Reviews written by bionicbob

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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bionicbob   May 24, 2013
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8.2
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Based on Havok's introduction, it sounds like we have kindred love affair with Flash Gordon. I was 10 when I saw the original, there was only one other person...

FanMix
bionicbob   May 06, 2013
(Updated: May 06, 2013)
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8.6
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BOLD. That was the first word that came to mind after watching this Tarantino-style fan edit of The Empire Strikes Back. Bold to edit...

bionicbob   May 05, 2013
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9.3
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A crackling, tightly paced crime noir tale! A part of me feels bad for poor Kim, as I enjoy her performance in the original (though definitely not...

bionicbob   May 03, 2013
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9.2
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Q2 has done something I never thought possible, he made me like David Lynch! I have never really enjoyed Lynch's films, and while I watched...

bionicbob   May 02, 2013
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8.6
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Why did I not watch this one sooner? G1's Spidey was Spectacularly and Amazingly Entertaining! I can easily see why this edit won FEOTM. ...

bionicbob   May 01, 2013
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7.3
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As many of my fellow forum members know, I LOVE SUPERMAN! LOVE HIM!!! After a certain bionic astronaut, he is my ultimate hero. And I...

FanMix
bionicbob   April 30, 2013
(Updated: May 01, 2013)
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8.6
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This is beautiful. A beautiful, bold and lyrical experiment in artful storytelling. I will be honest, I did not quite grasp it all. But what did not...

bionicbob   April 28, 2013
(Updated: April 29, 2013)
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8.1
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Superman III... a true love hate relationship I have with this movie. I love all the Smallville/Lana Lang/Evil Superman elements. I hate pretty much everything else... LOL! ...

FanFix
bionicbob   January 13, 2013
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9.8
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Bond is BACK! And Better Than EVER!!! And it is all thanks to Last Survivor. As LS has pointed out, the 40th Anniversary...

bionicbob   January 10, 2013
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9.3
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10.0
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Watched. Smiled. Snickered. Laughed. Laughed some more. Good work L8! This was an interesting experiment by L8wrtr, trying to recreate the original...

bionicbob   December 25, 2012
(Updated: December 25, 2012)
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9.3
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I remember when the original commercials played promoting MARS ATTACKS back in 1996, coming on the heels of Independence Day -- it looked like a wild ride and I soooooo...

bionicbob   November 26, 2012
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This is a good and entertaining little edit. I have a soft spot for the original MISSION TO MARS, as I will watch anything directed by Brian...

bionicbob   November 12, 2012
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9.6
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BATMAN DESCENT INTO MYSTERY I had the extreme honor of watching this fan edit yesterday, and after ages of anticipation, I can honestly say, I...

bionicbob   October 22, 2012
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9.6
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9.0
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Winner and still champion.... Last Survivor!!!! ....cue Tom Conti Rocky fanfare! I was privileged to watch the work print of this edit a few...

bionicbob   October 08, 2012
(Updated: October 09, 2012)
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8.7
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8.0
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Watched this... And did not sleep a wink afterwards! Why oh why do I do this to myself? ...

TV-to-Movie
bionicbob   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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Review by bionicbob — April 27, 2011 @ 12:41 am As anyone who follows the TV Shows Threads knows, I am a HUGE Smallville fan! But...

bionicbob   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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8.0
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Review by bionicbob — October 9, 2010 @ 1:56 am Anyone willing to attempt to edit SPIDER-MAN 3 gets big points from me right from the get...

bionicbob   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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October 26, 2010 This is an excellent edit. While I am not a real fan of bloody/gross-out horror movies, the SAW movies always held...

bionicbob   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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9.0
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April 13, 2012 JAWS 3 MONSTER And what a monster it is! A Monster of Awesomeness!!! I had a great time...

bionicbob   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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Review by bionicbob — October 2, 2010 @ 5:33 pm Utterly Clever and Charming” This edit has been on my “I really should watch...

bionicbob   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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Review by bionicbob — March 1, 2011 @ 10:52 pm So let me just get it out of the way, and say up front, this Fan...

bionicbob   September 09, 2012
(Updated: September 09, 2012)
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Review by bionicbob — March 19, 2011 @ 12:29 am WARNING: SPOILERS WILL APPEAR!!! Return of the Jedi is one of those childhood movies...

bionicbob   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
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Review by bionicbob — October 27, 2010 @ 5:35 am The eternal dilemma of a Fan Boy…. DC or MARVEL? DC!!! ...

bionicbob   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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Review by bionicbob — August 2, 2012 @ 4:09 am I LOVE Superman! The Bionic Man and the Man of Steel are my two...

bionicbob   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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9.0
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Review by bionicbob — January 1, 2011 @ 11:33 pm The following review is based upon my viewing of the Single Layer dvd release, and be...

bionicbob   September 05, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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7.0
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October 18, 2010 @ 10:40 pm This one has been on my CURIOUSITY LIST for a while now… I really enjoy the whole TERMINATOR...

FanFix
bionicbob   September 05, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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February 25, 2011 This was just a wonderful viewing experience! The entire time I just kept saying to myself, “This is a great movie!”. Never...

bionicbob   August 31, 2012
(Updated: September 03, 2012)
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9.0
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February 27, 2011 @ 2:14 am When I first read about this project I was filled with both excitement and intrepidation. Not only are these two...

bionicbob   August 31, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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August 21, 2011 @ 6:23 pm a review of UNDERWORLD TEMPTATION WARNING: This review may contain spoilers! I...

bionicbob   August 31, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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10.0
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April 26, 2012 @ 11:19 pm WARNING — There may be mild SPOILERS in the following… BOLD. INNOVATIVE. REFRESHING. These were...

bionicbob   August 31, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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10.0
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August 20, 2011 A review of DOC SAVAGE, THE MAN OF BRONZE: DETARNISHED WARNING: This review will most likely contain SPOILERS!...

bionicbob   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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9.8
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9.0
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September 29, 2010 @ 10:23 pm WOW!!! AMAZING!!! FRACKING BRILLIANT!!! INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!! Just watched this last...

bionicbob   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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July 29, 2012 @ 3:10 am Not sure why it took me so long to get around to watching this, but I am glad I finally...

bionicbob   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 30, 2012)
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March 28, 2012 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

bionicbob   August 29, 2012
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November 11, 2011 @ 5:56 am The Welcomed Return of Rogue’s Super 8 Edits! What a wonderful surprise. Once again Rogue proves his...

bionicbob   August 29, 2012
(Updated: August 29, 2012)
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Know O’ Viewer, that between years when MTV drank Radio and epic ballad rock, and the years of no talent produced studio pop, there was an age...

bionicbob   August 29, 2012
(Updated: August 29, 2012)
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October 20, 2010 PHENOMENAL! This may easily be the Best Fan Edit I have ever watched! I had the distinct honor...

bionicbob   July 29, 2012
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Upon reading Neglify’s and Geminigod’s review, I think I fall somewhere in the middle of the two. The Special Edition of THE ABYSS is easily my favorite...

bionicbob   June 27, 2012
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9.0
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A brief recap, BSG created by Glen A. Larson, was originally intended to be a series of television movies, not a weekly series. The first three movies were all mapped...

bionicbob   May 06, 2012
(Updated: September 02, 2012)
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10.0
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L8wrtr’s DAWN OF THE EMPIRE. WARNING there may be some SPOILERS in this review. Over three years in the making....

bionicbob   April 13, 2012
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9.0
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PERFECT. ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. How you are able to distill this epic movie to less than 20 minutes and keep all the emotional drama intact...

bionicbob   July 06, 2011
(Updated: September 01, 2012)
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9.0
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THE REPUBLIC DIVIDED WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!! As soon as L8′s newly created Opening Crawl appeared, I knew I was...

bionicbob   December 27, 2010
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9.0
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Just finished watching Jorge’s latest opus. To give myself some perspective, I watched this edit with my Father-inlaw, who has never seen the original movie. (heck,...

bionicbob   September 29, 2010
(Updated: August 25, 2012)
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9.1
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10.0
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Broadcasting from a hidden location deep in majestic Canada, it is time for THE BIONIC MOVIE REVIEW SHOW!!! With your hosts….. BIONIC BOB– a forty something...

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