Captain America: Civil War - Marvel Crossover

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:
Fanedit Type:
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
AVI/MKV
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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User reviews

5 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0  (5)
Visual Editing 
 
9.6  (5)
Audio Editing 
 
9.0  (5)
Narrative 
 
9.6  (5)
Enjoyment 
 
10.0  (5)
Overall rating 
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

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Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
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10.0

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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Overall rating 
 
9.9
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

While the original is not one of my more favorite MCU films, I heartily enjoyed how this fanedit was handled - it has a tighter and more coherent story line, which benefited from the new focus on the Accords. More direct exposition in the right places kept things moving very well, as mentioned in the "Changes" section. Audio and Video were very nicely done, as good as anything from a major studio, although there were a couple of places that might have benefited from a little more work on how the music transitioned between scenes, but that is more my taste than any actual problem with lapis molari's work.
Really nice work.

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DVD
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Overall rating 
 
9.7
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0

I always liked Civil War a lot but felt Zemo was the weakest part of it. Here Lapis Molari does a great job of cutting back on Zemo, making him more on the level of Crossbones (a product of the Avengers in this world rather than the big mastermind), and putting the geopolitics at the core of what tears the Avengers apart. It gives the film more of a CA: Winter Soldier political thriller vibe (which I LOVE) and makes for a smaller scale, more intimate story between Tony, Steve, and their teammates. Seriously, MUCH BETTER than the original cut, especially with the news stories kicking off the film. I also agree with Zarius that the sudden cut out of Wakanda before we see the glorious view, as well as the fast swipe to Tony at Avengers HQ, were a little jarring. But nothing too damning. Overall this took great Marvel movie and made it REALLY great!

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
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MP4/AVI/etc. (SD)
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Overall rating 
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

With this light edit, the movie goes by at a much brisker pace, focusing on the things that drive our heroes to make their choices rather than the situations, we get to learn more about the villian alongside them as they deal with thier own troubles. The use of the newsport interview (complete with a nifty way of working around the aspect ratio), does a lot to put the drama of the accords forward and also educates people on the history of Ross in the MCU. About the only niggle I have is the use of a wipe to transistion to Tony arriving near the compound at the end, the music switch is particularly jarring...the idea isn't bad, but the execution is a bit flat. Perhaps it would have been better to have just let the Wakanda scene play out and then cut to Tony arriving at the compound.

That major strike against it aside, it's a very good edit and it still ticks all the required boxes to follow along and enjoy the sory

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