Reviews written by aztek463

The Internet Fanedit Database (IFDB) is a database of fanedits vetted by the Fanedit.org Academy. IFDB is intended to provide information about what edits have been made, and allow fans of fanediting a means to review edits that they have seen. Neither IFDB nor its parent site, Fanedit.org, host links or files for fanedits.

IFDB_logo_02 Older edits which pre-date Academy approval may not meet the same quality expectations as newer fanedits, but are grandfathered in as they are part of the fanediting history, and in addition to their own entertainment value, help provide context for the evolution of fanediting as an art and educational exercise.


Below are the types of fanedits we index on IFDb. Click on a category for a description of the edit type:

FanFix

With a FanFix, the editor is typically attempting clean-up or otherwise modify the original so as to make it a more enjoyable viewing experience. Quite often this entails adding and/or removing portions of the movie, reordering scenes and in general, addressing aspects of story and/or character that detract from the movie. In general terms, a FanFix tends to be an effort to polish the movie, often removing contrivances added by studios or filmmakers which interfere with the story. The goal here is not to invent a new movie or narrative, but to clean-up the existing one and hopefully make the movie more enjoyable. Examples of FanFixes are havok1977's Codename: Wolverine, gekko's Mission Impossible 2: Disavowed and The Phantom Editor's Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Edit.

FanMix

Where a FanFix attempts to clean-up a story, a FanMix fanedit instead modifies the story so drastically as to make it a new and unique movie experience. In these "new takes" entire sub-plots and characters can be removed, character motivations changed and new endings created. Famous instances of such new takes include Remixed by Jorge’s The Dark Knight, Jack Marshall’s Star Trek Phase II, and CBB’s Titanic – The Jack Edit.

Extended Edition

Extended Editions (EE) attempt to create the fullest version of a movie as possible using deleted scenes from commercial DVD’s. Similar to the concept of a Director’s cut, EEs look to present all possible material available as an integrated movie-going experience. If a studio releases an official version that incorporates the same material in similar fashion, it is our site policy to remove the fanedit from the site as it can be legally purchased from a retailer. Extended Editions can be include deleted scenes only available in TV versions, such is the case with EEs like Ridgeshark's Army of Darkness: Primitive Screwhead Edition or Tranzor's The Warriors: TV Composite.

Documentary/Review

This particular form of fanedit creates a movie that does exactly as the name implies, documents a particular topic (quite typically a movie) or provides a review of a movie. Both incorporate movie footage and voice-over work that speaks to the events happening on-screen. The intent of these particular edits is not to create a fictional story, but rather inform, illuminate, or otherwise make comment on or about a particular movie, or set of movies.

Shorts

This category takes a movie (or TV show) and turns it into a significantly shorter piece of work, either as a stand-alone short movie, or broken/restructured into a series of edits in either the fashion of episodic television, or old-fashioned movie serials. These edits may modify visual style, or restructure the flow of events, but it is a broad category which allows for a wide-range of freedom and reinterpretation.

Special Projects

Some fan-based projects do not seek to create new, untold or heavily modified versions of a film or show. Special Projects are fanedits in which faneditors infuse personal creative choices to modify the viewing experience, yet are not significantly different from the original. The main purpose of a Special Project is to make minor changes to a movie that don't affect the story or plot too much but change the atmosphere of the movie or create a unique viewing experience.

Preservation

These aren't fanedits per se, but a collection of works not available commercially. These may include behind-the-scenes specials, interviews, outtakes, music videos, guest spots, and more for a particular film. Preservation projects are a means of collecting and preserving as much promotional material as possible for a film that may otherwise be lost.
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aztek463   January 07, 2017
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9.3
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I liked The Hateful Eight well enough, but having missed it in theaters, I only got the chance to see it on Blu-ray. My biggest issues were that it was:...

aztek463   November 04, 2016
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9.7
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9.0
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9.0
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What can I say that hasn't already been said? I enjoyed Star Trek Into Darkness when it first came out, and have watched it since and enjoyed it as much,...

aztek463   October 01, 2016
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8.9
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9.0
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I've seen a number of Hobbit fan edits since An Unexpected Journey was first released, and this is by far one of the best. Dustin Lee (as he credits himself...

aztek463   May 29, 2016
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9.8
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9.0
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I enjoyed The Revenant when I saw it in theaters, but it was a bit too long I felt. The Ree chief looking for his daughter seemed like it was...

aztek463   April 23, 2016
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9.7
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With the first two Hunger Games films being as good as they were, Mockingjay was definitely a let down, due in no small part to things being padded out over...

TV-to-Movie
aztek463   April 21, 2016
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8.2
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9.0
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Through its highs and lows, I've been a fan of AHS since the beginning. I won't delve into my feelings on each specific season, but I've held Murder House in...

aztek463   February 20, 2016
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9.8
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10.0
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Wow. What an edit. The A/V quality was on par with the official BD releases, and for such a long film on a 25GB disc (bearing in mind the increased...

aztek463   July 16, 2014
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9.0
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8.0
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Blade Runner has, for quite a long time, been one of my absolute favorite films. When I saw the Ranger was editing it, or rather, what he was doing and...

aztek463   July 13, 2014
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9.1
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10.0
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8.0
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I loved Desolation of Smaug when I saw it in theaters. It felt more like a Lord of the Rings film than its predecessor did. I've read The Hobbit, but...

aztek463   December 14, 2013
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9.3
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10.0
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I don't think I can say much more than has already been said, so I'll just throw my hat in the "this edit was awesome" ring. Here's a quick rundown:...

aztek463   October 07, 2013
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9.8
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9.0
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There are two reasons I didn't really notice that there had been things removed from this edit: I haven't watched "Dead Man's Chest" in full for a number of years,...

aztek463   August 08, 2013
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9.2
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9.0
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Wowza. I had certainly felt that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was bloated when I saw it in theaters and again on Blu-ray when it came out, but I never...

aztek463   July 25, 2013
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9.0
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I've found my favorite version of Prometheus. I didn't notice any audible defects (though, I did watch this late at night and had the volume down so I wouldn't wake...

aztek463   July 15, 2013
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9.2
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8.0
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I have very little to say that hasn't already been said, so I'll keep it short. I did very much enjoy the edit. All of the...

aztek463   May 14, 2013
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9.7
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Most everything I have to say has already been said, and probably better than I could put it, but here goes anyways! I enjoyed Prometheus when it...

FanMix
aztek463   May 10, 2013
(Updated: May 10, 2013)
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7.1
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I've been a fan of Star Wars since I was but a boy, and a fan of Tarantino since I was but a teenager. So, naturally, when I saw this...

aztek463   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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9.0
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June 27, 2010 Behind the times as usual, but my goodness was this worth the wait. For this review, bear in mind that I watched WotS first....

aztek463   September 12, 2012
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8.0
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August 23, 2010 What else can I say that hasn’t already been posted? A very solid edit, Most of the other reviews here hit the nail on...

aztek463   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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7.6
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0

Review by Aztek463 — May 26, 2011 @ 11:09 pm I’ve been iffy on Quantum of Solace. I didn’t really care for it that much when it...

aztek463   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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8.9
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Generally speaking, I enjoyed the Matrix sequels. Sure, they weren’t as good as the original, but few sequels are. I never really bothered with any edits until now because hey,...

aztek463   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
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8.0
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aztek463 jun 21 2011 I’ve been a Harry Potter fan for a long time, since the first film came out and for a few years before that...

aztek463   September 05, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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8.7
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7.0
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July 31, 2010 @ 1:49 am Terminator Salvation – T-HOPE Edition Admittedly, it’s been a while since I’ve seen the original cut of T4....

aztek463   September 03, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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9.2
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10.0
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August 25, 2010 @ 4:21 am This edit was, technically speaking, perfect. No hard audio cuts, no flash frames, audio levels were even throughout, video was absolutely...

aztek463   August 31, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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9.0
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July 2, 2012 @ 1:43 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

aztek463   August 30, 2012
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May 21, 2010 @ 8:50 pm Took me long enough to get to this one…thankfully, it was worth the wait. The video quality was…bad,...

aztek463   October 24, 2010
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Casino Royale is and has been one of my favorite films of the last decade or so. I distinctly recall a vaguely “threatening” Jorge a few years ago when he...

aztek463   July 17, 2010
(Updated: August 25, 2012)
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8.0
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It’s been a very long while since I’ve watched TPM. This was the first Star Wars film I saw in theaters when I was eight, so it holds a lot...

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