Reviews written by mnkykungfu

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December 04, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A viking god, a stand-up comic What in common could there be? If answer "nothing" you did, You are smarter than Waititi. ...

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mnkykungfu
November 30, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I'm going to try to be specific in offering points that are not in many of the other reviews here. Essentially, what everyone echoes again and again is that a...

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mnkykungfu
November 18, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

If you're going to watch The Batman, this is a very cool way to watch it. Potentially better than just pausing the original halfway through and finishing later. It certainly...

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mnkykungfu
November 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Batman Begins has become a wildly-underrated movie in the wake of the character's later success. People often remember Keaton's first Batman film as being what defined the character, but when...

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mnkykungfu
November 15, 2022 (Updated: November 15, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This is absolutely a fantastic fanedit, even without rating it on a curve for level-of-difficulty. Does it turn Batman & Robin into a good movie? Oh god no. ...

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mnkykungfu
November 03, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The Northman is a visually-striking, hard-hitting epic based on the same Scandanavian legend that Shakespeare took Hamlet from. While the story has been drawn from like a well for screenwriters...

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mnkykungfu
October 31, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Extended Edition

Bottom line: this is a solid alternative way to REwatch the film, though I don't think I'd recommend showing it to a first time viewer. ...

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mnkykungfu
October 24, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The original From Hell had the unenviable task of trying to adapt an Alan Moore story...no easy task at the best of times, and even worse to boil down 9...

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mnkykungfu
October 19, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Scream 4 is a film that has some good ideas but is brought down by a lot of bad dialogue and some poor acting. The effort here to trim much...

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mnkykungfu
October 18, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
2.0

As there was no Changelist, I wasn't really sure what to expect from this... it basically takes The Thing and turns it into an absurdist comedy. After skimming through and...

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mnkykungfu
September 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

There are many, many Dune edits out there, and this is a very good one. My thoughts on the film and the fanedit in a more general, thematic way are...

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mnkykungfu
July 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

If you're going to watch this movie, this is probably the way to watch. That said, I can't recommend watching this movie. (Thoughts on it in detail are here: https://boxd.it/32NfOF)...

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mnkykungfu
July 04, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
6.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

There is another, newer edit of Independence Day available (the "No-Family Edition") but it's about 30 minutes shorter than this. "Where did those 30 minutes go??" you may ask. I...

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mnkykungfu
June 28, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is an old edit that probably more people should try to check out. Not everyone will like the film, not even in this version, but it's a testament to...

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mnkykungfu
June 21, 2022 (Updated: June 21, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I had the good fortune of being invited to preview this edit, and so saw the many thoughtful changes along the way to this final version. What we get here...

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mnkykungfu
May 24, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is one of the rare FanFixes that not only improves the original film, but turns it from something I rather grudgingly watched into something I really enjoy. ...

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mnkykungfu
May 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

So, the elephant in the room on this edit is the quality of the scenes added back in: it's pretty awful. Even though the editor warns about this and makes...

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mnkykungfu
May 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Seamless addition of the maximum amount of material available for the film, plus a few different shots from trailer and so on that add even more subtle improvements. The twins...

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mnkykungfu
May 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is a great alternative way to watch The Avengers. With a lot of additional material added in, it fleshes out the characters in ways that add a lot of...

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mnkykungfu
May 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Documentary/Review

Released in 2011, Jambe Davdar came back after 4 years off to release this "filmumentary" on A New Hope, his magnum opus on the Star Wars trilogy. He had already...

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mnkykungfu
May 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Documentary/Review

In 2007, Jambe Davdar made this sequel documentary to his "Building Empire", released the year before. It uses the same style of running commentary as I described in my review...

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mnkykungfu
May 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Documentary/Review

Back in 2006, "Jambe Davdar" (he's listed on IMDB but I'm not sure if it's appropriate to state here) put together this sort of documentary on one of his favorite...

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mnkykungfu
May 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The description for this states that it's over 5 hours long (maybe there's some other version out there?) but what I watched was a single-sitting documentary, 2h50m from starting credits...

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mnkykungfu
May 04, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

It's hard to feel like you're going to be able to improve on one of the best movies of all time, but I think this edit actually does it. ...

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mnkykungfu
May 04, 2022 (Updated: May 04, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The faneditor's fanedit, this is one that the pros will really appreciate. Sadly, even though I tend to call myself a Star Wars nerd, I noticed probably less than a...

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mnkykungfu
May 03, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This is an older edit of Revenge of the Sith but a very solid one if you're looking for a light edit. Worth seeking out! ...

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mnkykungfu
May 01, 2022 (Updated: May 01, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I"m almost entirely onboard with this edit, with just a couple notable exceptions. Firstly, all edits should take a cue from TM2YC's and use the Portuguese language track...

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mnkykungfu
April 26, 2022 (Updated: April 26, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I had to knock points off the score due to consistent audio issues in Part 13 (as well as the "Unused Footage" chapter), so this score could easily jump up...

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mnkykungfu
February 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is a great edit that I recommend as an alternate way to view the film. People probably remember this movie as a classic '80s romance or rom-com, and this...

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mnkykungfu
February 09, 2022
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 great edit that I heartily recommend to anyone who wants some contemplative, old skool sci-fi. It didn't really click with me personally as a film, though. (Full...

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mnkykungfu
February 06, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Earlier versions of this might have been poorer visual quality, but the one I got was seamless. I was relying purely on memory to identify which were the deleted scenes,...

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mnkykungfu
January 08, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Ladyhawke itself is not a movie I have a ton of nostalgia for and I can't say it impressed me that greatly as a film on this rewatch. That said,...

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mnkykungfu
January 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Do you really dislike Tron: Legacy? Yes? Then this edit is not going to make you like it. Were you ambivalent about Tron: Legacy? Yes? Then you might...

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mnkykungfu
December 30, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

almightycutie attempts to take Seasons 7 + 8 of GoT and turn it into one solid ending season by jettisoning all the material that didn't work. This means that much...

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mnkykungfu
December 25, 2021 (Updated: December 25, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Die Hard happens on Christmas Eve, and if you throw this on at 10:15PM on Christmas Eve, as I did, you'll have a very memorable start to your Christmas at...

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mnkykungfu
December 12, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

As an Extended Edition of Spider-Man: Far From Home, this would be my choice. There are a few more extended/deleted scenes, but honestly they're not all that great and the...

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mnkykungfu
October 09, 2021
Overall rating
 
7.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

The original film "Silent Hill: Revelations" is objectively not a good movie (full review here: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/silent-hill-revelation-3d/), but it did have some interesting visuals and so might make a decently scary...

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mnkykungfu
October 04, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This edit does exactly what it sets out to do: strips some of the worst humor out of a bad film. As the faneditor mentions, this is a pretty light...

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mnkykungfu
July 28, 2021 (Updated: April 23, 2022)
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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