Game of Thrones: Redeemed

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A Game of Thrones ending that is worth watching.
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Original Release Date:
2019
Original Running Time:
872
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484
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388
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Brief Synopsis:
This edit takes the final two seasons and rearranges them to make the Night King and his army be the climax as it should have been. Tons of cuts and edits were made to try to save the characters from the awful writing and to keep their original arcs intact.

My main fixes were to:
- Remove the rushed Mad Daenerys arc
- Retain Jaime's character
- Give the Night King some substance
- Give Bran things to actually do
- Make Arya and Sansa not appear to be so stupid
- Remove the dumbing down of Tyrion and endless ball jokes
- Remove or tone down fast travel
- Remove all fakeout deaths, especially in the battle for Winterfell
And tons and tons of other small changes.
Intention:
Game of Thrones had one of the most disappointing finales I've ever seen. The story, the characters, the pacing, they got everything wrong. I wanted to be able to rewatch one of my favorite shows, but so much of it is meaningless with the original ending. While this edit isn't the Game of Thrones finale we deserve, I hope it satisfies anyone who wants to be able to rewatch the show without having such a disappointing end.
Special Thanks:
The VO artist (unnamed) who recorded the additional voiceover tracks.
All the viewers and editors who gave me so much feedback along the way.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I focused first and foremost on rearranging the seasons so that the Night King attack happens at the end. Then I tried to remove all character assassinations such as Jaime not caring about the innocent, Daenerys going mad all of a sudden, Jon reduced to only saying "she's muh queen". Then I worked at fixing smaller things like fast travel, fakeout deaths, and lots of poor character choices.
Cuts and Additions:
- Moved the Night King attack on Winterfell to the end, pushing the attack on King's Landing earlier
- Rearranged many, many scenes to make this main rearrangement work as well as to cut down on fast travel wherever I could
- Removed Dany going mad and burning everyone in King's Landing
- Jon and his army, and Arya and the Hound are never at King's Landing, and its destruction does not happen
- None of her army attacks the unarmed guards and civilians after they lay down their weapons
- Cersei no longer just sits around drinking wine and doing nothing. Her storyline is much better paced
- A lot less Euron. No finger in the bum!
- Euron does not shoot a dragon out of the sky and Dany does not forget about his fleet
- Cersei and Euron both die by dragonfire in the attack on King's Landing, rather than their original deaths
- Had to basically remove Varys and Littlefinger from the plotline sadly...
- Removed Arya and Sansa fighting and then tricking Littlefinger. He stays alive in this edit
- Took out all the dumb ball jokes from Tyrion
- Removed Arya finding her wolf again randomly
- Theon regaining his crew because he doesn't have a dick is removed. He now gets them back by willpower
- Removed the hunt for a wight beyond the Wall plotline. Repurposed it without that wight staying alive
- Bran now communicates with Jon via visions to have him go after the Night King beyond the Wall
- Everything that happens with the Night King now goes one after another very quickly
- The Night King lures Dany up to get her dragon
- The two episodes before the Battle for Winterfell are combined and removed a lot things like Arya sexing up Gendry
- Sansa is no longer fighting with Dany for no reason
- Removed all fakeout deaths at the Battle for Winterfell
- Less main characters on the frontline
- Rearranged the battle into two episodes to appear longer and for pacing
- Bran is revealed to be a part of the Night King. That's how the Night King can control the dead, using Bran's warging powers
- The Night King kills Arya and Bran warges into her body to deliver the final blow
- Removed basically everything that originally happened at the end. No Bran becoming king. No hitler Dany. No Jon killing Dany
- A lot more main character deaths to make the Night King feel like he was an actual threat
- New funeral scene with other characters' deaths added, and the unused song "Stay a Thousand Years" added
- Jon doesn't kill Dany. He now calls on the dragon to destroy the throne
- Ends with a montage of characters still alive, Sansa being crowned, and then Jon going beyond the Wall with Dany
- There are tons and tons of other minor changes to scenes for pacing, or to remove plotlines they are referring to because of the reordering,
or to remove characters from scenes that shouldn't be there, or to make small fixes for things I didn't like.

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This is an amazing edit... The last season of Game of Thrones was so bad it ruined the entire show for me. What this edit shows is that most of that damage was actually done in the last 3 episodes and by essentially removing them and bringing a shortened battle of Kingslanding earlier in the story the narrative is greatly improved. The battle against the White Walkers now becomes the climax of the show as it always should have been.

That being said I think this edit still falls short of creating a great finish for the show, which is no reflection on what has been created, simply the fact that a fan edit can only do so much with the material that exists. However, what the edit does achieve is a satisfactory finish that, as the title says, redeems game of thrones so it can be enjoyed again. A great many problems are fixed with this edit and the extra voice work is surprisingly effective at giving Bran a purpose and creating a more satisfying end to the Night King. Its hard to see what more could be achieved without re-shooting his end (or indeed the entire battle).

I must commend the editor on all the hard work that has clearly gone into achieving this excellent retelling and would recommend this edit as a 'must watch' for anybody who enjoyed the show.

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almightycutie has taken disected, mixed, rearanged and sewn back together the various plotlines to produce an entirely new experience for this finale to Game of Thrones. I was so hooked I watched all over the course of 2 nights. Its a remarkable piece of editing juggling that only stumbles once near the end. A scene where the dragon melts the throne feels "off" but then I cannot think of another way to aproach the scene. Given the ambition of this retelling it amazes me that that was the only fault I could find.

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I hadn't planned on watching the entirety of this in one sitting, but an unexpected day off coupled with the quality of this fanedit led to a full day well spent rediscovering what I once liked about GAME OF THRONES.

Tyrion's intelligence.
Dany's sanity.
Sersei's agency.
Jaime's character arc.
Littlefinger's cleverness.
Westeros' size.
The Night King's threat.

All this (and more) have been restored in this reconstructed finale. I can only imagine how much of an undertaking this was, but the work is much appreciated.

If I were to offer any suggestions/constructive criticism, it would be:

-Pump up the volume of Bran's new lines (though admitted my hearing is getting worse with age, so this might not be as problematic for others as it was for me). I had particular difficulty parsing his "I've led you into a trap" lines to Jon beyond the Wall.

-If it exists, and it doesn't slow down the pace of the final episodes too much, add or restore some small bit of Jon + the Dragon between him petting the dragon at DragonStone to becoming a full-on dragon rider in the final battle to bridge this hug transition. Maybe even a line repurposed from elsewhere to acknowledge it? Admittedly, this may be impossible with the materials onhand, but it was one of the few times I felt there was something missing.

-Add an establishing shot of King's Landing or some buffer footage of some sort before Jon comes to melt the Iron Throne. The jump from Winterfell to King's Landing felt a little too abrupt.

And lastly, and this is more "wouldn't it be cool, but holy crap it would probably take forever" suggestion

-Adjust the opening credits of each episode to reflect the characters and locales featured in your new arrangement.

Thanks so much for sharing your work and effort with the community; marvelous job!

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First of all, thank you!

I enjoyed your fanedit a lot,
I watched all the episodes in a week more or less, and I highly recommend people to watch it: those that did not like the final 2 seasons, or those that liked them just OK, but had a bad aftertaste.

How you built the story is amazing. The new ending is good!
A solid alternative to the official one.

All the episodes feel improved and, somehow, each improvement builds into the next.

For example, the fact that you fixed the Arya vs. Sansa storyline, lets us focus (nonstop!) in the action and story North of the Wall, which at the same time benefits from this mission being set up by Bran, etc.

There was only one thing that threw me out of the experience.

It was the flashback, right before the Night King's death.

It somehow breakes up the climax for me...

I understand that there is a better explanation of the story there, and I like how Bran character is further developed and strengthened in this edit (it is crazy how much it has been improved with your changes! it works!). But there should be another moment for this flashback... or maybe not!

And also some "epilogue moments" could be removed... the final moments feel a bit like a jigsaw, though I have to say, what a difficult job!

If I sum up all the characters that feel improved... Bran, Daenerys, Jaime, Tyrion but also The Hound, Sansa, Sam... and the epicity of the series is reinforced overall. It makes sense that Jon is more quiet, like his father did.

All in all, big thumbs up! highly recommended, and a big Thank you!

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OUTSTANDING!

I could leave it at that, but I won't.

A Reminder.

Do you recall when you used to watch GOT, that expectation and tension of not knowing what was coming next, revelling in the dialogue and intrigue? Do you recall as the final seasons progressed how tha mood and ambience gradually fell away as characters unravelled, plot lines went askew and modern idiom seem to excessively creep in?

Well, THIS is the final season of GOT we all deserved (with a few personal caveats at the end).

Almightycutie not only achieves his stated objectives, IMO he surpasses them...considerably.

I watched the first few epsisodes with the hangover of dissapointment from their original airings and frankly had low expectations. "As long as it's not shit, I'll be happy". As things progressed though I had that old GOT Viewer vibe back...and I was not dissapointed. I was entralled ALL THE WAY.

The biggest improvements for me were the elimination of "fast travel", removal of modern idiom and the the revised character arcs and fates. I literally can't fault this albeit I did notice some mid scene costume changes a couple of times (but I edit as well so I'm primed for that)...but on both occasions it was only coz I recal the scenes being different and when I rewound to see the scene again THEN I noticed....masterfully executed.

The technical standard here is superlative and with circa 10 hours of material, the one or two audio segues which might be smoother are frankly so minor, no points dedcuted on the 3 technical categories.

Enjoyment: I score a 9 here, reluctantly and that is mainly due how this winds up...There is nothing wrong with the ending per-se, but the choices here did remind me a tad of what the original problems were. Let me be clear though, it is a far more satisfying conclusion and frankly had it been the one that aired, we all would have been ok with it...

Narrative: Again, this is outstanding and I completely agree and understand the choices made to accomplish this outstanding edit. I do however believe that with a little more work, one or two of the "intrigue" plot lines could have been retained/modified/ incorporated in order to keep the threat of the unexpected in regards to character threads, alive. The streamlining of this is a tad too much for my taste, and though it was necessary in order to deliver new outcomes and fates overall, It would be nice if a V2 were to drop back in 10-20 mins overall of a few of those destabilising interactions (even if they do not pay off and the new outcomes are retained). I also fully expected the titles to roll after "the melting" (avoiding spoliers), and the sequence of scenes which followed gave me a Return of the King vibe, with one or two too many scenes. Nothing wrong, just a personal choice. In fact, I think just a reordering of the last 10 minutes might benefit this outstanding edit (with some excision of Jon's reaction shots while on the dragons; he's expert now).

Again, let me be clear, this is outstanding, and is my go to version and anyone who would like to have a satiusfying journey on GOT should absolutely watch this, burn to disc, and slip into your box sets!

REMARKABLE!



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