This is very true. Late last night, news broke that the Batman v. Superman: Ultimate Edition was given an R rating by the MPAA. The rating is purely for violence, which means Superman may, in fact, end up bloodied.
This has sparked much conversation among die-hard Superman fans. Most don’t agree with this choice. Personally, I’m very curious what this movie will look like with an R rating. I get where fans are coming from, though. This news came not too long after Zack Snyder did that interview where he claimed if you’re a Superman fan, then you know he didn’t change anything.
You know, because Superman is hardcore AF. Right? RIGHT?!?!
The closer this movie gets, the more scared I grow. For a long time, I assumed it was going to be like “Man of Steel,” in that I’d enjoy it upon first and second viewing, only to sour on it as time goes along. Then the Doomsday trailer hit, and my hype levels rose back up. I became oddly confident that “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” was going to be a certified banger.
Now I’m back to doubting it. All these conflicting reports. Now there’s an R-rated director’s cut coming. If they cut enough from the film to make a whole other version, then what is the theatrical cut going to look like? Why should I waste my time going to theaters, when the home video copy is going to have the complete film? What’s the point?
At the end of the day, I really hope all my doubts are for naught on this one. I want nothing more than to be able to go to the movie theaters, and see Batman interact with Superman in a good film. However, based off what I’ve read, it appears I’m going to see Batman and Lex Luthor steal the show from everyone else. So much so, that there will most likely be another solo Bat film in the next few years.
Cool. At this point, why the hell not? As long as they stop screwing up Superman on the big screen.
PS: To lighten the mood, here is a video of Henry Cavill trying to explain to children why Superman is better than Batman.
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