Reviews written by gary2129

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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gary2129   May 20, 2019
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before watching this fanedit i was doubtful that removing max from the movie would leave the movie with massive plot holes and continuity errors, but boy was i wrong,the edit...

gary2129   September 19, 2018
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when thor ragnorak was first released at theatres everyone agreed the movie was good but there was too much forced humor which at times pulled you away from the glorious...

gary2129   November 23, 2017
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the main problem with guardians of the galaxy 2 was that some scenes just lingered far too long between jokes which made some of the dialogue seem awkward but RB...

gary2129   September 21, 2017
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this edit was a vast improvement on the original movie,BEEZO has been able to trim out the awkwark scenes and un-neccesary humour making it now more of a action driven...

gary2129   September 07, 2017
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the original sinister was a good movie but Agent Sam Stanley has taken an already great movie and improved on it, by cutting away the fake jump scares has...

gary2129   September 07, 2017
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after watching first class i thought that the story would be the same this edit with just a snip here and there taken out, but when i watched this i...

gary2129   August 29, 2017
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when rogue one first came out i didnt hate it but at the same i there was just something about it that made it feel forced to me.So when this...

gary2129   August 05, 2017
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ironman knocks it out the park with this suberb edit. one of the subplots of the the theatrical what i hated was the whole divorce and how claire was constantly...

gary2129   August 05, 2017
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fantastic 4 has to be one of the worst acted of the the recent superhero movie,forced jokes,forced love triangles,forced racial jokes all aimed toward the younger demograpghic audience to...

gary2129   August 05, 2017
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uncanny antman does it again with another fantastic edit.the movie has had most of the useless talking and forced exposition removed. the movie now focuses on the decepticons searching for...

gary2129   August 05, 2017
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Going into this edit i wasn't expecting much considering how badly i was dissapointed with the theatrical version.So i'm glad i gave Q2's version a chance and from the first...

gary2129   August 04, 2017
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while avp and avpr get a bad rap they are essential not bad movies, the only problem with them is that there is too much padding and bad writing,a lot...

gary2129   August 04, 2017
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Again Uncanny Antman knocks it out the park with this fanedit, almost all of the cheesy corny lines have been edited out from this movie,the T1000 acting like a woman...

gary2129   August 04, 2017
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needless to say i went to watch this fanedit not expecting much considering both theatrical and director cuts of daredevil are not the best in the way of storytelling but...

gary2129   August 04, 2017
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when i first watched the original freddy vs jason i was dissapointed to say the least.the characters came across as whinny,self absorbed horror stereotypes.you had the jock,the virgin,the bitch,the loser....

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