Falcon and the Winter Soldier: The Spence Edit, The

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Original Release Date:
2021
Original Running Time:
265
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Fanedit Running Time:
142
Time Cut:
123
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Brief Synopsis:
Like many of the other Disney+ MCU series, this clearly felt like it was originally envisioned as a film that was then stretched out to fill out a limited series. It's a good story with some great moments, but it drags on and is stretched too thin. This edit attempts to reorganize the fairly simple plot into a single film of 2 hours and 22 minutes, an average run time for an MCU film.
Intention:
Cut the 6 episode miniseries into a functional film that fits comfortably within the MCU
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Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- Eliminated a lot of the first episode, including the opening action scene, that doesn't add much to the overall plot.
- Simplified Bucky's arc while still giving his character growth. It's now more about how being alone is what's holding him back. There's less focus on him trying to directly make amends beyond what's discussed in his first therapy session.
- The tension of Sam and Sarah having to sell the boat is still there, but I removed a lot of the plot surrounding it, such as them trying to secure a loan.
- There's less focus on Zemo, a character that doesn't end up adding a whole lot to the plot. As the characters say, he's a means to the end.
- Cut Valentina out of the story.
- Karli gets a lot of cuts, specifically the discussion of how people will rise up to help her, as they never do and it's never a plot point.
- Walker's wife and his sequel set up is removed. A lot of scenes with him tracking down Karli are cut.
- We no longer see how Zemo escapes prison, making the scene where he just shows up in a guard uniform and Sam's reaction much funnier.
- Zemo does not explode Karli's troops from prison, the last time we see him is when the Wakandan's take him away.

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I was a little skeptical of how good this edit would be. And hearing that the airplane scene was cut and so much more content was cut, I was worried I wouldn't enjoy this at all. However, I am glad I was wrong. This was really good and makes me wish it was released as an actual movie rather than a series. I think this edit proves that The Falcon And The Winter Soldier would be great as an MCU film. I highly recommend giving this a watch.

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This is really, really good. At first I thought I would miss the excellent airplane hijack scene that was cut from this edit. But after watching the movie, I realised it added nothing for the actual plot and it had to be removed to get the runtime down to a manageable time.
This is now a Marvel movie. Its what should have been released in the cinema - maybe Marvel should do just that with this release. Lets be honest, they would make 50+ million by doing so, and all the work has already been done by Spence!
Excellent, throughly enjoyable film. Thank-you for releasing it.

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This is THE definitive way to watch The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. It's often said some of these Marvel Disney+ shows should be a long movie instead, and Spence shows it absolutely works. I'm a huge fan of Captain America as a character and I did really enjoy the show, but there were a few times where scenes dragged on or focused on uninteresting characters; this edit removes the worst of the show and keeps the absolute best. This was a joy to watch, would 100% recommend.

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The missing character moments that defined the episodic version of FATWS really hurt.

Otherwise, a nice little edit that felt cohesive and professional.

Good edit, Spence.

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Owner's reply November 20, 2022

Thanks! I'm just wondering if you noticed a big audio problem since you rated audio a 5.

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I wasn't really a fan of MCU's direction of making episodic series and I felt FATWS was overly bloated. This fan edit really felt like a connective standalone cinematic entry with the appropriate cuts. Average pacing, clean trims, and a more enjoyable experience.

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