Reviews written by dwight-fry

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September 13, 2022 (Updated: September 13, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
TV-to-Movie

So much fun! From the perspective of someone who doesn't regularly watch the Arrowverse (a bit too heavy on the soap opera side for my tastes) but has had a...

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dwight-fry
September 13, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Outstanding edit, the kind of idea that I wish I had come up with myself. The Truman Show is already a brilliant film in its original version, but I think...

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dwight-fry
September 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

There's a classic short story by Roald Dahl about a mother who has lost several infant children already, and is terrified of the idea of losing her newborn baby as...

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dwight-fry
September 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

2012's The Amazing Spider-Man is actually one of the better Spidey films overall, but despite that one has to admit that it's all over the place. Too much going on...

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dwight-fry
August 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Masterfully created update of a classic fanedit, one of those select few that have transcended our little niche communities and earned mainstream recognition, even from Joel Schumacher himself (even though...

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dwight-fry
July 29, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Extremely well made first time edit! A common criticism upon the release of The Batman, and one I can get behind, was that it was about half an hour too...

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dwight-fry
July 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is exactly how the theatrical cut should have played. Biographical films too often feel the need to invent made up conflict, without any actual regard to the real people...

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dwight-fry
July 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

THE fanfix. Ten years and many excellent edits later, this is still my favorite fanfix ever, and the best thing that could happen to Lynch's Dune outside of Lynch himself...

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dwight-fry
June 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Oh me, oh my, oh me. How to leave a review for this without spoiling it? As, believe me, you want to go into it completely in the dark. There...

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dwight-fry
June 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Batman & Robin had.... a decent movie hidden inside???? Yes indeed, and I'm as surprised as you are! It was just a matter of removing...

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dwight-fry
June 23, 2022 (Updated: June 23, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

It's not usual, but yes, sometimes two wrongs DO make a right. It's no secret that I'm no Zack Snyder fan: his visual style doesn't click with me, and in...

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dwight-fry
June 02, 2022 (Updated: June 02, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Be warned: this edit is filled wall-to-wall with bad audio cuts. Why, then, am I giving it a ten in the audio editing department? Because all those terrible cuts are...

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dwight-fry
June 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This was a well done and certainly interesting approach to one of the weaker Bond films. An approach in which I found a lot to admire, and admire highly, but...

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dwight-fry
June 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Just like the previous review indicates, this is hardly an edit for casual viewers. The pacing inevitably suffers, and it's very unlikely that if Donner had gone ahead and told...

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dwight-fry
April 03, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Back in 2008-9 I actually enjoyed Punisher: War Zone quite a bit. Guess that after hating the insultingly tame 2004 movie so much, anything that came along that felt more...

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dwight-fry
March 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Extended Edition

I've always loved Alligator. One of the most fun and funniest Creature Features of the 1980s, that goes way beyond the apparent Jaws ripoff it is. If one pays attention...

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dwight-fry
March 10, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I've always enjoyed You Only Live Twice, but I'll be the first to acknowledge it's less than the sum of its parts. Every scene works individually (with one major exception...

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dwight-fry
March 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Remarkable first-time edit that gives a simple but smart spin to Takahata's ever relevant masterpiece by making it linear, thus hiding the fates of the characters that the original revealed...

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dwight-fry
February 21, 2022 (Updated: February 22, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The best of both worlds. It is debatable which of Steven Spielberg's suggested changes (yes, it was him) were for the best and which weren't, but I tend to align...

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dwight-fry
January 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I have been a Ray Harryhausen fan all my life. But I'm not blind to the fact that, in the non-stop-motion parts, these movies don't always have the best pacing....

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dwight-fry
January 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Dune 2000 is one I've always found hard to enjoy. What is good about it is the strenght of the story as told in the book, but taken as cinema......

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dwight-fry
January 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Cinema is a visual medium, they say. And yet, so frequently, filmmakers appear to be mortally afraid of silence (as in lack of words, not as in complete lack of...

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dwight-fry
December 27, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I confess: Jim Carrey gets on my nerves. I refer to his usual comedy persona: he has given some strong performances otherwise (The Truman Show, Man on the Moon), but...

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dwight-fry
December 27, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Just when I thought everything had been said, fanedit-wise, about the Killing Joke movie, along comes Wakeupkeo with a fresh take that gives the source a very different feel by...

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dwight-fry
December 14, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Oh, Hook. Where to start with this one. While not Steven Spielberg's worst movie (Indy 4 says hi), it's definitely his weirdest. What is it exactly? An adventure movie, a...

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dwight-fry
December 14, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

At least until the alleged 4k restoration of the theatrical cut that has been teased by Saul Zaentz's son Paul becomes a reality, this is definitely the best way to...

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dwight-fry
October 21, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Jaws 2 is frequently thrown under the bus as an almost worthless sequel because of the cardinal sin of not being nearly as great as the original Jaws. And to...

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dwight-fry
October 21, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Vengeance of Varos is indeed a truly great Doctor Who story, whose themes come across as relevant even today. Governments as puppets of the corporations, TV entertainment as a cruel...

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dwight-fry
October 21, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The first five paragraphs or so of this review would be a rant about how much of an abomination I consider the Killing Joke movie as released to be, so...

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dwight-fry
October 03, 2021 (Updated: October 03, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

In the forum thread for this edit, Spence made two promises: it would still be our least favorite Mission: Impossible movie, and it would become significantly more watchable. And both...

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dwight-fry
October 03, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I enjoyed WW84 considerably more than the average moviegoer apparently did. To me it felt a lot like a throwback to those boldly random Silver Age stories from DC, and...

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dwight-fry
September 07, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

L8wrtr himself got it right: what's wrong with the official cut(s) of this movie? Nothing, really. It's a good one. But even that way, this version might surpass it. In...

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dwight-fry
September 02, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The second of Zarius' movie-to-TAS Superman edits is a worthy follow-up to Risk and Revelation. Maybe not as well-rounded since the material in Brainiac Attacks was more suited to a...

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dwight-fry
September 02, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Highly enjoyable short edit that has all the flavor of a classic Superman story. In fact, with its action-packed, no-nonsense approach it reminded me a lot of the Max Fleischer...

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dwight-fry
August 27, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

For those who know me it's no secret that despite (or because of) being a lifelong DC fan, I'm very far from a Snyder one, his DC output or otherwise....

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dwight-fry
August 16, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanMix

Extremely well realized "purist" cut that renders the Muschietti diptych as close to the book as it is likely possible. If this is the structure that helps it work on...

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dwight-fry
August 16, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is a tremendously remarkable achievement in editing. I will try not to spoil anything, but let's say that the new structure works wonders and the way the reveals are...

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dwight-fry
August 11, 2021 (Updated: August 11, 2021)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Today, for sixty minutes, I was 8 years old again. Memories of being glued to the TV screen watching shows such as "Knight Rider" or "The A-Team" or "Street Hawk"...

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dwight-fry
August 11, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I've been consistently enjoying The Warlord's TOS edits a lot, but so far I liked them for what they were: fanmixes, alternatives, experiments, alternate universe items. But this is the...

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dwight-fry
August 11, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I must start this by admitting that I find both "Prometheus" and "Alien Covenant" a slog to sit through. Any possibilities they might have, and they did have them, were...

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dwight-fry
August 10, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This edit doesn't seem to have received much attention overall, likely because the episodes used aren't among the most popular of the series. I must say they aren't among my...

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dwight-fry
July 27, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This was a surprising edit in more ways than one. I myself have recently recut the episode "That Which Survives" addressing the problem of Spock's wildly out-of-character behavior in one...

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dwight-fry
July 22, 2021 (Updated: July 22, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is a truly excellent edit that sadly doesn't seem to be getting too much attention. Maybe that's why most editors choose to concentrate on doing blockbuster edits: those are...

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dwight-fry
July 16, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Oh, Dick Tracy. A movie that's quite difficult to evaluate due to being completely at odds with itself. It never really decides if it wants to be Batman '66 or...

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dwight-fry
July 07, 2021 (Updated: July 08, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

For me the question was not whether this edit would replace the theatrical cut for me, because that was already achieved by Bionic Bob's "The Shadow Strikes!" many years ago....

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dwight-fry
July 06, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The wisest thing WB could do after releasing the awkward, uneven, and disappointing overall Dark Knight Returns two-parter would be canning it completely and making a new one in the...

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dwight-fry
July 05, 2021 (Updated: July 05, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The Twilight Zone and Star Trek are two of my absolute favorite classic TV shows, so naturally this concept would appeal to me. And "Spectre of the Gun" is the...

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dwight-fry
December 28, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Love Happy is the worst Marx Brothers movie (The Story of Mankind doesn't count), but it's still pretty good, more so if you view it as a "Harpo Marx movie"....

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dwight-fry
December 21, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I've always liked Lifeforce, not as "so bad it's good" but as a nice 80s update of a fifties style B-movie. But it's true that it had some awkward pacing...

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dwight-fry
December 21, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanFix

Last Survivor's very welcome comeback edit does not disappoint. My biggest grip with Skyfall, that it's a Christopher Nolan clone with little personality of its own, can not be fixed...

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