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Amazing Spider-Man 2: Reworked, The
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Original Release Date:
2014
Original Running Time:
142
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
116
Time Cut:
29
Time Added:
3
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Brief Synopsis:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in its purest form. No subplot about Peter uncovering his parents' disappearance. No impending plane crash abruptly interjected into the final showdown to instill a false sense of real-world consequence. No meandering scenes that only serve to distract from the overall narrative the film seeks to tell. This, coupled with the addition of deleted scenes to help keep the plot moving along at a healthy pace, creates the sequel that viewers both expected and deserved back when it released in 2014.
Intention:
To reveal the true potential this film had as a successor to 2012's 'The Amazing Spider-Man', had it not been bogged down by endless clutter and blatant sequel-bait in an attempt to establish Sony's own cinematic universe. This Fan Edit aims to remedy the issues mentioned above while still producing a more streamlined and tonally consistent experience.
Other Sources:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Release Information
  • AVI/MKV
  • MP4/M4V/MOV
Editing Details:
- Sony Vegas Pro 15, Sony Vegas Pro 13, Adobe Audition CC
Cuts and Additions:
The cuts/additions/changes made to the film in consecutive order are as follows:

- Reverted opening logos back to their original soundtrack, as opposed to the film's soundtrack which leads into the opening scene
- Removed opening scene of the Parkers on the run aboard their private plane, the film now opens to Spider-Man swinging through the city
- Cut shakey GoPro footage of Aleksei Sytsevich colliding with police cars
- Cut GoPro shot of Aleksei crushing a police car with the stolen Oscorp vehicle
- Cut Aleksei firing his machine gun into a crowded city street while attempting to shoot Spider-Man, the exchange between the two now ends after Aleksei reaches to grab Spidey
- Added voice-over of Spidey saying "Woah, okay!" after he dodges Aleksei's attempt to grab him
- Lessened audio pop when Max Dillon bumps into a stranger and drops his blueprints
- Cut shot of Spider-Man assisting to steer the stolen Oscorp vehicle while Aleksei struggles with his jammed machine gun
- Cut Peter Parker saying "and my folks" when Aunt May mentions she wishes Uncle Ben could've attended Peter's graduation
- Cut audio pop when Gwen Stacy's family asks Peter to join them
- Removed scene of Aunt May trying to enter Peter's room while he removes his costume
- Removed scene of Peter arguing with Aunt May when trying to wash his costume
- Cut Max daydreaming of yelling at Alistair Smythe for joking about being Spider-Man
- Cut any mention of Peter's parents while he and Harry Osborn are skipping rocks
- Cut audio pops present in the scene of Peter and Harry skipping rocks
- Lessened audio pop in the Times Square showdown when Spidey prevents an old man from being hit by a police car sent flying by Electro
- Removed scene of Peter assembling the wall of clues and leads regarding the disappearance of his parents
- Added deleted scene of Felicia Hardy greeting Peter at Oscorp, followed by Gwen entering soon after
- Removed scene of Aunt May discovering Peter's investigative wall in his bedroom
- Cut Peter mentioning his parents when venting to Gwen that everything is falling apart
- Added reversed shot of Gwen listening to Peter vent from the aforementioned scene
- Removed scene of Peter throwing a temper tantrum in his room and throwing his father's calculator against the wall
- Color corrected scene of Harry being fired from Oscorp to make it appear earlier in the day
- Removed scene of Peter entering the subway to investigate his father's secret lab
- Added deleted scene of Gwen visiting Peter's house to inform him that she has been accepted into Oxford
- Cut all shots of Peter watching the recorded message his father left behind
- Edited all shots of Harry breaking into Ravencroft into one cohesive montage
- Re-edited all audio present the scene of Harry breaking Electro out of Ravencroft, allowing it to flow as its own standalone scene
- Cut handful of frames off a behind the back shot of Dr. Kafka asking a security guard what's happening
- Removed scene of Peter leaving the subway while listening to a voicemail Gwen left him saying that she's leaving for Oxford
- Color corrected shots of Harry walking through Oscorp and entering the elevator with Donald Menken hostage
- Cut low FPS slow-motion shots of Harry writhing on the floor while transforming into the Green Goblin
- Added deleted scene of SWAT team members guarding the elevator exit with Menken, shots of this scene are dispersed throughout Harry's transformation
- Added deleted scene of Peter returning home only to be informed by Aunt May that Gwen stopped by earlier to say she was leaving for Oxford
- Added color corrected shots of Gwen in a cab on the bridge from an earlier scene where Peter is listening to Gwen's voicemail
- Cut Gwen telling her cab driver to stop the cab, as well as the cab driver responding with "Lady, I ain't even moving!"
- Removed scene of the airport control center reacting to the citywide blackout
- Removed scene of pilots attempting to contact the control center
- Removed scene of Aunt May in the hospital trying to work around the loss of power
- Removed scene of the airport control center realizing that two planes are on intersecting flight-paths
- Added deleted scene of Felicia talking to the Green Goblin in the now destroyed Oscorp building, this audio in this scene has been completely redone
- Removed shots of the two planes flying closer towards each other
- Removed scene where the airport worker states that there is sixty seconds to impact, as the two planes draw nearer
- Removed scene of the airport regaining power and the two planes narrowly avoid each other
- Removed scene of Aunt May's hospital regaining power
- Lessened audio pops when Spider-Man is talking to the Green Goblin
- Cut jarring half-a-second long shot of Green Goblin lunging at Spider-Man
- Cut shot of the Green Goblin being knocked out where the stunt double is obvious and clearly visible
- Removed the final battle with Rhino, the film now ends on a somber cliffhanger where Peter contemplates ending his hiatus and becoming Spider-Man again
- Added animated 'EXPOED' logo into the editor section of the end credits

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Wow.

That pretty much sums it up.

After viewing Masirims017's extended cut of The Amazing Spider-Man 1 (which I highly recommend), I was hungry for a superior version of the sequel, arguably the worst Spidey film to date.

I was not disappointed. I do want to say, however, that the film is still far from perfect. If you are looking for a total fix of the film, I doubt such a version exists. But this version of the movie is still just so much better than the theatrical version.

The edits that were made were seamless. There was never a point in the movie where I was like, "That was a sloppy cut." Having seen the theatrical version a couple times, I did notice at some points of the movie that things had happened in the theatrical edition that were not here (ie. the plane scene at the beginning), but everything here was so well constructed. My only gripe is that in the middle of the film we get a lot of Harry Osborn content with no Peter for around twenty minutes. You'd think in another cut we'd get some Spidey action in there, but there was nothing to work with. It was a little jarring for Peter to reappear, but it was still done well. This is not at the fault of the editor, but rather I applaud them for it: they wove the deleted scenes to get Peter back into the story.

No more plane crash. No more "mystery" of the Parker parents. No more Rhino cliffhanger at the end. Instead, Peter gets his suit out and gets back up. A superior ending in my opinion. Love it. There's still the issue of Max/Electro and his motivations, but that's Sony's fault.

SPOILER ALERT!!!!!! The death of Gwen hit so hard here. There was a lot less to distract from Peter and Gwen's relationship. I usually cry a lot in movies. I didn't cry in the original version of TASM2. Even knowing what was coming, I cried like a baby. The emotions of the film were able to shine in this cut, which created a better story.

As previously stated, this is still far from perfect. But it's definitely the best version of the film. This will be replacing the theatrical cut in my library.

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9.1
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9.0
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This was, dare I say it, an amazing edit.

I did not like the cinematic version too much. Max Dillon (Electro) was not a very compelling character before he got his powers, and came complete with an annoying signature tune: he was very cartoonish, jarring with the darker mood of the rest of the film. The whole subplot with the secrets of Peter Parker's parents bloated the film, and was not especially interesting (the two are ciphers in the comics, with Peter's family really being his aunt and uncle), essential to the plot (linking absolutely everything including the kitchen sink to the machinations of Norman Osborne and/ or Oscorp is neither needed nor a very promising thread) and it never provided a pay-off (in terms of character development, stage-setting for a sequel, motivations, etc.). The core story, around friendship, betrayal, the costs of being a hero, the price of making moral choices, sacrifice and the issue of whether ends justify any means (as Harry and Norman Osborne, Oscorp, Electro all clearly reckon), all taking us into the usual guilt-ridden-but-truly-heroic territory of Spider-man, got lost.

With this edit, deleting the mystery that never was and which no one anywhere ever showed any interest having solved (the fate of the Parker parents), adding in some deleted scenes (that really do help develop the story), removing some other stuff (Rhino at the end, for example) and having a focus on a the big issues helped Max/ Electro stand out in clearer relief , and the basic viciousness of Harry to shine through, and enabled the tragedy of Gwen to hit like a hammer blow. It becomes a genuinely powerful and moving story .

I would have probably left out the Ravencroft stuff at the end as it is not very useful (do we really need to know what happened to Harry, or that he has a mysterious helper and access to a Rhino suit?) and does not fit so well with the other stuff going on at the time (mourning, despair, rebirth). But its not biggie, and I have nothing but respect for the masterful job the editor did overall.

So: a great, great fanedit that makes an okay-ish film really, really (here I go again) amazing.

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9.7
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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Not much to say. The edit did exactly as promised, reworked TASM2 into a much more cohesive story and gave more closure to the ASM storyline. I watched this a while ago so I can't point out specifics, but I do recommend that people who are at all interested in TASM watch this cut. There were a few audio issues present, but nothing catastrophic.

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I loved this edit! It feels more complete since we didn't get another Amazing Spider-Man sequel. There really was no point in having Ben Parker come back in this story like the original cut did. The pacing feels off when Harry is fired and breaks into his own company. It never cuts back to Peter making a confused story line on who the main character was. There also was a break in sound edit at 1:09:48 which wasn't so smooth. A piano key was off tempo coming too early and making an awkward transition (the editor does claim it was intentional). Overall, it was an AMAZING edit and I look forward to more fan edits from this editor.

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