Good to hear more measured opinions!
As you know, I didn't like the film theatrically for the $250m+ it blew (when anything short of awesome would have been a disappointment) and was so on the fence on if to pick up the UE disc (I even flirted with going 4K!), but I just figured that, going by the way the film had been made in the first place, that it was only going to drag things out further.
Yes, I'm sure some plotting is better resolved; it usually is in director's cuts. But those cuts can also sport a lack of self-editing and include scenes that still didn't really need to be in there to make the story work, and I've heard this longer cut does that as well (as in, there's a reason they were cut in the first place).
When I said Civil War was perfect as was, that's because it made for such a good film that *of course* we wanted more of it. But had that film actually been 20 minutes longer, it wouldn't have been the film we loved, and as much fun as it may have been to spend more time in that tone it created, my bet would be that we'd be saying it was near perfect b was 20 minutes too long!
So I'm having trouble getting around the fact that this film was already too long, especially in its first half, so why on earth would anyone want to add to that!? The storytelling was lousy from a VERY basic standpoint, and although certain things can be fixed by adding more back in, surely it should have been done right first time, and one should be either *trimming* the film to make it less cluttered, so that when adding things back it was just making the "awe" more "awesome".
But...no...even at the current $15 on Amazon I can't bring myself to buy this to see. I didn't hate the film like I do Superman Returns or, to an extent, Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, since it's so ineptly made that one can only kind of just feel sorry for it rather than despise it for what it is. It is a pathetic attempt.
But just as I ended up owning Returns and Skull in box sets of their franchises, I will concede I will end up getting BVS (just as with Suicide Squad, which I didn't even bother with) as part of some Justice League collection down the line, just as I did with Potter and do with the Marvel films.
That's if any of the other DC films are actually any good...