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Original Release Date:
2014
Original Running Time:
142 minutes
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Fanedit Running Time:
106 minutes
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Synopsis:
This is vastly different than the original cut. We have a new opening to recap the ending of Part 1 and a subsequent scene not seen in Part 1. The tone is less cartoonish and more balanced. There is a lot of new music and deleted material used to flesh out the movie. Much like Part 1 this has the focus on Peter and Gwen's relationship without all the other distractions.

Electro is pushed back to a secondary villain and Harry is brought up to being the primary villain. Electro's motivation is different as well. The accident simply drove him insane and he hears voices in his head.
Intention:
The pendulum had swung too far the other way with these movies. Where the first one took it too seriously, this one went cartoonish in moments. My goal is to create a more consistent tone between these movies as it it now being done as one longer movie in 2 parts. So I needed to lighten up the first one a bit and tighten this up to match it better.

Other Sources:
The Amazing Spider-Man OST
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 OST
Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com
The Score: Believe
Frank Sinatra: Theme from New York, New York
The Killers: Be Still
The Neighborhood: Honest
Thomas Dolby: She blinded me with science
Safetysuit: Gone away
Staind: Epiphany vocals with guitar cover by BURNT RECORDINGS
Buster Poindexter: Ondine
Royalty Free shots of New York
Special Thanks:
Dwight Fry
Problem Eliminator
Masirimso17
ArtisDead
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- Starting Part 2 with a recap of the end of Part 1

- Cut the whole Roosevelt subplot.

- Re-cut the opening with Gwen's graduation speech with Spider-Man fighting the Rhino instead of the cartoonish opening it had with the car chase. Peter is no longer letting people die so he has time to crack jokes...

- Cut all of Max Dillon’s introduction from opening

- Rearranged graduation scenes to follow new continuity from Part 1.

- Cut Max’s phone call during montage of Spider-Man phone calls

- Cut Spider-Man talking to store clerk with a cold

- Cut store clerk imitating web-shooters

- Added deleted scene with Peter and Gwen are thinking about each other

- Cut the whole “we don’t have a chimney” scene

- Establish Max as he is walking into Oscorp

- Cut all the clownish dialog. It’s simply Max in trouble for being late and his boss not believing that he created the electrical grid.

- Shortened Max and Gwen on the elevator

- Removed the TV wall that was used in Part 1 from the Norman Osborn death montage

- Cut all references to everyone going home and Max has to stay by himself at Oscorp

- Cut references to Max saying it’s his birthday

- Trimmed the fixing of the bad wire connection and him falling into the eel tank

- Trimmed the scene in the eel tank.

- Added a trimmed version of the extended Morgue scene

- Made several cuts, rearrangements and trims to Spider-Man and Electro’s first meet. The goal here is to make him less pathetic but still misunderstood and things get out of had just a bit too fast to be contained

- Cut Peter thinking about Gwen because I used the longer scene earlier in the movie

- Cut Harry seeing a file on the super suit. He is working on the project in the deleted scene.

- Cut Peter watching YouTube to figure out how a battery works

- Used deleted scene where Peter sees the battle suit and Harry tells Peter that he is dying in person rather than a phone call. There are a couple of spots where the CG skyline is missing, but like the deleted scenes in Part1, they may be just a little off but the story works better with them.

- Cut the kiss in the broom closet

- Made several cuts to Dr Kafka and Electro

- Cut references to other plot lines between Peter and Gwen when she is at the Oxford interview

- Used deleted scene of Gwen getting accepted. Color corrected Peter on the rooftop to look like early evening

- Color corrected Harry and Felicia to also look later in the day because….

- Added Gwen talking to Aunt May and this is supposed to be the following day

- Cut Harry crying to Electro so much

- Added deleted scene for Peter running home and Aunt May tells him about Gwen

- Added Ext Harry transformation

- Cut Spidey saying “I Hate This Song”.

- Used the Deleted Alt ending. 1. This bookends the series as a whole. Part 1 opens with Peter and his dad and Pat 2 closes with them. 2. Garfield BRINGS IT! 3. We finally get the “With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility” line.

- Tons of rescoring of the movie!
https://vimeo.com/806994222
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2014
Original Running Time:
142 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
106 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
This is vastly different than the original cut. We have a new opening to recap the ending of Part 1 and a subsequent scene not seen in Part 1. The tone is less cartoonish and more balanced. There is a lot of new music and deleted material used to flesh out the movie. Much like Part 1 this has the focus on Peter and Gwen's relationship without all the other distractions.

Electro is pushed back to a secondary villain and Harry is brought up to being the primary villain. Electro's motivation is different as well. The accident simply drove him insane and he hears voices in his head.
Intention:
The pendulum had swung too far the other way with these movies. Where the first one took it too seriously, this one went cartoonish in moments. My goal is to create a more consistent tone between these movies as it it now being done as one longer movie in 2 parts. So I needed to lighten up the first one a bit and tighten this up to match it better.

Other Sources:
The Amazing Spider-Man OST
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 OST
Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com
The Score: Believe
Frank Sinatra: Theme from New York, New York
The Killers: Be Still
The Neighborhood: Honest
Thomas Dolby: She blinded me with science
Safetysuit: Gone away
Staind: Epiphany vocals with guitar cover by BURNT RECORDINGS
Buster Poindexter: Ondine
Royalty Free shots of New York
Special Thanks:
Dwight Fry
Problem Eliminator
Masirimso17
ArtisDead
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- Starting Part 2 with a recap of the end of Part 1

- Cut the whole Roosevelt subplot.

- Re-cut the opening with Gwen's graduation speech with Spider-Man fighting the Rhino instead of the cartoonish opening it had with the car chase. Peter is no longer letting people die so he has time to crack jokes...

- Cut all of Max Dillon’s introduction from opening

- Rearranged graduation scenes to follow new continuity from Part 1.

- Cut Max’s phone call during montage of Spider-Man phone calls

- Cut Spider-Man talking to store clerk with a cold

- Cut store clerk imitating web-shooters

- Added deleted scene with Peter and Gwen are thinking about each other

- Cut the whole “we don’t have a chimney” scene

- Establish Max as he is walking into Oscorp

- Cut all the clownish dialog. It’s simply Max in trouble for being late and his boss not believing that he created the electrical grid.

- Shortened Max and Gwen on the elevator

- Removed the TV wall that was used in Part 1 from the Norman Osborn death montage

- Cut all references to everyone going home and Max has to stay by himself at Oscorp

- Cut references to Max saying it’s his birthday

- Trimmed the fixing of the bad wire connection and him falling into the eel tank

- Trimmed the scene in the eel tank.

- Added a trimmed version of the extended Morgue scene

- Made several cuts, rearrangements and trims to Spider-Man and Electro’s first meet. The goal here is to make him less pathetic but still misunderstood and things get out of had just a bit too fast to be contained

- Cut Peter thinking about Gwen because I used the longer scene earlier in the movie

- Cut Harry seeing a file on the super suit. He is working on the project in the deleted scene.

- Cut Peter watching YouTube to figure out how a battery works

- Used deleted scene where Peter sees the battle suit and Harry tells Peter that he is dying in person rather than a phone call. There are a couple of spots where the CG skyline is missing, but like the deleted scenes in Part1, they may be just a little off but the story works better with them.

- Cut the kiss in the broom closet

- Made several cuts to Dr Kafka and Electro

- Cut references to other plot lines between Peter and Gwen when she is at the Oxford interview

- Used deleted scene of Gwen getting accepted. Color corrected Peter on the rooftop to look like early evening

- Color corrected Harry and Felicia to also look later in the day because….

- Added Gwen talking to Aunt May and this is supposed to be the following day

- Cut Harry crying to Electro so much

- Added deleted scene for Peter running home and Aunt May tells him about Gwen

- Added Ext Harry transformation

- Cut Spidey saying “I Hate This Song”.

- Used the Deleted Alt ending. 1. This bookends the series as a whole. Part 1 opens with Peter and his dad and Pat 2 closes with them. 2. Garfield BRINGS IT! 3. We finally get the “With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility” line.

- Tons of rescoring of the movie!
https://vimeo.com/806994222

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Lantern51 has accomplished something I thought impossible, he made me like this movie!

Which is no mean feat, for as much as I love Andrew Garfield, I found both his Amazing Spider-Man films to be tonal messes and unnecessary re-imaginings so soon after Raimi's trilogy. The first one, Peter Parker was completely unlikeable for me and in Part Two, the movie was bloated with franchise building rather than focused on telling a good single story.

But Lantern51 fixed all the problems I had with Part One, thus I should not have been surprised that he was able to work his magic on Part Two.

This is a much tighter story with clear narrative through line. Considering the limitations of the original story parameters, I think Lantern has elevated the story remarkably well. He has made both villains more tragic and threatening. This is particularly impressive with the Harry/Goblin story arc, since this did not work for me in slightest in the original movie. But now, with the changes made, I can at least buy into it.

The new ending works SPECTACULARLY. It has an emotional resonance that was desperately missing from the original. To hear that iconic dialogue "..with Great Power comes Great Responsibility" definitely gave me the FEELS!

One of the big reasons this new version works so well is the Audio Work -- WOW! The scale and scope of the audio removal/replacement/rebuilding is staggering. New music! Extensive new Foley and SFX rebuilding. As a Fan Editor, I know how hard this is. And what Lantern has done needs to be recognized and applauded. Knowing the limitations and weakness of Audio Removal Software, I did not drop any points for the rare audio pop or minor score bleed or voice pitch change, as they did not detract from the immersive experience.

The re-inserted deleted scenes are all very well done. Some required colour correction to match the other main film and I think Lantern has done a great job in this area.

A really good fan edit. The hard work and passion is evident in every scene. Lantern51 should be very happy with their accomplishment. Well done!!!!


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I've never been so wrong in my life. I mean, I have been following and enjoying the work of Lantern51 for a while now and he has done quite a few highly remarkable edits, including the first Amazing Spider-Man... but that was a movie I already liked to begin with, while I had long dismissed TASM 2 as just plain awful, so I expected it to be improved to a degree only, as not much, I thought, could be made with it.

How wrong I was. Turns out that TASM 2 did have a good movie at its core. And this edit has revealed it. I found myself unexpectedly LOVING this, so much that if it had been released this way to theaters it'd actually be near the top of my favorite Spidey movies.

Once layers and layers and layers of garbage at all levels (not sure how many of those can be attributed to executive meddling, which this movie famously suffered from highly, and how many to Marc Webb himself, but I digress), turns out that there's a story with a LOT of heart underneath. The movie is now primarily about the relationship between Peter and Gwen, which is touching, sad, sweet, and tragic all through. And her fate is even more heartbreaking than ever, since this time around I was actually caring.

On the villain side of things, the feel of this cut is now that Harry is the main villain, with Electro sidelined to a "dragon" role. Which makes a lot of sense, as Harry is the one personally connected to Peter and the one that in the end is responsible of you know what. I still think Dane DeHaan is a less than ideal choice for the role, but works well enough. As for Jamie Foxx, he always had the potential to be a magnificent Electro (as he demonstrated in No Way Home), but was saddled with a goofy approach by the filmmakers. The removal of the goofiness has the side effect of putting the focus away from him, but given what was there in the original, let it be this way. This movie, like almost every superhero movie, had too many villains to begin with.

What you WON'T find in this edit: goofy Max Dillon, truncated subplots that go nowhere, dubstep themes for Electro, or clichéd Strauss music for the mad scientist that I still refuse to call Dr. Kafka. Speaking of the music, this has been an elephantine effort at audio replacement, and given the circumstances of having to run a lot of stuff through audio separation AI, it came out remarkably well. It's true that it may not have a totally professional bells-and-whistles sound after all this work (and to be honest the volume is somewhat too low all through), but given the tremendous work it took, it's probably is the best that can be done outside of getting raw unmixed audio files, and my rating is adjusted accordingly. Also, the replacement songs all work really great and fit the character and the mood.

As one of said songs, which can be heard over the closing credits, says, "change can be amazing". And in this case, it is. I don't know if it's a silk purse out of a sow's ear or the silk purse was always there and needed to have the sow's ear removed. Anyway, along with Part 1, this is highly recommended to all Spidey fans. Again, Excelsior!
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Thank you for previewing this before release! With the amount of work that went into it, I knew I would overlook things.

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This second run for Garfield is very awkward in its original form, largely because of Electro's terrible character direction and dialog and Spider-Man's badly out of character callous disregard for human life, and this is a very ambitious attempt to fix that, succeeding more with the latter than the former: there's just not enough of Electro's lines left for most of his scenes to flow in a way that makes sense anymore. The thing that saves Webb's movies from mediocrity, Garfield and Stone's chemistry, is wisely pulled to the front here, but the muddling incoherence going on with the other plotlines, combined with some pretty rocky audio editing in places, is distracting. More GG was a great choice as well, even though some of those scenes are also just unavoidably muddy too.

Rescoring choices: very mysterious. I did not feel that the score was a weak point of this movie in the first place, and the rescore somehow smacks of Bay's 2007 Transformers? Adding the scene with Peter's dad is a good choice, but using a track from a movie as enduring and popular as Return of the King for it is, again, extremely distracting, especially with the whiplash (ouch, sorry, not intentional) of having *just* seen Gwen's death and then a pop-country scored funeral.

If this edit ended similarly to Part 1, with nothing but environment, I think it would *fucking slap*. No score at all from the moment Gwen dies until the credits roll.

Part 1 ends with rain.

Part 2 ends with snow.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Part 2 theatrical release was much weaker than part 1. We have much more “filler” content and bloat. That left a lot more room for improvement. I really do believe lantern51 elevated this movie to a good enough quality that I fully intend to rewatch in the future when I go through a Spider-Man marathon.

First and foremost, making Max/Electro a secondary villain was the correct choice in favor of elevating Harry and the Green Goblin. Unfortunately, it does weaken Max’s character development, but this was a necessary sacrifice to elevate the overall quality of the movie. Use of some deleted/extended material to develop Harry’s character were also well done even if at times the footage was of lower quality. I believe a stronger narrative should outweigh perfect visual quality. In addition, I like the fleshing out of the Peter/Harry relationship as it provides connective tissue to the tragic relationship in the Raimi trilogy.

I think the strongest improvement to this movie was the alternative ending where we see Peter’s dad. This was a much better way to close off the Amazing Spider-Man movie series. The theatrical was underwhelming. This was a superior close that even gives us the iconic “With great power comes great responsibility line.” How could you possibly leave that out?

I know some other reviews are critical of changing the music/soundtrack. I cannot comment on that as I simply do not remember because I watched this movie only once before with no intention of watching it again as I did not believe the theatrical was of good enough quality. With that said, I do believe the soundtrack included in the edit is solid. It should not be a dealbreaker here.

Overall, lantern51 elevated Part 2 much more than Part 1 of the edits, and that is largely because Part 2 really needed the improvements to what were a lot of disjointed narratives. On top of that, it really made me like the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man much more, particularly with that alternative ending - much more powerful!

I, again, want to thank lantern51 for sharing these edits. I enjoyed them and recommend others do so as well.

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This was a great edit that streamlined it significantly. The villains were much more compelling and the ending was perfect since the series ended there.
One minor criticism is that some of the new music didn’t work for me and I preferred the original score more.

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The biggest thing keeping me back from replacing the original cut with this one is the rescoring. Hans Zimmer's score for this movie was fantastic, and I really don't see why a lot of it was removed here. It leaves scenes sounding awkward, and a lot of the songs that are used to replace don't really fit and feel generic. This is the biggest piece of feedback I can give this edit.

Narratively, Electro being a more secondary villain works in a way, but it leaves his motivation empty and his ultimate contribution to the plot non-existent.

Other than those things though, this is a great edit! The intro sequence with New York, New York is really great and putting Rhino there feels really cool and makes a lot of sense. Removing the Peter and Gwen re-break up plot was only a good thing, because it felt pointless and superfluous in the original cut. The ending is also pretty good (and look, I love The Lord of the Rings, but that soundtrack does not fit in Spider-Man). It gives good closure to the parents storyline, and having the movie end with Peter not being Spider-Man is good, because the original cut devalues Gwen's death waaaaaaay to quickly.

If Lantern is still looking to fix this edit up, those are the things I would recommend changing. Going back to the original score from most of the re-scores, and giving Electro back more motivation. If those things were changed, it would greatly increase my motivation to replace the original TASM2 with this edit.

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I am glad to have had the opportunity to watch this! There were some things I enjoyed, but others I could not get past.
I enjoyed the cutting of Peter and Gwen breaking up again, as it felt repetitive to have them break up in the first one, get back together, and then break up again. It does help the first part of the movie breath a bit, and gives more time to focus on the new additions of Max and Harry.
Max's intro is much better, making him not a complete cringe fest this time around. Giving Harry more time in the beginning is also helpful.

The trimming and shortening of cringe was done as well as it could be, but the main thing that took me away from all of this was the rescoring. I admire the author's ability to rescore, as it is quite an undertaking. Many of the songs just did not fit, and the result were missing sounds from the movie from cutting the soundtrack. The Times Square sequence just sounded flat.

I like the direction the Editor was going for. Moving scenes around helped a bit, and adding deleted scenes as well. Maybe there just is not much more that could be done to improve the movie. I just wish there was more to work with to streamline the whole thing.

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