This was just amazing, the amount of effort you put into this edit really payed off. As a movie, the structure and pace were very slow, 3 hrs is excessive. But as a mini-series, It works just perfectly. Each episode starts and ends on a high note, especially final episode, where the ending had a way more significant impact. Also loved the small details and the musical changes. This edit should be on HBO Max, I'm not even exaggerating.
Excellent edit, strongly recommended.
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.
In 2022 i dug deep into the topic of Fan Edits. So this is my first, but not last Review.
I am used to see Movies as they come, at the Big Screen and often on my Sofaplex, as i am Part of A Podcast Team that talks about Movies and TV Shows.
So seeing The Batman at Home, in the Format of an TV Show really triggered me.
I liked the Cinema Cut , allthough not flawless. I did not connect good with the female lead, i have to say, i found no real chemistry here.
Watching it again as Mini Series was a treat, a blast, good fun and it was well recieved in my house.
The Editing is great, and if you remember my entry words i am no Editor, no Cutter and i have never done something like this, so purely from the eyes of someone wactching it and NOT finding Hickups i can say: Excellent Job.
My only small issue is the Joker. he does not fit in. I gues sits intriguing to put that scene in, but since that scene was released, it was clear in my head, that it should be out.
To much "Silents of the Lambs" for my taste, if you know what i mean.
Other than that and as said before: Great Job.
DonKamillo treated us with a extremyl good reason for my buddy Sandro to no watch it:
My buddy refuses to watch Fan Edits for one reason only:
"What if i love a Movie, and than i like the Fan Edit more ?"
Well, i guess Sandro will never see this one than :)
I liked this Version better.
Yes, I said it.
Maybe its my love for good Televison, or its the fact, that all the Bits are very well Orchestrated here.
The Batman: Year Two (Miniseries) - A Masterful Fanedit Transcending Boundaries
The Batman: Year Two fanedit is a daring and imaginative project that transforms the critically acclaimed 2022 film into a captivating episodic journey. With skillful editing and a keen understanding of the source material, this fanedit successfully transitions "The Batman" into a binge-worthy television experience.
One of the standout elements of this fanedit is its structural reimagining. By breaking the film into multiple episodes, DonKamillo allows the story to unfold at a more deliberate and immersive pace. Each episode serves as a distinct chapter, expanding on character development and narrative arcs, offering a deeper exploration of the dark and gritty world of Gotham City. This format grants the viewer a chance to delve into the intricate layers of the story while maintaining the film's brooding atmosphere.
The editing work in "The Batman: Year Two" is meticulous and seamless. The transitions between episodes are flawlessly executed, creating a seamless flow from one installment to the next. DonKamillo's skillful rearrangement of scenes adds new dynamics to the narrative, enhancing the character-driven aspects of the story while amplifying the suspense and tension throughout. It is evident that great care has been taken to ensure a cohesive and engaging viewing experience.
Furthermore, the fanedit benefits from its spaced out runtime. The TV series format allows for better character exploration, offering back stories, motivations, and interactions between the cast of compelling characters to be digested properly. It is refreshing to see the world of Gotham City expanded upon, shedding light on the intricate relationships and inner conflicts of both heroes and villains.
The audio and visual quality of "The Batman: Year Two" fanedit is praiseworthy. Despite the inherent challenges of reformatting a film into an episodic series, the editor has managed to maintain the high production values and visual coherence. The visual effects and cinematography remain impressive, capturing the dark and gritty aesthetic that defines Gotham City.
While this fanedit is a commendable effort, it does have a few minor drawbacks. At times, the pacing feels slightly uneven due to the necessary restructuring of the original film. Some storylines may receive more focus than others, which can lead to certain episodes feeling less cohesive. However, considering the ambitious nature of this project, these minor flaws are easily forgivable.
"The Batman: Year Two" fanedit is a remarkable example of fan creativity and passion. It successfully transforms the 2022 film into a thrilling television experience, allowing fans to immerse themselves in the world of the Caped Crusader on a deeper level. With its seamless editing, expanded character development, and captivating storytelling, this fanedit is a must-watch for Batman enthusiasts and fans of the superhero genre alike.
Having not seen the movie because of the 3 hour runtime, this was exactly what I was looking for. I watched one episode per night, for four nights. After the third episode I didn't have any complaints at all, I thought the whole thing was absolutely fantastic.
All of my complaints, in fact, come from things that happen in the fourth episode. Movie tropes that only detract from the movie.
Catwoman leaves the city, then shows up at the exact moment Batman needs help. Why?
There's a child that was in the movie earlier, who happens to be the same child that needs to be saved in an action scene. It's the kind of thing that happens in movies, but why does it have to? It detracts from the realism.
Alfred turns out to be alive and well in the hospital after opening a letterbomb intended to assassinate Bruce Wayne. Why? So there can be a movie moment at the end where he and Bruce can say they love each other? It only neuters the scene where he 'died'.
Honestly if I were to edit this myself, it would literally just be DonKamillo's episodes 1 to 3. Just scrap the whole episode 4. I think it leaves the movie in a better place and the whole thing would be better off.
tl;dr Maybe just don't watch episode 4. The rest is fantastic.
Do you recommend this edit?
Owner's replyNovember 06, 2022
I tried to mitigate the Alfred being alive part, by having him wake up at the end of the whole thing instead of almost right after the bombing. There's not much more you could do IMO other than scrapping the whole scene which I didn't want to do, because Alfred is barely in the movie anyway :)
And catwoman doesn't leave and come back in my cut but she leaves and on her way out of the city gets stopped because of the flood. So she has no choice but to "come back" because she's stuck in the city anyway.
Glad you enjoyed the edit though (at least 75% of it ;) ) and thanks for the review!