Reviews written by ripplin

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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ripplin   August 19, 2017
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9.9
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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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10.0

Though some will say 'you can't tinker with the Star Wars movies!', I say to them—after 'George can, often to their detriment, but others can't?'—'as long as the original versions...

ripplin   April 23, 2016
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8.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0

This is a movie I enjoyed as-is, but as the editor wrote, it was ultimately somewhat forgettable. Yes, you remember the main gimmick, but not a whole lot of specifics....

ripplin   March 17, 2015
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9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
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

I was so pleased to see an edit of one of my all-time favorite series here! It's not a radical edit, but a nice alternate way of watching without the...

ripplin   May 11, 2014
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7.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

*may contain spoilers* As you can see from other reviews, as well as discussions at the forum, opinions about certain elements of this edit vary. As the...

ripplin   September 30, 2013
(Updated: September 30, 2013)
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7.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
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6.0

To be honest, my review is mostly the same as pabs' overall, though I probably liked it a bit more than him. I'm the one who approved it for the...

ripplin   June 18, 2013
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0

I quite enjoyed this, which is saying something considering the source. Haha. ;) (seriously, though, I generally appreciate the movie FAR more in fanedit form) I like the addition of...

ripplin   April 20, 2013
Overall rating 
 
7.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
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8.0
Audio Editing 
 
7.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Title: More of the same. Review: But that's good in this case. ;) As ziester mentioned, the "no" gag is quite good. There are several others. ...

ripplin   April 04, 2013
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
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7.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
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9.0

Apparently, I've rated this before. Now there are two of them. Thus begins the Ridiculous trilogy. Off to a nice start! I'm always happy when editors take...

ripplin   April 04, 2013
(Updated: April 05, 2013)
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2.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
1.0
Visual Editing 
 
1.0
Audio Editing 
 
1.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
1.0

So, um...Neglify presumably bought this movie in order to edit it. P.S. So, um...apparently this is real. I still don't wanna watch it, but if you...

ripplin   December 26, 2012
Overall rating 
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Well, I just watched the best version of Batman '89 tonight. Guess which one it was? Oh, ok, this one! Not only was the romance removal a good decision, but...

ripplin   October 01, 2012
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9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

This is one series where a lot of people just seem to think 'oh yeah, that weird show that was weird.' Yeah, it was weird, but there is a LOT...

TV-to-Movie
ripplin   September 29, 2012
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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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10.0
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10.0

This was a series I loved right away and was excited when I heard it was going to be made, but I will admit that the "freak of the week"...

ripplin   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

ripplin - dec 29 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

ripplin - dec 29 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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6.0
Enjoyment 
 
6.0

ripplin - may 4 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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5.0
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5.0

ripplin - may 4 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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2.0
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2.0

May 4, 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

Shorts
ripplin   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0

May 4, 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
6.0
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6.0

May 4, 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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7.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

May 4, 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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5.0
Enjoyment 
 
5.0

May 4, 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

Shorts
ripplin   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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7.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

May 4, 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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5.0
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5.0

May 4, 2010 Though I appreciate the amount of work that went into it, it just wasn’t my thing, really. I found it very hit and...

ripplin   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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6.0
Enjoyment 
 
6.0

May 4, 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

May 4, 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 19, 2012
(Updated: September 19, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

May 4, 2010 Though I appreciate the amount of work that went into it, it just wasn’t my thing, really. I found it very hit and miss,...

ripplin   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 16, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Ripplin — March 20, 2010 @ 10:09 pm A nice start to the series. Great job with the actual editing and a nice bonus cartoon...

ripplin   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 16, 2012)
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8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Review by Ripplin — April 17, 2010 @ 8:29 pm Continuing from the first one, this was flawless editing and the sound and video quality are excellent....

ripplin   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Review by Ripplin — April 21, 2010 @ 8:01 pm Again, great stuff all around. Felt weird not seeing Frodo at all, but that’s just the way...

ripplin   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

Review by Ripplin — April 22, 2010 @ 6:38 am More niceness! Great editing and nice cliffhanger ending, too. :)

ripplin   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Ripplin — April 28, 2010 @ 8:24 am Once again (for the second last time), great work. Perfect editing, etc, etc… ;) Looking forward to...

ripplin   September 14, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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7.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Review by Ripplin — October 24, 2009 @ 7:43 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

FanFix
ripplin   September 14, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Ripplin — January 15, 2008 @ 11:34 pm I am one of the few, it seems, that liked the original version of the movie. Loved,...

ripplin   September 13, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

May 2, 2011 This is a fun one. I remember being sceptical about it starring Will Smith Jr. (haha), as I’d only seen him in “The...

ripplin   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

Review by Ripplin — October 27, 2009 @ 6:33 pm I’ve always enjoyed the original movie, but found it a bit quiet, for lack of a better...

ripplin   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

Review by Ripplin — October 24, 2009 @ 7:20 pm I enjoyed the original version of this movie, but I also like this alternate version, which successfully...

ripplin   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

Review by Ripplin — June 4, 2010 @ 8:47 am Growing up, I was not an avid TOS watcher. I appreciated it, and saw a fair number...

Extended Edition
ripplin   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

October 24, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

Review by Ripplin — April 22, 2012 @ 1:37 am Well done as always, Bob! :) It looked and sounded great (with an elegant menu as well),...

ripplin   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Ripplin — August 24, 2007 @ 10:40 pm I must say, when I first saw that someone had edited Star Trek V, all I could...

ripplin   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

April 29, 2010 Really enjoyed this one. There were a couple of negatives about it for me (too much [sometimes distracting] grain, music choices I personally didn’t...

ripplin   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Ripplin — May 4, 2010 @ 7:36 am This idea worked out very nicely! It’s great to have this alternate, 100% TNG version. The audio...

ripplin   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Review by Ripplin — October 24, 2009 @ 7:37 pm Very fun edit! Obviously, the footage doesn’t mesh together perfectly, and never could, but it’s the idea...

ripplin   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

October 24, 2009 This is the ultimate version of this movie, for sure! ID did a great job of trimming the fat. While it’s still my least...

ripplin   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

October 24, 2009 I thorougly enjoyed this edit. The execution was pretty much flawless and the overall story was really fun. Definitely one I’d recommend to others....

ripplin   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

Review by Ripplin — October 24, 2009 @ 8:27 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

Review by Ripplin — October 24, 2009 @ 7:02 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

ripplin   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Ripplin — October 24, 2009 @ 8:12 pm As a fan of Genndy Tartakovsky’s work, I knew I’d like this series, but I ended up...

ripplin   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Ripplin — March 11, 2011 @ 9:10 pm I saw all the rave reviews and had to check it out for myself. This is definitely...

ripplin   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
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9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Ripplin — December 25, 2010 @ 12:58 am Just finished and I would say that for now, this is my preferred version of Ep. III....

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