Have to credit Masirimso17 with doing a top-notch job here, on what was a far-from-perfect theatrical release. Spider-Man is hands-down my favourite superhero, even since I was a kid, and it's been hard for me to see the films get it wrong time and again (mainly the Garfield franchise tbh). Homecoming had the right mix of fun and action about it, but then Far From Home just went a bit heavy on the slapstick which really slowed the film down and made it irritating as hell.
Masirimso17's changes to the film are 100% positive and has made a slow, dull film at once lively and entertaining, whilst still retaining the fun. Due to his seemless editing skills, I only noticed the changes by comparison. Gone are the irritating Peter tingle references, the Aunt May/Happy romance, and Happy rescuing the kids in London. Trimmed down is the bus drone sequence. All very, very welcome changes!
Well done, and hat's off! I would only say one thing for a possible v.2: the audio at 0:06:18 (in the school corridor) suddenly gets unbearably loud mid-dialogue - may need a tweak there. Also, I feel that the 'humourous' interaction between the 2 teachers on the trip could be trimmed down, as they get quite annoying after a while. Other than that, this is defo my go-to version of this movie from now on!
I love Spider-Man: Far From Home, but I'm also open to seeing alternate cuts of even movies I love. This edit is a true sequel to the Homecoming: Responsibility edition edit, for better or worse IMO. There edits I like, don't like, or are indifferent to. I love the Peter and MJ plane scene (I always watch an extended version with this scene). More soft cute PeterMJ content is always a plus. Adding flashbacks to Infinity War was quite effective, it added to Peter's PTSD and personal conflict. Adding "Peter's-To-Do" list was great too. I liked the Iron Man 3 motif with EDITH's introduction, the cut scene with Beck and his crew, and the opening logos from HOCO.
Like with the HOCO edit, many edits are due to different tastes in humor, as the editor cuts many jokes I enjoy (including the May/Happy fling). I don't like how he handles the Brad drone strike sequence in either version. Cutting it takes away from Peter's self-doubt that he doesn't deserve EDITH. I know some people think it's too stupid, but IMO it's ridiculous enough to be hilarious but not bad. But the reedited version makes it even more absurd. Instead of Peter impulsively responding to someone else, he takes his glasses off as he's ordering it to not kill Brad, rather then in the initial shock of seeing it. I liked the sequence during the final battle with the kids trying to survive the drone (partially 'cause it shows how tough this MJ is), so I didn't like that it was cut. I found the replacement of the song when Peter makes the new suit to be awkward in terms of mixing. I don't think the song needed to be replaced, the OG song was fitting, as it's about Peter accepting his responsibility as Tony's successor (which isn't in opposition to being Spider-Man). I know plenty of people hate the Iron Man tie-in, but I don't. I can see what the editor was aiming for with the new song: Peter honoring the Stark legacy while also forging his own path, but, IMO, that's done anyway in the OG, by making his own new suit, so IMO it can go either way.
In the end, it's still Far From Home, mostly entirely intact with some nice added sprinkles, so I enjoyed it. Some good changes, some bad, and the rest didn't change anything for me. I feel pretty much the same way about this that I do about the HOCO edit, though the HOCO edit is a little better IMO, partially because I think the OG FFH is better then the OG HOCO and I liked some of the edits more.
MCU’s Spider-Man is not my cup of tea for a great number of reasons, so I was excited to see this, especially since Masirimso17’s Responsibility Edition of Homecoming was a much better viewing experience for me than the official release.
Technically, this edit is almost perfectly done. Having no vivid memory of the original film, I could not tell where it was tampered except for the part where Back in Black was replaced with a new song and the sound was a notch too loud. Removing the Happy-May romance and the repetitive jokes like the “Peter-Tingle” or Pete hit by the bell in Venice was a wise choice, and even though I had my reservations about the complete removal of the bus scene (that’s the version I watched) in terms of narration, I must say it works like a charm. One thing I particularly enjoyed was the editor’s addition of Pete’s PTSD due to the Snap. Sure, it doesn’t go deeper than Tony’s PTSD in Iron Man 3 –and that was superficial enough-, but it’s still nice to see that a life-changing event like that had some kind of impact on him, instead of just having him carelessly flirt like any other schoolboy.
On a more personal note, however, I cannot say in all honesty that even this edit saves the film for me. I cannot stand the current trend of caricatures in superhero films and Far From Home is unfortunately full of them; the students, the teachers, even Beck’s team, speak and act throughout the whole film as if they’re a part of a travesty. Beck’s team, for example, is supposed to consist of former employees of Stark Industries, they’re supposed to be at the very least somewhat intelligent, but for the most part they act like Gaston’s sidekick, LeFou (e.g. William playing with his phone while on rehearsal or Janice and that cape). This is by no means a reproach to Masirimso’s hard work. I understand very well that removing all those without compromising the narrative would be impossible, so I guess the film is pretty much unsalvageable for me.
All in all, it all comes down to your personal taste. If you enjoyed the original, this fan-edited, improved version is for you. If not, well, do not expect an entirely different viewing experience.