One of the most under-rated Marvel films gets a Bobson Cut, which mostly just feels like some extended bits of the same film I knew and loved. (My full review is here: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/captain-america-the-first-avenger/#comment-8976310) Nothing added here really altered my feeling about the film significantly, though I was happy to have the added bits. I listened to it with my headphones on and didn't notice any audio issues that way, so maybe the comments from other reviewers have to do with the 5.1 mix? For me, the only issues occurred at the very end (slight SPOILERS here): when Steve is talking to Nick in Times Square, the prominent vid screen most people call the "Coca Cola board" is blurred out for the whole scene. I'm not sure where this footage came from or why it's like that, but as it's in the center of the screen for many shots, I found it REALLY distracting. The second bit is the final post-credits scene, which Bobson has attached in an aspect ratio that leaves a black border around all edges. Personally, I found this really distracting as well, and would have preferred a slight zoom to get rid of the left and right borders. Oh, also, as I've seen in several other Bobson releases, there are no subtitles whatsoever. This is mostly not an issue, although there are a couple lines at the beginning here that should have been hard-coded as we have no hint at what the conversation is about.
All told, I still prefer having the extended/added scenes despite those issues, so this is a shelf-replacer for me, even though it's not perfect.
This simple fanedit adds a couple of minutes to the film but two great minutes all the same. I liked all the scene additions but especially the extended ending dialogue between fury and rogers. That was very needed in my opinion and i thank you bobson for adding that in. Also the commando scene was pretty decent at showing the group in action and both scenes i have just talked about should have been kept in in the original theatric cut. The only thing i didn't like all too much was the audio mixing, very unbalanced and some scenes sounded louded than others and that was pretty distracting. All in all its a great fanedit that doesn't add too much and flows pretty well!
I remembered this film as one of the weakest links in the early days of the MCU, but this edit really enhances its good traits. The pacing is great, the narrative is engaging - a wonderful introduction to Captain America.
I really loved the additional scene with the Howling Commandos - it added character to this group, which I think was missing in the theatrical cut.
One point was deducted off of the Audio/Video quality because I noticed something weird about the audio - it was not balanced properly. Both on 2.1 speakers and on my earphones, dialogues were only coming from the right speaker, whereas ambient noises came from the left. Other reviewers did not mention anything about it, but I checked in two players and got the same result. Weird.
OK, it's only 2 more minutes...but it is 2 more minutes of Captain America!
Out of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Cap has always been my favorite. I think he had the most developed character arc out of all of the characters, and it was really cool to go back to the beginning.
Technically, the edit is flawless in my opinion.
This is my new go-to version of the movie.
I didn't expect this extened edition to be so well made.
The transitions were so smooth that I wouldn't have noticed there are additional scenes if I didn't know this movie by heart.
The audio and video quality is absolutely stunning even on my 55" TV, with me sitting barely three metres away from the screen.
The audio of the new scenes is a little bit louder and clearer than the rest of the film but I only noticed this when I listened closely on my five speakers surround sound system.
Since there are only two more minutes of footage, this edit flows just as well as the original movie and there are no problems with the pacing.
It just feels like a slightly more rounded version of an already entertaining movie. Absolutely loved this and it will for sure be my new favorite version of this movie.