Captain Marvel: Where's the Love

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Love can set you free
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Original Release Date:
2019
Original Running Time:
124
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Fanedit Running Time:
125
Time Cut:
7
Time Added:
8
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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.
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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Artan42
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lapis molari
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Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
1080p, H264 and H265 available
Stereo AAC 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.
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.
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" and inserted a reminder of her and Maria's relationship.
Changed scene of scanning goose and fury, so it says "human" instead of "human male".
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 enjoyed this version of the Captain Marvel movie much more than the theatrical release. The edit actually makes the Captain Marvel likeable again. Will definitely be my go to version for Marvel movie binge watching.

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I’ll be honest in saying I never had a problem with how Carol Danvers was portrayed in Captain Marvel until recently. A few days ago, I saw a video by youtuber Abbie Emmons titled “How to write a Strong Female Character…who isn’t toxic & annoying,” comparing Carol’s journey in her movie to Black Widow’s journey in Avengers 2012. I don’t want to give too much away about the video, but needless to say, most if not all of Abbie’s complaints about Carol were addressed in this fanedit.

Thanks to some deleted scenes early on, Carol/Vers starts on more solid ground with a clearer purpose in wanting to serve the Kree, only to be challenged by Talos in how she doesn’t know as much about the Kree-Skrull war as she thinks. Thanks to some clever use of flashbacks, ot feels like Vers is taking more steps into unlocking her past, & the toning down her more guarded reactions & replacing them with her being more open makes her feel more vulnerable & approachable. I’m also shocked the scene between Yon-Ragg and the Supreme Intelligence was cut, since it makes both of them feel far less one note than they were in the original.

There were only two changes I didn’t agree with. The first is when Carol & her earth friends are on the ship into space & we get a flashback reminder of Carol & Maria’s relationship. I feel it goes too fast & would benefit from being slowed down a little, especially when you think Maria’s turning to look at Carol, but is instead looking at Talos in the back. The second bit is at the beginning when Carol’s on the Skrull ship and barks at the Skrull in frustration. I know tremault said it was stupid, but for be it plays into the idea of Carol showing her vulnerable frustrated side, which I found endearing.

In the end, this is my go to version of the movie, up their with some of the best from Phase 1 of the MCU!

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Owner's reply June 12, 2022

Thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate the opposing view concerning the scream, and the bit in the quadjet was certainly a tricky edit to get right, that is a fair observation.

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This is one of the rare FanFixes that not only improves the original film, but turns it from something I rather grudgingly watched into something I really enjoy.

With calculated trims and insertion of some excellent deleted scenes, the movie is made far more consistent, and Carol is turned into a more likeable, admirable, and heroic character. Most importantly, she isn't strong because she's fed up with men telling her what to do, she's strong because she finds connection with people, and she stands up against those who would try to divide us against each other. My feelings about the film overall and its original vibe are written in more detail here: https://boxd.it/1WMyMz

I will try to only speak in MINOR SPOILERS here when I describe the film's changes. Firstly, early on we get a scene with Carol and Yon-Rog talking with and training some Kree kids. (All these deleted scenes are now in HD btw, virtually indistinguishable from the theatrical cut.) It helps to flesh out the society and allows Brie Larson to show some more personality in a friendly, relaxed situation. There's also an extended cut of their conversation after training where she jokes that when Yon-Rog visits the Supreme Intelligence, it probably takes the form of himself. And after this, there's a brief deleted scene with Carol and the Starforce joking around before their mission a bit. And there are many small trims to lines here and there where Carol seemed arrogant or looking-for-a-fight. The net effect is that early in the film, we have a better chance to bond with our heroine, and she shows more of these emotions that Yon-Rog is always telling her to control. Whereas before, she hardly showed any emotion at all!

On the Skrull ship, Earth, and thereafter, there are many small trims to moments that seemed incongruous or just made Carol come off poorly. She doesn't scream at a Skrull, doesn't confront a comicly-misogynistic biker, doesn't get interrupted by the operator when rigging up an interstellar communication device with Radio Shack parts and a payphone. Her interactions with Fury are improved too, becoming less antagonistic and arrogant. And flashback scenes are added when she visits Maria, so that we start feeling she's missing that sense of connection, of her friends and family. And Goose! I have to admit, on this recent rewatch, this brief bit of fanediting fully got me feeling the feels.

Speaking of Goose, his little scratch is just that, and a bit of movie magic prevents it from affecting Fury too much. The big ship fight is now accompanied with "Violet" by Hole rather than the very on-the-nose "I'm Just a Girl" by No Doubt. The deleted scene where Yon-Rog visits the Supreme Intelligence is reinstated, and it pays off that discussion from the beginning of the film. And then when Carol needs to stand up and fight back at the end, it's not to a montage of men putting her down, it's to a montage of all the human connections she built that the Kree wiped from her and took away from her. She reclaims her feelings in a positive way rather than the cynical, damaged p.o.v. of the theatrical release.

The end result is a real triumph. It reveals that there's lots of good acting in this movie, from Larson in particular, and there's a great story here, too. I have to blame the vison and directing of Fleck and Boden for this one. With some better editing and scene choices, (as well as different color grading and audio in parts of the film), Larson lives up to her heroic name here, and the film becomes worthy of being Marvel's first heroine. One of my favorite FanFixes on the site, and highly recommended for those who had an issue with the original tone, or just anyone looking for a great sci-fi flick!

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This is a really interesting project. To paraphrase, Tremault's thesis for the project was to make Carol a more likable character, and to remove what she considered "anti-male" scenes and moments. I would characterize the original movie's take on feminism is the typical mainstream dumbing down; encouraging the oppressed to take on the role of the oppressor. To me, truly meaningful feminism rethinks gender roles and power structures altogether. To do that, it's important to remember to love and care for our fellow human beings. (And other alien life forms haha) A take on this material that centers that is a great idea, and I appreciate all the work that Tremault put in.

When I watched Tremault's edit of Captain Marvel, I hadn't seen the original version in a little while. My experience was just enjoying it as a movie, rather than looking for changes. It was really great! Overall, as just a viewing experience it was really positive. Tremault's changes were seamless, and nothing jumped out at me as awkward, missing, or superfluous. She even added some visual effects when Carol's implant was subduing her powers. Again, seamless, and very impressive.

The scenes were color graded entire movie to reflect Carol's emotional state. This is the one thing I wish I had been watching for, and I might give it another spin just to have a look at this.

Towards the beginning of the movie, Tremault re-inserted some deleted scenes (either replacing scenes from the original movie, or sometimes just adding them in), and this is mostly effective. There were a few moments that may tip audience off to the villain reveal later in the movie, but the reconfiguration of these early scenes is a net positive, as it establishes a more believable bond that Carol has with her fellow Kree soldiers, including Yon Rogg.

Throughout the movie Tremault makes snips a lot of ham-fisted "girl boss" characterization. This serves to make Carol a more competent character who is not defined by her "failure" to live up to the expectations of men. Instead, Carol's relationship to her collogues and loved ones is is emphasized, without taking anything away from her arc of self-discovery.

Tremault also did several small but cool cuts that give the movie more even pacing and suspense. I was very impressed by that and I definitely noticed it even though I hadn't seen the original in a long time.

Most importantly, Tremault replaced "Just a Girl" by No Doubt with "Violet" by Hole. Hell yes. The song is much more appropriate vibe-wise, and so much less on the nose lyrically. I'm kind of joking, but a big part of me walked away from the original movie feeling like it was corny because that dopey song plays at such a pivotal moment. It's a shame that the filmmakers put dialogue in this scene because I would have preferred a musical montage with nothing but Carol kicking ass. But what can you do? There's only so much footage to work with on a project like this.

I might have a few quibbles with some cut lines here and there, but I respect Tremault's vision for this project and that's all down to personal taste. Plus, I might not even like those moments anymore if I saw them put back in.

So... super well done! I thank Tremault for her hard work and dedication. I don't take for granted the work that all the editors out there put in to enhance and expand our enjoyment of these movies, and this is a good example of someone putting in a ton of work to pull off what seems like a magic trick to me.

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First, to establish a bit of background for my viewing of this edit:

I never saw the original. I collect all MCU, but I hadn't gotten around to this.
This edited version of the character is my first impression of Danvers.
Consequently I can only evaluate the edit on its own merits.

The plot of this thing was on the weaker side, but overall serviceable.
The pacing was somewhat plodding and could use some refocusing.
I'm unsure if the editor tweaked the internal structure, but this was mostly fine.
It wasn't difficult to watch, nor did it prevent me from appreciating the changes.

I understand the editor wanted to portray Danvers as likable and warm.
In this goal the editor succeeded. Danvers was easy to root for and a badass.
There is an emotional underpinning to her powers that I kinda dig.
Her connection to the people around her is evident and clear with this cut.

Visual quality is good. Added-in footage is noticeable but not absurdly so.
The editing was seamless with exception to some music that needs leveling.
I understand the film was color graded to reflect Danvers' emotional state.
It helps to illustrate the kind of narrative that the editor was going for.

Overall this was a nicely-done film when considering the goals it set out to do.
I would say it's a worthwhile addition to the MCU timeline.
Would I watch it again? If cuts were made to help the plot get to the point.
But I definitely recommend this version of the film just on its own merits.

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