Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Untold Finale Edition, The

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2014
Original Running Time:
142 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
125 minutes
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 rebalanced, with deleted scenes added, motivations strengthened, pacing & structure improved, and plotlines that distract from the main conflict removed.
Intention:
My journey editing this film has been extremely educational, so much so you could say me finishing this is me coming full circle. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is still one of my favorite movies, and yet as my filmmaking skills and storytelling knowledge grew, I saw the severe structural problems this film has, among others. This FanFix is my attempt at trying to remedy these.
Other Sources:
Deleted Scenes
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Deluxe Soundtrack
Special Thanks:
Special thanks to Bobson Dugnutt for color correcting some of the deleted scenes for me. Also thanks to my sound design professor Derek Katzer for helping me with better mixing the Norman Osborn dub, and Problem Eliminator for doing the dub for me.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features:
Available as 8 GB MP4 and 25 GB MP4.
Cuts and Additions:
-New cold open, with brief voiceover from Richard Parker transitioning into Harry's introduction scene with his father. Rescored the opening logos with "Harry's Suite" by Hans Zimmer, containing a haunting violin tune that was not used in the original film. I kept the watch shot from the beginning but implied it is either Harry's or Donald Menken's inside the car, as accompanied by a car engine sound effect.
-Added two new lines to Norman Osborn: "The disease started much earlier than mine. You don't have much time left." This is done to explain and strengthen Harry's paranoia and obsession with the limited time he has, and ties into the themes even better. The dubbed over lines were spoken by Problem Eliminator so very special thanks go to him!
-Cut the opening scene with the parents and the entire Roosevelt subplot along with all mentions to it beyond simple nods to the mere existence of Peter's parents. It distracts from the main conflicts and I already moved that subplot to the first movie in my ASM1 edit.
-As echoed by many people, the passage of time in this movie is a little confusing, so I added a "JUNE" title card on screen before Spider-Man free falls, and additional month cards during the montage after the breakup.
-Added the deleted scene with Flash Thompson at graduation so the film can breathe a little bit from the super fast pace of the first act and also give a nice little farewell to Flash.
-The "we have no chimney" scene where Peter is trying to remove his Spidey suit before Aunt May comes in has been cut for time and better pacing/structure purposes.
-Kept Max's apartment scene but toned it down a little. I didn't want him to seem to crazy, but I also wanted to emphasize how lonely and invisible he feels, and I think this scene is critical for that.
-Added the deleted scene with Max's mother to further emphasize the point that he's underappreciated.
-Cut the mention that Aunt May is having training as a nurse and hiding that from Peter simply because it's inconsistent with my ASM1 edit.
-Cut Max's mental outrage to Smythe. We already have one in the mother scene and it makes more sense while here, he gets angry because he "disrespected Spider-Man". Losing that makes him more relatable and again emphasizes better how abandoned by society he feels.
-Cut the exchange between Harry and Peter about Peter's parents and how he was left with only "a briefcase full of junk." I kept "we both got dumped" however to keep the thematic parallels between them.
-Added the deleted scene with the mortician being electrocuted to death by Electro, instead of having an empty morgue with a running incinerator, which was dumb.
-Cut "You set me up! You lied to me!" in order to make Max's motivation less about being betrayed by Spider-Man and more about being hated on and seen as a monster by the city when he was finally seen by everyone. I still kept "You're so selfish" to keep Max feeling at least a little abandoned by Spider-Man too.
-Cut "It's my birthday today. Now it's time for me to light my candles!" Getting into Mr. Freeze territory here...
-After Peter takes off his suit and the little nod to Richard Parker's briefcase, we cut to Harry discovering all of his father's files.
-Contrary to other fanedits, I kept Peter looking up "Dr. Jalling's Science Investigator" on YouTube to keep Peter being resourceful. It's clear he's a lot better at biology than physics in this universe, but that doesn't diminish his intelligence in the slightest. It also explains to the audience what Peter is trying to do in that scene.
-Because I moved the Oscorp establishing shot to later, I added scene where Felicia welcomes Peter to Oscorp as a substitute, but I did not include the rest of the deleted scene as it adds nothing to the story, especially since the Roosevelt subplot was cut.
-Added the "Missing Each Other" deleted scene, but it plays after the scene with Gwen and Harry in the elevator. This was done to emphasize, after the kiss at the midpoint of the movie, how Peter is unable to let go of Gwen.
-Cut "A world without Spider-Man" once again to make Electro's anger and abandonment towards the city more than Spider-Man. Also cut its repeat during Harry discovering Special Projects.
-Added the deleted scene where Gwen is accepted into Oxford and Peter sitting on top of a building, sad. Afterwards we see an establishing shot of Oscorp in the sunset and transition to Harry at Oscorp.
-After Harry is thrown out, he immediately drives to Ravencroft to break out Max. Once again, cut Harry firing Max up by mentioning that he wants Spider-Man.
-Extended the Goblin transformation scene with the more gruesome alternate scene and color corrected & rescored it.
-Added the deleted scene where Felicia sees the Green Goblin beyond the glass.
-Cut the Sinister Six setup scene--used some of the Ravencroft footage to show Harry being locked up there. After that, we transition to the news that Aleksei Sytsevitch broke out.
-Cut Jorge's mom incorrectly yelling his name "Joe!"
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2014
Original Running Time:
142 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
125 minutes
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 rebalanced, with deleted scenes added, motivations strengthened, pacing & structure improved, and plotlines that distract from the main conflict removed.
Intention:
My journey editing this film has been extremely educational, so much so you could say me finishing this is me coming full circle. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is still one of my favorite movies, and yet as my filmmaking skills and storytelling knowledge grew, I saw the severe structural problems this film has, among others. This FanFix is my attempt at trying to remedy these.
Other Sources:
Deleted Scenes
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Deluxe Soundtrack
Special Thanks:
Special thanks to Bobson Dugnutt for color correcting some of the deleted scenes for me. Also thanks to my sound design professor Derek Katzer for helping me with better mixing the Norman Osborn dub, and Problem Eliminator for doing the dub for me.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features:
Available as 8 GB MP4 and 25 GB MP4.
Cuts and Additions:
-New cold open, with brief voiceover from Richard Parker transitioning into Harry's introduction scene with his father. Rescored the opening logos with "Harry's Suite" by Hans Zimmer, containing a haunting violin tune that was not used in the original film. I kept the watch shot from the beginning but implied it is either Harry's or Donald Menken's inside the car, as accompanied by a car engine sound effect.
-Added two new lines to Norman Osborn: "The disease started much earlier than mine. You don't have much time left." This is done to explain and strengthen Harry's paranoia and obsession with the limited time he has, and ties into the themes even better. The dubbed over lines were spoken by Problem Eliminator so very special thanks go to him!
-Cut the opening scene with the parents and the entire Roosevelt subplot along with all mentions to it beyond simple nods to the mere existence of Peter's parents. It distracts from the main conflicts and I already moved that subplot to the first movie in my ASM1 edit.
-As echoed by many people, the passage of time in this movie is a little confusing, so I added a "JUNE" title card on screen before Spider-Man free falls, and additional month cards during the montage after the breakup.
-Added the deleted scene with Flash Thompson at graduation so the film can breathe a little bit from the super fast pace of the first act and also give a nice little farewell to Flash.
-The "we have no chimney" scene where Peter is trying to remove his Spidey suit before Aunt May comes in has been cut for time and better pacing/structure purposes.
-Kept Max's apartment scene but toned it down a little. I didn't want him to seem to crazy, but I also wanted to emphasize how lonely and invisible he feels, and I think this scene is critical for that.
-Added the deleted scene with Max's mother to further emphasize the point that he's underappreciated.
-Cut the mention that Aunt May is having training as a nurse and hiding that from Peter simply because it's inconsistent with my ASM1 edit.
-Cut Max's mental outrage to Smythe. We already have one in the mother scene and it makes more sense while here, he gets angry because he "disrespected Spider-Man". Losing that makes him more relatable and again emphasizes better how abandoned by society he feels.
-Cut the exchange between Harry and Peter about Peter's parents and how he was left with only "a briefcase full of junk." I kept "we both got dumped" however to keep the thematic parallels between them.
-Added the deleted scene with the mortician being electrocuted to death by Electro, instead of having an empty morgue with a running incinerator, which was dumb.
-Cut "You set me up! You lied to me!" in order to make Max's motivation less about being betrayed by Spider-Man and more about being hated on and seen as a monster by the city when he was finally seen by everyone. I still kept "You're so selfish" to keep Max feeling at least a little abandoned by Spider-Man too.
-Cut "It's my birthday today. Now it's time for me to light my candles!" Getting into Mr. Freeze territory here...
-After Peter takes off his suit and the little nod to Richard Parker's briefcase, we cut to Harry discovering all of his father's files.
-Contrary to other fanedits, I kept Peter looking up "Dr. Jalling's Science Investigator" on YouTube to keep Peter being resourceful. It's clear he's a lot better at biology than physics in this universe, but that doesn't diminish his intelligence in the slightest. It also explains to the audience what Peter is trying to do in that scene.
-Because I moved the Oscorp establishing shot to later, I added scene where Felicia welcomes Peter to Oscorp as a substitute, but I did not include the rest of the deleted scene as it adds nothing to the story, especially since the Roosevelt subplot was cut.
-Added the "Missing Each Other" deleted scene, but it plays after the scene with Gwen and Harry in the elevator. This was done to emphasize, after the kiss at the midpoint of the movie, how Peter is unable to let go of Gwen.
-Cut "A world without Spider-Man" once again to make Electro's anger and abandonment towards the city more than Spider-Man. Also cut its repeat during Harry discovering Special Projects.
-Added the deleted scene where Gwen is accepted into Oxford and Peter sitting on top of a building, sad. Afterwards we see an establishing shot of Oscorp in the sunset and transition to Harry at Oscorp.
-After Harry is thrown out, he immediately drives to Ravencroft to break out Max. Once again, cut Harry firing Max up by mentioning that he wants Spider-Man.
-Extended the Goblin transformation scene with the more gruesome alternate scene and color corrected & rescored it.
-Added the deleted scene where Felicia sees the Green Goblin beyond the glass.
-Cut the Sinister Six setup scene--used some of the Ravencroft footage to show Harry being locked up there. After that, we transition to the news that Aleksei Sytsevitch broke out.
-Cut Jorge's mom incorrectly yelling his name "Joe!"
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Right off the bat, this should be everyone's go to version of TASM2! I've seen a couple of fanedits of this movie, and none are as complete as this one. This edit also is a perfect sequel to Masirims017's Untold Extended Edition of the first TASM. Where the first is a hefty 2hrs40min, this edit is a manageable 2hrs4min.

The Roosevelt subplot is not missed at all. It worked so much better in the first movie, and concluded nicely there. Here, we get to focus on the growing relationship between Peter and Gwen, and the guilt he feels for not keeping his promise to Captain Stacy.
The chemistry between the two is easily the highlight of this movie, so focusing on that and cutting most of the cringe dialog and cheesy moments with Electro definitely makes for a far more enjoyable experience.

The month cards really do wonders to help show the passage of time. If I had to nitpick, my only gripes are with the new dialog lines that were added. The voiceover is a noticeably louder than the rest of Norman's dialog, but it's not done too often and does help the narrative quite a bit. Also, and it's a personal thing, I would've liked to see the Sinister Six tease stay in. I know we never get them, but I think it would just help with the pacing of the ending a bit more, mostly just showing the gentleman walking up to the rhino suit before we see it in action at the very end, because it kinda comes out of nowhere with that scene removed.

Overall, this edit more than redeems what I once considered the worst Spider-Man movie, and will be my go to version for any future rewatches!

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With the removal of the goofiest moments and the Roosevelt subplot, alongside the addition of the best deleted scenes, this version of the amazing Spider-Man 2 is a slicker, breezier and more fluid movie than the theatrical cut; the narrative is still a tad too quick, especially in the third act, but this "redux" edit is an overall improvement when compared to the overstuffed theatrical version, especially when it comes to certain character motivations.
Again, an amazing work Masirimso17.

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Finale Edition indeed

Masirimso17 Amazing Spiderman 1 edit the Untold extended edition was a movie that only had the deleted scenes added in to flesh out characters with the odd trim to help with flow. The only real edit was the full inclusion of the parents subplot from ASM2 which not only felt so much better there as it tied everything up with a perfect bow, and that's all it set out to do.
Amazing Spider Man 2 untold finale edition is much more of a fanfix and really shows Masirimso17 editing skills, the original movie was a mess I really felt for Marc Webb here as I wondered how much was his vision and what was studio interference. This edit was amazing (heh) the fact that removing/adding dialogue can make such a difference to a movie, Electro's motivations are way better, and the removal of his more campy dialogue is welcome. Harry's paranoia works better here and one line of dialogue saying that he's going to die far quicker than his father explains why he's going to such extremes. The biggest fix to me was the inclusion of the month title cards some may find it a little on the nose but I find they show the passage of time better, and helped me understand the motivations of Harry getting crazy and why Peter would approach him when he did as I now have an actual set amount of time in my head. Its such a small change but it worked wonders on the movie for me. Removing the sinister six teaser was a good call as we don't see them anyway.
The ending still moves a little to fast for me but that's kind of unavoidable for the editor this is a far better edit than the theatrical cut and much like his ASM1 cut is the only way I will watch this movie in the future.

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Masirimso17 made the impossible, turning a messy, inconclusive pair of movies (one decent, the other bad) into a coherent and enjoyable duology with a satisfactory conclusion. Every diegetic and restructuring choice (let alone the editing) is perfect and everything works toward the construction of a story which gives justice to the characters, their arcs, and its own narrative.
This is the only way possible to watch The Amazing Spider-Man movies.

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It's been a while since I have seen the original movie, watching this edit I remembered many things I had major complaints about, such as the choice of music to color grading, don't know if the director was really at fault here or the mangling producers but I always thought it could have been something much more special, which is what I think this edit will give you a glimpse at. I have seen a few other edits of this movie but this one is easily more recommended than all of them. Kudos to the editor for making something meaningful out of sub-per source material.

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