3 Ways ‘Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition’ Rectifies the Past

3 Ways ‘Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition’ Rectifies the Past

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The R-Rating

Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition rated R
Image: Warner Bros.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice originally opened with an expected PG-13 rating.  The film was very dark and grim – not much different from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, in my opinion.  The tone was vastly criticized, however, especially for a Superman film.  These complaints also hampered Man of Steel.

Now the Ultimate Edition has premiered with an R-rating.  Let’s be clear – the R-rating is a bit of a head-scratcher for me, in much the same way that Warner gave R-rated extended cuts to Terminator Salvation and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, neither really warranting it.

The Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman really isn’t a harder cut version of the movie.  I noticed the inclusion of one F-bomb, the addition of burned bodies in the Africa scene and a blood splatter in Batman’s big fight against Luthor’s assassins.  As for added brutal violence, in comparison to the theatrical cut, I didn’t notice much.  Consider the the R-rating more of a marketing gimmick than anything.

In conclusion…

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