Reviews written by mnkykungfu

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July 28, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

TM2YC turns in another one of my favorite fanedits with this carefully-crafted cut of Blade Runner 2049. A film that many people liked but thought felt overly slow or long,...

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mnkykungfu
July 27, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I would recommend this edit for the overall grindhouse presentation and for the improved version of Machete, although NOT if you're looking for a better version of Deathproof. ...

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mnkykungfu
June 22, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Like panexis and eternalsage, this is by far my least favorite MCU film. But unlike them, this fanedit does not make Ragnarok watchable for me. As eternalsage said, "crap movie...

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mnkykungfu
June 21, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A much more complicated edit than Bobson's extended editions of MCU films, and he mostly pulls everything off. My thoughts on the film in general are here: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/thor-the-dark-world/ ...

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mnkykungfu
June 20, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
Extended Edition

I have to qualify this recommendation based on what you expect. Firstly, I did NOT like this movie. (My review is here: https://letterboxd.com/film/shazam/) If you're expecting that these alternate scenes...

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mnkykungfu
June 19, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I was an early previewer for the mortal-sized edition of this, and my review for it is here: https://ifdb.fanedit.org/thor-odinson/reviews/?user=34747. One of my main issues was in wanting several of these...

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mnkykungfu
June 13, 2021
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

Can't really fault this in any aspect. While not really necessary, all the added scenes are good, they're all incorporated well, and the movie is arguably better for it. I...

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mnkykungfu
May 29, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Shorts

This is going to be basically incomprehensible unless you've seen both the original Back to the Future and Run Lola Run. However, if you remember how both of those plots...

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mnkykungfu
May 28, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This edit is a "hybrid" between the Theatrical cut and the Extended cut of the film, which means it's basically the extended cut except with all the brutality of the...

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mnkykungfu
May 26, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I had the fortune to be able to watch this shortly after it came out, when I was probably way too young for it. Having never seen a war movie...

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mnkykungfu
May 26, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

This edit is recommended...if you wanted to cut a pretty dumb movie down to the worst 7 minutes. Look, it is what it is, but the idea of editing this...

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mnkykungfu
May 17, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I had previously seen this footage in ADigitalMan's Escape From New York Extended Edition. It's basically the same thing here, the story of how Snake ends up under the thumb...

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mnkykungfu
May 05, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Some of the previous reviews here some a bit harsh imho. They might scare you off of this film, but I've got to tell you that I watched with three...

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mnkykungfu
May 04, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This is a tricky one... I have to say I didn't really enjoy the film all that much (all the reasons why here: https://letterboxd.com/film/the-man-who-knew-too-much-1956/) but that's no fault of the...

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mnkykungfu
May 02, 2021 (Updated: May 02, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Another great Bobson edit. I have two quibbles here, but the good so much outweighs the bad that I'd still say this replaces the original cut on the shelf. I...

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mnkykungfu
April 25, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I liked the original film and like this edit enough to write it up in detail here: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/silent-hill/ Main points from that full review are:...

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mnkykungfu
April 24, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Does what it sets out to do, a really nice way to rewatch for hardcore fans. "But what if I'm not a hardcore MST3K fan?" you say. Hmm, then I'd...

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mnkykungfu
April 18, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

One of the most under-rated Marvel films gets a Bobson Cut, which mostly just feels like some extended bits of the same film I knew and loved. (My full review...

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mnkykungfu
April 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

I hate seeing a review with perfect 10s because I always think "that can't possibly be a PERFECT film", however, I just can't justify taking a star rating off anywhere....

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mnkykungfu
March 09, 2021 (Updated: March 09, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Extended Edition

I have big issues with the logic in Looper in a number of areas, which I wrote all about in my general review of the film here: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/looper/ However,...

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mnkykungfu
March 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

I really like the idea behind Father Merrin's fanedit. The Smallville plotline is definitely the strongest aspect of the script for Superman III, and Annette O'Toole is just wonderful as...

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mnkykungfu
February 25, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This is a soft recommend for me...it really depends on your tastes. While there are some improvements over the theatrical cut, there are also parts that have been made worse...

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mnkykungfu
February 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

I hate when people just give all 10's and say "not much to say, great job!" but here I am. This is exactly what PE's detailed description makes it sound...

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mnkykungfu
February 13, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Was finally able to get ahold of this classic edit after, no lie, YEARS of searching. Boy am I glad I did, because it's a shelf-replacer. The standard T4 dvd...

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mnkykungfu
December 28, 2020 (Updated: December 28, 2020)
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
5.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The only time I've ever had anything negative to say about a Bobson edit! Look, this is a very good movie made even better by the Director's Cut, which Bobson...

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mnkykungfu
December 22, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Watched this for the Christmas season (don't forget that Blofeld's scheme relies on the girls' X-mas presents) after putting it off for some time. I have always said OHMSS is...

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mnkykungfu
November 19, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

What a throwback! I'm glad this is out there. This show made a surprising impact on me despite only airing for 3 months in 1989. I remember trying to get...

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mnkykungfu
October 31, 2020
Overall rating
 
6.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
5.0

I've watched all of BionicBob's Star Trek TOS film edits in order, and I have to say that sadly, this was the one that worked least for me. I see...

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mnkykungfu
October 25, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I notice that several of the weaker reviews here are from viewers who watched this in isolation and not as part of BionicBob's series. I think they may not have...

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mnkykungfu
October 14, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

All thanks must go to Bobson for yet another fine extended edition. I am one of the few who don't think this movie needs any fixing, as I enjoyed it...

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mnkykungfu
October 11, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

I have never trucked with the idea that all the even-numbered ST films are "the good ones", and a big reason for that was this film. Even as a kid,...

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mnkykungfu
October 04, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This was my first time revisiting this film since I was a kid, and the first time I realized why so many have called it a bad movie. It's not...

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mnkykungfu
September 28, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Cards on the table: I feel the original W.o.K. is one of the best sci-fi films of all time. (More details here: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan/) So, as BionicBob himself says, this...

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mnkykungfu
September 28, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The nostalgia factor is high on this one, but I'd reckon you could show this to kids today and they'd love it. The basic premise is simple: a...

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mnkykungfu
September 23, 2020
Overall rating
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

I didn't realize this was fanedit legend BionicBob's first fanedit...it sure doesn't show it! I have many thoughts on why this is very flawed as a film (here:...

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mnkykungfu
August 25, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Sometimes scenes are deleted from a film because they're just not that good, and sometimes they're just deleted to quicken the pace and allow more showings per day. The...

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mnkykungfu
August 21, 2020 (Updated: August 21, 2020)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I have a distinct memory of tuning in to watch this in the evening after dinner when it premiered on TV. My parents didn't believe me that they were...

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mnkykungfu
August 17, 2020 (Updated: August 17, 2020)
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

A personal definition: "corny" is something cheesy-bad, done without much style. "Campy" is something cheesy-good, done with excess style. The secret to an enjoyably cheesy movie is that...

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mnkykungfu
August 08, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

A fine edit that's definitely superior to the theatrical release... and yet I wonder if it'll be enough for most people? On watching, I thought this was a very...

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mnkykungfu
August 04, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
Extended Edition

This was my first rewatch in a long time, so I forgot what all was new. There is definitely a quality difference in A/V in some of the scenes,...

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mnkykungfu
July 27, 2020
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A fantastic Extended Edition of an underrated film. 95% of the negative reviews of the movie I've read are from disgruntled fans of the book. While I can...

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mnkykungfu
July 23, 2020
Overall rating
 
5.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
5.0
Visual Editing
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
4.0

The editor's stated intention is to bring this in line with other Bond films and essentially make it feel 'more Bond'. I think the result here is a really...

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mnkykungfu
July 22, 2020
Overall rating
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

My recommendation for this edit is a qualified "yes"... I probably did not take the editor's warning on the description seriously enough. Seriously, unless you HATED Anchorman 2, there's...

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mnkykungfu
July 20, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This works as both a great Extended Edition of the movie Serenity, as well as a great finale to part 3 of MusicEd921's "Serenity Chronicles". It is overwhelmingly a...

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mnkykungfu
July 19, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

MusicEd921 has created a sequel edit here that is actually better than his first edit, in my opinion! I'll say again (as I did for part one in his...

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mnkykungfu
July 18, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I'm going to recommend this edit as a great way for fans to rewatch the series Firefly. So thanks for that, MusicEd921. On the other hand, for anyone...

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mnkykungfu
July 15, 2020 (Updated: July 15, 2020)
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Much credit to LastSurvivor for rescuing this film and giving us a version I'm happy to watch with the rest of the series. John G. Avildsen (director of this...

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mnkykungfu
July 05, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

"Ah-MUR-ih-ca! F*** yeah!" pretty much sums up the plot of this film, especially this version. If aliens come to take over the world, who you gonna call? ...

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mnkykungfu
July 04, 2020 (Updated: July 04, 2020)
Overall rating
 
7.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

Credit must be given to MusicEd921, as this does replace the original film. Director Antoine Fuqua is never much given to subtlety, and there were many times in his...

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mnkykungfu
July 02, 2020 (Updated: July 02, 2020)
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The best Thor movie, period. Pluses: The narrative shift works so well that I can't help but think there must've been some earlier draft of the script...

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