My criticisms were pretty much in line with everyone else's, though not as severe.
I was gifted the ultimate edition and watched it the other night.
The extra half hour really improved the film.
The narrative flows more smoothly. The characterizations are stronger (although they could have been better still). The music is actually even better. The fight scenes are darker, more extreme, and more awesome.
Mainly, though, the story feels much more unified.
The theatrical cut barely implied a few of the connections. The extended cut really showed Lex's overarching hand in nearly every conflict that happened in the film.
Furthermore, there was more "natural" theology in the ultimate edition. By this, I mean prayers and sermons offered about the real God and Christ, not directed toward Superman.
Finally, I think this version showed me what they were trying to do with Lex. I initially didn't like it... but I think they are trying to take these young tech giants (Bezos, Zuckerberg, etc.) and show us what a maleficent version of them would look like.
Anyhow... the Ultimate Edition is not without its flaws, but it gets boosted up to a 9/10 in my book.
... but then again it also features 100% more Bat-Butt than I cared to see (however brief), so it's back down to 8.5
Anyone else see this?
What did you think?