Codename Wolverine

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I really enjoyed this edit. It reduces bloat, cheese, arbitrary changes to characters and canon, and flows well. Nice and fast. Quite a lot is cut but you won't miss it -- with one exception, to which I will return. Some excesses remain in the film e.g. Wolverine using his claws to turn his bike around, but I can't see how every bit of excessive stuff could have been cut. I am also not sure it must all be cut, anyway: we're talking about a character with essentially fantastic abilities, a metal skeleton based on an imaginary mineral etc., so the bar for realism is already pretty low.

There are a few bits where audio transitions are notable, but nothing serious.

The only real criticism I have is that too much of Kayla/ Silver Fox is cut. The story about the Trickster, the revelation about her sister, and her revenge on William Stryker at the end could have been kept while meeting the aims of the fan-edit and the absence does weaken her quite a lot as a character -- and in consequence, our understanding of the relationship with Logan.

But look, this is subjective, my preference , and should in no way discourage you from seeing this fan-edit.

Way better than the original.

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This one is going on the shelf next the The Wolverine. What an improvement! So many dumb moments, forced connections and disrespect to characters are removed and it now works with other X-Men movies. This is now actually a pretty good movie and way truer to the source material.

There were a couple of abrupt audio changes but nothing that took me out of the experience. The bit at the beginning with Professor X was also a little jarring and not all that necessary but, again, didn't diminish enjoyment. Also wish it was HD but visually it's good enough and the 5.1 audio makes the quality just fine and totally watchable. That said, without a doubt Codename: Wolverine the best way to watch this movie.

Truly enjoyable. Thank you Havok1977!

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This was very fun.

Full disclosure, I saw the original with my son on DVD in 2010-ish for the princely sum of $4.80+tax overnight, the standard new release price in a country with a monopolized, thriving rental market. I remember mostly an indifferent boredom and dissatisfaction, and applying the usual "dadeye" filter to things, i.e., assuming moment to moment it was more enjoyable for my son and I shouldn't crap too hard on a piece of fluff entertainment on a random Friday.

Here, however, in the viewing year of 2017 when superhero movies are the start and end of all cinema, I actually enjoyed it (speaking specifically to this fanedit), and watched it completely for my own entertainment. It had nice momentum all the way through. I picked up a bargain bin copy of the original just to watch this, but didn't want to taint my experience so I watched the fanedit first. There's always going to be a certain flavorful cheese to the story -- full disclosure again, I like cheese -- but it was after completing havoc1977's trim, much improved version and starting the slog through the original again that it really struck home, just how much difference the snips can make.

On a personal level, C:W is 10/10 viewing. That's specific to my history maybe, but I insist havoc's version is an indisputable improvement, excising a ton of garbage (over 20 minutes of it) while working deftly with the cheese to create what is, for me, a definitive fanfix.

Well done! Thank you!
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when i first saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine, i hated it!
this edit made it much better. even though it could be shorter with wolverine losing his memory during the Weapon X program and the horrible CGI is still there, but apart from that, great edit!

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I still remember the disappointment I felt in the cinema after watching the Wolverine film. After a much hinted at back-story in the X-Men films (Although not so much in the horrible X-Men 3) what was presented was a bit...lacking. However, Havok's edit goes some way to resolving these issues. Most of the lame humour is gone, which is a good move IMO. A character as dark as Wolverine is doesn't need a slapstick sequence involving cleaving a bathroom sink in half. My favourite part of this edit is that Wolverine is now forcibly conscripted in to the Weapon X program, which is shown nicely at the end of the bar fight.

A much improved film, good work Havok.

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