needless to say i went to watch this fanedit not expecting much considering both theatrical and director cuts of daredevil are not the best in the way of storytelling but after viewing i can say i really enjoyed the experience.quite a few of the corny lines and terrible cgi wirework shots have been removed,the story has been streamlined to keep the story flowing. i liked the updated musical choices in certain scenes , and the decision uncanny antman went with for the movie to end with the reporter not revealing he knew.
there was really only one scene i had trouble was when he asks electra her name in the cafe' she leaves without saying ,and in the very next scene affleck tells favaraux her name is elctra(i would have shown affleck @ computer printing out a piece of paper ,running his finger across braille and dubbed the word electra in).
i wonder if in the future there might be an electra fanedit, after watching this i know i would watch it. A solid edit worth a view or two.
This is one of the best fanedits I ever saw and makes justice to Daredevil! It cuts a lot of bad stuff and adds the best stuff the Director´s cut has. This was a very pleasant fanedit to watch... Saying more will spoil the experience! Congratulations Uncanny Antman!
Well, hello Uncanny Antman!
Let's start by saying I grew up with "Daredevil"'s theatrical cut, him being one of my favourite superheroes and one of my favourite characters growing up and to this day. But, time has helped me realise, how the film actually was flaw filled. The "Director's Cut" makes the film one of the best out there in its genre, for the most part, and I really think if it were released as it was originally intended it would be widely considered one of the best superhero films. The story serves justice, has depth under almost all perspectives, the acting is good, the action good, except specific scenes we know about, Graeme Revell's music cues are particularly good and so is the direction, which can, though, sometimes feel cheeky. What irritated me of the director's cut was, though, the wire work, which is overused and "floaty", as the fan editor calls it, and some computer generated imagery which was bloated at times.
I, out of curiosity, really, watched your fan edit of "Daredevil", "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear" and was overwhelmed by how much the film could actually be much, much, much, much better! Like, now, really Good! Good with a capital G. I loved how all, every little, minimal aspect was payed attention to, from continuity on all scales, to development, to little details in one shot, but most importantly: narrative importance. And by that I mean you gave weight where it was needed, adding it where it was less. This makes "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear" one of the greatest superhero films out there. Furthermore, the stuffed ending is gone, and in its place a brilliant, round-up which brings the story to a closure, with a warm, heart-felt smile toward the future for Matt Murdock.
I would like to add I was stunned by your ability as a music consultant: all the choices of music were great. The human break between Elektra's death and Karen's contribution, with which eventually the Tazio case is solved and that brings Daredevil face-to-face with Daredevil is one of the best things to happen to the storyline. I also would like to touch upon the seemless edits and tweaking of music, all of which for the best. The film never felt rushed, the action always feels deserved, and nothing ever feels gratuitous or called upon, rather deserved. I would finally like to add I saw this the first time when I downloaded it and in a week I think I saw it more than three times.
I would not have the edit one bit different, but would love an extended edition where Quesada's assassination is showed, without his trial. This would maybe give more weight to the theme of Daredevil coming to ask himself if he really isn't the bad guy. Also, if possible another short scene with Elektra and Matt would be nice, perhaps a short conversation before and excluding the park fight?
In conclusion, this is probably one of the best fan edits out there and my personal favourite of the few I have seen, also thanks to the original material, with which, as I have said, I have grown up with. This is the definitive version of the film, and will change your mind about the film if you thought you didn't like it! Watch "Daredevil: The Man Without Fear" and you will beyond love it!
Having seen Spence's edit of Daredevil, I knew Daredevil was a film that was able to be salvaged. I had originally trolled the Internet looking for Uncanny Antman's Daredevil the Man Without Fear, but was sorely unable to find it. Having mentioned this in my review for Spence's edit of Daredevil, I promptly received a PM from UA a few days later on how to obtain this truly technically advanced fanedit. Having seen both gives me a little bit better perspective on what sorts of things the Daredevil movie could've been and the sort of things it just simply wasn't.
Overall the visual effects of this edit are truly stunning. The frame by frame details, the removal of the floaty wire work, the recoloring of the devil vision; all of it was truly inspired. The action was greatly cleaned up and the narrative streamlined. The Kingpin's involvement has been made more clear than it was in Spence's edit and overall there is a fair amount of resolution to be had.
Of the things I didn't like, the only thing that was really noticeable was a complete lack of resolution with the Bullseye storyline (though if a sequel had been made, this sort of inconclusiveness would have made a for a great lead in where Daredevil and Elektra go after Bullseye). I realize that the church fight scene is terrible and in most ways I'm happy that Uncanny Antman didn't even bother to try fixing it. I don't think that fight scene could have been saved, though I do think there was a way to have Daredevil confront Bullseye and then work his death scene in somehow (but again, as a lead in for an imaginary sequel the lack of resolution with Bullseye works quite well). I think it's completely justified to remove it entirely and while the church plays an important role in the movie and Matt's talks with the priest are included, we have been spared the organ fight scene. After watching this I ended up watching the Elektra movie which sadly doesn't have a fan edit though honestly it's pretty standard run away from the kidnappers faire and it was really not a particularly good movie. Overall I think a Daredevil/Elektra edit combined could work fairly well though it would have to be done in such a way as to not detract from the otherwise good parts of Daredevil (and is not a project I would want to take on, I honestly just don't think the source material from these two movies is enough to make a satisfying movie for BOTH characters). A few scenes from Elektra were incorporated into this edit mainly the training scenes with Terrence Stamp, as well as some of the Elektra revival stuff. The training scenes were actually nice to have as there was more or less no explanation as to how Matt becomes so good at fighting (I mean every superhero movie needs some kind of training montage no?). The only other thing I felt was lacking was the finale of the court case which felt a little rushed especially towards the end. Though honestly as viewers were not terribly invested in the case anyway except that Kingpin decided to frame somebody which gives Daredevil the clues he needs to find him.
In short, technically astounding, narratively better, but not even this truly inspired edit completely saves this movie. The action is remarkably better and simply for that I would check this edit out if you have any interest in DD. At just 90 minutes the pain has been minimized and the best parts of this movie have been compiled into something that's worth more than the theatrical or director's cuts.