Reviews written by dangermouse

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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dangermouse   April 15, 2017
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9.1
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9.0
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10.0
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7.0
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10.0
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9.0

Hey, good job reese. Great edit, the motivations of Batman and Superman are really clear, not as hidden under extraneous layers as the original, and the FIGHT really works as...

dangermouse   October 31, 2015
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7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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9.0
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6.0

Well, an AMAZING achievement with some stand-out points - but ends up a little flat and dare I say a bit... boring. This is mainly to do with...

dangermouse   September 12, 2015
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7.4
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8.0
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7.0
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8.0
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8.0
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7.0

A reasonably good take on an overly-long film. The film is a lot stronger removing the Susan / Caspian "romance" that went nowhere, as well as removing the...

dangermouse   September 13, 2014
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9.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
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10.0

An outstanding edit which reveals some brilliant film-making by Jackson et al. I think this edit can be summed up by wife, who has not seen the...

dangermouse   August 21, 2014
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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

Quite simply, a perfect edit. I used to think the Dark Knight Rises was a fantastic film. I used to enjoy it - but now...

dangermouse   August 20, 2014
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9.8
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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

A tour de force in editing. TDK is a pretty good film with an *outstanding* performance by Heath Ledger, but is weighed down by a lot of crap,...

dangermouse   August 18, 2014
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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
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8.0

This is a tough one. Batman Begins is, I think, the best movie of the three: coherent, tightly edited, with heart. But njvc showss that BB can be...

FanMix
dangermouse   July 29, 2014
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9.6
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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10.0

Just watched it. I actually applauded at the end of Battle Royale. I applauded. In my own lounge. On my own. Yes, it was that good. Nit-picks: The animated...

dangermouse   July 17, 2014
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8.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
7.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
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9.0

Extremely well done. Brilliant to focus in on the Lovell's - Apollo13 is a human interest story rather than a disaster story, and you nailed it. The only criticism...

dangermouse   April 24, 2014
(Updated: April 26, 2014)
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4.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
6.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
4.0
Enjoyment 
 
3.0

*** NOTE: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD *** I hate reviewing a fanedit that I really didn't like as I know the editor has put blood sweat and tears...

dangermouse   December 12, 2013
(Updated: December 12, 2013)
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8.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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7.0

Audio was fine for me - I watched the BD, through headphones via my sound system. I enjoyed this cut immensely - until the end. The warg...

dangermouse   December 03, 2013
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8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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7.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
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8.0

T2 is a really good film (8/10). And, as such, hard to fanedit to be better. And I'm not sure this edit is "better". Certainly as good as the excellent...

dangermouse   October 20, 2013
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7.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
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6.0

Good, but not great - but that's more an indictment on the original movie than on the editor. B3nmitchell has made a tremendous effort to save this movie - and...

dangermouse   September 18, 2013
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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

Wow. Just wow. Episode 1 is still ridiculously over-complicated with no clear baddies and goodies (my kids kept asking me) and the Padme/Queen thing (my kids kept asking me) -...

dangermouse   January 15, 2013
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7.0
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8.0
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8.0
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6.0
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7.0

An interesting take on the films, seamlessly blended together. Unfortunately, the whole does not equal the sum of the parts – Hero Within is a weaker film than both 1...

FanFix
dangermouse   January 12, 2013
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9.1
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7.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

This fanedit is FANTASTIC! LS has taken a turd of a film and turned it into a great Bond flick. I thoroughly enjoyed my 110 minutes with Mr Bond. ...

dangermouse   January 09, 2013
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7.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
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8.0
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6.0
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7.0
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7.0

7/10 Decent edit. Some great ideas. Some which I didn’t feel worked as well. Liked new cut down opening – although I did wonder...

dangermouse   August 30, 2012
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9.0
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9.0

March 29, 2010 @ 1:02 am Wow. What an unusual idea, and what fantastic execution. Yes, I also felt that one or two things didn’t quite work...

dangermouse   August 29, 2012
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Review from 29 March 2010 Wow. What an unusual idea, and what fantastic execution. Yes, I also felt that one or two things didn’t quite work for...

dangermouse   August 29, 2012
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9.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0

Review from 29 October 2010 Superb, Stankpac, superb. Watched it last night an *really enjoyed* it! Yes, a prequel film, that I enjoyed! Superb editing decisions throughout....

dangermouse   August 29, 2012
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7.4
Visual Editing 
 
6.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Review from 17 June 2011 Watched this last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ll start off with the negatives: 1. The gun barrel...

dangermouse   August 29, 2012
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3.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
Visual Editing 
 
4.0
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3.0
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2.0
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4.0

Review from 1 January 2012 Sorry, just didn’t work for me. I admire the idea and even the execution, but I really couldn’t get into it, however...

dangermouse   July 20, 2010
(Updated: August 25, 2012)
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9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review of Shadow of the Sith Watching this edit reminded me, forcefully, that TPM is rubbish. The cuts only serve to highlight how terrible the...

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