Captain America: Civil War - Marvel Crossover

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Captain America: Civil War - Marvel Crossover
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Tagline:
With friends like these, who needs enemies?
Original Movie Title:
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Original Release Date:
2016
Original Running Time:
147
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
141
Time Cut:
9
Time Added:
3
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Brief Synopsis:
With friends like these, who needs enemies? This is the big AVENGERS battle you've been waiting for, a CIVIL WAR of Team IRON MAN versus team CAPTAIN AMERICA!

When the Avengers fight villains, things break and people get hurt. Do our heroes share the blame? Should, and can, they be held accountable? Many politicians think so and Tony Stark agrees.

The Sokovia Accords are the United Nations' response to the tragedies in New York, Sokovia, Korea, London, Washington DC, and Lagos. This will enforce registration and formal training of the super-human community, and establish accountability for their actions and operations around the globe.

Captain America disagrees. Steve Rogers will not relinquish his freedom to choose, nor hide his responsibility behind politicians' decisions. The disagreement is violently forced to a conclusion when Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier, seems to bomb a U.N. meeting that kills the king of Wakanda. The Avengers must choose between loyalty to the law or loyalty to their friends.

Tony and Steve take a stand on conflicting principles. Tense and divided, everyone is distracted: Tony by people's pain and death he is (in-)directly responsible for, Steve by the explosive reappearance of Bucky, Black Panther by the death of his father, and Vision by Scarlet Witch. Nobody listens, culminating in a giant, spectacular battle of Avengers versus Avengers.
Intention:
This AVENGERS CROSSOVER focuses on the Accords and adds context to them. Revenge-seeking Zemo is minimized, as are the Winter Soldier's brain-washed actions in 1991. They are catalysts not causes. For narrative clarity, they should command less exposition than the enormously consequential Accords.

This is a light edit, it shift the screen time from Zemo and Bucky's past crimes to the Accords and the government's attitude to the growing concern over unconstrained super-powered individuals.
Other Sources:
Marvel's online WHIH Newsreports, which were made to promote the film on Youtube.
Danny Elfman's "Inevitability, One Good Eye" from Avengers 2 Age of Ultron on HDTracks.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
1080p MKV
5.1 AC3 640kbps
Run time: 141 minutes (3 minutes added, 9 cut)
English subtitles
Cuts and Additions:
- Replaced Bucky's opening scene with WHIH Newsreport interview of President Ellis (from Marvel online promo campaign).
- When Cap and Scarlet Witch watch the news on TV about Lagos, inserted second WHIH Newsreport with President Ellis (different clip from Marvel online promo campaign).
- Cut Zemo torturing Hydra's Bucky handler. Dub the pertinent exposition from that scene over when he shows Stark the video of Bucky killing Stark's parents. With the remaining exposition, we're left to think Zemo got all his information from Black Widow's online data dump. Which is no less plausible then getting it from a book that's bricked up in an unmarked wall.
- Move Zemo in hotel room with electric-charge device earlier: into the slot that had the torture scene.
- Cut all instances of Zemo listening to voicemail.
- Small detail: cut Bucky's line "they can take... country down... wouldn't know it".
- Small detail: cut Zemo's line "there's green in your eyes...".
- Small detail: cut Zemo's line "Did it?".
- Moved mid-credits scene, Bucky in Wakanda, earlier: between Zemo in cell and Tony driving Audi.
- Replaced second half of credits music with part of Danny Elfman's unused "Inevitability, One Good Eye" from Avengers 2.
Cover art by lapis molari (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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(Updated: March 15, 2021)
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Caveat: I haven't watched the original version of the movie since it came out. And while I did enjoy it at the time, I didn't feel it was as good as some of the other MCU films.

So with that out of the way, I'll say that this fanedit was excellent. I couldn't tell what was cut or added, and everything flowed well and made sense. Very seamless. I definitely enjoyed Civil War more this time than when I first watched it, and I credit this edit with helping a lot. I also watched it immediately after Winter Solder and Ultron (Bobson Edit), and feel that these three films form a really nice trilogy. And I felt a lot of emotion watching the final fight in Civil War. More than I felt previously.

There were only two very brief moments where I thought I detected an abrupt or possibly slightly-out-of-place edit. One with Zemo in his hotel and another with Zemo at the airport, but both instances were blink and you'll miss them and I can't be sure that they weren't that way in the original edit.

Those two VERY small quibbles aside, this is a nearly flawless and highly enjoyable fanedit of Civil War. I highly recommend, and I don't think anyone watching it would be able to tell that it wasn't an official cut of the film. Nice Work!

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This was one of my favorite Marvel movies, and this made it even better. The core story of the Avengers tearing each other apart felt like it was always at the forefront. It felt like a much more focused film. Absolutely amazing!

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I'll keep this short and sweet. This was already one of the best MCU movies, and this edit made it just a bit better. Its not change my life better, because, as I said, it was already a great movie. But it is definitely the go-to, hands-down, definitive version of the movie. There is nothing bad to say about it. Yes, the one bit at the end was a little quick, but if I hadn't already read about it in another review I wouldn't even have noticed it. Loved it.

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Civil War is already in my top 5 Marvel films. In my opinion, besides some color grading issues, it was flawless (obviously not really but it was really good, okay!) I didn't have a problem with any of the characters, including Zemo. I thought he was a good 'villain', and served his purpose well.

However, this edit is WAY better than the original. Just that little bit of cutting out Zemo and putting the focus back on the Avengers tearing themselves apart REALLY makes a difference in this film. Also, unless I'm misremembering Civil War, there is some regrading that has been done in this edit, which I very much enjoyed, although it did have too much darkness sometimes, in my opinion.

The only reason I can't give the A/V editing a 10 is because I did notice a few jarring switches in audio, and one scene with Zemo in the hotel room that I think should've just been removed completely, given the circumstances.

But, regardless of these small issues, this edit is probably the BEST way to watch Civil War. I highly recommend it.

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