Avengers: Age Of Ultron - The De-Whedoned Cut

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Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
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Original Release Date:
2015
Original Running Time:
141
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
137
Time Cut:
5
Time Added:
2
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
"Avengers Age Of Ultron is a little more grown up than the first one, a little scarier, a little funkier." Joss Whedon.

THAT WAS A LIE! The goal is to keep that original promise. Removing the worst of the humor, creating a threatening villain and tightening up the pace of the final act, transforming the movie from an underwhelming letdown into a worthwhile sequel to the original.
Intention:
Joss Whedon's writing can be funny, but too much of a good thing is a bad thing. It feels like he wrote potential jokes for every scene and then just put them all in. This left no room for us to get invested. Plus Ultron was not the villian we were shown in the trailers. My goal was to fix these flaws as well as remove and dumb or unnecessary moments in the film.
Other Sources:
Dramatic Hits Sound Effects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE6PuC2MnuE (For when Ultron escapes to Struckers lab.)
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Deleted Scenes
Cuts and Additions:
Cuts:
- Natasha: "Thank you" to Hulk.
- Thor: "They are lining up." Cap: "Well they are excited."
- Tony: "Guys...lets talk. It was a good talk." Guard: "No it wasn't."
- The bizarre sped up 3 steps Wanda takes before closing the door after attacking Cap.
- Tony and Thors ego measuring contest about which of their girlfriends is better.
- Bruce landing on Natashas Boobs.
- Ultron: "That was dramatic."
- No Strings On Me Song removed from Ultron escaping to Struckers lab scene, replaced with more creepy and dramatic music cue.
- Ultron: "People create... smaller people... CHILDREN! I lost the word there. Children."
- Ultron: "But also... yeah."
- Tony: And he did a Banksy at the crime scene, just for us."
- Klaue talking about cuttlefish and Pietro taking the candy.
- Ultron: "I'm sorry. ooooh. I'm sure that is going to be okay I just don't understand!"
- Thor: "Nobody has to break anything." Ultron: "Clearly you never made an omelette." Tony, he beat me by one second."
- Ultron "I can't physically throw up in my mouth."
- Tony: "What are you going to do?" Nick: "I don't know, something dramatic, I hope."
- Ultron: I'm not being pushy."
- Ultron rolling his eyes.
- Ultron "NO WAIT! GUYS! UHH AHH"
- Cap, Thor and Pietro individually fighting robots while Vision is erasing Ultron from the internet.
- Cap: "If you get hurt, hurt them back. If you get killed, walk it off."
- Hulk scaring woman and child.
- Weird cut to Wanda after she attacks robot before she hides with Clint in building.
- Cap and Thor saving people from falling to their death... and then bringing them back up onto the floating city...
- Ultron: "Thor! You're bothering me!"
- Pietro punching the air and then getting shot.
- Number 6 is topped and locked or stocked and..."
- Ultron bot attacks Helicarrier.
- Vision: "It is terribly well-balanced." Thor: "Well if there's too much weight, you lose power in the swing, so..."
- Tony: "Romanoff, you and Banner better not be playing hide the zucchini." Nat: "Relax shell head, not all of us can fly."
- Avengers Fighting in the church trimmed, including the 90 degrees sideways shot of Thor.
- Ultron: "You know... with the benefit of hindsight."
- Pietro: "You know... I'm 12 minutes older than you."
- Clint and Nat driving in an Audi.
- Ultron singing.
- Ultron: "Oh for god’s sake!" Instead, we see him turn his head from the scene where he is singing.

Added Scenes:
- Pietro and Wanda Scene before they meet Ultron.
- Thor "They don't see what's coming!" After his pool vision.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2015
Original Running Time:
141
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
137
Time Cut:
5
Time Added:
2
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
"Avengers Age Of Ultron is a little more grown up than the first one, a little scarier, a little funkier." Joss Whedon.

THAT WAS A LIE! The goal is to keep that original promise. Removing the worst of the humor, creating a threatening villain and tightening up the pace of the final act, transforming the movie from an underwhelming letdown into a worthwhile sequel to the original.
Intention:
Joss Whedon's writing can be funny, but too much of a good thing is a bad thing. It feels like he wrote potential jokes for every scene and then just put them all in. This left no room for us to get invested. Plus Ultron was not the villian we were shown in the trailers. My goal was to fix these flaws as well as remove and dumb or unnecessary moments in the film.
Other Sources:
Dramatic Hits Sound Effects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE6PuC2MnuE (For when Ultron escapes to Struckers lab.)
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Deleted Scenes
Cuts and Additions:
Cuts:
- Natasha: "Thank you" to Hulk.
- Thor: "They are lining up." Cap: "Well they are excited."
- Tony: "Guys...lets talk. It was a good talk." Guard: "No it wasn't."
- The bizarre sped up 3 steps Wanda takes before closing the door after attacking Cap.
- Tony and Thors ego measuring contest about which of their girlfriends is better.
- Bruce landing on Natashas Boobs.
- Ultron: "That was dramatic."
- No Strings On Me Song removed from Ultron escaping to Struckers lab scene, replaced with more creepy and dramatic music cue.
- Ultron: "People create... smaller people... CHILDREN! I lost the word there. Children."
- Ultron: "But also... yeah."
- Tony: And he did a Banksy at the crime scene, just for us."
- Klaue talking about cuttlefish and Pietro taking the candy.
- Ultron: "I'm sorry. ooooh. I'm sure that is going to be okay I just don't understand!"
- Thor: "Nobody has to break anything." Ultron: "Clearly you never made an omelette." Tony, he beat me by one second."
- Ultron "I can't physically throw up in my mouth."
- Tony: "What are you going to do?" Nick: "I don't know, something dramatic, I hope."
- Ultron: I'm not being pushy."
- Ultron rolling his eyes.
- Ultron "NO WAIT! GUYS! UHH AHH"
- Cap, Thor and Pietro individually fighting robots while Vision is erasing Ultron from the internet.
- Cap: "If you get hurt, hurt them back. If you get killed, walk it off."
- Hulk scaring woman and child.
- Weird cut to Wanda after she attacks robot before she hides with Clint in building.
- Cap and Thor saving people from falling to their death... and then bringing them back up onto the floating city...
- Ultron: "Thor! You're bothering me!"
- Pietro punching the air and then getting shot.
- Number 6 is topped and locked or stocked and..."
- Ultron bot attacks Helicarrier.
- Vision: "It is terribly well-balanced." Thor: "Well if there's too much weight, you lose power in the swing, so..."
- Tony: "Romanoff, you and Banner better not be playing hide the zucchini." Nat: "Relax shell head, not all of us can fly."
- Avengers Fighting in the church trimmed, including the 90 degrees sideways shot of Thor.
- Ultron: "You know... with the benefit of hindsight."
- Pietro: "You know... I'm 12 minutes older than you."
- Clint and Nat driving in an Audi.
- Ultron singing.
- Ultron: "Oh for god’s sake!" Instead, we see him turn his head from the scene where he is singing.

Added Scenes:
- Pietro and Wanda Scene before they meet Ultron.
- Thor "They don't see what's coming!" After his pool vision.

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Kikanator really got the job done with this edit. I am no expert, but the visual and audio editing appeared flawless. I think this is probably the best overall to-the-point tightened edit of this movie. More specifically, this edit definitely gives us the best version of Ultron. Removing all of his corny dialogue solidifed the character as a proper villain. He is supposed to be a genocidal maniac, and the poor attempts at humor really made me cringe in the theatrical. Was I supposed to take this villain seriously? Great job by the editor here fixing this.

A couple of minor differences I had were that I would have preferred no romance between Bruce and Natasha because it does not every really go anywhere and it was sort of forced. I also would have liked a few extra deleted scenes in addition to the solid ones included. However, the deleted scenes are not essential to the narrative, but I think enhance the enjoyment factor.

The tightening up of the final act is something I also believe was essential. In the theatrical, it felt really dragged out. I still feel that way, but shortening it increases the believeability factor for me. When you have a city floating up into space, you really have to be pressed for time. You cannot keep the action going on forever.

I would like to thank the editor for sharing this edit with me. It was a fun watch. I strongly recommend this edit for those who are looking for a tightened version of this movie with a more serious villain.

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Alright, so I just checked out "Avengers: Age Of Ultron - The De-Whedoned Cut", and let me tell you, it's pretty much my go-to version now.

Major props to the Kikanator96 for taking out the forced humor that had me cringing in the original. The movie flows way better without those distractions, letting the serious moments actually land. The pacing is on point now. It feels like you can really get into the story without being yanked around emotionally.

For me, this one is perfect, & if you're like me and would have appreciated a movie more focused on the heavy stuff the Avengers deal with, this is the version of "Age of Ultron" you've been waiting for!

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So this review is long over due. My sincerest apologies to the creator as to life things just got in the way, and I intend on fixing that. Without further ado here is my review:

In an age where Joss Whedon's legacy is swept under the rug, so to speak. It pains me to see his fall from grace because, my parents had shown me Firefly and became a fan of his ever since. Buffy took a long time for me to appreciate, but now it is one of my favorite guilty pleasure shows of all time. Fast forward to 2011-ish, where I read the news that he is to direct The Avengers. I couldn't have been more excited. I don't think I need to describe how much of a phenomenon that movie was to me and the general public.

So Age of Ultron comes out when I was 15 and loved it as a kid. Years later, I am pointed out some corny humor (even by Whedon standards) and even some "problematic" jokes. Some were right to be pointed out and some weren't. When Joss Whedon is at his best, he knows how to perfectly weave drama and humor. I would be lying, however, if I said that the humor overstayed it's welcome in this entry. I would still argue for what it does right it does very very well. It is definitely an underrated entry in The Infinity Saga line of movies (from Iron Man to Far From Home). All I can really say beyond this is, "Thank you" to the creator. The edit is now my go to when revisiting The Infinity Saga line of movies. All of the bad quips and moments are gone, the dramatic beats are stronger and the movie is now made better. Thank you Kikanator96. If I was an agent, I would hire you to edit modern Marvel movies. Lord knows that they need it.

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I remember being so excited for the second Avengers, only to leave the theater in disgust. I hadn't watched the movie since seeing it back in 2015, but when I heard that there was an edit that toned town everything I loathed, I decided to give it a chance. While still a flawed film, this edit is a huge improvement over the original. This is the only version people should watch. Great work!

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This edit took EVERY complaint I had with AOU and fixed it. This version is amazing!
Every decision was made with care towards the material. Spot on!

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