Reviews written by l8wrtr

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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l8wrtr   July 08, 2015
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This review is shamefully late. I was chatting with Beezo about favorite edits and I realized I had never actually written a review of this beautiful edit. So after much...

l8wrtr   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — August 31, 2010 @ 9:15 pm Finally got to this last night. I don’t want to rehash everything that has been written previously....

l8wrtr   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — May 29, 2010 @ 4:44 pm Star Trek “THE V’GER INCIDENT” by bionicbob Reviewed by L8wrtr TOS...

l8wrtr   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — October 26, 2010 @ 1:41 am So I had the privilege of seeing an early cut of this and found it very enjoyable....

l8wrtr   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — November 9, 2010 @ 7:06 pm Star Trek 1, 3, or 5? Which was the least watchable? Which was the biggest disappointment? Compelling...

l8wrtr   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — January 13, 2011 @ 9:05 am Bionic Bob has to date created my favorite series of edits. While I’m a Star Wars guy,...

l8wrtr   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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September 5, 2011 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

l8wrtr   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — April 19, 2011 @ 7:46 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

l8wrtr   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — May 4, 2010 @ 10:30 pm Star Trek – Kirkless Generations by CBB Reviewed by L8wrtr A...

l8wrtr   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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September 1, 2010 Indy 4.. Why George? Why?. No need to recount the colossal FAIL that this movie turned out to be despite it’s insane Box Office...

l8wrtr   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — December 23, 2011 @ 8:43 pm The most fanedited movie of them all gets a completely new approach. At the...

l8wrtr   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — July 2, 2011 @ 8:05 pm I avoided watching too many Episode II edits while I worked on my own, and I purposefully...

l8wrtr   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — December 28, 2010 @ 11:32 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

l8wrtr   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — January 28, 2011 @ 9:07 am Because I have a workprint of my own for Episode III, I have shied away from...

l8wrtr   September 09, 2012
(Updated: September 09, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — November 12, 2010 @ 7:51 pm Return of the Jedi - The bastard-child of the Original Trilogy franchise. There is so much right...

l8wrtr   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — September 3, 2011 @ 8:27 am Superman Returns, the lightening rod of Superman movies. Love it or hate, there are few who exist...

l8wrtr   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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Review by L8wrtr — September 1, 2010 @ 1:42 am Indy 4. Redeemed? Kind of. We all hated Indy 4, and for good reason....

l8wrtr   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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September 1, 2010 @ 12:07 AM I lost all my expectations for Shamalamadingdong the moment the credits rolled after Unbreakable. To follow up something as enjoyable as...

l8wrtr   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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April 15, 2011 @ 2:03 am “Who killed Laura Palmer? In 1990, this question was heard by everyone. As I was a...

l8wrtr   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 06, 2012)
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L8wrtr aug 8 2011 Fight Club Pull No Punches presents a few brief/nice moments left on the cutting room floor. They do not in any way alter...

l8wrtr   September 05, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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August 31, 2010 @ 11:19 pm I came into this edit as a blank slate. I never watched the original in the theater, and because of the...

l8wrtr   August 31, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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August 8, 2011 @ 10:55 pm As Extended Editions go, this was a real treat. Quite often the material left on the cutting room floor is there...

l8wrtr   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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July 9, 2010 @ 12:35 am For me this was a masterpiece of fanediting. This edit stands alone in the vast warehouse of Star Wars fanedits. It...

l8wrtr   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 30, 2012)
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January 17, 2012 L.A. Confidential has long been on my rather shameful list of movies I somehow missed seeing, but knew I needed to. So with Neglify’s...

l8wrtr   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 30, 2012)
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The Neglify M.O. to date has been to take on a film which is by all accounts, a good film and try something different. The Departed Recut...

l8wrtr   August 30, 2012
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March 26, 2012 @ 7:37 pm There really is not anything further that I can add to the comments that proceed mine. This is simply a tour-de-force...

l8wrtr   August 19, 2012
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A good buddy and I went to see The Abyss when we were in high school and I'll never forget our driving around after the film in complete bewilderment at...

l8wrtr   August 06, 2012
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Like the original (fe) le vie, this edit defies conventional description, but I will say that I actually enjoyed this one far more than the original. ...

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l8wrtr   August 06, 2012
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There is little that I can add to the previous reviews other than this is one of the best fanedits you've probably never seen, so change that. Now. ...

l8wrtr   June 15, 2012
(Updated: July 16, 2012)
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l8wrtr   August 16, 2011
(Updated: August 04, 2012)
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Alien 3. Shit. A schizophrenic chapter in the Alien franchise, I had no idea what the hell to make of the movie when I watched this in...

FanMix
l8wrtr   July 01, 2011
(Updated: July 19, 2012)
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This review represents an evaluation of the edit only and as such is intended as constructive commentary only. Alien 4 is my least favorite installment of the...

l8wrtr   January 19, 2011
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12 Monkeys is what I would call a signature film. If someone who’d never seen a Terry Gilliam film asked me what movie most defines him, I’d point this person...

l8wrtr   August 30, 2010
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August 31, 2010 Count me in the camp that enjoyed the original movie. Yes it was over the top, yes it comes across as dated,...

l8wrtr   June 02, 2008
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Honestly, what else can be said? This is phenomenal, truly a Special Edition. It is the kind of attention to detail that I had hoped the Big Guy would do...

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