Ant-Man and the Wasp: Ghost in the Machine

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
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Original Release Date:
2018
Original Running Time:
118
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
118
Time Cut:
7
Time Added:
7
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
As Scott Lang tries to spend the last of his days under house arrest, he's pulled into action once more by Hank Pym and Hope Van-Dyne as they team up and suit up to save someone from the Quantum Realm, while fighting a new adversery.

This edit aims to trim up a lot of ill-timed and poorly elongated jokes, adding back deleted material from the blu-ray, outtakes, trailers and TV spots, while also restoring an alternate opening with a mission in 1987, with a young Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Strap in, and get ready to see ANT-MAN AND THE WASP against THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE!

Intention:
After rewatching the film prior to Quantumania's release, and off the back of my edit of the first film, I figured that this film would be better after a trim and a few deleted scenes going back in.

The alternate prologue with Young Hank and Janet felt sorely needed as a fun opening action scene, establishing the both of them and their relationship prior to the film.
Other Sources:
- Tim Heidecker Outtakes: Some extra lines and screams were taken from here
- Stan Lee Outtakes: An alternate version of his cameo was taken from 10 other versions, with the VFX being completed for this
- Gag Reel: An alternate shot of Scott performing his close-up magic was used
- Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes: Sonny’s on the Trail and Worlds Upon Worlds are the only 2 scenes on the disc, and are both used
- Infinity Saga B0x-Set: The alternate prologue was featured on the bonus disc from the boxset
- Trailer #1 - Hank and Scott's exchange reintegrated from this trailer
- Trailer #2 - Luis' extra lines taken from here
- AMATW (2018) Original Score by Christophe Beck: Track 7 - Ava's Story was used during the re-edited origin flashback
Special Thanks:
Nic and recordwrangler95 for watching preview cuts and providing feedback
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Unused Deleted Scene: Quantum Realm Skirmish
- Moments Lost in the Quantum Realm: Cut and Removed Stuff
- Bobson Introduces Ghost in the Machine: Mini-Podcast
Editing Details:
This edit is my first venture into deepfake tech, as one shot has Hank and Janet's stunt doubles faces' replaced with Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfiffer.

Lots of fun research and experimentation went into making it possible, and I hope to get the oppertunity to do it again sometime.
Cuts and Additions:
- cut original opening with Hank and Janet saying goodbye to Hope, and going on their final mission together, and a small recap of the last film
- added deleted opening with Young Hank and Janet on a mission in Buenos Aires, 1987 (from Infinity Saga Box Set Bonus Disc)
- added alternate take of Scott doing close-up magic (from the gag reel)
- added Hank reacting to Scott's comment "You gave her wings?" (from Trailer #1)
- added another line from Luis as he talks to Hank in the Ex-Con office (from Trailer #2)
- cut the back and forth about breakfast food, Scott's desk, oatmeal, pastry, Baba Yaga, etc.
- added Sonny finding security footage of Hank shrinking the lab (from Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes)
- cut Kurt singing the Baba Yaga song, as the earlier mention was cut out
- cut the painfully prolonged "wassup" gag from Luis (somehow there is a longer cut shown in the "Fun TV Spot", unused here)
- cut Luis complementing the Wasp suit, and saying that he wants one
- cut Luis screaming "we're gonna die" in the shrunken van
- added alternate Stan Lee cameo (from Blu-Ray outtakes)
- cut Luis "get pezzed" after the Pez dispenser is made giant
- cut the cafe interior as Scott tries to stop the truck
- added some more Whale Boat Captain Daniel Gooobler as played by Tim Hiedecker (from Blu-Ray outtakes)
- added alternate lines as Giant-Scott-Man emerges from the ocean (from Blu-Ray/DVD release trailer)
- added additional line from Whale Boat Captain Daniel Gooobler (from Blu-Ray outtakes)
- added scene with Hank and Janet in the Quantum Realm encountering a Quantum Creature (from Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes)
- cut awkward exchange with Agent Woo and Scott, the whole thing about dinner and seeing you later
Ex-Con Office (Before and After)

Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2018
Original Running Time:
118
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
118
Time Cut:
7
Time Added:
7
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
As Scott Lang tries to spend the last of his days under house arrest, he's pulled into action once more by Hank Pym and Hope Van-Dyne as they team up and suit up to save someone from the Quantum Realm, while fighting a new adversery.

This edit aims to trim up a lot of ill-timed and poorly elongated jokes, adding back deleted material from the blu-ray, outtakes, trailers and TV spots, while also restoring an alternate opening with a mission in 1987, with a young Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Strap in, and get ready to see ANT-MAN AND THE WASP against THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE!

Intention:
After rewatching the film prior to Quantumania's release, and off the back of my edit of the first film, I figured that this film would be better after a trim and a few deleted scenes going back in.

The alternate prologue with Young Hank and Janet felt sorely needed as a fun opening action scene, establishing the both of them and their relationship prior to the film.
Other Sources:
- Tim Heidecker Outtakes: Some extra lines and screams were taken from here
- Stan Lee Outtakes: An alternate version of his cameo was taken from 10 other versions, with the VFX being completed for this
- Gag Reel: An alternate shot of Scott performing his close-up magic was used
- Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes: Sonny’s on the Trail and Worlds Upon Worlds are the only 2 scenes on the disc, and are both used
- Infinity Saga B0x-Set: The alternate prologue was featured on the bonus disc from the boxset
- Trailer #1 - Hank and Scott's exchange reintegrated from this trailer
- Trailer #2 - Luis' extra lines taken from here
- AMATW (2018) Original Score by Christophe Beck: Track 7 - Ava's Story was used during the re-edited origin flashback
Special Thanks:
Nic and recordwrangler95 for watching preview cuts and providing feedback
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Unused Deleted Scene: Quantum Realm Skirmish
- Moments Lost in the Quantum Realm: Cut and Removed Stuff
- Bobson Introduces Ghost in the Machine: Mini-Podcast
Editing Details:
This edit is my first venture into deepfake tech, as one shot has Hank and Janet's stunt doubles faces' replaced with Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfiffer.

Lots of fun research and experimentation went into making it possible, and I hope to get the oppertunity to do it again sometime.
Cuts and Additions:
- cut original opening with Hank and Janet saying goodbye to Hope, and going on their final mission together, and a small recap of the last film
- added deleted opening with Young Hank and Janet on a mission in Buenos Aires, 1987 (from Infinity Saga Box Set Bonus Disc)
- added alternate take of Scott doing close-up magic (from the gag reel)
- added Hank reacting to Scott's comment "You gave her wings?" (from Trailer #1)
- added another line from Luis as he talks to Hank in the Ex-Con office (from Trailer #2)
- cut the back and forth about breakfast food, Scott's desk, oatmeal, pastry, Baba Yaga, etc.
- added Sonny finding security footage of Hank shrinking the lab (from Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes)
- cut Kurt singing the Baba Yaga song, as the earlier mention was cut out
- cut the painfully prolonged "wassup" gag from Luis (somehow there is a longer cut shown in the "Fun TV Spot", unused here)
- cut Luis complementing the Wasp suit, and saying that he wants one
- cut Luis screaming "we're gonna die" in the shrunken van
- added alternate Stan Lee cameo (from Blu-Ray outtakes)
- cut Luis "get pezzed" after the Pez dispenser is made giant
- cut the cafe interior as Scott tries to stop the truck
- added some more Whale Boat Captain Daniel Gooobler as played by Tim Hiedecker (from Blu-Ray outtakes)
- added alternate lines as Giant-Scott-Man emerges from the ocean (from Blu-Ray/DVD release trailer)
- added additional line from Whale Boat Captain Daniel Gooobler (from Blu-Ray outtakes)
- added scene with Hank and Janet in the Quantum Realm encountering a Quantum Creature (from Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes)
- cut awkward exchange with Agent Woo and Scott, the whole thing about dinner and seeing you later
Ex-Con Office (Before and After)

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Here we have a very solid edit by Bobson Dugnutt - the Grand Doyen of the Extended Edition.

I came away quite impressed with the opening deepfakes as this was Bobson's first time incorporating this technology. A job well done. I appreciated all the additional footage added to enhance the entertainment value along with the removal of some of the over the top cringe humor Marvel movies typically incorporate. A slight critique from me would be that I felt a bit more of the humor could have been trimmed out.

Personally, I did not notice any notable auditory or visual issues that other reviewers pointed out. Obviously, there is some level of subjectivity on these technical aspects plus the factor of what equipment we use to watch these edits.

Overall, this was an entertaining and solid edit. The core narrative of the movie itself will never be perfect, but still a fun watch for a family of all ages. I would like to thank Bobson for graciously sharing the edit and for the solid entertainment.

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This is one of the very few movies from the Infinity Saga that I have only seen once or twice and I just remember some parts of them here and there, in contrast to other films, like the Winter Soldier, were I remember the whole thing because it was so great. So, with that, I want to clarify that I do not remember the original movie enough in order to make a comparison to the changes, so I will just review it for what it is.

For Ant-Man and the Wasp I thought the same thing that I thought for Quantumania, it is just a mediocre, ok, forgettable movie that I didn't want to see ever again in any future MCU marathon. I'm happy to say that Bobson's edit changed that. It didn't reinvent the wheel or anything, but at least now I found the movie more enjoyble and fun to watch and I'm glad to include it in my MCU marathons as a more chill-switch-off-your-brain entry.

As other reviewers have mentioned, there is an issue with the volume level in the deleted scenes, they are much louder, plus the unfinished CGI, but I didn't mind very much. Leaving the unfinished CGI aside, I hope the volume level will get fixed. Beside these two issues though, technical wise it's perfect, all the cuts were seamless.

I most definitely recommend this edit and I'm sure it will be your go-to version of the movie, unless you didn't like the original at all in which case this edit wont save it for you.

Thank you Bobson Dugnutt for all your hard work and thanks to anyone who read my review!

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This edit is a great improvement on Ant-Man and the Wasp! The new opening scene is so much better, and while the unfinished CGI and Deepfake is pretty noticeable, it's easily forgiven for the quality that it adds to the story.

The cuts are seamless, you don't even notice how well the weaker jokes are removed, as there are never any awkward cuts.

My only gripe is that the audio levels of the deleted scenes are much louder than the rest of the movie, especially in the scene with Janet and Hank in the Quantum Realm. Visually, the additions work really well. Also... I know it's dumb but I did like the line where Jimmy Woo asks Scott if he wants to grab dinner. Personal preference would be to keep it in. But it was still removed pretty cleanly!

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I was really hoping for a slightly trimmed version of this movie. Bobson cut most of the humor that didn't land well or that went on for far too long, they really went overboard with some of it. This movie is so much better with these minor trims.

Commendable work on the new intro with the deepfaking. Sadly this is the only section that doesn't work for me in this edit. The deepfakes are really well done, there are only a few moments where they don't work for me. My problem was the CGI in this intro wasn't finished and is especially noticeable with the explosions and fire.
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Still a bit of a slight entry into the MCU canon but one that has been bumped up a grade by more of the usual judicious work by Bobson, especially with his inaugural deepfake work on an incomplete opening scene. In all, the humour now enhances the movie rather than slowing it down, we have more of a sense of Hank and Janet's relationship, and more of Tim Heidecker which is always appreciated (though still no Tom Scharpling, but that's kind of a hallmark of Ant-Man movies at this point). Great work, this is the only version anybody needs to revisit going into Quantumania.
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