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8.9 4 10
FanFix June 28, 2012 3112
(Updated: September 09, 2012)
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Mission Impossible III – The Casmir Cut by Casmir Radon

review by boon23

I liked MI-3 quite a lot, probably even more than the first one, which had the huge advantage of being the first one though. It’s been 2 years since I last watched it, so this fanedit just came in the right time for me for a kind of fresh start. Judging from the list of changes this is basically a trimmed version.

As for all my reviews: this is just my personal opinion of this fanedit. I cannot tell anybody else, if he or she will experience it in the same way or the opposite. So my review is not objective and does not reflect the opinion of

!!!!This review contains heavy spoilers!!!

The edit:
Let’s start right at the beginning. The original has (what obviously some dislike) a flash-forward cliffhanger beginning with a lot of impact. The fanedit starts peacefully at a party. While I understand the idea of the faneditor I find it unfitting for a MI movie to start with anything else but action. In my opinion this new beginning falls very flat in comparison, yet it worked well enough to still be a proper introduction. The moving of the title credits felt wrong to me and appeared to be tacked on. There is no sign that it is a fanedit in the beginning titles.
The plot flows well from this point with the exception of an unnatural fade, when the wedding was cut. Everything was executed very well. I want to say a huge “thank you” to Casmir Radon for removing the anti-god thing as the worst part in the movie for me. He is just right. It does not really matter what it is. It’s important and mighty, that is all that counts and this message is well delivered.
The movie ended too quickly though. While the faneditor’s version works it is not what a blockbuster MI movie would have been like. The additional scenes with the MIF team would have been good for a proper ending. The end credits are in the beginning self created which clearly shows and then the original credits roll. I did not like the new songs at all and I don’t think they fit to the movie.
Overall I was entertained by Mission Impossible 3 again. The fanedit is not drastically different. There are some improvements and some parts that I consider a decrement, making in the end the original still my preferred version.
editing: 8 of 10
entertainment: 6 of 10 (original 8 of 10)

Image and video quality:
Image and video quality were very good.
Video quality: 10 of 10

Audio editing and audio quality:
There were no hard cuts. At one point in a dialog the audio was gone for a split second.
audio editing: 10 of 10
sound quality: 10 of 10
resulting in a 10 of 10 for overall audio

The DVD comes with nice still menus with sound. There are no chapter menus. 4 deleted scenes and an about menu are the extras, which is nice. Astonmatrins4me’s cover art is great. The beginning title s were not truly altered, the end credits had a bad very obvious self created beginning and then were the original ones. I did not like the new songs.
To sum it up:
2 possible improvements: animated menus and good self created end credits with a more fitting song selection.
resulting in a 7 of 10 for overall presentation

Final result: 7 of 10 (because I stick in this case to my concept of not rating more than 1 star higher than the movie was entertaining for me)
A quite good firstling.

Review by boon23 — October 24, 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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