Batman: Year Two (Miniseries), The

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The Graphic Novel Experience you have been waiting for...
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Original Release Date:
2022
Original Running Time:
176
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Fanedit Running Time:
184
Time Cut:
3
Time Added:
11
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Brief Synopsis:
This fan edit splits up The Batman (2022) movie into a four episode miniseries, making the 3 hour epic more digestible and providing a Graphic Novel type experience. The narrative changes slightly with little cuts here and there, some rearranged and re-scored scenes, a deleted scene added back in and a new ending.
Intention:
Despite its flaws, I liked the movie quite a lot. However to me the structure of the movie didn't feel like a traditional three act story but more akin to a graphic novel. Like a collection of multiple comic issues, each chapter tells a complete little story in of itself, while simultaneously adding more and more pieces to the bigger puzzle which makes up the overarching story. That's why I felt splitting up the movie into four episodes would enhance The Batman Experience.
Additional Notes:
This edit contains a couple of easter eggs to stuff a specific plot hole which will be revealed in the forum thread at some point. Stay tuned...
Other Sources:
- The Batman (2022)
- The Batman OST (by Michael Giacchino)
- The Batman - Deleted Arkham Scene
- Ambient Sounds and other SFX from the Batman Arkham City Video Game
Special Thanks:
- To the fanediting community for their encouragement and constructive criticism
- To my wife for tolerating this little obsession of mine
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Episode Runtimes & File Sizes:
Vol.1: "Vengeance" - 44:24 min (6 GB)​
Vol.2: "The Rat" - 49:41 min (6,7 GB)​
Vol.3: "Sins of the Father" - 42:09 min (5,6 GB)​
Vol.4: "Into the Light" - 46:48 min (6,2 GB)​
- Video Specs: 4K (3840x1600)
- Bit Rate: ~17-18 Mb/s
- Codec: HEVC/H.265
- Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound
- File Format: MP4
Editing Details:
The following software was used to make this edit:
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Audition
- Adobe Lightroom
Cuts and Additions:
CHANGES:
- Format changes to a Miniseries with 4 Episodes:
Vol.1: Vengeance​
Vol.2: The Rat​
Vol.3: Sins of the Father​
Vol.4: Into the Light​
- Batman Intro is now the first scene.
- Studio Logos serve moved from Beginning to after we see the Batman beat up the thugs at the subway station as the Vol.1 Intro and reused as part of the episode intros.
- The murder of the Mayor moved to right after the Batman Intro.
- There is no prior observation of the Mayor and his family by The Riddler anymore, which makes his sudden appearance behind the Mayor more surprising and menacing.
- New Music when Batman enters the Crime Scene of the Mayor Murder.
- The Abduction of the DA by The Riddler is trimmed slightly, omitting specific shots and enhancing the suspense of the scene
- New Music when Bruce visits his old room at Wayne Manor
- Selena saying Good Bye to Batman is not the last scene anymore, moved to Beginning of Vol.4 and trimmed slightly.
Falcone is dead and there's nothing left for her in Gotham.​
There is a scene later on, where she is stopped by a policeman, preventing her from leaving the city because of the flood, which fits nicely with this change.​
- Daytime in the Selena Goodbye Scene changed from Dawn to Dusk to make it fit better into the timeline.
- Aerial shot of Gotham City moved to the Beginning of Vol.2 to serve as an Episode opener (Daytime changed to Night).
- There's and obvious attraction between Selina and Batman but they don't have to throw themselves at each other right away.
The flirting is still there but there is no kissing in this edit:​
Batman/Selina kiss on the rooftops replaced by Vol.3 Intro.​
The Bad Guys are more impatient in the final scene. Gone is that longish moment between Selina and Batman after she saves him in the final act and tells him that everything is going to be fine before kissing a half conscious Batman. Now they just exchange looks for a brief moment before one of the thugs drags her away and the action continues.​
- Hospital Scene with Alfred moved to the End of Vol.4 and closes out the miniseries as the new ending. I chose this scene for multiple reasons:​
Solves the problem of the immediate Retcon after Falcone tells Bruce what his father has done. Now Bruce has to go on fighting all the way through to the end with the knowledge that his father was not the white knight he thought him to be.​
It's not particularly dramatic to have Alfred hospitalized after the bombing of Wayne manor just for him to wake up shortly after. Now he is out for longer.​
Even though Vengeance has become Batman at the end, there are still issues to work out for Bruce, which become apparent in his talk with Alfred. The two of them remembering his parents, talking about loss and (re)bonding provides a bitter sweet end to the series.​
That whole exchange at the hospital between the two is mostly absent of music. Therefore I remixed some of Michael Giacchino's great score to accompany the scene and make the ending hit you in the feels.​
- To plug some plot holes without having to change too much of the narrative, I added three little Easter Eggs, one in each of the first three episodes. Props to those, who spot them. If not discovered, they will be revealed at some point in the forum thread.
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CUTS:
- The Riddler observing the Mayor's Family from afar
- The DA Abduction slightly trimmed
- Batman kneeling down to look at the Penguin after the Car Crash
- Batman/Selina Kiss on the rooftops
- Batman and Selina looking at Bat Signal during Good Bye
- Batman and Selina riding their bikes together slightly trimmed
- Batman/Selina Kiss after she saves him in the Final Act
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ADDITIONS:
- Vol.1-4 Intros with Title Cards and Custom Music (remixed from OST)
- Vol.1-4 Credits with Custom Music (remixed from OST)
- Deleted Arkham Scene featuring The Joker
- 3 Easter Eggs
- Emotional Score during final scene (-> Hospital Scene with Alfred)
Intro Clip

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Such a great edit. Cutting this movie into a four part mini-series works really well and does a great deal to combat the pacing issues that I and from what I've seen, a few others had with the theatrical release. The video editing of this is really impressive too, it stays on par with the level of detail that Matt Reeves had put into The Batman whilst also providing a more cohesive and focused storyline. I was confused about the re-ordering of some scene's but in the end it works well and even compliments other scenes better than the theatrical did.
If I watch this movie again in the future it will be this edit.

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There's is so much to love about The Batman's aesthetics and approach, but frankly, as we all know there was just too much of it all to find it enjoyable. The relentless tone broke me a couple of times and my partner too. So this was the way to experience it. It became something exciting that we both wanted to enjoy together and something to look forward to, rather than fear. Not having been able to wade through the original in its entirety means I'd rather not comment on any changes made. It's a fantastic piece of work and everyone should watch it. Christ, its made me pick up some of my old graphic novels. I would join other reviewers in saying the only negatives for me was the music with Alfred, which made that scene a bit overblown, but by that point, I was blown away anyway. Secondly, the cold openings sometimes were too long or because of the length of time between watching episodes (we have a one or two a week rule - like old school tv) I felt we were questioning where we were at. But many thanks, this was a great piece of work.

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I personally consider "The Batman" to be the best big budget cinematic interpretation of the character so far, but that's not to say it isn't without its issues, the main one being its ponderous runtime and shifting, wandering narrative. I was anticipating some solid fanedits to pop up once the digital release came out and am very pleased to report that Don Kamillo's superb reworking is exactly what this film needed. The decision to split the film into a four part miniseries is ingenious and solves nearly all the issues with pacing and multiple storylines due to Kamillo's seamless editing, color tweaks, and deletions and additions. It's apparent he brought his A game to this project and the end result is a highly professional and supremely successful redo of the original film. Brilliantly done and highly recommended, this is to date the definitive version of this film. The closest thing I have to any sort of constructive criticism is the music used in the scene where Bruce visits Alfred in the hospital. Personally I think it works better with no music until the very end, but that's just me and it's a very small nitpick all things considered. Again, very solid and inventive fanedit and the one I'll be revisiting from now on.

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I came into this thinking that I’d just be watching the exact same movie , just broken into 4 parts based on important story beats. What I got was a complete restructure of The Batman. It’s the subtle changes that not only change the feel of the story but the pacing. This is a pretty incredible feat and really really cool way to take in the story. I 100% recommend it.

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This edit nixes the film's universal point of criticism. If you don't already own the film, this edit easily makes the purchase worth it. DonKamillo has turned Matt Reaves' The Batman into the biggest budget miniseries of all time. Out of the 10+ theatrical Batman films, this is one of the few that 'gets' Batman (for my money, up there with Mask of the Phantasm and The Lego Batman movie).

His editing excisions and additions are inspired, to say the least. I didn't find the final third of the film a problem like many did, but I can't argue with how effective the results are.

Thank you so much, DonKamillo, for your hard work. In my eyes, at least, was absolutely worth it. Five stars all the way.

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