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Here's the problem with being a public figure and contradicting oneself: the internet will always notice. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's cinematographer Larry Fong recently made the bold statement that the film's Ultimate Edition home release would do it no favors with regards to winning over new fans. However, now he seems to have changed his tone on the matter. In a brand new tweet he has decided to somewhat lighten up his rhetoric on the upcoming home release of the polarizing film.
So it seems that Larry Fong had the pleasure of watching the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition once more. Checking out the film with fresh eyes seems to have altered his perception of the overall project, as he now asserts that everyone will love it when they get a chance to see it.
Readers who have paid careful attention will note that Larry Fong has not always felt this way about the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition home release. Only last week he made the bold statement that this longer, grittier version of the film is specifically designed for those who actually enjoyed the theatrical cut of the movie the first time around. He said:
Those of you who are fans, will dig it. If you hated it, you'll still hate it.
It's hard to pinpoint exactly why Larry Fong seems to have had a change of heart on this matter. Although it's entirely plausible that watching the film again gave him a new perception of the issue, we think it might be something else. The folks at Warner Bros. enjoy money, and they probably didn't love Larry Fong's original candid statement last week. After a stern talking to, we think that the higher ups at DC finally managed to get the film's cinematographer back on script.
No matter what, one of these two opinions will prevail in the end. Either the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman will convert the non-believers, or it will only reaffirm that Zack Snyder simply was not the right man to bring DC's Trinity to the silver screen for the very first time.
We finally will know for certain when the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition home release becomes available to us. The film will release on Digital HD on June 28, and the Blu-Ray will hit shelves on July 19.