Avatar: The Final Cut

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Return to Pandora in this extended, recut, 3D fanedit.
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2009
Original Running Time:
178
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
180
Time Cut:
5
Time Added:
7
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
AVATAR: The Final Cut aims to put Avatar's best foot forward by removing unnecessary narration and extending character development. The extended edition, while better than the theatrical by far, was lacking a 3D release. This edit not only fixes the main problem of the film, but also brings an all new 3D version of the extended experience.
Intention:
Most people forgot Avatar because of its lackluster theatrical cut. Most assumed it was only the 3D that allowed the film to garner such success and while that did play a part, it was mostly due to studio interference cutting too much out of the movie that led to its worsened characters and the addition of narration that force-fed the audience who wanted to enjoy the movie, thus alienating the majority of moviegoers. This edit removes what didn't work and keeps everything else whilst also adding to the already extended version to create the most complete version possible on top of reinserting the 3D version to create the definitive version of James Cameron's world.
Other Sources:
- 3 Disc collectors Edition Blu-ray
- 3D Theatrical Blu-ray
- Unofficial Uncut Soundtrack. (Official version is missing songs)
Special Thanks:
INIGHTMARES - For believing in this edit enough to reach out to me in regards to finishing the project.
ParanoidAndroid - For catching a visual glitch before I published the edit.
heathen3017 - For previewing my edit and providing feedback.
My Computer - For not committing die for the umpteenth time.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
Commentary discussing the movie and the edit.
Editing Details:
I removed most of the narration, used 3D footage where available, and reinserted a handful of deleted scenes all color corrected and cropped to the home aspect ratio.
Cuts and Additions:
Changes Throughout:
-Overlaid 3D footage over extended cut where applicable.
-Used Extended cut as base for further edit.
-Removed Internal dialogue from all scenes. (Excluding training montage.)
-Regraded theatrical and extended versions to match one another.
-All subtitles have been reimplemented.

Specific Changes:
-Added Fanedit Warning (Manual 3D Conversion)
-Added FBI Piracy Warning (Unaltered)
-Replaced 20th Century Fox logo with Fox Home Entertainment (Native 3D)
-Boosted Fox intro volume to match the rest of the film.
-Added AVATAR title card during decent to Pandora. (Rescored to match film.)
-Added "Pandora Rules" deleted scene. (Cropped to match fullscreen aspect ratio.)
-Trimmed ending of "Pandora Rules" to match how there is no longer internal dialogue with Jake.
-Deleted scene of Jake talking directly to the camera. He instead talks to "A" camera and not "THE" camera.
-Removed Trudy's introduction audio overlapping Jake getting out of his pod.
-Added "Breakfast With Scientists" deleted scene. (Cropped to match fullscreen aspect ratio.)
-Replaced extended sex scene with the original theatrical version because if there's one thing we DON'T need, it's more alien sex.
-Added Extended scene of Quaritch manipulating Parker into approving of violent action.
-Added Extended escape sequence.
-Removed part of Jake gathering the Na'vi from other tribes as the internal dialogue covered too much and broke the scene when removed. This scene is still present, just slightly shorter.
-Added Extended scene of Quaritch preparing to fight the Na'vi.
-Added brief shot of the shuttle leaving Pandora.
-Removed Jake talking to his camera.
-Added my username under "editors" in the credits.
-Added Fanedit logo at ending.
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4 reviews
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9.1
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9.5(4)
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9.8(4)
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8.8(4)
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8.9
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9.0
Very good, and a big win having it in 3D. Again the original film was overly long . But this cut made it very watchable. Thank you.

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9.2
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For what would have been a 160-minute slog in the theatrical cut was made into a thrilling 180-minute delight with Ninja-Trix's Final Cut.

This is a high-quality fanedit with great choice of additional scenes and overall smoothed out pacing. Also, I have never seen Avatar look this good on a television.

The only issue I had was with some audio during quieter scenes, although it may have been stereo issues on my end.

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The glory of Avatar has always been in the spectacle. The story is derivative and predictable and many of the characters, particularly the villains, are 2 dimensional. While the film is still not prefect, Ninja-Trix's edit goes a long way to removing some of the tedium and makes the film much more enjoyable, bringing the quality of the narrative closer to its outstanding visuals.

The removal of most of Jake's narration is seamless and leaves the viewer with no missing information, proving how unnecessary it was and making for a much more interesting watch for the viewer. The extended edition added key scenes and Ninja-Trix has supplemented this well by including select deleted scenes that help the narrative and characters. The only flaw here is there is a slight downgrade in quality in some of these scenes, but this can't be considered Ninja-Trix's fault.

Thanks to this edit, my anticipation for the Avatar sequels (the first of which is finally due later this year) is much greater!

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9.1
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10.0
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10.0
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While the film is still far from perfect in my eyes, the efforts of Ninja-Trix make for a far more watchable time than I anticipated, the lack of frequent narration (perhaps counter-intuitively) giving a more introspective feeling than what I remember from last watching the original theatrical version on TV over ten years ago.

Using the extended collector’s edition as a base with minimal deletions and more deleted scenes did concern me at first, but on watching I found that I didn’t feel the length as much as I expected, the extra material fleshing out the story rather than bloating it. The tale of Grace’s school fills a hole in the original regarding what the Avatar program was trying to achieve (outside of Selfridge’s brief speech), and I can definitely relate to the newly-restored scene of Jake having breakfast with the scientists and looking like he’d rather be anywhere else!

While I think that certain parts (present this edit and all the official versions) could be either trimmed further or removed completely, in the meantime this is the definitive cut for me. The additional editing is seamless, the image appears as good as that of my blu-ray copy (barring the unavoidable drop in quality with the deleted scenes) and the stereo-only audio doesn’t bother me at all since I don’t have a surround sound system!

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