Captain Marvel: Where's the Love

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2019
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124
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124
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7
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Brief Synopsis:
Carol was disliked by many including me, a girl. Didn't feel like a positive feminist role model. I wanted to see something I could relate to better. so....
This is a story all about how, an amnesiac Kree Starforce operative with mysterious powers, discovers her true past and slowly learns that her emotions can set her free from the shackles of those she once considered allies.
Intention:
To make Carol more likeable. A lot of people had an issue with anti-male sentiments in this movie. Some people didn't notice it, but for other people it stuck out like a sore thumb. My intent is to apply ointment to the sore thumb of this movie. To give it some love and allow love to reflect back out. Sorry about the silly analogy, but I am a girl and I didn't feel empowered by this movie. I feel much more empowered by strength through love, and so I tried to take the movie in this direction. Emphasis on emotions and friendships.

I also received a request to remove Fury losing his eye due to a scratch. He still gets scratched, but I made it a point to show his eye healed afterwards in a mid credits scene. Since Goose is in Fury's office, it is still possible he gets scratched by Goose again so if people like that part then it can still have happened after the events of this movie.
Additional Notes:
updated January 2024
Other Sources:
cat clip - https://www.pexels.com/video/a-ginger-cat-on-the-floor-6853961/
Music - "Violet" by Hole
static noise - https://soundbible.com/1564-Strange-Static.html
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Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
1080p
dolby prologic II audio
English Subtitles
Editing Details:
Removing music is hard. Don't do it unless you really have to!!
When cutting two shots together, motion is important. I felt this was important when removing Carols stupid scream. If I had not got the movement right, that cut would have been very jarring.
Cuts and Additions:
Colour graded entire movie to reflect Carol's emotional state.
Added visual effects to reflect when Carol's implant was subduing her powers.
Switched Carol and Yon Rogg door scene, to a deleted scene of Yon Rogg teaching children. (added vfx in too)
Trimmed train scene due to redundancies in the dialogue caused by teaching scene.
Removed Carol needlessly insulting her Kree colleague.
Inserted deleted scene showing more upbeat and friendly interaction with Kree colleagues.
reframed various shots on Torfa to make the sequence clearer.
On skrull ship, during memory search, cut some parts where she was obviously being 'put down by men'.
Removed Carol screaming at skrull. it was stupid.
Removed 'cockpit' comment on skrull monitor.
Turned 'Ma Bell' into radio static and distortion.
Removed Carol telling Fury "you finally asked a relevant question"
Removed Biker "how about a smile?"
Removed Fury and 'Keller' looking under autopsy blanket.
Removed "noble warrior heroes", the way she said it was too smarmy.
Removed Carols smirk and "huh" just before the "welcome wagon" in the pegasus facility.
Inserted flashback to memories of Goose when they meet up with Goose in the corridor.
Inserted a few relevant flashbacks when Carol is studying the files on the crash.
Replaced Yon Rogg/Ronan scene with deleted scene of 'Keller' talking about tracking the plane.
Re-inserted Yon Rogg/Ronan scene midway through the scene in Marie's house so as to make it feel like she was there longer.
Inserted a shot of 'Goose' at the cut back to Marie's house. (from stock footage)
Inserted some warm memory flashbacks when Carol is looking at old photos....
Inserted an unpleasant 'memory' of the 'Skrull' shooting Lawson, just before there is a knock on the door, to introduce more tension.
Inserted scene of Yonn Rogg talking to supreme intelligence to show just how intimidating the supreme intelligence can be.
Removed Carol saying " reached blah blah altitude" to replace with a meaningful glance.
Removed shots of scanning Fury where he said "human male, threat low to none",
Reduced volume of "come as you are". it just seemed way too loud to me.
Removed memory of bike crash and baseball. these seem to serve only to suggest "she's clumsy because she's a girl". extended the gocart clip just to pad this out for the dialogue.
Completely replaced montage of "Carol standing up because she's realised she's allowed to" with a montage of "Carol reflects on her friendships and realises her emotions give her strength".
Removed "just a girl" and replaced it with "violet" by 'Hole'.
Removed horrible effects shot of carol falling towards the ground. It was just ugly XD
Removed Carol's line to Yon Rogg "I have nothing to prove to you".
Removed Talos' reaction to Goose scratching Fury's eye. Now it is not indicated that This is the cause of his lost eye.
Removed Maria's line asking Fury about his eye.
Removed final scene to reinsert it as a mid credits scene
Mid credits scene features part of a deleted scene of Fury walking to his office with both eyes intact.
Obligatory edit of the end credits.
Cover art by tremault (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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I'm a fan of the original (even if Carol is introduced as quite an unlikable person) seeing as it was the first female-led MCU project. I'm a girl that's rooting for more female superheroes, sue me. Tremault's edit did what Marvel should've, cut out the BS and all the poorly executed sarcasm and turn it into a well-rounded intro to a badass. I loved the color change that came with the flashbacks and especially appreciated that we got to see them in real time. Above all, the replacement of the young Carols standing up in various settings montage has to be one of my favorite changes of this edit. That HAD to go. As she'd intended to do with this cut, Tremault made Carol Danvers far less bitter-sounding and succeeded in making her likable.

As for the negatives, the blur effect meant to portray the implants interference with Carol's abilities seemed a little random and I wouldn't have known what the intent of it was without reading the 'Changes' list. Initially I thought it was meant to highlight her heightened emotions. Next, there were 2 instances where scenes seemed misplaced: the Starforce crew's deleted scene before descending to Torfa starts at an awkward spot ("Was there every any doubt?"), and the strange placement of Yon-Rogg's long conversation with Ronan meant to cover the time it took for Carol to walk from the stove to the table also felt strange. Another slight blunder was the distorted call from the phone booth to Yon-Rogg, which felt a bit clunky, I think this might have been avoided if lines hadn't been repeated and is fairly minor, and probably entirely personal preference. My final mention is in regards to the volume of the replaced montage. Most of the lines are nearly drowned out by the music and I'm not entirely sure what the intention was here. Were we supposed to hear some of it, all of it or none of it?

Even with the list of negatives, I thoroughly enjoyed this edit, have already watched it three times. and I would absolutely recommend it.

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An excellent edit of Captain Marvel that streamlines the movie tonally. This edit removes any references to sexism that Carol Danvers faces, and tones down some of her meaner moments. While I think there is a really interesting story that Marvel could have told about Carol coming to terms with being from a planet that treats her gender poorly, the sexism is never actually addressed as part of the story and just ends up feeling tacked on. Removing it helps bring the focus back to Carol and her quest for her memories. Same with the underlying girl power motif. This could have been fun if Disney had leaned into it, but instead it's random appearances feel out of place in a movie that is clearly about something else.

The editor made a couple other fantastic changes. Flashbacks are now desaturated. This distinct visual look actually helped make the flashback sequences play better giving them a more mysterious quality. I was surprised by just how effective this trick was.

The other massive change is to the opening structure of the movie. Jude Law is given a new introduction, and most of the Kree home world scenes have been played with. This is the first time I believed Carol was an accepted part of that world, and I found myself more engaged with the movie than I ever have been before. It is a huge improvement in every way, making her relationship with Jude Law much more engaging.

Unfortunately, the second half of the movie still suffers from some script problems that are outside of the editor's control. Carol still has a limited emotional arc, and surprisingly cares very little that for her old friends the Kree or that they lied. There is a lovely change to Carol reconnecting with her memories that the editor added. Using some of the flashback footage we can see Carol start to connect with her memories far better than in the theatrical version. I really liked this change, and actually thought the editor could have pushed it a little further. It goes a long way towards fixing an area of the movie that really lacks character development. Unfortunately, what the back half of the film needs is additional footage that simply doesn't exist. But the editor did a fantastic job with limited resources here.

All that said, this is far superior to the theatrical version. The edits are smooth and unnoticeable. There were one or two moments where I thought the dialogue was a bit loud, but otherwise this was a very sound edit from a technical perspective.

If you want some Captain Marvel in your life, this is the version to watch.

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Captain Marvel was a film I only watched once in theaters. I thought it was fine typical Marvel blockbuster filmmaking and the amnesia storyline made Carol the least interesting character of the bunch, a cypher for the audience, in a mystery that's a little obvious.

This fanedit attempts to restore some of Carol’s search for humanity, and instead of the film being about rising up against men, it’s about discovering her human connections, her adopted family (her friend and “niece”, her mentor in the original Captain Marvell, and comrade in Nick Fury).

Carol is more human here and less of a cypher than before. The amnesia story is still there but she’s not nearly as stand-offish as she was in the theatrical cut. Instead the relationship between her and the rest of her colleagues and her mentor feels like a crew that work together. A crew that cares about each other. Even the seeds of distrust between her and Fury are slowly melted to give way to what's most important about Captain Marvel her humanity.

Not only that the fanedit connects to the wider story of the Kree and Skrulls and the humanitarian element in line there. Carol throughout the film is a noble warrior and humanitarian and, even when questioning who to trust, she never loses these characteristics.

With a few little tweaks, cuts, utilizing deleted scenes, and some nice color corrections, the film comes out feeling stronger thematically overall as it ties all the lost memories to people rather than a “girl power” facade. Instead of the most emotional moment being one associated with Maria Rambeau, it’s associated with Carol remembering her humanity (throughout her short time reconnecting on earth) and it’s immensely powerful.

While this is still one of the weaker Marvel films, it's a vast improvement over the original film

Film Rating: 2.5
Fanedit Rating: 3

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Finally getting around to reviewing this. I caught an early version a while back and this has been immensely improved with the audio quality. I really disliked this movie the first time I watched it and I left it out whenever I wanted to watch Marvel movies again. Tremault did an amazing job of making this movie enjoyable! I was actually invested in the movie instead of wanting to go on my phone.

I always praise edits of Marvel movies that trim down the over the top humor and it's done perfectly here. The serious moments have their time, and the better humor gets to breath and land.

Pacing of the movie for the most part is great. Everything up until we get to Earth flows so nicely. I think the Earth scenes could have been trimmed some as it still slows when we are there, but I'm not sure what could be trimmed. The end fight feels a lot better when you actually like Carol. The movie starts and ends strongly.

Overall tremendous work, I'm looking forward to watching your Shang Chi and Thor edits!
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Welcome to the Try Not To Get Political when mentioning this movie challenge spectacular!!! With your host me, myself and I. Many lives were accosted during The Great Captain Marvel war of 2019. It is always a good sign when the fanbase is divided/alienated, especially when some just wanted to get to Endgame. Brie Larson CAN ACT (i.e. Scott Pilgrim), despite some moments in this movie. So here is my stance on her politics.... Jude Law is so very handsome and hunky.

Now, where were we? This edit is a triumph of MCU fan editing. It is on par with macmillan's Avengers: Asssembled, Kikanator96's Age of Ultron: De-Whedoned and Bobson Duggnutt's TASM2/Homecoming edits. Captain Marvel as an idea isn't a bad one, the way the do the flashbacks are great rather than exposition dumping. Thank Kang that the editor cut the "cockpit" moment and moments of Vers being unlikeable. The first chunk with all of the cringe cut, made me realize how much I love the sci fi elements in the Kree home world as well as some of the world building.

My problems arise when they get to Earth, to no fault of the editor. I was reminded of the continuity errors in this movie. For example, S.H.I.E.L.D. already has the acronym when they were coming up with it in the first Iron Man movie coupled with the tesseract ending up where it is in this movie. Don't get me started on the Nick Fury eye loss. Spider-Man: Far From Home retconned his eye scar to have claw marks on it. Anyway, with all of the negatives out of the way, I was reminded how great most of the character moments are with all of the condescending moments cut. I found myself routing for Carol Danvers and her journey.

I also was reminded how great Nick Fury was in this movie, aside from a few quibbles. I even don't mind the Skrulls-are-good twist, I can head canon myself in saying that it is not the Skrull race as a whole. Also replacing "Just A Girl" with "Violet" by Hole was the best decision. Is this my go-to version of this? Maybe. I might even give it a few more watches. If it is any consolation, I would absolutely show this to my daughter if she were to turn out just as nerdy as me. Thank you for this edit, you made me find the love for this movie. This should have gotten FEOTM or even FEOTY.

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Owner's reply March 05, 2023

Thank you so much, that is high praise indeed!!! :D

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