Godzilla Vs The World

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Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
All hail the king!
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2014/2019
Original Running Time:
132
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
141
Time Cut:
14
Time Added:
23
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Brief Synopsis:
The aim of this project was to give the viewer a single intense Godzilla experience by combining the best elements from Godzilla (2014) with a streamlined Godzilla (2019) .
Intention:
While I enjoy both of the recent Godzilla films I found both to be flawed. The first simply lacks enough Godzilla while the second is bloated by too much human interest. My aim was to produce the a single satisfying movie using the best elements from both films.
Other Sources:
Godzilla (2014) Blu ray
Godzilla: King of the monsters (2019) Blu ray
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Special Thanks:
Thanks to Trez75 and orchidal for volunteering to preview the workprint of this. Their feedback was most helpful. Thank you also to anyone who followed along with the project and commented on the samples I produced.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
All edits were done with Lightworks 14.5
I also used Handbrake and MakeMKV
For the artwork I used the mobile app Polish
Cuts and Additions:
New, previously unseen introduction
Final act of Godzilla (2014) used as opening act
Removed flashback to 2014 from KOTM intro
Removed entire burn breakfast scene between Madison and Dr Russel
Reordered and slightly truncated Monach hearing and Terrorist attack
Truncated intro to Mark Russel (removing the wolves)
Removed one minute of arguing in Castle Bravo about opening the blast doors
Removed 6 minute long video call from Dr Russel
Removed unnecessary arguing between Mark and Dr Russel in car
Rescored Credits with Monster by the Automatic
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9.2
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This Edit has been done so!! I prefer this edit and how this story is told over the other films.

I highly recommend this edit to anyone who hasn't seen it!!
Malthus has done a fantastic job with this movie!!

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9.7
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I don't really have much to say. King of the Monsters was already a great film and this edit managed to make it much better!

Video and audio quality were nice and crisp if that's the right word, albeit a few scenes were a bit dark, and merging the final act of the 2014 film into KOTM was a pretty good idea, but it'd only make sense if you have already seen Big G 2014.

And things make much more sense in the plot due to the narrative edits. Not that they didn't make sense before, but it's nice to have things be more clear.

I'm not much of a reviewer so this may sound weird, but overall this edit is a wonderful improvement to an already awesome film and I can't recommend it enough.

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8.6
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Well done edit. Like someone else pointed out, some scenes are a little dark. Makes KOTM a much more enjoyable film.

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(Updated: May 03, 2021)
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9.5
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9.0
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10.0
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I'm torn, I really am! I wanted to give this a straight 10 across the board, but for one reason I didn't.

The start of the film is a bit... awkward. It jumps immediately into the battle of san francisco between Godzilla and the Muto's. There is no real explanation for A.J.'s inclusion (or the Scarlet Witch's) because there is no... nothing. I feel like something could have been done here, but I suspect for every inclusion to make that scene make sense... you will need another scene to make the added scene make sense. I do not know, this was my second fan edit I've reviewed.

What I do know, is beyond that beginning... the film is dramatically superior to G:KOTM. It just is. It skips most of the interminable human scenes, and only keeps those that make sense... give real context, and it some of Stranger Thing's girl (who isn't so bad, but her mother is a drag on the theatrical version, and... a giant idiot to boot). In this reworked version ST Mom is... less of a crazy person and more of an econut. Doing this "vaguely" for her son, the less explanation... the better, because it didn't make sense in the o.g. film.

Additionally, he reframes the narrative so that some things make more sense. In the original film, Chandler's character ... makes no sense and is also just an audience viewpoint. He doesn't DO anything. Here, by wisely placing some scenes ahead of others, Chandler's character goes from being a waste of space, to actually predicting what his ex-wife's eco-terror group will actually do. To boot, it makes the military undermine him and wisely uses all those scenes of the uniformed troops skeptic attitude against them.

They all die pretty much, because they laughed at him and didn't listen. If only they listened, they could have gotten to Ghidorah sooner. These small changes in scene placement, make a drastic improvement to the mostly perfunctory human storylines. In addition, they HELP pacing. No more does Godzilla just teleport (even with the help of hollow earth tunnels) around the Earth... but his journey actually takes some time... but remarkably it doesn't actually slow down the pace of the movie. In fact, it HIGHLIGHTS the big battles even more so.

With the inclusion of the opening scene, you effectively get 4 big battle scenes in 2 hours. That's better than what ANY of the Monsterverse films actually give in terms of battle to time ratio. Not only that, but the battles here... because of the cut human scenes - don't feel to drag on like they did in the original film.

With the visual edits (color gradation differences, from my eye - I am not exactly sure on what the editor did, I simply noticed the atomic breath was more... colorful but I suspect he adjusted the gamma or something so that I could see more of the KOTM battles, which were shrouded by too much confusion/darkness in the theatrical version) this is just enjoyable.

All in all, it makes you kind of go "what?" when you realize that this fan edit, is remarkably better than the original theatrical film, and it was all done by one person.

Final comment - it also removes the "what the f?" death of Dr Graham by Ghidorah, which creates a small hole as her character just disappears. This (unfortunately placed and executed) death served a point in the film to highlight Ghidorah's pettiness and evil and while I understand it's removal, it does introduce a ... plothole to some extent.

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9.6
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9.0
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10.0
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So i’ve watched the re-release of this edit and it’s so much better than the first two movies. I felt very entertained and the human interaction is cut down as much as possible, the bad writing is still noticable. But this edit accomplished what i didn’t expected.

Perhaps the audio levels between action and dialogue could’ve been more aligned to each other.

Well done, Malthus, well done.

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