Fant4stic: The Unaired TV Pilot

Fant4stic: The Unaired TV Pilot

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Fant4stic: The Unaired TV Pilot
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Tagline:
See the tale of Marvel's "first family", in the way they were meant to be...
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2015
Original Running Time:
107
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
50
Time Cut:
57
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Brief Synopsis:
The biggest difference here, is that a half an hour movie is now trimmed down to a standard TV pilot, where everything the Fox studio clearly had 100% control over is gone, and what we have left is something better paced and hopefully more enjoyable.
Intention:
I personally believe that this rendition of the first superhero family is by far the absolute worst of all the F4 films. It's overly drab and downbeat, nothing happens at all until maybe the third act, all the actors look bored out of their mind (with the exception of maybe Reg E. Cathy or Michael B. Jordon) and the whole thing looks like "Man of Steel" with no concept of color or proper lighting. So, along with all of that, I tried re ordering a few events so we get a "In medias res" style opening to kick things off and grab the audience's attention, remove any poor attempts at humor and tighten up any good gags I could find, as well as any small additions to sfx that might at least create a decent story out of a terrible film.
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Special Thanks:
TM2YC, Zarius, Canon Editor, bionicbob, ThrowgnCpr, and Addesin for input/suggestions on the coloring, edits and how to create a decent fan cover ;)
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Cuts and Additions:
- Added a Fanedit.org Title card at the start
- Added aome alien desert ambience to go along with a much more vibrant Marvel logo
- Brand new color overhaul (to each individual scene) over the entire project for a brighter and more pleasant experience
- We now start out on Planet Zero to kick things off for a better pacing
- Added title cards for 20th Century Fox as well as each cast member over the previously mentioned scene for a proper TV feel
- Various trims to the scene, removing poor humor attempts (Instagram anyone?) and tightening things up for better pacing
- After the explosion re entry and New York's subsequent blackout, we cut to the "Fantastic Four" title card
- Following the above change, we then cut to several months earlier to Reed and Ben's high school science fair
- The library scene, which is the first meeting between Reed and Sue was axed. It has a very awkward feeling all throughout and the two have a much better scene later on
- Several sfx of telephones, cars passing by and whispering board members were added to the meeting between Franklin Storm and his financiers, to give the feeling of some life to a rather boring scene
- Reduced and trimmed out the terrible CG test monkey wherever I could to the first testing of the Gateway at Baxter
- After our four male leads enter the Gateway for a test run, we cut right back to the beginning re entry explosion where things continue on in the present
- Subtle ambience of a bio hazard alarm was added to the remains of the gateway test site after our leads return
- After Tim Blake Nelson (apparently cast officially as mole man) offers his deal to Ben, now the Thing we cut to the credits, where the Pilot comes to an end
Cover art by ironman23 (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Promo Trailer

User reviews

4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0  (4)
Visual Editing 
 
9.8  (4)
Audio Editing 
 
10.0  (4)
Narrative 
 
10.0  (4)
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9.8  (4)
Overall rating 
 
9.9
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

I must say I was a bit skeptical going into this edit, knowing the source. However, I am pleased to say that what Ironman23 has created here is damn entertaining! Pacing was 100% fixed, and was no longer cluttered by useless backstory. Ironman23 has cut down all of the fluff of the first act and got right to the meat of the story. Transitions were superb and the new color grade shouted "JACK KIRBY" to me in bold.

The only issue I did have with this edit was one noticeable cut around the 22 minute mark, but due to how well this edit turned out as a whole, it was completely forgivable.

I recommend this edit to anyone who is skeptical about what could be done here. Ironman23 has created something special here.

Dear Ironman23, I an anxiously awaiting an Episode 2!

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Yes
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9.5
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9.0

At first I had absolutely no interest in watching this edit. While I saw some promise in Fant4stic in theaters, it was ultimately awful and I knew there was no way that this "pilot" could possibly have a satisfying and fitting conclusion based on what the description was, and what I knew of the movie. But, after watching a few of ironman's trailers for it, I was one over. It showed just enough promise that it seemed worth spending 50 minutes going through.

I can now say that I am thoroughly glad I took the time to watch it. The promise that I saw in theaters shines through to a shocking level in this edit, with nearly every scene making the most of its purpose and its characters. The editing is tight, and since it's been two years since I've seen the theatrical version, I couldn't even tell you what or where the film was cut, it was that smooth, it was that logical, and it was that narratively strong.

Most surprisingly, even though the pilot does indeed end on a cliff hanger, without any real "conclusion" it feels appropriate and strangely satisfying all the same. Much in the same way that you don't mind when the first episode of a really great show ends in a cliffhanger, this too left me satisfied with the first installment and my only nagging criticism being that we couldn't see more "episodes" of this series. If it was a show, it would probably be one of my favorites, and certainly on par - if not better than - the Netflix Marvel shows.

All in all, it's something I'd definitely say is worth watching. While the material will never capture the FF as comic accurately as a lot of other properties, ironman does everything he possibly can to make this altered, modernized version of the FF work.

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Yes
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fantastic 4 has to be one of the worst acted of the the recent superhero movie,forced jokes,forced love triangles,forced racial jokes all aimed toward the younger demograpghic audience to get them to watch this movie,that being said ironman23 has taken a terrible movie and removed quite a few of those forced problem and actually made the movie into something that dosen't make you rush for the remote! I mean its not perfect but that is the fault of the writers and not ironman23.
Its amazing how adding some color into this drab movie really brings it to life, my only problem was that when i got to the end of the edit i was actually hoping to watch part 2! just to even see exactly what ironman23 would do to salvage the second act of the movie...Here hoping

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(Updated: July 06, 2017)
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Josh Trank's disastrous movie repurposed as a television pilot is an idea that sort of demands you pay attention to it against your better judgements...but the key to fanediting is to bring you to make a better judgement of the material being tweeked and twisted. I'm pleased to say ironnman has managed to succesfully reformat this otherwise doomed effort into something substantially stronger. Sequences are given a lot more commotion to elevate them, the narrative jumps between the present and the past and back again in ways that do not intrude too, and what would be an otherwise cliched moment in the film concerning a character's dillema allows the edit to end on a compelling cliffhanger.

I'd watch more to see where it goes, this edit, to quote Timmy Mallet, is ''the show your telly was made for''

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