Spider-Man 3: Redemption by Badscooter - Remastered

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We are who we choose to be.
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Original Release Date:
2007
Original Running Time:
139
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Fanedit Running Time:
114
Time Cut:
25
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Brief Synopsis:
Spider-Man 3 Redemption – A true fanedit that creates a tighter movie with villains moved to supporting roles to allow the Peter/Harry story to reach its deserved finale.

In this version Flint Marko is no longer the killer of Peter’s uncle, a lot of the humour has also been removed. Peter’s fall to the darkside is no longer brought about through guilt but through his ego and new found self importance.
This version gives more focus to the journeys of Peter and Harry and how both find redemption for themselves.
Intention:
Badscooter first created this edit over a decade ago and since seems to have retired from fanediting. Having really enjoyed his original edit, I wanted to remaster it and bring it to 1080p with 5.1 surround sound so everyone can enjoy it in all its glory once again.
Special Thanks:
Badscooter for creating the original fanedit back in 2010.
Release Information:
  • Digital
  • Blu-Ray
Editing Details:
After witnessing the beautifully crafted Spider-Man 2 we all waited with bated breath for the 2007 release of Spider-Man 3. The trailers and posters promised so much but on its release we saw a movie that just couldn’t live up to the hype.

Studio & director couldn’t agree and production was fraught with scripting & scheduling problems.

The final film felt rushed with too many villains and inter connecting stories all fighting for screen time. Fans felt cheated in the handling of characters & classic storylines.

Now there is Spider-Man 3 Redemption. A true fan edit that finds a tighter movie with villains moved to supporting roles to allow the Peter/Harry story to reach its deserved finale.
Cuts and Additions:
- Added a 20-second disclaimer at the start of the edit, detailing the requirements to watch this fanedit.

- Added a clicking sound when Harry turns off the TV, this was lost in the original edit.

All other cuts from Badscooter's original edit remain:

- Changed the opening scene, removed the Peter monologue, The Broadway musical & Harry taking the performance enhancers has been moved to later.

- Sandman is no longer Uncle Ben’s killer. I have removed all elements of this from the movie.

- Gwen Stacy is no longer a model. All references to this have been removed. It’s hard enough to believe the Peter is dating one model/actress without adding another to the story. Gwen remains now as an unintentional antagonist to Mary Jane.

- Harry now helps Peter through his own free will; he no longer needs the butler to explain about Norman’s death.

- The symbiote attaches itself to Peter when he is vulnerable after the disaster of his proposal to Mary Jane. His guilt over killing the man he thought responsible for Ben’s death no longer plays a part.

- I have removed a lot of the humour which I felt didn’t work such as the Peter strut & JJ’s desk.

- The Jazz club scene is also shorter, removing most of the dance.

- The news reporter and all the scenes with kids have been trimmed or removed as I felt there was overkill in the original cut.

- I have also cut lines of dialogue I felt unnecessary or cheesy. Some I couldn’t remove due to it causing problems with the tone of other lines' delivery or musical cues sounding out of place. Leaving these lines in shouldn’t cause too many problems.

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8.8
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9.8(6)
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10.0(6)
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9.8(6)
Narrative
 
9.2(6)
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8.0(6)
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8.1
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10.0
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8.0
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7.0
Heavens above, I cannot stress enough how much of a technical upgrade this is from Badscooter's original edit. And I'm not simply referring to the resolutions of video and audio either, although it's needless to say that it's a vast improvement going from highly-compressed SD to AVCHD.

No, the improvements I'm referring to are technical upgrades to visual or audio choices Badscooter made the first time around. There's really no significant changes from the original in terms of editing decisions, they're just executed with better technical finesse in this edition. For instance, lengthening the pause between the opening credits and the fade to the (new) opening scene. In the original, the audio faded to silent rather jerkingly as the visuals faded to a still frame, then hard cut into the audio from the intro. Here, RogueVader improves the technical execution of this by slightly increasing the length of the transition; a slower fade, which gives the music time to naturally conclude before transitioning into another scene.

He also does things like remove or replace rough text/title graphics Badscooter originally made in 2008, that don't match the visual quality of the source film's CGI or title fonts at all. Essentially RogueVader recreates the same exact visual choices, but with better technical execution and production standards than would have been possible in 2008. Therefore, my ratings are the same as they were on the original edit HOWEVER with the ratings increased to a 10 on all visual/audio categories. For a more extensive review of the edit itself, check out my review of the original version here: https://ifdb.fanedit.org/spider-man-3-redemption-by-badscooter/reviews/?user=35870

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8.5
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Aah...Sam Raimi's Spidey trilogy, the Spider-Man I grew up with. And also, what a joy it was to see Toby's comeback in No Way Home! I loved the first two movies, it was one of this rare situations were the sequel surpasses the original. But after the huge success of Spider-Man 2 the studio had to get their greedy hands on the third one and make it an absolute mess. I was really disappointed when I first saw it and that disappointment would actually grow in future revisits of the film (yes I've seen it lots of times!). My enjoyment factor ended up in around 4-5.

Regarding the technical aspects of this edit, it is absolutely great! I could not spot or even get a sense that any given scene was tampered with, so excellent job in this area! And also great job on the remaster aspect of this edit.

When it comes to the narrative, the trimming of emo dancing, silly dialogue and other unnecessary scenes was more than welcome and it made the film seem more focused in general and specifically with the "fall" of our hero to the dark side. Alas, I just still couldn't enjoy the film as much as I'd like to, not after seeing what the director could do with the two previous installments. It still feels that they are trying to cramp a million things in a single movie and not successfully.

Overall though, I think this edit is definitely worth a try for any fan out there who just wants to salvage the end of the Raimi-Spidey trilogy.

Thanks to everyone who read my review and an extra thanks to Badscooter and RogueVader1996 for all their hard work!

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Overall rating
 
9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
Don't take my dropping a point off for narrative and enjoyment as a sight against the editor, but the movie it's self. This is far better than what we got as an official release and is my go to when watching the trilogy.

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Although I must admit that the original movie never did it for me (and so many others), this edit made it slightly better. I realize that this is "just" a re-edit of another edit, so most glory goes to the original editor, this is still done well and in HD and everything flows nicely. I did not realize any flaws in the edits (neither audio nor video) and the quality is very good.
The real problems with this movie unfortunately have nothing to do with the editing, since there is not a lot more you can do to edit here in terms of making this movie any better. Although there are some really cool elements and for that time well done CG effects, the entire movie and especially Toby's acting just does not hold up to today's standard :(
But that is just my opinion, but solid editing jobs were done here nonetheless!

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(Updated: January 24, 2022)
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8.5
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0
Hello, this is a take on Raimi's Spider-Man 3 that is far superior to the theatrical release.

Cheesy dialogue is drastically reduced, and the story is more consistent and mature this way.

You will not be thrown out of the experience by any shameful piece of dialogue or senseless storylines.

The HD remaster is delightful. And the little touches added, here and there, are really good.

I only had one more wish:
- that Sandman was removed from the final scene. We don't really need a forced team up between Sandman and Venom now. Venom alone is enough to be a menace, and they (Brock and the Symbiote) can be enough to get to MJ or to kill Harry.
- the last time Spidey sees Sandman could be when they fight in the underground, and the fact that Sandman survives could easily be a post-credit scene.

PS: I did this changes in a fanedit of Spider-Man 3 that I tried to do, but it did not get approval because of its poor audio and video quality, which I agree!
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All in all, great fanedit, great remaster, much better than the original, thank you!

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