Exactly!The ultimate edition was waaaayyyy better than the theatrical cut. I’m a fan of Snyder for sure. MoS is one of my all time favorite movies. And that Junkie XL song is incredible btw! Usually not a fan of that style song, but I’ve been listening to it on repeat.
If you have an open mind, the depth of Snyder’s stories are incredible. It is the Powers that be that try to censor his stories... that is what it is really about. He presents really deep stories in a way for the masses to injest... but the execs don’t want that, so they handicap His theatrical releases. Sucker Punch is a good example. The directors cut tells an entirely different story than the theatrical cut. And, if you truly understand the depth and spiritual meaning he has throughout the film, it really is a “sucker punch” to those that think it is a chauvinistic video game type of a movie. That particular story is a piece of art that 99% of the world won’t get. Kinda like how Dante published his works as a “Divine Comedy” to escape persecution of heresy.
Reading your post I was about to mention Sucker Punch, but you did it yourself. And btw, Snyder said we are getting his original version of Sucker Punch this year as well!
Internet is so meme based. Some youtubers who are incapable of appreciating his films started this "Snyder's films are style over substance" and I'm always like "WTF??? turn your brain on and pay some attention!!!". People over-praise all those bland Disney flicks so heavily and yet say Snyder's films have little substance and I'm like, guys, Batman v Superman alone had more substance than all those 23+ MCU films combined.
Also funny you mentioned Dante. As someone who studied Dante (and Shakespeare) at an university, BvS really reminded me of their complex and interesting works.
Btw, Snyder is developing a king Arthur film now. 1981 Excalibur is one of his fave films ever.
Thinking about his films, I haven't seen the owls animated film yet, should do something about it.