Avengers: Age Of Ultron - The De-Whedoned Cut

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"There Are No Strings On Me."
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Original Release Date:
2015
Original Running Time:
141
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
137
Time Cut:
5
Time Added:
2
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Brief Synopsis:
"Avengers Age Of Ultron is a little more grown up than the first one, a little scarier, a little funkier." Joss Whedon.

THAT WAS A LIE! The goal is to keep that original promise. Removing the worst of the humor, creating a threatening villain and tightening up the pace of the final act, transforming the movie from an underwhelming letdown into a worthwhile sequel to the original.
Intention:
Joss Whedon's writing can be funny, but too much of a good thing is a bad thing. It feels like he wrote potential jokes for every scene and then just put them all in. This left no room for us to get invested. Plus Ultron was not the villian we were shown in the trailers. My goal was to fix these flaws as well as remove and dumb or unnecessary moments in the film.
Other Sources:
Dramatic Hits Sound Effects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE6PuC2MnuE (For when Ultron escapes to Struckers lab.)
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Deleted Scenes
Cuts and Additions:
Cuts:
- Natasha: "Thank you" to Hulk.
- Thor: "They are lining up." Cap: "Well they are excited."
- Tony: "Guys...lets talk. It was a good talk." Guard: "No it wasn't."
- The bizarre sped up 3 steps Wanda takes before closing the door after attacking Cap.
- Tony and Thors ego measuring contest about which of their girlfriends is better.
- Bruce landing on Natashas Boobs.
- Ultron: "That was dramatic."
- No Strings On Me Song removed from Ultron escaping to Struckers lab scene, replaced with more creepy and dramatic music cue.
- Ultron: "People create... smaller people... CHILDREN! I lost the word there. Children."
- Ultron: "But also... yeah."
- Tony: And he did a Banksy at the crime scene, just for us."
- Klaue talking about cuttlefish and Pietro taking the candy.
- Ultron: "I'm sorry. ooooh. I'm sure that is going to be okay I just don't understand!"
- Thor: "Nobody has to break anything." Ultron: "Clearly you never made an omelette." Tony, he beat me by one second."
- Ultron "I can't physically throw up in my mouth."
- Tony: "What are you going to do?" Nick: "I don't know, something dramatic, I hope."
- Ultron: I'm not being pushy."
- Ultron rolling his eyes.
- Ultron "NO WAIT! GUYS! UHH AHH"
- Cap, Thor and Pietro individually fighting robots while Vision is erasing Ultron from the internet.
- Cap: "If you get hurt, hurt them back. If you get killed, walk it off."
- Hulk scaring woman and child.
- Weird cut to Wanda after she attacks robot before she hides with Clint in building.
- Cap and Thor saving people from falling to their death... and then bringing them back up onto the floating city...
- Ultron: "Thor! You're bothering me!"
- Pietro punching the air and then getting shot.
- Number 6 is topped and locked or stocked and..."
- Ultron bot attacks Helicarrier.
- Vision: "It is terribly well-balanced." Thor: "Well if there's too much weight, you lose power in the swing, so..."
- Tony: "Romanoff, you and Banner better not be playing hide the zucchini." Nat: "Relax shell head, not all of us can fly."
- Avengers Fighting in the church trimmed, including the 90 degrees sideways shot of Thor.
- Ultron: "You know... with the benefit of hindsight."
- Pietro: "You know... I'm 12 minutes older than you."
- Clint and Nat driving in an Audi.
- Ultron singing.
- Ultron: "Oh for god’s sake!" Instead, we see him turn his head from the scene where he is singing.

Added Scenes:
- Pietro and Wanda Scene before they meet Ultron.
- Thor "They don't see what's coming!" After his pool vision.

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This edit took EVERY complaint I had with AOU and fixed it. This version is amazing!
Every decision was made with care towards the material. Spot on!

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This was a good sequel to the original Avengers. Aside from the Ultron humor, I couldn't tell what jokes were cut. Ultron works a lot better in this edit. He felt darker and it just seems right for the character.

Another thing is this version just didn't feel as weighed down by setting up the next movie as the original did. I need to watch the original again to see if that is just my memory of the movie or not, but I like the flow of this edit.

I think my next MCU re-watch will just be the edited versions of the movies and see how they all work. This is my AoU edit for sure.

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Vast improvement over the original! Humour is now well balanced and still feels like a Marvel movie. The addition of the two deleted scenes definetely add to the story. Audio and vidio edition is seamless. My new to-go version for this movie!

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This was great. I really loved this edit. The original Age of Ultron had always been a bit of a blemish on the MCU for me. The original version just seemed to be in love with its own dialogue, and Ultron just talked and talked and talked. A villain isn't threatening when they're constantly rambling on. But this edit fixes all of that. It has a great balance between the actual comedy that works and keeping the pacing going. I was surprised towards the end of the film, SPOILERS, when Pietro gets killed, that I actually felt really bad. When I saw the original cut, I didn't care by that point. But this one I actually cared. I also felt like I understood Ultron's motivation, which is something I didn't really understand in the original version. He felt like an actual character this time. Not a caricature.

This was a great edit. It fixes all the issues I had with the film, and made me really appreciate it. Which is what a great fanedit does, it helps you see a great movie underneath. Much appreciated, keep up the good work.

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To begin with, I must clarify that I’m not at all a fan of MCU’s sense of humor. It was well-balanced and well-placed till the end of Phase One, but by now it has become repetitive, predictable and too juvenile for my taste. So, even though I’ve already seen the amazing AoU: Extinction Edition by Bobson Dugnutt, with all those creepy deleted scenes (the Norns’ cave, Hulk towering over that little girl and most probably killing her off-screen), any fan-edit that reduces the pesky jokes is always welcome by me. And Kikanator96’s effort is a great one! Starting from Ultron, the editor’s cuts deliver now a much more menacing antagonist who no more cracks a joke every now and then. Take, for instance, the scene where Ultron cuts off Klaue’s arm. Without the quirky, stark-ish attitude, Ultron now really looks like a heartless, sadistic machine, a terminator with contempt for humanity. Moreover, Kikanator96 also removes some non-Ultron scenes that no one will miss (I certainly didn’t!), like those “It was a good talk- No it wasn't" lines when Iron Man breaks into Strucker’s fortress. God, I hate that scene! All cuts are clean and seamless, but I think that the editor should have left the cuttlefish scene intact. It’s a piece of fully whedonized dialogue and it’s cringy, but without any explanation as to why Klaue’s afraid of cuttlefish, something seems really off. Not to mention that even though Pietro taking the candy was removed, we can see him chewing it in his mouth. Other than that, the De-Whedoned Cut is a great fan-edit that vastly improves the original, mainly if you’re not a fan of MCU’s comedic formula. Certainly recommended.

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