Reviews written by mrbadcrumble

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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mrbadcrumble   October 30, 2017
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9.5
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Fantastic work! The intention to make it more Star Wars-y is accomplished completely. This is downright solid, I have nothing at all to pick at or argue against or dissect...

mrbadcrumble   October 30, 2017
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6.7
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0
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6.0
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6.0

I haven't seen the original in years. No real memory of it, even, other than it sucks. This edit improves the suckiness. The movie still sucks, but it is far...

mrbadcrumble   August 28, 2017
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9.4
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0

Given the intention to present a fan edit focusing on John and Sherlock's relationship, I'd say this is superbly done. Splendid editing with no giveaway at all that this is...

mrbadcrumble   August 28, 2017
(Updated: August 28, 2017)
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

A splendid trim of the third series, with a fast-paced first episode and a follow-up adventure with Magnussen and Mary as centerpieces. Zarius has edited both episodes with great care,...

mrbadcrumble   August 26, 2017
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9.8
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0

What a wonderful edit! Superb execution with stellar edits, both video and audio. No small feat, condensing six episodes into 2h30-ish minutes of cohesive narrative. It works well and I...

mrbadcrumble   May 25, 2017
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8.6
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0

This final part of CBB's trilogy is as thrilling as the previous two. The audio and video editing continues to be brilliant and the effort to merge, remove and streamline...

mrbadcrumble   May 25, 2017
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9.5
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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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9.0

Masterful. Just masterful. I do not have a single thing to object here. A solid replacement of the original, in my book. As the other fellas have said, the technical...

mrbadcrumble   May 13, 2017
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8.8
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7.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

Part 2 does not lack any of the great work done by CBB in Part 1. Still intriguing, still tightly edited, still entertaining and still better than the complete season....

mrbadcrumble   May 13, 2017
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8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

What a great achievement! I remember liking the first season of Prison Break (twelve years ago...), but this edit is better. Way better. So much fluff removed, yet it's still...

mrbadcrumble   April 09, 2017
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9.4
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

No Justice is what the original could, or should, have been. Streamlined, coherent and with a decent story that is actually comprehensible now. All the edits are justifiable and the...

mrbadcrumble   April 01, 2017
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8.4
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0

Interesting! There is something good to be found in QoS, as LS proves. This is one of the best "saving a film"-edits I've seen. QoS is actually good now. The...

mrbadcrumble   April 01, 2017
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8.7
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0

A very good edit that trims away some of the problems I have with the original. Most prominently, the scenes with the Angles of Death. The film at least moves...

mrbadcrumble   April 01, 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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Well. As good as the original is, PE manages to tighten it to near perfection. A high quality-edit, throughout. Visually perfect, no hiccups in audio and narratively slimmer. Impressive work,...

mrbadcrumble   April 01, 2017
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8.7
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0

Splendid trimming of what I think is the weakest part of the trilogy. Njvc improves this a ton and really turns it into a great ending of his Saga. Personally,...

mrbadcrumble   April 01, 2017
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9.1
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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Equally great editing in this the second part in The Dark Knight Saga. Just about everything suited me. A bit too quick in the beginning, though, with the van and...

mrbadcrumble   April 01, 2017
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9.2
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

A technically brilliant feat, the editing is stellar throughout. A great improvement from the original, though I felt one or two cuts could've stayed. Probably some of the humor I...

mrbadcrumble   February 17, 2017
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

This is a tremendous edit and almost flawless in its execution. The A/V-editing is perfect, except a few instances that appear when AWE takes over. As other have already noted,...

mrbadcrumble   February 12, 2017
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10.0
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Sometimes an episode of a TV-series is so engaging that when one realizes the credits are due, a verbal "no, no, no, not yet!" is uttered. RollWave's edit responds to...

mrbadcrumble   February 12, 2017
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9.8
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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A wonderful edit that does exactly what it sets out to do. Altering Rachel's voice is ingenious. Nothing sets this edit apart more than her change in...

mrbadcrumble   February 06, 2017
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9.1
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8.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

You continue to impress with your Pulp edits, BionicBob! This was a splendid matinée with good editing throughout. As with your LXG-edit, I almost wished for a 1.33:1 crop to...

mrbadcrumble   February 06, 2017
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8.5
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0
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I can only reiterate what others have said about the score replacement: Great, great work! The opening has an entirely different feel and sets the tone well. Together with the...

mrbadcrumble   October 27, 2016
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9.5
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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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9.0

A splendid edit and a great little story extracted from the otherwise muddled Spectre.

mrbadcrumble   October 11, 2016
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8.5
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8.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0

This is great! Truly an improvement and a well-crafted one. ADMs editing is superb and I didn't feel a single minute was missing from the 55 cut. Yet another fan...

mrbadcrumble   September 04, 2016
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9.7
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8.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

Not remembering Never Say Never Again at all, I watched this edit without any idea what to expect. Afterwards I skimmed through the original and I'm so happy Never Say...

mrbadcrumble   September 03, 2016
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9.5
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

Magnificent! I've only watched TFA once, when the Blu-Ray dropped, so I couldn't tell what HAL 9000 had done (i.e. I had no strong memory of the original). TFA:R played,...

mrbadcrumble   August 23, 2016
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8.8
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8.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0

A slick Fanfix that improves the original quite a bit. The cuts are done with care and aren't intrusive neither visually nor aurally. Nothing felt missing and everything made sense....

FanMix
mrbadcrumble   August 04, 2016
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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9.0

I enjoyed this edit. Kong IS, as promised, a "truly fast-paced adventure" and goes straight to the point. TMBTM's edit is NOT, however, for anyone who remembers little or nothing...

mrbadcrumble   August 03, 2016
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8.8
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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10.0
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8.0

A great improvement! Already stated by reviewers are the many positive ways in which MusicEd921 trimmed the original. I can only concur in the brilliant re-edit/re-scoring of the boat scene....

mrbadcrumble   July 02, 2016
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7.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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5.0

Time and time again I find myself giving the Potter films another chance. With every new viewing I wish for the movies to somehow improve. Either by discovering cinematic choices...

mrbadcrumble   May 07, 2016
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7.8
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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6.0

This edit is a well-crafted project meticulously put together by Jerick. Audio and video flows into one another as though it was the Blu-ray version (i.e. the quality of the...

mrbadcrumble   March 12, 2016
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10.0
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Ghost Protocol (MI4) is to me the strongest in the, at present, quintet that is the Mission Impossible movie series. The utterly brilliant Dubai passage, where the tension is constant...

mrbadcrumble   March 08, 2016
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8.9
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

Splendid work, BionicBob! This edit is, without doubt, the version I will return to the next time my LXG-nerve tingles. Or pulp-nerve, for that matter. Visually...

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