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CRISIS ON EARTH-X: The Punching Nazis Edition

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SUPER POWERED NAZIS FROM A PARALLEL WORLD INVADE!
WHAT IS THEIR ULTIMATE GOAL AND CAN THE HEROES OF THE ARROWVERSE STOP THEM?!?!

A TV-to-Movie fan edit of the four part CW crossover of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow.

This is my favourite ARROWVERSE crossover and in my opinion, the best executed of the bunch. Honestly, for me, I pretty much love it in it's original form.
So the intent here is not necessarily make a better version, just a more streamlined alternate version with the Olicity Drama slightly dialed down.

Here is the basic Cut List:
Again, pretty much every cut nearly killed me, 😭 as this crossover is just overflowing with wonderful character moments that I love.

--it goes without saying, all commercial breaks gone and title cards for parts 2, 3 and 4 zoomed and reframed out and lots of audio work.

--Caitlyn and Stein scene before the Wedding Reception.... no Stein creating a new drug for Jefferson, no reminiscing about Ronnie
--cut Alex and Sara conversation and hook-up
--cut Barry and Kara's conversation about love
--cut Stein and Jefferson Spider-man conversation

--cut the morning after Reception sequence
--cut Alex, Sara and Kara on the front steps of the church
--cut Nora West cameo

--cut brief scene of Barry and Iris at STAR Labs right after church attack, as it interrupted the flow of Prometheus being taken to his holding cell
--trimmed Stein, Caitlyn and unconscious Cisco scene, removed dialogue about her costume and how her powers work, as she repeats this later to Rory
--trimmed Olicity Drama dialogue between Iris and Felicity while scanning for Nazis
--trimmed Olicity Drama dialogue between Ollie, Barry and Iris in the Time Chamber
--cut Olitcity Drama scene between Ollie and Felicity

--cut glance between Sara and Alex in Concentration Camp
--cut Felicity and Iris inside the STAR vent ducts
--trimmed Olicity Drama dialogue between Iris and Felicity when sending distress signal to the Legends
--cut Alex's conversation with General Schott
--trimmed out dialogue between Alex and Sara about their fling
--minor dialogue trim between Leo and Ray
--couple shots moved around when Stein gets shot

--cut Leo talking to Sara as they approach the breach
--cut Leo and Rory scene on the Waverider
--cut Leo talking to Rory during final fight
--cut Wells "Up, up and away"
--ADDED instrumental version of "Running Home To You" to Stein Funeral
--trimmed dialogue between Alex and Sara during their goodbye

--new custom credits added
--mid-credits scene added

ORIGINAL RUNTIME: 168 minutes
FAN EDIT RUNTIME: 145 minutes
27 minutes cut
4 minutes added
13G MP4 file


PM me if interested.
:)
 
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For those who may not have followed the original In-The-Works thread, here are a few sample edit clips:

TITLE CARD:

DIALOGUE REMOVAL AND DUB:

REMOVAL OF COMMERCIAL BREAK:

RESCORING OF THE STEIN FUNERAL:
 

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Thank You @drvrjon for your review.

Popcorn Fun is definitely my goal for these types of edits and sounds like you enjoyed the buttery salty goodness of Punching Nazis!
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Thank You @Nic for posting a review.

I can not believe I missed that "Special Guest Star" title card!?!?! How embarrassing! 🤪 I will fix that as soon as I can!

Yes, I had to 'Kill Many of my Darlings' in this edit and Alex & Sara were probably the biggest casualties. But as I always say, my fan edits are just alternate fun versions, not replacements, and we always have the originals. But I did make an Uncut Version for myself. If interested, PM me.

That is an interesting idea about moving Sara's goodbye moment to be part of the montage, and funny enough, I actually did a version of that in my first draft. But in the end, I went back to original version as I felt it was more powerful for Sara to have that scene to herself rather than be part of a larger montage, as it is a tragic payoff to her earlier line to Alex about protecting her Team.

Thanks again for the review, it is greatly appreciated. :)
 
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FYI title card cropping goof fixed.

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Thank You @Dwight Fry for your review.

I am glad you felt the ending pays off the slower opening set up.

Earth-X I think is the smartest written of the Arrowverse crossovers. The script is very much a game of dominoes. Almost every scene sets up something, explains something or pays off something. It made editing very challenging and frustrating at times... I dunno how many times I cut something only to realize afterwards I had to put it back in because it was vital to plot point later on... lol.

And so happy the mid-credit scene has you excited for the next installment in the Crisis Saga!!! 😁
 

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@MusicEd921 Thank You for your review!

...went by with the speed of the Flash leaving me hopeful like Supergirl for more to come and ready for more comic action like Arrow. This edit is a LEGEND!

Love that!!!! :love:

The Arrowverse is a Soap Opera (then again, I believe all the classic comic book series were soap operas. Spider-Man might be the most successful soap ever!), so it is very tricky editing wise to find the right balance of essential story melodrama and action. And some relationships in the Arrowverse are more likeable than others. I know many do not enjoy the Olicity. Myself, I like it for it's dysfunctionality. Ollie and Felicity are both broken people, and their individual traumas causes constant drama in their relationship, but in the end, they are stronger together than apart. At least, that is how I view it. But when it comes to these edits, I realize the focus needs to be as much as possible on our lead heroes. Unfortunately, so many key plot moments are built around our heroes relationship storylines, that some melodrama must always spill through. But I like to view that as a strength, since it makes our heroes more human and fallible, and thus relatable. :)
 

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Thank You @Fran_Garcia for your review.

There are plenty Easter eggs, but one that I really love, was the homage to Superman II: “General, would you care to step outside?”

Yeah, that is definitely a fun moment for us fans of certain generation! I always love when they give street addresses in the Arrowverse, "on the corner of so and so", always using either famous comic book creative teams or filmmakers. While these shows may have limited budgets and don't always hit their mark, there is no doubt, they are made with great passion by people who are genuine fans of the material. :)
 

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I genuinely cheered at that point. Someone in the Arrowverse creative team genuinely loves the Christopher Reeve Superman movies, and they like to show it. Not to mention that they have a very Reeve-like Superman there. Reeve will always be MY Supes, but Tyler Hoechlin is quickly becoming a close second. A lot of the same vibes there.
 

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Someone in the Arrowverse creative team genuinely loves the Christopher Reeve Superman movies, and they like to show it.

Also true regarding Brandon Routh's presence in the cast, who played the same version of Superman as Christopher Reeves in Superman Returns.

So I have a question, does the CW Kingdom Come Superman, a continuation of Superman Returns, which means DonnerVerse?
 

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Also true regarding Brandon Routh's presence in the cast, who played the same version of Superman as Christopher Reeves in Superman Returns.

So I have a question, does the CW Kingdom Come Superman, a continuation of Superman Returns, which means DonnerVerse?
Maybe. Maybe not. That is part of the joy (and frustration for some) of the DC Multiverse. In one 'verse, the timeline branched from Superman II to Superman Returns. In another universe, Superman III and IV happened. And in even another one, elements of all the movies happened. And as a fan, you can choose for yourself what is the Donnerverse and what is your head canon. It is the best of all possible worlds! 😁

THANK YOU @DirtyCop1036 for your review of Crisis of Earth X. Happy to read you found it to be a fun, fast paced adventure.
 

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@LastSurvivor THANK YOU for your in-depth review.

Special mention goes to the action scenes here too. Considering these are TV productions, some of the staging and photography of the fight scenes are quite something to behold. Creative, interesting and very exciting without resorting to loads of annoying shaky cam or overly quick cuts.

I have long held the opinion, that ARROW has the best action/fight choreography of any television show. Some would argue DAREDEVIL is the best, but after that first brutal holy sh#t corridor fight scene, for me, Daredevil just kept repeating the same gag over and over, until the fights scenes began to blur and feel routine.

With Arrow, the fight choreography was always dynamically evolving, always pushing, even breaking, their limited budget. And this is all due to stunt coordinator and director, JAMES "Bam Bam" BAMFORD. Anytime you see Bamford listed as the episode director of any Arrowverse show, you know you are going to get something unique and special.

And Bamford certainly pulled no punches (I made a pun!!!) when it came to EARTH-X. That final fight sequence in the streets of Vancouver... oops I mean Central City... is amazing! It is probably the pinnacle action piece of all the crossovers in its sheer scope and scale.

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@Profit THANKS for posting a review, always deeply apprecited.

This was cross over was, I feel the arrowverse started hitting it's stride.

EARTH-X might be the zenith of the Arrowverse. All the original BTS creative teams were still intact, the format formula was still relatively fresh and creative and the emerging interactive continuity was exciting for fans. The Glory Days. :love:
 
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