Amazing Spider-Man: Part 1, The

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Original Release Date:
2012
Original Running Time:
136
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Fanedit Running Time:
129
Time Cut:
19
Time Added:
12
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Brief Synopsis:
By cutting out scenes that are out of character and using alternant or deleted material form the movie I wanted to give this movie a different feel. I also rescored scenes with different music to recontextualize or emphasize different moments in the movie.
Intention:
So I really wanted to do an edit of this seeing how after No Way Home, Andrew Garfield was getting a lot of love. So I re-watched the movies to see what was it that made these movies seem not as loved back when they were fresh? I felt that Garfield was really quite good in several moments, but the movie as a whole felt too dark for Spider-Man and had several out of character moments in the film. It suffers from wanting to be a Christopher Nolen Batman movie.
Other Sources:
The Amazing Spider-Man Blu-Ray
The Amazing Spider-Man OST
Various stock video of New York
Elle King: See You Again
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Make You Feel Better
Sarah McLachlan: Angel
Cold Play: Till Kingdom Come
The Shins: No Way Down
Several Royalty Free tracks from: www.FesliyanStudios.com
Special Thanks:
Dwight Fry
ArtisDead
WhatTheActualMark
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- Cut the couple kissing at Peters Locker and not moving while he is trying to get in.
- Changed Peters computer screen from Intern Enrollment Now Closed, to just Intern Enrollment. So now Peter actually signs up and is supposed to be a part of the group.
- Cut Peter stealing badge.
- Used the Norman Osborn TV wall from Amazing 2.
- Cut the part of Peter and Gwen's conversation where she asks why he's there because he is now an intern. It's just she says hi becuase he was walking off and her asking him not to get her in trouble and stay with the group
- Trimmed the subway scene where Peter is apologizing while beating people up.
- Cut the skateboard montage
- Using the Alt Uncle Ben death scene
- Added the Uncle Ben dialog as voiceover about responsibility as Peter is covering up Aunt May 46:25
- Cut the revenge subplot
- Cut Peter punching the mugger in the face and now just grabs the wrist holding the gun and tosses the guy.
- Cut the weird go pro camera shot
- Cut kids talking about the "science" of swinging
- Used extended POV intro to the Spider-Man reveal thanks to Masirimso17!
- Trimmed the car thief scene to make Peter seem like less of a jerk
- Cut the scene where Peter comes home and tells Aunt May to go to sleep as she is worried about Peter because he is all beat up. I love the emotional weight of the scene, but it's just out of character for both of them
- Added doorman deleted scene
- Cut the "I really like kissing you" moment because I ........
- Cut Peter tossing the football and bending the goal post and cutting away from the kissing moment wasn't working.
- Added the tracking Dr Connors deleted scene, but trimmed to hide the lack of CGI as best as it would let me. Placed it after Peter sees Freddy eating Wilma.
- Now cut to Peter asking Capt Stacey to look into Connors
- Added deleted scene of Peter and Gwen at the clock tower after sneaking out of her bedroom
- Added most of the deleted Connors in the sewer speech. Tried to crop out the wire hand but a finger creeps in for one shot, but you can't tell what it is. He could be holding something.
- Added an edited version of deleted scene where Rajit figures out where Connors is
- Added a trimmed version of the Alt scene when Peter discovers Connors plan
- Cut Go Pro shot
- Like Last time I cut Peter coming home all beat up in front of Aunt May for the same reasons as before.
- Cut Peter being at the funeral
- Added Peter and Aunt May deleted scene
- Cut everything after Gwen walks away in the rain

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I love Spider-Man.
I love Andrew Garfield.
But I am fairly indifferent to Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man films.

They are stories with good, even great parts, but the whole just plays out very uneven, unsatisfying and unnecessary.

They were movies I was not really interested in revisiting but after being very impressed with Lantern51's PUNISHER fan edit, I figured if anyone could redeem this movie, it was this fan editor.

And I was right.

Immediately, the movie gets off to smarter start than the original by being honest and putting "PART ONE" right up front in the main title. This immediately alters the viewer's expectations. The audience become more open to possible unresolved plot threads, instead of feeling suckered with sequel/franchise bait like they did in the original. Though, thankfully, almost all of these elements have been expertly removed from this fan edit.

The next best thing Lantern51 accomplished was making Peter instantly relatable and likeable. This was something sorely lacking from the first act in the theatrical version. Now Peter is less mopey, angry skater boy and more just regular average kid just trying to get by. Well done Lantern!!!

The editor must also hailed for some great audio work. Lots of music and sound replacement was seamlessly done. While I may not have loved every new music choice, I admit they did play better than the original. One audio oddity of note, I found the audio during the scene where Peter visits Dr. Conner at his house to be very low. I had to turn up the volume significantly for that single scene in order to clearly discern the dialogue.

This fan edit also makes great use of many deleted scenes, most of which are incorporated very well. Though some of the Conner in the sewer stuff played a wee bit choppy for me. Also, the newly added Doorman scene, looked distinctly different from the rest of the movie -- perhaps too much saturation and DNR? But all the reinstated scenes do either fill plot holes or improve character beats, so it is a trade off.

Narratively, I thought it was a bold choice to drop the Revenge Subplot. The montage of Peter evolving/training to become Spider-Man was a bit uneven, and I agree with another reviewer that it may have played stronger if not interrupted by the Captain Stacey scene. Aunt May vanishes for most the of second half of the movie, and I admit her absence was missed. But I loved the dramatic ending. It is very Peter Parker, and the continued use of the rain storm sound effects over the closing credits was very powerful.

Overall, this is a much more linear, focused narrative than the original. Our hero is more likeable and the overall tone is more enjoyable. So while I found this fan edit to be better than the theatrical edition, it is still hindered somewhat by elements of the source material that can not be undone. Nevertheless, an excellent redemption fan edit and I look forward to Part Two.

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A really lovely edit with a lot of heart. Lantern51 has done quality work here in removing the more distractingly confusing parts of the original narrative, and added just the right amount of deleted scenes to hone a really beautiful origin story of a young hero.

I'm very excited to see Part 2!!

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The Amazing Spider-Man Series are films that I’ve admittedly seen more than I’d like, so it’s hard figuring out how to get more mileage out of such worn out ground. Fortunately, I’d say lantern51’s Part 1 is a step in the right direction.

I’ll start by saying that the MVP of this edit is the audio/use of new songs.New music playing when Peter is at the Oscorp internship, him refining his approach to crime-fighting, or during the car thief scene really help to add energy & lightness into the movie.

I also appreciate some cuts made, like removing Peter skateboarding after he & Gwen get together (I guess?) & jumping to the ceiling of the train, very logical cuts that keep the pace going & don’t shatter suspension of disbelief.

That said, the pacing still needs work & music can only do so much. While I love the track when Peter is refining his approach to crime-fighting, it is interrupted by Captain Stacey talking about wanting to bring him in, only to then cut back to Peter deciding to make his suit. I’d much rather prefer the Captain Stacey scene removed, then we get an uninterrupted montage of Peter practicing his skills & making his suit.

Also, I’m still not a big fan of scene where Gwen treats Peter’s Lizard wounds. I love the new song, but the parts where she starts making out with him mid-cleaning feels too…wish-fullfillmenty for me, & not grounded like the rest of the film wants to be. I do like it when Gwen’s all “easy, Spider-Boy” & comparing Peter to her dad, though, just not the kissing.

Still though, I do appreciate a sad ending, if only for how unconventional it is. Though, I still have a complaint in that regard to the music: if you’re going to use “In the Arms of an Angel,” don’t just relegate it to the funeral itself. It would’ve been great if we heard it when Gwen showd up at Peter’s house afterwards, & then in turn lead us into the end credits punctuated by only the drops of rain.

Like I said though, this edit was a great step in the right direction for TASM edits. I’d love it if someone did an edit of TASM 1 that started in media res, either at the Oscorp Internship or Peter coming to Connor’s house, with flashbacks coming in when appropriate. Until then, I’m excited for lantern51’s Part 2.

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2012's The Amazing Spider-Man is actually one of the better Spidey films overall, but despite that one has to admit that it's all over the place. Too much going on at the same time, too many subplots that ultimately amount to nothing, too doubtful a tone. With so much executive meddling that it suffered, it's kind of a miracle it's even this watchable.

So what it needed was some streamlining and some focus, and that is exactly what this edit provides. Doesn't waste any time in filler subplots, instead getting to the core, a very comic-booky story about a relatable hero vs. a pitiable villain. It even fixes the one thing I found off in Andrew Garfield's Spidey portrayal: I found his quips more mean-spirited than playful, and the trims they receive in this cut render it close to how I always pictured our favorite arachnid. And the new ending does indeed pack quite the emotional punch.

If you like the theatrical release, you'll love this cut. If you don't, you will likely find a new appreciation for it in this form. Excelsior!

Now, eagerly awaiting Part 2. And knowing how I feel about the theatrical TASM 2, that is quite a feat!

(Incidentally: if you're a comic book fan there's something that may make you chuckle: the lyrics of the song used for a deleted scene happen to title-drop a certain infamous arc in the comics...)
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Having watched the original before watching this edit I found that it was a lot better than I remember but had some odd choices of characterisation and a revenge subplot with no proper resolution, this edit pretty much fixes those problems by eliminating said subplot and deleting or altering certain scenes to improve Andrew Garfield’s characterisation as the Webhead which is further improved thanks to the addition of the deleted scenes and though some of these deleted scenes vary in visual quality there addition to the narrative improves both pacing and clarity.

Some particular favourites of mine were the interactions between Peter Parker and Curt Connors as said scenes along with the official scenes cleverly and organically built up the bonding of scientific minds and there respective connections they had to Peter’s father along with how there mentor and pupil bond was slowly severed due to the obligation of there alter ego’s, this adaption of Curt Connors/The Lizard captures his comic self fairly well and I honestly didn’t mind the lack of snout as this was sort of what he looked like during the Ditko years so it felt like a nice little tribute to that era of ASM.

Curt represents the best aspects of a Spiderman Villain in my opinion someone who isn’t evil for the sake of being evil and who believes there doing good but ends up losing there way towards the end and the deleted scenes certainly helped to improve his development and chemistry, speaking of which the chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone is another reason why I’ve come to appreciate this movie and the manner in which there relationship is handled in this edit demonstrates further why there chemistry works so well.

That clocktower scene is both heartwarming yet haunting at the same time and I really love the way you ended Part 1 as it’s not only in keeping with how most Spiderman comics tend to end with one problem resolved only for another to arise but it removes his jarring 180 shift on his decision involving Gwen and the lack of resolution on that part now has more emotional weight to it and builds excitement ready for Part 2, the idea of having thunder and rain play throughout the first portion of the end credits sequence is both technically impressive and utter genius.

Additionally I enjoyed the music montage that begins around the time he falls into the wrestling ring as it’s got that feel good vibe to it just as this edit has a greater feeling of power and responsibility as a friendly neighbourhood Spiderman would have.

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Owner's reply August 12, 2022

Thank you! The things you pointed out were exactly the things I was going for in this edit! It's nice to see the hard work paid off.

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