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.
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.
Nothing much to say about this. This is exactly what I wanted from ASM2. Perfect opening, perfect ending, perfect story. My only problem is a couple snaps and pops in the audio during the middle of the movie. HIGHLY recommend.
I’d been waiting for another Amazing Spider-Man 2 and this one didn’t disappoint.
I didn’t notice any awkward cuts, nor did I notice the removal of the hidden train subplot. It was masterfully done.
The sprinkled use of deleted scenes create a polished narrative that just wasn’t in the original movie, and I feel that Expoed has done a fantastic job in trimming the fat.
I do, however, feel that the inclusion of the scene where Max talks to himself in his apartment was unnecessary. I don’t think it added anything new to the character that wasn’t already present in other scenes in this edit.
And although difficult to remove, as it has rather large piece of the plot, I was never a fan of the Ravencroft scenes, but Exoed did a good job of making that poorly paced part of the movie more cohesive.
Now onto the video quality of the edit.
To me, the video quality of an edit has always been the least important part. I feel story, structure, and edits come above all else.
The quality of the file provided to me by Expoed was definitely HD, but on my 4KHDR TV (which could very well be the culprit) I was able to pick out pixelating in scenes, but I do not believe this detracts at all from a well-made edit that Expoed has taken the time to make, and any editor will tell you that it is not a short process.
In regards to the audio editing, my speaker setup is a 2.1 system for my TV, so it’s not the greatest, sure, but any audio edits that were done went completely unnoticed by me.
In conclusion, I have seen many edits on this site and this one is the first I felt compelled to leave a review for. Expoed did a fantastic job and I fully recommend this edit.