Jumper - Recut -

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Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
Better Music, Faster Pace, Funner Movie.
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2008
Original Running Time:
88
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
73
Time Cut:
17
Time Added:
2
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Brief Synopsis:
Jumper was a fairly forgettable movie, I've cut out most of the subplots, added a few deleted scenes, added new music, and tightened up almost every scene.
Intention:
To take a forgettable film (Jumper) and turn it into something somewhat entertaining by cutting it up scene by scene and removing all of the pointless filler while giving it emotional heft by adding good music.
Additional Notes:
John Powell composed the OST for Jumper, so I've mainly used his music from the Bourne Trilogy, his style really blends in well with the film. I will eventually be doing a V2 of this edit which will have some huge differences. If you have any suggestions, leave them in my thread or feel free to send me a PM. Both versions will be available once V2 is out because they'll be quite different beasts.
Other Sources:
- The Bourne Identity
- The Bourne Identity OST
- The Bourne Supremacy OST
- The Bourne Ultimatum OST
- Jumper OST
- Jumper Soundtrack
- Jumper Trailer
- Jumper Deleted Scenes
Special Thanks:
Neosmith (in-depth preview review), A Sled in Flames (preview review), Ripplin (approval and technical observations), and Beezo (in-depth review and observations on his podcast)
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Editing Details:
I used the free version of Lightworks, it is probably the best free editor out there, highly recommended.
Cuts and Additions:
Overall Changes:
- Removed mother subplot, kept her as a reveal for a bitter-sweet ending
- Rescored most of the movie
- Tightened up and re-arranged the action sequences
- Gave closure to Samuel L. Jackson's character Roland
- Removed all redundant narrator/voice-over moments

Other Changes worth noting:
- New opening and title sequence
- Shortened origin story sequence to roughly 7 minutes
- New Montage after the origin story sequence
- Removed most course language as well as the sex scene
- Removed as much bad CGI from the climax as possible
- Inserted a few deleted scenes
- Added faneditor and special thanks to credits
Trailer


Opening Rough Cut

User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.3  (3)
Visual Editing 
 
9.7  (3)
Audio Editing 
 
9.3  (3)
Narrative 
 
9.0  (3)
Enjoyment 
 
9.0  (3)
Overall rating 
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

A wonderful yet subtle work that made a run-of-the-mill action flick into something much more interesting, dynamic and fun. This guy certainly knows what he's doing and I can't recommend this edit enough to everyone who wants to see either the original flick vastly improved or to have a genuine great time with a tight, fast and fun action film that really works.

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
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Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

So, I got my hands on this awesome edit last night, and immediately watched it with my wife. A little background--my wife and I are huge fans of the novel series, and the movie left us...underwhelmed.

This edit changed all of that. All of the superfluous junk from the movie was gone. We weren't being pulled away by useless filler subplots. The fanedit "jumps" right in and doesn't let you go.

This is now our "official" version!! Thanks, Smithers, for the awesome edit!

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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

This is a movie I enjoyed as-is, but as the editor wrote, it was ultimately somewhat forgettable. Yes, you remember the main gimmick, but not a whole lot of specifics. I feel this edit fixes that, and part of the reason is how tight it is. Things get moving right away and it never drags after that. The re-ordering of certain scenes also help in that regard. The beginning and ending are well situated and add more intrigue to the plot. I really enjoyed this one and definitely recommend it!

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Yes
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MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
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