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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2017
Original Running Time:
149 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
129 minutes
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman 1918 is an entirely new experience from the 2017 original, with tighter pacing, a better climax, and zero connection to the larger DCEU.
Intention:
I loved Wonder Woman, but it does, at times, fall into those same superhero film cliches we've all grown to hate. This edit seeks to refine the film into its most pure form.
Additional Notes:
The New DCEU: While Wonder Woman 1918 can be viewed as a standalone film, it also acts as the first entry into my New DCEU series, an edit of the entire DCEU franchise that seeks to create a more unified shared universe experience between films. You can view this as a sort of DCEU Continuity series, I suppose. Wonder Woman 1918 is the first film in the New DCEU viewing order, followed by Superman - Last Son.
Special Thanks:
A special thank you to lapis molari, motleycat Enterprises inc, QuickestEditInTheWest, addiesin, Dr. Chim Richalds, Masirimso17, jrWHAG42, Canon Editor, Horrifyingly Hillarous, Crimson713, VortexUnlimited, Malthus, revel911, Zarius, stferguson78, and of course TM2YC, for their feedback, their praise, their words of encouragement, and their assistance.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
Complete Cutlist (Film Spoilers Included)

-Some light color grading throughout
-Added fanedit warning
-Added Youtube RED style FE.org logo
-Added new WB and DC production logos ripped from the Batman v. Superman official trailer
-Removed Diana's intro monologue
-Removed everything up until Hippolyta begins reading Diana the story of the old Gods, which acts as the new opening
-Removed German soldier asking "Where did this fog come from?"
-Removed shot of German soldier looking back after encountering the glamour
-Removed Steve saying "wow" and a lot of staring
-Trimmed the lasso interrogation slightly and removed Steve's "It's Hot" remark
-Removed the girl tending to Diana saying "strange" in regards to Diana's wound healing so quickly
-Removed Diana making eye contact with the animal before she breaks into the armory
-Removed Hippolyta fearing that Ares will find Diana
-Trimmed some of the shots during Steve and Diana's conversation aboard the boat
-Removed the entire 'pleasure of the flesh' bit
-Removed Ludendorff shooting his own men
-Removed Doctor Poison's "To restore your strength" line, as it makes no sense
-Moved the scene of Doctor Poison testing the gas on the gasmask to this part of the film, giving us an extended look at our main villains and establishing their threat very early on
-Removed Diana looking confused in London, the remarks on hand-holding, and the 'we're not together' bit
-Removed the 'bad guy convention' line
-Removed "Is there anything else you wanna show me?"
-Since the second Doctor Poison scene is missing, the film just continues from the discussion with Patrick Morgan to the intelligence meeting
-Removed Diana and Steve kissing in the hotel
-Removed shot of Diana reaching for her sword
-Rearranged the set-up to the climax fight, I've strung together all of Diana's conversation with Ares so it goes straight from "I am not what you thought I was" to "I am not your enemy Diana"
-Removed "that is not the God-killer"
-Steve and Co.'s scenes are pushed back slightly
-Removed Ares explaining that Diana is the true God-killer, as it's abundantly clear by this point, now Diana lassos Ares after he claims "only a God can kill another God"
-Removed Ares stating he's not the God of War, but the God of Truth, as I dislike Ares' being able to cheat the lasso, and several other lines, now his speech goes "I am [telling the truth]. They start these wars on their own. When you first arrived, I was going to crush you.", now it's more clear that Ares is just trying to trick Diana
-Removed "My dear, I don't want to fight you, but if I must...", now Ares shocks Diana the moment she refuses his offer
-Removed "Good-bye brother", as the line is not at all earned
-Diana's closing narration now begins as she's walking up to the memorial wall to look at Steve's picture
-Removed the modern day ending and the shot of Diana soaring into the sky
-The film proper now ends on the shot of the photograph
-Added '1918' to the film's ending title card


Original runtime is 2hr 29m, my trimmed version's runtime clocks in at 2hr 9m, with a whopping 20 minutes cut out for a much tighter pacing with a quicker set-up, less clunky exposition, and a more streamlined final battle with Ares.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2017
Original Running Time:
149 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
129 minutes
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman 1918 is an entirely new experience from the 2017 original, with tighter pacing, a better climax, and zero connection to the larger DCEU.
Intention:
I loved Wonder Woman, but it does, at times, fall into those same superhero film cliches we've all grown to hate. This edit seeks to refine the film into its most pure form.
Additional Notes:
The New DCEU: While Wonder Woman 1918 can be viewed as a standalone film, it also acts as the first entry into my New DCEU series, an edit of the entire DCEU franchise that seeks to create a more unified shared universe experience between films. You can view this as a sort of DCEU Continuity series, I suppose. Wonder Woman 1918 is the first film in the New DCEU viewing order, followed by Superman - Last Son.
Special Thanks:
A special thank you to lapis molari, motleycat Enterprises inc, QuickestEditInTheWest, addiesin, Dr. Chim Richalds, Masirimso17, jrWHAG42, Canon Editor, Horrifyingly Hillarous, Crimson713, VortexUnlimited, Malthus, revel911, Zarius, stferguson78, and of course TM2YC, for their feedback, their praise, their words of encouragement, and their assistance.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
Complete Cutlist (Film Spoilers Included)

-Some light color grading throughout
-Added fanedit warning
-Added Youtube RED style FE.org logo
-Added new WB and DC production logos ripped from the Batman v. Superman official trailer
-Removed Diana's intro monologue
-Removed everything up until Hippolyta begins reading Diana the story of the old Gods, which acts as the new opening
-Removed German soldier asking "Where did this fog come from?"
-Removed shot of German soldier looking back after encountering the glamour
-Removed Steve saying "wow" and a lot of staring
-Trimmed the lasso interrogation slightly and removed Steve's "It's Hot" remark
-Removed the girl tending to Diana saying "strange" in regards to Diana's wound healing so quickly
-Removed Diana making eye contact with the animal before she breaks into the armory
-Removed Hippolyta fearing that Ares will find Diana
-Trimmed some of the shots during Steve and Diana's conversation aboard the boat
-Removed the entire 'pleasure of the flesh' bit
-Removed Ludendorff shooting his own men
-Removed Doctor Poison's "To restore your strength" line, as it makes no sense
-Moved the scene of Doctor Poison testing the gas on the gasmask to this part of the film, giving us an extended look at our main villains and establishing their threat very early on
-Removed Diana looking confused in London, the remarks on hand-holding, and the 'we're not together' bit
-Removed the 'bad guy convention' line
-Removed "Is there anything else you wanna show me?"
-Since the second Doctor Poison scene is missing, the film just continues from the discussion with Patrick Morgan to the intelligence meeting
-Removed Diana and Steve kissing in the hotel
-Removed shot of Diana reaching for her sword
-Rearranged the set-up to the climax fight, I've strung together all of Diana's conversation with Ares so it goes straight from "I am not what you thought I was" to "I am not your enemy Diana"
-Removed "that is not the God-killer"
-Steve and Co.'s scenes are pushed back slightly
-Removed Ares explaining that Diana is the true God-killer, as it's abundantly clear by this point, now Diana lassos Ares after he claims "only a God can kill another God"
-Removed Ares stating he's not the God of War, but the God of Truth, as I dislike Ares' being able to cheat the lasso, and several other lines, now his speech goes "I am [telling the truth]. They start these wars on their own. When you first arrived, I was going to crush you.", now it's more clear that Ares is just trying to trick Diana
-Removed "My dear, I don't want to fight you, but if I must...", now Ares shocks Diana the moment she refuses his offer
-Removed "Good-bye brother", as the line is not at all earned
-Diana's closing narration now begins as she's walking up to the memorial wall to look at Steve's picture
-Removed the modern day ending and the shot of Diana soaring into the sky
-The film proper now ends on the shot of the photograph
-Added '1918' to the film's ending title card


Original runtime is 2hr 29m, my trimmed version's runtime clocks in at 2hr 9m, with a whopping 20 minutes cut out for a much tighter pacing with a quicker set-up, less clunky exposition, and a more streamlined final battle with Ares.

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One of the better entries of the recent spate of DC movies is made even stronger thanks to very judicious editing out of exposition and forced humour. The charm of the characters and setting are allowed to stand out even more and although WW will always be in the shadow of that other "superhero-in-a-World-War-starring-a-guy-named-Steve" movie, this cut makes the theme of "war as an eternal, unconquerable aspect of mankind" hit home in a way that gives the film real gravitas, and by the time it gets around to driving home that point, you haven't been checking your watch waiting for the whole thing to be over. My one criticism would be the decision to remove the explicit statement that Diana is the God-Killer weapon. Although I'm perfectly OK with the film retaining Diana's (proper, let's be honest) origin as a clay sculpture, some clarity-of-stakes in the midst of a climactic CGI slugfest is never a bad idea, to my mind. In all, though, a terrific edit that deserves to be your go-to version of the film for DCEU marathons.

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I absolutely loved the updated narrative, enjoyed the improved pacing, and did not miss the trimmed bits.
This edit trims away awkward and redundant scenes seamlessly (except for one tiny transition at 11:11), and treats its characters even better than the theatrical cut. I especially appreciated the way Steve and Diana's relationship is handled in this edit - the TC contained a few cringe-worthy moments which are blissfully gone now.

While the pacing is greatly improved, a few additional minor changes can improve the final act even further. I elaborated on those in the forum discussion.

All in all, this is a terrific edit, well done!

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I felt the theatrical release was solid in of itself. This edit elevates it to a maximal enjoyable experience. All the dialogue and portions of scenes removed were all just and necessary to keep the pacing of the movie solid and prevent instances that really made me cringe during the theatrical edit. Nearly all cringe inducing elements were removed.

Nearly all cuts appeared seamless except the scene with Diana having Ares in her lasso. The cut felt a bit rushed, but I would prefer the rushed cut then include Ares’s nonsensical dialogue. The net benefit outweighs the very slight negative, and I doubt most viewers would even really notice that.

I may not be the most qualified on this, but the audio sounded perfectly fine and consistent throughout the edit. Overall, if someone wants a higher quality and smoother experience with Wonder Woman, then this is the edit for you.

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I thought that this was a very good edit of Wonder Woman that kept very close to the original. The pacing does wonders to compliment the overall experience. The cut dialogue makes the film far better and since I haven't watched the Original film in a few years I had a hard time noticing where the cuts were placed. The modern day clip was never my favorite part of the film so I'm glad its gone. Overall I liked this fanedit and I think you did a good job, keep up the good work.

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The last few days I have watched a ton of the original DCEU films and their fanedits (multiple versions in some them, like this one here), all in the name of preparation for the Flash movie. Thankfully I have only a couple left, both are for the JL, and then I'm done! Journey complete!

Prior to watching this edit I watched Wakeupkeos' version "The Hard Truths" and it was about to be my go-to version until I watched this one. This one just clicked right away with me, from the opening scene 'till the ending with the group photograph. Both of these parts of the movie were handled really well and it actually made more sense, to me at least. Smoother beginning and touching ending, just perfect! I also enjoyed the trimming down of the humor, were was necessary, the really funny bits were kept, and I also enjoyed very much restructuring of the Ares-Diana dialogue at the end.

On the technical side of things, the edit was almost perfect! Almost all the cuts were seamless and you could not tell if something was missing or something that felt off. The only scene where I actually thought that was when Diana is talking with Steve at the magical pool and he makes her realize that she should not stand by and do something, so she goes to steal the weapons. Before we go to that scene, Diana has a brief moment where she realizes this by just thinking, no words. I think this was cut too short and it ended up as being abrupt, the scene needed a little breathing room.

A couple of other choices I did not like, was the inclusion of the scene with the melting mask after Dr Poison have a conversation with the general. This scene is completely unnecessary. Firstly, because they talk about the seriousness of the new gas in the war room later on, so we know that this is a serious threat, and secondly it didn't quite fit with the rest of the sequence. I mean, at one moment Dr. Poison talks about creating the new gas and the very next second we actually see it. I mean, how did that happen so fast? The scene should be cut at the "I've got it, it's going to be terrible" line.

The second scene I did not enjoy that it was left in, involves again Dr. Poison and the General. It's when he throws the new gas at his compatriots at the room and he throw in a mask. For some reason, the editor left in the cartoonish evil laugh scene. This does not fit at all with the tone that this edit has, it's completely out of place.

A last nitpicking that I have is that maybe we could have trimmed a little bit the CGI fest at the end.

Otherwise, this was an almost excellent edit, I believe it will be your go-to version for any future DCEU marathons! I know it will be for me!

Just a note, I think the editor is not active anymore. Even the link that he sent me is not working anymore. If that's truly the case, it's a shame because I also wanted to watch his version of Man of Steel, but it seems it won't be possible..

Thank you TinyBreadMouse foir all your hard work, I hope you return, and thanks to anyone who read my review!

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Not a big fan of this film, mostly because of the cheesy moments, but you succeed in making me love it, Very strong edit. Bravo.

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Wonder Woman release was a mixed bag for me as a long time fan. What i like the most in this edit is how subtle changes it does to make the whole experience a way more enjoyable one. Its he only version of this film in my head now!

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