Reviews written by moe_syzlak

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.
20 results - showing 1 - 20  
 
Ordering 
 
moe_syzlak   August 31, 2017
(Updated: August 31, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Rogue One is a movie I quite enjoyed. For me it is far and away the best Star Wars movie since 1980. That said, it wasn't perfect and certainly among...

moe_syzlak   June 27, 2015
Overall rating 
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

This is the best 3-in-1 edit I've seen. The transition from the Episode 2 to Episode 3 material is a revelation. As is the elimination of Greivous. There...

moe_syzlak   April 20, 2015
(Updated: April 20, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

This works very well and really shows that it should have been a single film. I didn't notice any technical issues though I'm probably not the best reviewer for that....

moe_syzlak   December 11, 2014
Overall rating 
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

After seeing the Force Awakens teaser trailer I had a renewed interest in the OT (I've come to the conclusion that the PT is beyond saving for me). I decided...

moe_syzlak   October 13, 2014
Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

First, my apologies for the tardiness of this review. It's been a busy summer moving my family halfway across the country. I was a screener for the first incarnation of...

moe_syzlak   June 24, 2014
Overall rating 
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

I mostly echo kellenpure. Overall there's a lot to like about this and it is certainly an improvement over the theatrical cut. That said, deeper cuts ARE needed IMO...

moe_syzlak   April 29, 2014
(Updated: April 29, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
7.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

SPOILERS ABOUND THROUGHOUT This is the sort of deep, bold edit I've wanted to watch to see how well it could work. The answer is it sort...

moe_syzlak   February 06, 2014
Overall rating 
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
6.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

I share much of Spence's disappointment with RotJ. So I was really looking forward to this. I like a lot of the narrative revisions here. Starting with having Luke on...

moe_syzlak   January 23, 2014
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

I recently revisited the prequels to see if I could find versions that would at least make me want to acknowledge more than the OT. While these movies have always...

moe_syzlak   January 06, 2014
(Updated: January 06, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

I would imagine I come to these movies in a somewhat unique way. I didn't grow up on the books and only read LOTR after having seen the movies and...

moe_syzlak   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 16, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Moe_Syzlak — March 31, 2009 @ 10:02 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

moe_syzlak   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Moe_Syzlak — September 2, 2009 @ 2:38 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

moe_syzlak   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
6.0
Enjoyment 
 
6.0

Review by Moe_Syzlak — April 2, 2009 @ 11:05 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

moe_syzlak   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
6.0
Enjoyment 
 
6.0

Review by Moe_Syzlak - April 6, 2009 @ 11:06 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

moe_syzlak   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Moe_Syzlak — March 30, 2009 @ 10:20 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

moe_syzlak   September 09, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Review by Moe_Syzlak — April 9, 2009 @ 4:25 am I agree almost totally with TMBTM. The emphasis on the distrust is great and the added Rebellion...

moe_syzlak   September 09, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Moe_Syzlak — June 26, 2009 @ 7:34 pm This may be my definitive version. I love that you got rid of the buzz droids and...

moe_syzlak   September 09, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Review by Moe_Syzlak — April 8, 2009 @ 8:48 pm This is now my preferred cut of the film. I’m interested to see the editor’s take on...

moe_syzlak   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

moe_syzlak may 1 2009 I enjoyed this a lot. I liked Heat a lot in its original version, but the scenes with Hanna and his family are...

moe_syzlak   May 01, 2009
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Very good edit. I agree with almost all the choices made here and agree with your reasoning for having Deckard NOT being a replicant. That said, I still like Deckard...

20 results - showing 1 - 20