Reviews written by macmilln

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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macmilln   November 17, 2019
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9.5
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8.0
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10.0
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7.0
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10.0
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10.0

Technically, this edit was pretty good, I didn't notice a single cut/transition, however I did notice a few times where the soundtrack seemed a little loud, so the Audio Editing...

macmilln   November 17, 2019
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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

Disclaimer: It has been years since I've watched the prequels, so I can't compare this too well to the original AotC. Just like the last in the...

macmilln   November 17, 2019
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10.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
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

Disclaimer: I haven't seen the prequels in years, so I can't compare this too well to TPM. Technically, this edit is flawless and I don't believe I...

macmilln   November 11, 2019
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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 one of the first edits I watched, I saw it in August but just haven't gotten around to leaving a review until now. A very...

macmilln   October 30, 2019
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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

Holy crap. This edit was beautiful, one of [if not] the best I've seen, alongside Scott Pilgrim vs. the Editor. I was not a fan of The...

Extended Edition
macmilln   October 08, 2019
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10.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
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 is easily the best fanedit I've seen. I'm a big fan of Edgar Wright, and Scott Pilgrim is one of my favourites, so more is better with this movie...

macmilln   September 06, 2019
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8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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7.0

The technical elements of this edit are flawless. Seriously, great work. They help to move the narrative along at a quicker pace, and you really don't notice a single issue...

macmilln   September 02, 2019
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10.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
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

Disclaimer: I've said this before but obviously nobody is going to check the continuity of my reviews... The scale I grade fanedits on is based on the original. I don't...

macmilln   August 28, 2019
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10.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Not much to say about this. The editing was flawless, I didn't notice a single cut that was made, even after reading the cutlist. This cut clears some of the...

macmilln   August 25, 2019
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9.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Not much to say. The edit did exactly as promised, reworked TASM2 into a much more cohesive story and gave more closure to the ASM storyline. I watched this a...

macmilln   August 25, 2019
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3.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
1.0
Enjoyment 
 
1.0

I'm a big fan of Civil War, it's my #5 Marvel film, and I have nothing against The Incredible Hulk, it's an average movie, the plot drags a little at...

macmilln   August 25, 2019
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Just to be clear, I rate fanedits on a scale based on the source material. I do not believe Black Panther is a 10/10 film, I'm actually not that big...

macmilln   August 24, 2019
Overall rating 
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

I don't have much to say about this edit, I'm a big fan of Homecoming, and I believe Homecoming is better than this. However, I do see the appeal of...

macmilln   August 24, 2019
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9.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
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10.0

First of all, a disclaimer: I am a fan of Iron Man 2. It's my second favourite Iron Man, and my 11th favourite MCU film. I understand the flaws people...

macmilln   August 24, 2019
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9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
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10.0
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10.0

Civil War is already in my top 5 Marvel films. In my opinion, besides some color grading issues, it was flawless (obviously not really but it was really good, okay!)...

macmilln   August 24, 2019
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9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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9.0
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9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
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10.0

Pretty much flawless. I can't rate the A/V editing a 10 as I knew what was/wasn't apart of the original. If I wasn't as familiar with this movie as I...

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