So in this edit, samspider3 takes 'The Amazing Spiderman' and adds subplots to it with scenes from 'The Amazing Spiderman 2' and well... it acually makes the movie a LOT better! The goal of making one spiderman film which doesn't need any sequels and holds it's own is fulfilled and it is done well. This edit also adds little things like flashbacks and the daily bugle news which I actually really like. Harry plays a good role in the movie by giving Peter more information about his father's work. Deleted scenes and scenes from other movies were seamlessly inserted into the film other than the fact that:
(IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ANNOYED BY CERTAIN PARTS OF THE EDIT THEN DO NOT READ THE FOLLOWING: Peter's haircut slightly changes throughout the movie depending on what scene he is in :P)
I got the edit in a decent quality, the resolution isn't very high but this did not distract me or bother me in any way. The movie's resolution is constantly the same and the audio sounded fine to me (I didn't notice anything bad)
The movie does not have any visual continuity errors that the editor could have helped or fixed, it was good.
The audio editing was actually really good, little things like a better spider web sound effect and a consistent ringtone throughout the movie are inserted seamlessly.
The story is very much improved and I like the pace of it, the movie seems a lot slower and I like it, this is supposed to be the origin story of Spiderman and the story of him developing as a person and this edit makes that very clear and executes it very well. Also, the little surprises at the end are neat, I really like the VERY end of the film after the credits, it was a nice little addition. Also I want to add that the new version of Ben's death is much better.
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Owner's replyApril 25, 2015
I knew someone would notice the hair hahaha. I actually know about this issue, but what can i say, we can't do too much about that. I was actually more concerned on how to include ASM2 scenes in a coherent way, especially the scene where Peter visits Harry at OSCORP because i had no idea how would i include it without not making so notorious it's an scene from the second film.
One of my biggest goals when i was making this Fan Edit was to include all the important scenes from ASM2 without making the movie necessarily long. I didn't want a Spidey film have a 3 hours length. And this means that I also didn't want to compromise the pace because the first film was perfect in that sense, something the second one, in my opinion failed. So, I tried to include the scenes in a way the movie does not become completely slow, boring and uninteresting at times as the second one.
Thanks for your review and taking your time to review it :D
So I sat and watched this at the weekend, I'd previously seen Sam's 'Organic eggs' edit of the first film and I rather enjoyed that. I'm not a huge fan of Amazing Spider-man 2 so it's minimalist approach in this edit seemed like exactly what i was looking for.
On a technical level this is better than the Organic eggs, the deleted scenes stick out far less, I think he learned how to better incorporate them, and one which I believe was incomplete previously was used here, but with a flashback montage to hide the use of the unfinished effects... brilliance!
Narrative was a bit here and there, I thought the Harry scenes were well done, even though Peter's Short back & Sides made it slightly jarring, i was along for the ride, I have to agree with the other review about Norman's voice being out of place, it doesn't seem like he's really talking to the guy because the guy doesn't really respond, I can see what sam was going for but it would have been hard for anyone to pull off.
I loved that he included Norman in the hologram at oscorp. That was great. I'd have probably liked to have seen Gwen's death & showdown with Peter pan...goblin. Gwen's death was the only part of ASM2 I kinda liked (apart from the spidey banter, he hit his sarcasm stride much better in 2.)
It's a solid effort and well worth a look if you want something a little different from the theatricals.
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Owner's replyMay 06, 2015
Well, I never had troubles with Norman's voice because in my mind, Dr. Ratha does not need to reply Norman. He just needs to follow instructions. Ratha would be like his puppet. But hey, thanks for your time watching it :D . I was beginning to have my doubts now, because when I finished the project i really liked the final result. And sorry about the hair thing. Just use a little bit of your imagination, you know this is a Fan Edit xD.
As someone who loved the original two films, it was a treat to watch both films combined into one seamlessly. Well, except the hair, but there's nothing you can do about it, can you? This doesn't replace the originals or my extended editions for me (since I really loved the second one and wouldn't want to leave it out) but this is still a great alternative. Thumbs up!
I was majorly disappointed in the theatrical versions and felt there was simply too much filler in trying to make this Spidey different from the previous films which I loved.
But in saying that, combining two mediocre films into one, whilst making it a better film on the whole, there really isn't any Spider-Man at all and he doesn't even show up until the second hour.
The characters have no personality and I found myself not caring at all about them. Peter stalking Gwen and having her picture on his computer is creepy!
Here's some issues I had;
Peter brings lizard back to the sewer after the battle at the school to chat? Then the Indian dude shows up and sprays Peter, lizard eats him? Then the next scene Peter is fine tracking the lizard who he's just had before he transformed? The dumbest thing was Peter had his name on his camera that gave away his identity? Seriously? Lol maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any motivation for conners attacking the city with gas either. What's he doing anyway?
I'm sorry to say, but I was very bored with this and was skipping to the end. I'm Glad that this series will not see any further sequels.
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Owner's replyApril 25, 2015
Let me explain myself about the sewers and Connors. The problem was that I tried my best to join the scene where Connors is asking for help, the scene in the sewers and the scene where Peter talks to Gwen by cellphone. In the beginning I had troubles because the scene in the sewers with Connors and the scene in the school were not meant to be joined, but I managed myself to join them in the most coherent way possible. What they wanted in the beginning was to put Peter tracking Connors on the sewers talking to Gwen and THEN he finds him in his lair and the scene happens. The scene where Connors is in the school asking for help was filmed but personally i'm not really sure what were they trying to achieve, because what happens after that scene would transform this into a continuity error. It's possible that they were going in another direction when they began filming this scene. Remember this film also had issues with the studio's vision and the director/screenwriter's vision.
So, in the way I edited it, I wanted to make it look like Peter helped Connors to get to his lab in the sewers, and after Dr. Ratha sprays the serum to Peter and Ratha gets killed by Connors, the Lizard escapes and Peter goes to follow him inserting the scene where he talks to Gwen by phone. The scene with Ratha spraying gas on Peter would explain why in the next scene, Peter is walking slowly: because the gas weakend him.
Connors wanted to spread gas into the city with the Ganali Device because he wanted to transform everyone into Lizard creatures. He explained it before and even in the scene where he is talking to Peter: He wanted to create a world where everyone is equal, evolutioned, better, faster, stronger, with no disseases. The scene is also important because it shows more character development into Connors. Connors wanted first to make a world better but then he became addicted to the Lizard's power, and the he even forgot his original motivation of helping people because of the abuse of power.