Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie thread for your reading pleasure
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As Rip pointed out in the JL thread, some digital service platforms have quietly upgraded their copies of BVS Ultimate to the updated BVS Ultimate IMAX editions. I had purchased BVS on iTunes years ago and I just checked my digital copy today.  Despite iTunes not updating the description at all (still states widescreen) I can verify it’s the new version and perfect companion piece to ZSJL now. At no extra charge. 
By the way, for some reason I always thought that when widescreen was converted to the IMAX aspect ratio, you got more on the top and bottom and lost the left and right edge. That’s not really the case at all. You may get the black bars on the left and right on your widescreen HDTV but you are still getting a more complete picture in that squarish package.

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It appears that the 4k disc sold out during pre-order, but Amazon should be getting more stock mid-April.

It's also available now through third party sellers.

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Slightly disappointed that the new remaster of BvS wasn’t completely in that IMAX ratio. I thought it would be like JL all the way through. The movie jumps from widescreen to squared for certain scenes and then back to widescreen. 

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26 minutes ago, Oddball said:

Slightly disappointed that the new remaster of BvS wasn’t completely in that IMAX ratio. I thought it would be like JL all the way through. The movie jumps from widescreen to squared for certain scenes and then back to widescreen. 

I'm not a fan of changing aspect ratios. I'll give this a shot, but will probably watch my original 4k more often.

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1 hour ago, Oddball said:

Slightly disappointed that the new remaster of BvS wasn’t completely in that IMAX ratio. I thought it would be like JL all the way through. The movie jumps from widescreen to squared for certain scenes and then back to widescreen. 

My understanding is that the scenes shown in the IMAX ratio were actually filmed using IMAX cameras.

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My 4k showed up from Amazon today and I gave it a watch. The color doesn't seem that different from the previous disc and the IMAX sequences (there are 4) are not as obtrusive as I thought they'd be.

My only real issue is that out of the 4 IMAX sequences, the warehouse fight wasn't one of them.

The IMAX (4:3) stuff was:

  • Opening funeral and murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne
  • The "Knigtmare" sequence
  • The Batman/Superman fight (the spear and "Martha" parts were 2.35:1)
  • Superman's Funeral

If you don't have it on 4k, I'd recommend it. If you have the previous 4k release, it will really depend on the aspect ratio switching bothering you.

They say the color was enhanced, but I really couldn't tell much difference, if any. In all honesty, that could have been my TV.

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5 hours ago, Oddball said:

I’ve complained about the movies title a few times, looks like the screenwriter hated the title too. Some interesting stuff here. 
 

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/04/chris-terrio-justice-league-batman-v-superman

Very interesting read, so much coming out after all these years of silence from people involved in these films.

I wonder what the other working titles were before the studio decided on ‘dawn of justice’ which I agree was not a good choice.

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7 hours ago, Oddball said:

I’ve complained about the movies title a few times, looks like the screenwriter hated the title too. Some interesting stuff here. 
 

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/04/chris-terrio-justice-league-batman-v-superman

I have a feeling the 'money guy' that tried to tell him what Batman really is about was Jon Peters. I bet there was talk of polar bears and giant spiders too.

:facepalm:

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44 minutes ago, Angel of Death said:

I'm honestly surprised by how much meddling there was in BvS. I didn't know that it was that bad before JL.

Think about it. With all the comedy Kevin Smith has touched on with Jon Peters owning the movie rights to Superman ( :whatthe: ), that's the clown show taking place behind the scenes.

When you have Christopher Nolan telling WB that Jon Peters is forbidden to even visit the Man of Steel set, things have to be really bad. And WB is not alone. Remember when the entire Sony hacked email situation happened, and it was revealed how much tampering occurred by the Sony CEO because he felt he had an eye for what people really want to see. So scenes had to be approved by him for Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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2 minutes ago, Bosco685 said:

Think about it. With all the comedy Kevin Smith has touched on with Jon Peters owning the movie rights to Superman ( :whatthe: ), that's the clown show taking place behind the scenes.

When you have Christopher Nolan telling WB that Jon Peters is forbidden to even visit the Man of Steel set, things have to be really bad. And WB is not alone. Remember when the entire Sony hacked email situation happened, and it was revealed how much tampering occurred by the Sony CEO because he felt he had an eye for what people really want to see. So scenes had to be approved by him for Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Is it just an ego thing or are these guys genuinely delirious about their own ability? 

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15 minutes ago, RickSp said:

Is it just an ego thing or are these guys genuinely delirious about their own ability? 

 

13 minutes ago, Angel of Death said:

Both.

Bingo!

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10 hours ago, Oddball said:

I’ve complained about the movies title a few times, looks like the screenwriter hated the title too. Some interesting stuff here. 
 

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/04/chris-terrio-justice-league-batman-v-superman

He absolutely hits on the critic pile-on that took place when they smelled blood in the water. But this hits home how far these critics go without any basis in facts.

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Do you feel like the title, and the cuts for length, made it harder for people to appreciate things that did work in Batman v Superman?

That’s exactly right. The audience has to know that they’re in good hands. The minute that you lose them from a story point of view, they lose the desire to look at it generously. Once the critics decide a movie is incoherent, it’s just a pile-on. Then they attack everything. There’s a line at the beginning of the film where a warlord says to Lois Lane, “They didn’t tell me the interview was with a lady.” And Lois replies, “I’m not a lady, I’m a journalist.” So one reviewer held up this line as proof positive of my stupidity and my inability to write Lois, or to write at all.

 

Well, the character of Lois in the movie was inspired by the journalist Marie Colvin, who was of course killed in Syria. She was one of the most intrepid journalists who ever lived, in my opinion. And there’s a story in Vanity Fair, “Marie Colvin’s Private War” [by Marie Brenner], and the line that Lois says is almost exactly the line that was in that article, where a Chechen warlord said he wouldn’t shake her hand because she was a woman. Marie Colvin replied, “There is no woman in this room, only a journalist.” So that line was my tribute to her. But then in the pile-on, a line like that is held as proof positive that I don’t understand either women or journalists or human beings, and that I’m a writer.

:facepalm:

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