There are things I liked about the film, but overall the theatrical version was weak 5/10.
The extended edition fixed a lot of things, though. A even if this version is longer, it actually is more enjoyable, and it feels shorter. The miracles editing and a good pace do, though the Martha thing remained the same. Ultimate Edition is a solid 7/10 for me.
I think people went into this movie with certain expectations, whenever you walk into something thinking it's going to be a certain way and it ends up being different you're going to walk out disappointed.
The movie had 2 big problems: they tried to fit too much into it and what made them stop fighting.
I think Ben Affleck did a good job as Batman honestly, the problem is they should have done a Batman movie with him prior to Dawn of Justice that would explain why he was acting the way he was. The movie does explain why Batman is acting so out of character but most people appear to have missed it, but then it was already a long movie with too much crammed in, you want to add another 40 minutes of Batman development?
And then why the fight ended... I get that Batman was not in his right mind but seriously? Weak DC, weak.
Fucking Snyder. The whole movie is a slow motion shot after slow motion shot.
Don't even get me started on the Martha thing and the emails. Its a movie full with lazy writing and plot holes. Superman is completely out of character and so is Batman. The only good thing about it are the Batman fighting scenes.
*Spoiler Alert* Trying to take 50 years of story line and mashing it together in a crossover film was stupid to begin with. Promoting Jessie as the "Lex" when he wasn't was mistake number 2. Reiterating the Death of the Wayne Parents was number 3. (Honestly that trauma is encoded into our DNA at this point.) 4- Doomsday was a clone. 5- Making the fight between them last 5 minutes. 6- Was having Superman start the fist fight when he could've just talked to Batman from the air a little bit longer. 7- Batman using guns. 8- Batman Branding People. 9- Batman downright killing people. 10- That dumbass dream where Flash pops up... I could on with more but in short they Fucked it up Big Time!
Like every movie Zack Snyder made, it was only focused on 'looking cool'. Tried to rip off the comics, but put in amateurish plot and pseudo-philosophical dialogues which later all got thrown out of the window anyway. MCU is way overrated tho...
Initially, when I walked out of the theatre, I thought it was ok, disappointing but not terrible. But then I started reflecting on it and now I see it as just a flat out bad movie. It had some redeming features, like Gal Gadot was surprising good for her 30 seconds of screen time. But they butchered almost every character.
He turned the whole movie into an edgy mcedgefest. Not to mention he tried to cram way too much into one movie. This isn't supposed to be the Watchmen, but for some reason Zack thinks they're one in the same. Someone needs to tell Snyder that realism doesn't mean edgy.