Daughter of Themyscira (A Wonder Woman Edit)

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More Wonder, less misogyny
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Removed all narration from Diana as well as events that take place in the present. Better, tighter action sequences.
To create a more serious take, that only takes place during the war. It's still lighthearted, but without cartoonish comedy.
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Cuts and Additions:
1. Moved the story of Zeus and Ares to the beginning. It is no longer visibly being told to young Diana; it’s being told to the audience.
2. Removed some cringey scenes with young Diana: pretending to fight, running around, jumping off a ledge and being caught by her mother. The storyline and acting took turns being bad.
3. Rearranged and tightened up the opening scenes of Themyscira and the Amazons training.
4. No tucking young Diana into bed or reading her the story.
5. After agreeing to the training, cut the Queen’s comment that Diana must not know how she came to be (left in her comment that Diana must not find out what she is).
6. Cut an awkward looking moment when Diana is hit in the face while training and then touches her jaw and mimes a weird motion.
7. Trimmed Menalippe reacting to Diana training and getting the upper hand. Actor, Lisa Loven Kongsli’s performance was iffy (throughout the film it ranged from wooden to awful, she had some pretty bad moments in ZSJL as well).
8. Added camera motion to parts of Diana’s training action sequences in Themyscira.
9. After Steve’s plane nosedives into the ocean, and Diana dives into the water, Steve is then already underwater, sinking.
10. Trimmed Steve initially looking up while underwater.
11. Removed the German’s line about the fog.
12. Added camera motion onto parts of the Germans at sea footage.
13. Steve does not immediately comment on Diana’s looks.
14. Cut Steve’s line asking Diana, “They have guns, right?” Unnecessary expository.
15. Trimmed various shots of the battle sequence in Themyscira for stronger action.
16. Sped up the Amazon swinging as she shoots the arrow.
17. Sped up the three solders shot at the same time by the Queen. Would have been a nice slo-mo shot but the action looked ridiculous.
18. Tightened up the interrogation antics. Steve doesn’t shout out, I’m a spy.
19. Cut Steve’s psychopath line, referring to Dr. Poison.
20. Cut Steve narrating that when he uncovered the enemies plans he had to do something (show don’t tell).
21. Trimmed parts of Dr. Poison’s human experimentation for better flow.
22. Cut Steve grabbing the book.
23. Cut Steve looking back at the building exploding.
24. Diana’s nurse doesn’t say “strange” to make sure we notice the healed wound.
25. Cut Steve laughing at his toe in the bath.
26. Steve doesn’t ask if he can ask questions. Trimmed some awkward looking around.
27. When Diana jumps the cliff onto the tower, she doesn’t smile all excited and then slip. On her initial jump she has to grasp the flat concrete.
28. On the sailboat as Diana and Steve rest, tightened up the scenes and removed Steve’s lines about him having vigor.
29. Ludendorff does not shoot his subordinate.
30. Ludendorff does not inhale the new type of gas right after Dr. Poison shows it to him. Also cut subsequent times he took the gas until much later. This let’s us have our doubts about the presence of Ares along with Steve.
31. Etta does not weirdly watch Steve and Diana walk off down the street.
32. Tightened up and livened up Diana fighting the men in the alleyway so the action is no longer so brutally sluggish. It’s a lighthearted scene but Diana should still be badass, not a joke.
33. No comedy routine with Etta coming back to apprehend the bad guy with the sword. No cyanide. The bad guy just slips away as Diana and Steve are distracted.
34. Diana doesn’t say mustard gas.
35. When Diana yells at the cowardly General, cut the second time she says that he should be ashamed to add more power to her statement.
36. Cut Charlie doing the cartoon face after getting punched out in the bar fight, and toned him way down in the bar.
37. Tightened up Diana’s bar fight. Removed the frightened and aroused joke.
38. In the bar, cut Etta muttering under her breath, “Sir Patrick” which was clearly a bad voiceover because somebody thought the audience would forget his name after Diana just said it two seconds earlier.
39. Cut Diana narrating after they arrive by boat near a warzone, “the gas will kill everybody.”
40. The German commander does not refer to Dr. Poison as Ludendorff’s witch. Cut to tighten his response, not because there was any issue with the line.
41. Cut Dr. Poison’s expository, saying the mask won’t help, after they start to gas the German commanders, and cut her and Ludendorff laughing.
42. Ludendorff does not say they have to prepare their demonstration. Added noise of panic and screams as the commanders die from the gas.
43. Charlie doesn’t dry his crotch over the fire. Chief does not greet Diana as if he is spellbound.
44. Trimmed Charlie having a fit after waking up from a nightmare.
45. Trimmed part of storming toward the church so Steve’s team isn’t moving slow and then the music doesn’t have a rough change.
46. Trimmed Diana staring affectionately after Steve shoots a soldier trying to kill her.
47. A little less lasso-ing in Veld.
48. Removed the joke about an island full of women like Diana with no men.
49. Cut the obstinate woman in the blue dress seeing and speaking with Diana.
50. Steve doesn’t ask to see Dr. Poison’s work, and trimmed her leaving after he notices Diana.
51. When Ludendorff dances with Diana he just tells her she knows nothing. Removed part of his line, “of the gods.”
52. Cut the whole subplot of Ludendorff gassing the village where Wonder Woman cries unconvincingly in the brown smoke about the devastation as we see ZERO dead bodies. Now she just follows Ludendorff.
53. Cut the odd stylized sideways shot of Diana riding the horse.
54. Cut Wonder Woman randomly riding past her companions so they can say “hey, this way.”
55. As Diana rides toward Ludendorff, we see him huffing gas for the first time.
56. Rearranged and tightened up the fight between Ludendorff and Diana. It’s badass now instead of half-assed.
57. When Ares shows up cut Diana asking, “who’s there?”
58. Ares says the sword was not the godkiller but cut him saying to Diana, “You are.”
59. Ares doesn’t say the “I don’t want to fight you” lines. After Diana declines his offer, he now says, “My dear, Diana…” then he causes the explosion.
60. Trimmed various parts of the end fights between Diana and Ares, removed Dr. Poison as part of the fight.
61. Steve and his companions do not watch the Ares boss battle and comment on it.
62. Ending is now the photograph. Slowed down the zoom out and added in some different music from the soundtrack.
63. Added “Daughter of Themyscira” to end titles.
64. Changed music for the rolling credits so there are no vocals.

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A wonderful edit all around.

Technically top notch, and narratively excellent, easily much better than the theatrical release. I am a notoriously tough critic and I know the source material VERY well having done my own edit, so Krausfdr had his work cut out for him with this reviewer. I may not agree with everything, like cutting Charlie's character arc a bit for example, but minor quibbles due to artistic POV.

A great edit indeed!

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