Reviews written by lapis-molari

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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lapis-molari   April 26, 2019
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9.3
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Problem Eliminator improves on the original. Some edits create big improvements (e.g. the shower on the boat is now enjoyable for the first time), some small. Some edits don't individually...

lapis-molari   April 22, 2019
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This is one of those edits that make you go "Well of course someone should make this edit." Many fans, myself included, enjoy the Theatrical Cut more than the Extended...

lapis-molari   April 08, 2019
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9.6
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This is a great Babylon 5 double episode! The break from Part 1 to Part 2 is so perfect that it looks like JMS intended this as a double episode...

lapis-molari   December 29, 2018
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9.4
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Sinbad delivers on his promise! More suspense and more urgency, without over-using the split-screen or the clock. They're not gimmicks, they really enhance the experience. The film even could have...

lapis-molari   December 17, 2018
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9.2
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Having watched Ancient Lore with the proverbial fine-tooth comb, I am happy to confirm that this Phantom Menace edit has the most interesting, balanced narrative and pacing that I've seen!...

lapis-molari   October 30, 2018
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8.9
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I love that new movies are made in the Star Wars universe, though they're not as magical for me as the original trilogy that I grew up with. While...

lapis-molari   September 19, 2018
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9.1
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The highlight of this Indy edit has to be the mesmerizing glow of its Nixie tube clock. This tiny detail shows 15MaF's eye for detail, skill, and love for the...

lapis-molari   August 19, 2018
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Did you fall in love with Middle Earth as a kid, when your parents read Tolkien to you at bedtime? This edit will make you feel like that kid again!...

lapis-molari   August 17, 2018
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9.3
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8.0
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As a fellow BttF fan, I'm very familiar with the story. The Greater Scott Edition is a tremendously enjoyable ride for everyone who's seen the trilogy before. Is the...

lapis-molari   June 03, 2018
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Rogue One is a solid, enjoyable Star Wars movie, and TM2YC is an outstanding editor. So my expectations were high going in. Both the movie and editor happily surprised me:...

lapis-molari   April 03, 2018
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9.3
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"Great Scott! I remember this! This is how people used to watch TV. There would be a cliffhanger and you'd wait a week to find out what happened. And...

lapis-molari   March 07, 2018
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8.4
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars tells a universal story of war between good and evil, and in that turmoil the daunting challenge to not become that-which-you-fight in Anakin's efforts to...

lapis-molari   March 07, 2018
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8.6
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars tells a universal story of war between good and evil, and in that turmoil the daunting challenge to not become that-which-you-fight in Anakin's efforts to...

lapis-molari   March 07, 2018
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9.1
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars tells a universal story of war between good and evil, and in that turmoil the daunting challenge to not become that-which-you-fight in Anakin's efforts to...

lapis-molari   March 07, 2018
(Updated: March 07, 2018)
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9.7
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Ditko and Romita fans rejoice: here is your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man! Like other high-school kids, Peter has insecurities, a worried aunt, awkward social dynamics, an infectious youthful exuberance, and a...

lapis-molari   February 08, 2018
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9.8
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This is the go-to version of Cap's Winter Soldier adventure. Video editing is seamless for transitions and quality matching (on a 106" projection). Audio editing is seamless (on a 2.1...

lapis-molari   February 08, 2018
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This edit improves on the theatrical release. Here's you definitive version! The added scenes clarify our heroes motivations. The balance between fast-paced action and slower-paced character development...

lapis-molari   February 07, 2018
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9.3
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This is the best version the 2016 Ghostbusters! The extended version was overly long with too many jokes going too long. The theatrical version was shorter, but TM2YC shows that...

lapis-molari   December 28, 2017
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9.5
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The 2008 Hulk reboot improved on the 2003 film in several areas. The origin story hewed closer to the comic book original, and Banner closer to Bixby's TV interpretation we...

lapis-molari   December 28, 2017
(Updated: December 28, 2017)
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HAL9000 gives us a perfect conclusion to the trilogy. After his excellent Parts I and II, this Part III edit elevates the entire trilogy to a higher level through the...

lapis-molari   December 28, 2017
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This is my go-to version of RotJ. While Q2's edit doesn't replace the original, it's a fine complement. This surpasses other HD fan-edits to date.

lapis-molari   December 27, 2017
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9.3
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What an improvement! TM2YC's edit convincingly surpasses the original. Audio / video editing is seamless. Amazingly, the only time a visual transition pulled me out of the...

lapis-molari   December 27, 2017
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7.2
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Do you want to make a fan-edit? Are you unsure how far you can push the envelope? Watch this Bootstrap Edition for proof-of-concept. Compliments to QuackAtomic for creating a new...

lapis-molari   December 26, 2017
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Another solid Bond improvement from Last Survivor. This edit convincingly replaces the original. Distractions are removed, we get back to the ultimate Bond girl faster, the...

lapis-molari   November 24, 2017
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9.9
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A clear improvement on the original. GOTG2 felt too long and was full of "the jokes worked well in part 1, let's cram as many as we...

lapis-molari   November 24, 2017
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Aztek improves on the original, showing that a satisfying edit can be subtle. Technically flawless. The Bjork song greatly improves the opening credits. The...

FanMix
lapis-molari   October 24, 2017
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SSJ pulls off the impressive feat of reinterpreting the movie. The concept is novel, the execution is impressive, the trimming of blood and violence helps to keep the focus on...

FanFix
lapis-molari   October 24, 2017
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Oh yes! This is terrific. Icarus makes this Bond film not just acceptable, this edit makes it enjoyable! Compliments on the narrative. Tightening the pace is spot...

lapis-molari   October 14, 2017
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9.4
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Across the board better than the original, and on the whole better than any other Indy 4 fanedit. Q2 strikes the best balance of action, quest, and...

lapis-molari   October 14, 2017
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8.5
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Many small improvements, without any grating omissions or transitions. This was my go-to version until I saw Q2's edit. TM2YC's edit remains a convincing improvement on the original....

lapis-molari   October 14, 2017
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7.6
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A different take on editing Indy 4. Inspired? Yes, adding Orellana's backstory shifts the focus from Indy to the aliens. History, almost, repeats itself: Indy is simply one more...

lapis-molari   October 14, 2017
(Updated: October 14, 2017)
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One of the best Indy 4 edits, a convincing improvement on the original. NJVC's cuts are more aggressive than others and many of them work. I was surprised and impressed...

lapis-molari   October 12, 2017
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6.9
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A valiant effort. Batson reduces the cringe-factor of this movie. Technically, an excellent job. Sadly the narrative is so odious that it continues to ruin my enjoyment of Christopher Reeve's...

lapis-molari   October 12, 2017
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Dangermouse improves on the original. The flaws of the original are so pervasive, they continue to hamper the story. I agree with much of Batson's review below. If you...

lapis-molari   October 12, 2017
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9.8
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You'll believe a man can fly! This edit earns a place in the line-up of Superman movies, replacing much of III and all of IV. Comparing ADigitalMan's...

lapis-molari   December 20, 2016
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9.6
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As a Judge Dredd fan, I wanted the 2012 film to succeed. Karl Urban is very well cast. The story gives us great insight into living IN Mega City One,...

lapis-molari   December 20, 2016
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9.8
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A great take on this fun, underrated, gem of a movie. The new opening sets up the main character much better. Now we only find out later in the story,...

lapis-molari   December 20, 2016
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9.1
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A guilty pleasure. The Man of Bronze leaps off the written page and onto the big screen with his colorful team in tow. Thank you for salvaging Doc's movie adventure...

lapis-molari   December 20, 2016
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9.3
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8.0
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Better story development than any other version. Unfortunately some footage has quite bad picture quality, but the improved narrative justifies including it. Thank you for this tremendous effort....

lapis-molari   December 20, 2016
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9.7
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This is now my go-to-version of The Hobbit. So much more enjoyable than Peter Jackson's overly long version. Here we get Tolkien's single book in a single movie. Still long?...

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