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FanFix September 09, 2020 4435
(Updated: May 30, 2023)
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Hello everyone!

I finally got around to watch this edit! I wanted to do it when I would do a DCEU marathon and now with the upcoming movie of Flash coming out in two weeks, it was the perfect time to do it. Also, I want to say that this is like the 4th or 5th edit I'm watching from Wakeupkeo and I got say, he's the man! Even for movies that unfortunately could not be salvaged for me, like Wonder Woman 2 or Birds of Prey, I fully appreciated his work and the effort in saving those films. Only Suicide Squad had a little bit rushed/choppy first act, but still it was my go to in this DCEU marathon!

Before moving on with the edit, I want to say that I really really liked the original film, with all its faults. And guess what Wakeupkeo did...yeap, addressed almost all of those! (you can't change the extravaganza of happy colors flying around). I did not miss these 19 minutes not even for a second! Actually, I did not even notice from where they were missing, which is a testament to the editing skills of Wakeupkeo! I wouldn't notice where a cut is even if my life depended on it.

I have only three nitpickings with the edit. 1st I could really do without the fighting videogame style blue screens with the pros and cons of each fighter when Orm and Arthur are about to fight in the arena. And maybe cut out the giant octopus playing drums, which is right afterwards? I mean, even for a movie lighthearted as this, although the Trench sequence was pure horror, this was too much. The second is Arthur and Mera's first kiss in the final battle. I believe it would work better if the scene ended with the "use your element" line from Mera. I don't mind having a good first kiss, actually I love those, but the timing here plus the ridiculous background of CGI colors behind them, was too much and ruined the scene. Lastly, but I'm not sure if this could be done, maybe a little more trimming with the CGI fest at the end?

I can't stress enough how strongly I recommend this edit! Obviously, this is my go to for future DCEU marathons and I urge you all to check it out, unless you completely hated the original movie!

Thank you Wakeupkeo and thanks to everyone who read this review!

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