Reviews written by omaru1982

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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omaru1982   June 11, 2020
(Updated: June 11, 2020)
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This was a nice short ride, I think most slasher films should stick to the 90-100 minute runtime before they outstay their welcome. Scream 4 was for...

omaru1982   May 17, 2020
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SonOfSinbad did warn me that this was only a lite edit but I proceeded anyway. For the record I don't hate Spider-man 3, but I am looking...

omaru1982   May 13, 2020
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With Spider-man 2.2 Bobson takes an already superior cut of a film but restores the little from the theatrical cut that wasn't broken to begin with, which for most is...

omaru1982   May 12, 2020
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I asked Lapis for the link to this back in February last year and I think it was around January I actually sat down to watch the film when I...

omaru1982   May 12, 2020
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I didn't go and see the film in the cinema, I waited for home release and then I watched the blu ray - I didn't like it but I had...

omaru1982   December 12, 2018
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I had the pleasure of watching this at the weekend, I had not seen the Dark Knight in about 2 years as a result of having watched it far too...

omaru1982   September 25, 2018
(Updated: September 25, 2018)
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First let me say what others have said, the colour regrading is fantastic, the palette of the original film was one of the main problems, but here it is fixed,...

omaru1982   September 25, 2018
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It's been a few weeks since I watched this but I just wanted to say it's a fantastic edit. I found Mantis and Drax to be somewhat annoying in...

omaru1982   January 13, 2018
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I watched this before Christmas and I had been meaning to write a review for quite some time. If you already like the film as it is, you'll appreciate...

omaru1982   May 30, 2017
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I know this is not a recent film, I know I have taken quite a while getting around to watch and review this, I'm fully aware it's already won Fan...

omaru1982   February 28, 2017
(Updated: February 28, 2017)
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9.3
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I have seen Into darkness a fair number of times and while I like it quite a lot, I don't love it. I own it for the sake of completion....

omaru1982   May 02, 2016
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This is a great little edit that removes the political side story and some other little moments of forced emotion. This is a tighter packed rollercoaster and for me personally...

omaru1982   May 02, 2016
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The franchise was Always a little love/hate with me. I watched the first film after reading the books and didn't like some of the changes, but I understood why they...

omaru1982   March 05, 2016
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8.3
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I'll be brief, this is a good edit but it's not particularly for me. I rather enjoy At world's end so seeing the beginning trimmed for pacing makes sense...

omaru1982   May 05, 2015
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So I sat and watched this at the weekend, I'd previously seen Sam's 'Organic eggs' edit of the first film and I rather enjoyed that. I'm not a huge fan...

omaru1982   April 14, 2015
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I absolutely loved this edit, I think the film has a better flow with the alternate opening and closing scenes with Maria Hill. Sam has restored just about as much...

omaru1982   September 15, 2014
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Okay edit-wise this is perfect, I liked the inclusion of the River Tam sessions as flashbacks, generally I didn't have fault with the use of deleted scenes in the first...

omaru1982   August 11, 2014
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My first introduction to Firefly was the movie Serenity, yeah weird place to jump into a series. I watched it I thought it way okay, I loved River's fight scenes...

omaru1982   May 11, 2014
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Like Bionicbob said, there's a few recognisable moments cut, but I didn't realise several of them until I came and checked the cutlist AFTER i'd watched the film. ...

omaru1982   April 20, 2014
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I sort of have to counter Iamsotravelsized's review. Firstly I saw ASM in the cinema and secondly I loved Raimi's first two films (I'm slowly getting to appreciate the 3rd...

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omaru1982   November 12, 2013
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I finally got around to watching this over the weekend, I'm glad I did. Usually when someone attempts these type of edits they end up with a...

omaru1982   May 08, 2013
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The Shadow was one of those films I'd watched when i was younger and sort liked it, but I didn't love it, it was very safe or 'vanilla', or maybe...

omaru1982   March 20, 2013
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I watched this edit earlier in the week, i've always had a love hate relationship with superman returns, there's just so much that doesn't really fit into the movie and...

omaru1982   March 20, 2013
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Just a quick review, I enjoyed this immensely, I've seen scott pilgrim several times, with two extended edits on top of that, so logically it makes sense that this time...

omaru1982   December 25, 2012
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I like Mars attacks, but for such a short film, on repeated viewings it feels far longer than it actually is. Reave gives us a no nonsense...

omaru1982   November 07, 2012
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Basing this solely on part 1 because that's all i've seen. I watched this yesterday and I'm pumped for part 2, Primarily this focuses on Iron man 2, while...

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omaru1982   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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Review by Omaru1982 — May 2, 2011 @ 9:22 pm Watched this yesterday and today (1 part per day) Absolutely fantastic, even though I...

omaru1982   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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9.0
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Review by Omaru1982 — January 4, 2012 @ 10:20 pm What can I say that hasn’t been said already, I laughed from opening to end. Brave effort...

omaru1982   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
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Review by Omaru1982 — October 11, 2010 @ 12:14 am In all honesty I burned this a few months back, so the minor change with V.2 I...

omaru1982   September 09, 2012
(Updated: September 09, 2012)
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Review by Omaru1982 — March 20, 2011 @ 9:01 pm Very Enjoyable, I’d forgotten about Old Ben’s mentor talk until I read it in the above review...

omaru1982   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
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8.0
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Review by Omaru1982 — September 11, 2011 @ 9:26 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

omaru1982   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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Review by Omaru1982 — June 25, 2012 @ 12:42 am Superman returns, many of us couldn’t wait for his return to the big screen after his last...

omaru1982   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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Review by Omaru1982 — November 14, 2010 @ 10:41 pm Really like this cut and it compliments your Superman II edit perfectly. No cornfield which was probably...

omaru1982   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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Review by Omaru1982 — June 7, 2011 @ 11:57 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

omaru1982   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 06, 2012)
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omaru1982 aug 26 2011 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

omaru1982   September 05, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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December 15, 2011 I opted for the avi version because I don’t have a BR writer. A lot of the cuts you’ve made I’ve seen in...

omaru1982   September 02, 2012
(Updated: September 02, 2012)
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February 7, 2011 I won’t give an in deph analysis because the guys above have covered most of it. WOW, that’s all I can...

omaru1982   August 31, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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April 29, 2012 @ 6:27 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

omaru1982   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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October 20, 2010 @ 1:07 am Watched this last weekend, forgot to add my 2 cents. I’ll be brief because so much has been...

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