This was a really great edit of Homecoming that really makes some better changes and cuts from the theatrical. The use of Danny Elfman's score and the funky town ringtone is always gonna put a big smile on my face having grown up with Toby Maguire's Spider-Man trilogy. The also added inclusion of Uncle Ben's death scene (though its taken from Amazing Spider-Man) I thought still really helped add that missing moment I felt MCU Spider-Man never quite delved into properly- the why Peter became Spider-Man. It really helped add the emotional intensity of the scene it was placed in. Other things I also appreciated was the removal of the Aunt May being hot jokes, making Vulture feel a bit more menacing when he kills Tom Hardy looking Shocker, the rubble scene cutting Tony's "If you're nothing without the suit..." dialogue and the proposal scene moved to the end credits.
Overall brilliant job on the edit, the rescores had more emotion and felt more memorable, the cuts elevated the tension and emotions to many of the scenes. This will easily replace the theatrical version for me.
So, i never really liked the original movie. It always felt kind of premature. This edit aimed to give peter back some responsibillity and successfully did though. The editing is on point, nothing feels out of place. The elfman-theme is gorgeous. On the rest i agree with the other reviewers.
I’m not a fan of Iron Boy, so the changes to this were very welcome as it helps Spider-Man stand up on his own two feet more and stand alone more that be reliant on the MCU. If I decide to watch this film again, I’ll definitely watch this edit rather than the theatrical version.
This is a definitely improved version over the original film, although I must confess it’s still not entirely to my liking. First things first, Ben Parker’s death scene is extremely well-done and well-placed in the story, giving back Peter his core element of the character that is still sorely missing from his MCU version. I bet that anyone who hasn’t seen the original film and TASM would never be able to tell the difference. Bravo to Masirimso17 for that! Moreover, the use of the classic Elfman theme is always a nice touch, and hearing it during the rubble scene -so damned fitting- brought some manly tears to my eyes. As for trimming down some of the usual MCU humor, you will never hear me complain about that, especially when it’s so perfectly done as in the Responsibility Edition. There’s also at least one scene added with Peter and Liz, as far as I remember, which felt a little de-saturated, but I’m not very sure I would have spotted that if I didn’t know this was a fan-edit.
My main complain is that the film still remains too goofy for my taste. And I strongly believe that cutting out a joke or two more would have been entirely possible and to the film’s benefit. My prime example, the elevator scene: It would have been so dramatic if the ending of that scene was trimmed down, instead of having caricatures of people shouting down the elevator shaft, killing the mood.
But that’s just something according to my taste. For anyone who has already enjoyed Homecoming and is looking for something more, this is the fan-edit for you.
This was over all a fantastic Spider-Man edit, and inserted some semblance of the one thing it was missing (Uncle Ben) but that was also the source of the only problem I had with the edit: the segue back from the flashback was like getting hit with a hammer. That audio was not a smooth transition, and it really destroyed the moment. I also really hated that Uncle Ben death, but I get it. It was really the only one that made any sense with the younger May. Everything else about this edit I felt was fantastic and even an improvement over Bobson's excellent edit in that it trims a little of the over the top stuff. Over all, still going to become my go to edit for this movie. Strongly recommended.
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Owner's replyMarch 07, 2021
Thanks, the glitched audio transition from the Ben flashback to the dance has been fixed in v1.1. I used the alternate death in my Amazing edit so it made sense to repurpose the deleted version in this one to be more unique (instead of reusing the Spider-Man 1/Spider-Man 3 version with Thomas Haden Church as the killer which would be more jarring in my opinion). I think it fits the "doing good things because you can" theme as well. Plus as you said the ages matched up better, and there weren't that many shots from behind or above of Tobey Maguire really mourning over Ben's body as much as Andrew Garfield.