Godzilla vs Kong: Hollow Earth Edition

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2021
Original Running Time:
113 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
80 minutes
Time Cut:
33 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Big monster fight!

Watching the film in cinemas, I realised how expendable the Millie Bobby Brown character and her subplot were, as the entire side mission was completely disconnected from the main story. Doing some very simple cuts to remove the sideplot ended up with a much simplier and to-the-point film, focusing on Kong's journey to Hollow Earth and his clash with Godzilla in less than 80 minutes.

Strap in for a tighter and much faster ride as the two titans go head to head!
Intention:
Sitting in the cinema, it slowly dawned on me how seperate the MBB story was in relation to the real bones of the film, being the Hollow Earth trip and the big monsters fighting. Her sideplot culminated with her stopping MechaGodzilla for all of one second which proved to be pointless, as I was able to cut it out without any difference.
Watching the film, you assume her gang would end up meeting with the Skarsgard bunch but they stay completely seperate and never know of each others existance. Its so strange, so I just lifted the less important one out.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features:
- Mini-Podcast introducing the Hollow-Earth Edition
- Alternate Opening - Unused Edit
Editing Details:
The process for this honestly was pretty straight forward, cut all the MBB scenes, Kyle Chandler, and any scene with the characters from the B-plot, and then tighten anything else.
Ended up with a lean 73 minutes before credits, reminded me more of the 60s and 70s Godzilla films which was great
Cuts and Additions:
- missing cast members, removed from credits
- Cut Godzilla attacking Apex opening and Bernie trying to get to the secure levels, all references to this has been cut throughout the film
- cut Maddison in school, going to see her dad and then listening to Bernie's podcast
- cut the reference to the GZ attack on Apex when Simmons approaches Nathan at the university
- cut Jai calling Nathan a coward
- cut Maddison and Josh going to find Bernie (4 or 5 scenes in a row here)
- cut Rebecca "no one could take the reigns on kong"
- cut Maia "Him? Then dump the monkey"
- cut the sideplot gang breaking into Apex and hitching a ride to Hong Kong
- cut Maia calling Kong gross after he drinks the monster blood
- cut the sideplot gang sneaking around the Hong Kong Apex site and stumbling into the MechaGodzilla testing room
- cut the guys in the HEAV pointing out where they were going
- cut the sideplot gang walking around Apex again, and
- added Hong Kong location card to GZ approaching the city
- cut Mark reacting to GZ approaching the city
- muted exposition about Kong's axe drawing power
- cut and muted the exposition about what the drone is doing when extracting the energy from the glowing rock, visually we can tell whats happening
- cut the Apex goons pulling guns on Rebecca and Jai because they are suddenly opposed to the exact mission they agreed to come along to
- cut the sideplot gang getting caught by the Apex guys
- cut "looks like round 2 goes to Kong"
- cut the sideplot gang being brought in front of Simmons and most of his evil monologue to him
- recut MechaGZ activating, using footage and dialogue from the cut testing scene, and the previous evil monologue but with no trace of the subplot gang
- cut any shot or scene of the sideplot gang during the fight, they don't mess around the control room and don't impact anything or cheer
- cut the callback to the bad coward joke from Jai since it no longer happened earlier
- cut Maddison reuniting with Mark in HK under inexplicable circumstances
- recut ending so it all is centred around Nathan, Rebecca and Jai
- removed any cast members from the credits that were cut from the film
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2021
Original Running Time:
113 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
80 minutes
Time Cut:
33 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Big monster fight!

Watching the film in cinemas, I realised how expendable the Millie Bobby Brown character and her subplot were, as the entire side mission was completely disconnected from the main story. Doing some very simple cuts to remove the sideplot ended up with a much simplier and to-the-point film, focusing on Kong's journey to Hollow Earth and his clash with Godzilla in less than 80 minutes.

Strap in for a tighter and much faster ride as the two titans go head to head!
Intention:
Sitting in the cinema, it slowly dawned on me how seperate the MBB story was in relation to the real bones of the film, being the Hollow Earth trip and the big monsters fighting. Her sideplot culminated with her stopping MechaGodzilla for all of one second which proved to be pointless, as I was able to cut it out without any difference.
Watching the film, you assume her gang would end up meeting with the Skarsgard bunch but they stay completely seperate and never know of each others existance. Its so strange, so I just lifted the less important one out.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features:
- Mini-Podcast introducing the Hollow-Earth Edition
- Alternate Opening - Unused Edit
Editing Details:
The process for this honestly was pretty straight forward, cut all the MBB scenes, Kyle Chandler, and any scene with the characters from the B-plot, and then tighten anything else.
Ended up with a lean 73 minutes before credits, reminded me more of the 60s and 70s Godzilla films which was great
Cuts and Additions:
- missing cast members, removed from credits
- Cut Godzilla attacking Apex opening and Bernie trying to get to the secure levels, all references to this has been cut throughout the film
- cut Maddison in school, going to see her dad and then listening to Bernie's podcast
- cut the reference to the GZ attack on Apex when Simmons approaches Nathan at the university
- cut Jai calling Nathan a coward
- cut Maddison and Josh going to find Bernie (4 or 5 scenes in a row here)
- cut Rebecca "no one could take the reigns on kong"
- cut Maia "Him? Then dump the monkey"
- cut the sideplot gang breaking into Apex and hitching a ride to Hong Kong
- cut Maia calling Kong gross after he drinks the monster blood
- cut the sideplot gang sneaking around the Hong Kong Apex site and stumbling into the MechaGodzilla testing room
- cut the guys in the HEAV pointing out where they were going
- cut the sideplot gang walking around Apex again, and
- added Hong Kong location card to GZ approaching the city
- cut Mark reacting to GZ approaching the city
- muted exposition about Kong's axe drawing power
- cut and muted the exposition about what the drone is doing when extracting the energy from the glowing rock, visually we can tell whats happening
- cut the Apex goons pulling guns on Rebecca and Jai because they are suddenly opposed to the exact mission they agreed to come along to
- cut the sideplot gang getting caught by the Apex guys
- cut "looks like round 2 goes to Kong"
- cut the sideplot gang being brought in front of Simmons and most of his evil monologue to him
- recut MechaGZ activating, using footage and dialogue from the cut testing scene, and the previous evil monologue but with no trace of the subplot gang
- cut any shot or scene of the sideplot gang during the fight, they don't mess around the control room and don't impact anything or cheer
- cut the callback to the bad coward joke from Jai since it no longer happened earlier
- cut Maddison reuniting with Mark in HK under inexplicable circumstances
- recut ending so it all is centred around Nathan, Rebecca and Jai
- removed any cast members from the credits that were cut from the film

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Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(3)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(3)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(3)
Narrative
 
9.3(3)
Enjoyment
 
9.7(3)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
A very good fanedit for a monsterverse movie compared to other fan edits of other monster verse movies too. What all monster verse movies and honestly kaiju movies in general have in common are the human fillers that doesn't really advance the plot which is what the humans are supposed to do in the first place but doesn't. Godzilla (2014) tried to make us care for the humans but failed, and Skull Island almost succeeded even though it felt more like war movie than a Kong movie. But legendary pictures seemed to have learned from their mistakes and improved somewhat with Godzilla: King of the monsters despite obviously forced in comic relief scenes and characters alike. But Godzilla vs Kong on the other and in particular this fan edit pretty much fixes all the problems that I ever had in all of these movies combined.
Monster movies especially the fun ones should never really be over 2 hours long but maybe a good 80-100 minutes long instead. Also, not really sure why they even brought back Millie Bobby Brown in the first place other than her popularity, would've preferred Charles Dance or even Vera Farmiga at that point. But nonetheless this fan edit succeeded in feeling like a complete movie despite the shorter runtime that feels like a proper sequel than an unnecessary crossover movie.

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Overall rating
 
9.8
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10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
The Monsterverse films are all very hit and miss for me. After Godzilla: King of the Monsters, I was really excited for this movie. The original cut is bogged down by too many human characters and subplots, when really all I want to see is the battle between the two titular titans.

Bobson has flawlessly removed what I refer to as the Stranger Things subplot; the silly (and boring) antics of Millie Bobbie Brown and Julian Dennison, as well as the wacky conspiracy theory character played by Bryan Tyree Henry. The result is a lean and to the point movie that focuses on monsters fighting, which is ultimately all we really want, right?

The only narrative beat that's a little lack luster is the introduction of Mecha Godzilla, as all of the build up is removed with the subplot gang. Ultimately, that feels a worthy trade off for a much more entertaining movie!

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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
I wanted to love this original movie so much, but the detracting plot narratives, not to mention the constant cutting away from the action for characters that were ultimately meaningless dulled my enjoyment and despite liking the movie, I felt it didn’t reach its potential.

This edit completely solves that for me. Honestly, I will probably never watch the unedited form again and this is my go-to way to experience this movie from now on. It’s a brisk watch at 80 minutes with credits, which is kinda perfect for me. Nothing of the story is lost at all, which is really more of a reflection on how superfluous so much of it was to begin with.

The Mecha-Godzilla boot-up sequence is about as good as it could possibly be, considering how that plays out in the original, and everything else felt seamless the whole way through. I definitely recommend this version and only wish I had found it sooner.

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