Wonder Woman 1918

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Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
Power. Grace. Wisdom. Wonder. Refined.
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2017
Original Running Time:
149
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
129
Time Cut:
20
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Brief Synopsis:
Wonder Woman 1918 is an entirely new experience from the 2017 original, with tighter pacing, a better climax, and zero connection to the larger DCEU.
Intention:
I loved Wonder Woman, but it does, at times, fall into those same superhero film cliches we've all grown to hate. This edit seeks to refine the film into its most pure form.
Additional Notes:
While Wonder Woman 1918 can be viewed as a standalone film, it also acts as the first entry into my New DCEU series, an edit of the entire DCEU franchise that seeks to create a more unified shared universe experience with more cohesive tissue between films. You can view this as a sort of DCEU Continuity series, I suppose. Wonder Woman 1918 is the first film in the New DCEU viewing order, followed by Superman - Last Son.
Special Thanks:
A special thank you to lapis molari, Motleys Fanedits, QuickestEditInTheWest, addiesin, Dr. Chim Richalds, Masirimso17, jrWHAG42, Canon Editor, Horrifyingly Hillarous, Crimson713, VortexUnlimited, Malthus, revel911, Zarius, stferguson78, and of course TM2YC, for their feedback, their praise, their words of encouragement, and their assistance.
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Cuts and Additions:
Complete Cutlist (Film Spoilers Included)

-Some light color grading throughout
-Added fanedit warning
-Added Youtube RED style FE.org logo
-Added new WB and DC production logos ripped from the Batman v. Superman official trailer
-Removed Diana's intro monologue
-Removed everything up until Hippolyta begins reading Diana the story of the old Gods, which acts as the new opening
-Removed German soldier asking "Where did this fog come from?"
-Removed shot of German soldier looking back after encountering the glamour
-Removed Steve saying "wow" and a lot of staring
-Trimmed the lasso interrogation slightly and removed Steve's "It's Hot" remark
-Removed the girl tending to Diana saying "strange" in regards to Diana's wound healing so quickly
-Removed Diana making eye contact with the animal before she breaks into the armory
-Removed Hippolyta fearing that Ares will find Diana
-Trimmed some of the shots during Steve and Diana's conversation aboard the boat
-Removed the entire 'pleasure of the flesh' bit
-Removed Ludendorff shooting his own men
-Removed Doctor Poison's "To restore your strength" line, as it makes no sense
-Moved the scene of Doctor Poison testing the gas on the gasmask to this part of the film, giving us an extended look at our main villains and establishing their threat very early on
-Removed Diana looking confused in London, the remarks on hand-holding, and the 'we're not together' bit
-Removed the 'bad guy convention' line
-Removed "Is there anything else you wanna show me?"
-Since the second Doctor Poison scene is missing, the film just continues from the discussion with Patrick Morgan to the intelligence meeting
-Removed Diana and Steve kissing in the hotel
-Removed shot of Diana reaching for her sword
-Rearranged the set-up to the climax fight, I've strung together all of Diana's conversation with Ares so it goes straight from "I am not what you thought I was" to "I am not your enemy Diana"
-Removed "that is not the God-killer"
-Steve and Co.'s scenes are pushed back slightly
-Removed Ares explaining that Diana is the true God-killer, as it's abundantly clear by this point, now Diana lassos Ares after he claims "only a God can kill another God"
-Removed Ares stating he's not the God of War, but the God of Truth, as I dislike Ares' being able to cheat the lasso, and several other lines, now his speech goes "I am [telling the truth]. They start these wars on their own. When you first arrived, I was going to crush you.", now it's more clear that Ares is just trying to trick Diana
-Removed "My dear, I don't want to fight you, but if I must...", now Ares shocks Diana the moment she refuses his offer
-Removed "Good-bye brother", as the line is not at all earned
-Diana's closing narration now begins as she's walking up to the memorial wall to look at Steve's picture
-Removed the modern day ending and the shot of Diana soaring into the sky
-The film proper now ends on the shot of the photograph
-Added '1918' to the film's ending title card


Original runtime is 2hr 29m, my trimmed version's runtime clocks in at 2hr 9m, with a whopping 20 minutes cut out for a much tighter pacing with a quicker set-up, less clunky exposition, and a more streamlined final battle with Ares.

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9.5
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10.0(3)
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Great work! All the technical aspects were done very well! No audio or visual issues at all! And all the small scripting edits you made were top notch, made for a much more serious watch.

For me personally, it was a bit extreme on some of the major scene removals that ended up costing a bit of the overall world-building in Themyscira, and some of the mystery in Diana's journey resulting in a less dynamic character arc for Diana. But fanedits are about executing a personal vision, and you can't please everyone LOL

Overall great, high quality work and I am excited to see what is next from this editor!
T
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Absolutely blown away by this new edit of the movie.

Well done!

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I absolutely loved the updated narrative, enjoyed the improved pacing, and did not miss the trimmed bits.
This edit trims away awkward and redundant scenes seamlessly (except for one tiny transition at 11:11), and treats its characters even better than the theatrical cut. I especially appreciated the way Steve and Diana's relationship is handled in this edit - the TC contained a few cringe-worthy moments which are blissfully gone now.

While the pacing is greatly improved, a few additional minor changes can improve the final act even further. I elaborated on those in the forum discussion.

All in all, this is a terrific edit, well done!

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