^Really? I thought the DC just reordered the shots. I personally have no problem with the cloud sequence. I have NEVER seen anything like that in films anywhere else. Plus great, if not repetitive, music, too.
I did think that Goldsmith would have had to score the scene so they would be ripe for trimming later on.
There are still people I know who wish the sequence was like how it was in the comic, with us instantly seeing the ship instead the cloud.