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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Even before the theatrical cut of BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE hit theaters, the impending R-rated cut of the flick was stealing headlines. It’s difficult to say why the studio dropped news of its release, but either way, it’s coming. BvS is a film that admittedly has its flaws, and while fans can bicker back and forth as to what those reasons are, what most people seem to agree on is that the way the film was edited was…choppy, to say the least.

Considering how vocal the studio was about the film originally being three hours long, it’s reasonable to assume that a decent amount of the cohesion scenes were lost on the way to the theater. We’ve all been speculating that the R-rated cut would be the presumed three-hour cut that the studio showed to its executives several months back, but now we have confirmation!

According to Comic Book Movie, a new international trailer for the the R-rated cut of BATMAN v SUPERMAN has revealed the 181 minute runtime of the flick, which translates to three hours and one minute. As predicted, that’s about thirty minutes of content that was cut from the film. 

While one can hope that most of that time will go to making the film a bit more cohesive, we also know that Jena Malone’s character Barbara Gordon was cut from the theatrical version, so who knows if the R-rated version will level out the bumpy road that is BvS or just add to the rubble. While this writer certainly enjoyed the movie quite a bit (you can listen to me defend the hell out of it on an episode of LOS FANBOYS PODCAST about a month back), I do understand the film does have its flaws, and chief among them is the way the scenes are cut together. Fingers crossed that this cut remedies this problem and silences all the haters.

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SOURCE: Comic Book Movie

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.