Amazing Spider-Man: Extended Edition, TheFeatured
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- Blu-Ray (BD-25)
-Cut Peter pretending to be someone else. He just sneaks into the intern group.
-As a result of the previous change, Peter getting bitten has been moved up to the Spider Room and Gwen taking his badge away has been cut.
+Added Uncle Ben's alternate death scene which was a lot more tragic.
+Added deleted scene of Connors giving his condolences.
+Added the POV shot from the teaser trailer for a more grandiose superhero entrance.
-Cut Peter bending the goal post with the football.
-Cut Peter seeing newspaper photo ad.
+Added deleted scene with Connors and his son.
+Added deleted scene where Peter follows Connors to the sewers.
+Added deleted scene where Peter and Gwen make out on top of a clock tower (foreshadowing?)
-Cut Connors montage that was spliced together with different unused scenes and newly recorded voiceover.
+Added deleted scene where Connors talks to himself.
+Added deleted scene where Dr. Ratha tracks Connors' location.
*I did not add deleted scene with the two random girls at the bathroom.
+Added deleted scene where Connors asks Peter for help. This was re-edited to remove the greenscreen arm.
*Reworked scene where Peter asks Gwen for an antidote. Now Peter sends a voice message instead of calling.
+Added critical "All the Power You Feel" deleted scene at the sewer.
+Added deleted scene where Peter makes breakfast with Aunt May.
This is a joyous surprise. Adding the deleted scenes makes this a better film (significantly so for character development and pacing). The seemingly minor changes on top of that lift this film to a level that I hadn't realized it could reach! Box up your original disc, this is the version you want to watch and re-watch.
The rich colors are comic-book gorgeous. Several small trims create a better balance between Peter's immaturity and his likeability as a character. While Gwen Stacy remains the highlight of the film, it's Connors who gains the most in this edit. He is more fully-developed and more tragic because of it.
For my taste, I might change just one detail: cut the hero-shot webslinging at the very end. It feels gratuitous. Instead close with Gwen smiling at Peter's "broken promises".
I'm well aware that this is an unpopular opinion, but I really love both of the Amazing Spider-Man films. My personal favorite of the two would have to be the criminally underappreciated second film, but I still have so much love for its predecessor as well. One of my few flaws with the film was that it felt like scenes were crudely taken out as a result of studio mandates, even though some of these scenes were in the trailer. This extended fan-edit fixes that problem in spades. Much of the deleted material that was re-inserted back into the picture is incorporated into the story near-brilliantly and it helps make for a much stronger narrative and characters, creating a superior version of the film in the progress. Excellent work.