when I watch that I do watch the super extended mega cut version with as many additional scenes as they can cram in there.  I enjoy seeing the additional footage of the T1000 and poor old Michael Biehn’s scene that hit the cutting room floor.  But I can see why they were cut and understand that people may not care about them.

Time will tell which camp the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition will fall into.  On the one hand, maybe it will make more sense.  (I’ve heard they’ve added a lot more Martha’s.)  On the other, it seems to speak to all things wrong with the DC Film universe.  Is there any reason for an R-Rated Batman and Superman movie?  I can see you pushing the boundaries with Batman.  He is dark and scary and an urban legend that uses fear as an ultimate weapon.  But Supes?  That should never be the case.  Hell, even Suicide Squad which is about a bunch of villains who aren’t afraid to kill their way out of any situation will likely be rated PG-13.  It won’t be R.

When it comes to new footage being added to the film, this one is a whopper.  There is reportedly 30 minutes of new story.  In comparison, The Rogue Cut was about 17 minutes longer and T2 added 15.  That’s a lot of time to fill with Superman and Batman talking about their mom’s, or Wonder Woman not showing up.  Are you ready to watch a 3 hour version of Batman v Superman?

If you are on the fence, I’m not sure if this trailer will sway you one way or the other.  And if you are not on the fence, I doubt it changes your mind:

Collider has a nice breakdown of what is new in the trailer and what else to expect in the R-Rated cut.

Grab your copy of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (just when you thought the title of this movie couldn’t get any longer) digitally on June 28th and on Blu-Ray/DVD (people still buy DVDs?) July 19th.