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.
Thankfully Uncanny Antman strips away almost all cheesy and cringeworthy lines from the movie as well as the forced jokes and freddy quotes and one-liners. The main character doesnt come across as whiny anymore which actually makes you start to feel sorry for her.most of the john woo samurai style blood spray has been toned down which makes the movie experience more like a freddy movie and not shogun assassin movie. there was only a couple of problems i personally had
1. i would have cut the pig to fuck line in the cornfield(i would have jason just snap his neck round as soon as they turned round)
2. i would have trimmed the pinball scene(would have slammed jason against walls few times,no hip thrust,then show jason hitting floor & freddy jestering for tank to fall on him).
overall this edit makes a mediocre movie into a enjoyable viewing experience which would look great in an freddy fans collection.
also the ending to this edit was suberb with the clips and fantastic music choice.
Everyone of course is entitled to their own opinion but I must say, I for one am glad you removed the CHEESE ass line “welcome to my world bitch!”. The one thing that REALLY pissed me off about the original cut of this movie was that the writers, director or whomever else was guilty of putting this movie together… was the fact that when they “integrated the two worlds” of Elm St. and 13th respectively(?)… they seemingly took the “type of teens” from the 13th series. IMHO the teens and characters were always much stronger and more fleshed out in the Nightmare series which always made atleast this viewer, much more involved in what was going on. Which was my big problem with “Final Nightmare” because I personally felt, aside from any other problems that plagued that flick, was that the characters were by far the weakest in the series… again only inho. To the point, there wasnt ALOT you could do to strengthen the cores of these characters since you can’t completely rewrite the script, however by removing a lot of the “crap” dialog… as for example the aforementioned “Welcome to…” line. You’ve atleast made the characters a bit more respectable, and not TOTALLY moronic. The scene where the girls are waiting for the guys and she talks about Will or not in the instance of your cut, is another fine example. All in all, a welcome edit and the new addition to my library when I want to see Freddy take on Jason. I do own the original but usually find myself scene jumping a lot when I do watch it. But I do have to say I will probably be goin from beginning to end a lot more often now that the entire movie isn’t cheesy dialog, cheesy one liners… bad character development…. and NOW with a MUCH better ending. No disrespect to Jason…(I’ll leave that for the latter half of the 13th franchise LOL) but I was always an Elm St fanatic and you’ve brought respectability back to the Krueger character. I touched upon it already but I want to part with… I love this ending much much more. Great Job my friend.
Loved the edit & is a massive improvement over the original. Being a Freddy fan I really enjoyed that this edit felt more like a freddy movie as apose to Jason. There are some criticisms however like keeping the Freddy playing pinball with Jason or the stoner seeing the catapillar Freddy, those were the kinda thing’s I’d like to not see in a Freddy movie & is one of the thing’s I hated about the NOES sequels. However Your editing is absolutley outstanding, I couldn’t find a fault, your a genius. The way you contructed the beggining credits and the end credits felt so proffessional that I could eaily fool someone into thinking this was actually a NOES sequel. You captured that 80′s Freddy movie feel & it imediatly made me feel at home. Great work, can’t say anough, keep it up. I’m just about to download the Terminator 3 edit of yours right now, after having seen your first edit i’m really looking forward to seeing how well you handle the mockery that is Terminator 3. Good luck with further edits dude & keep em up!.
This is one hell of an editing job you have going on here! Some scenes I dont remember even being in the extras on the dvds. The intro is PERFECT, I was thoroughly impressed at everything in the first 5-10 mins, great beginning credits you made.
If there is any criticism I have, its over Jason, and that is on 2 different levels. 1st, hes there, it seems with a little more editing it mightve been possible to totally remove him, though that would leave more like a “Freddy’s Nightmares” episode more than a movie. Or 2, Jason being in the movie as is, I dont get why, by the way its edited, Im under the impression Freddy controls Jason more than hes just there to do a job, I just find the editing out of some of the story on the jason side makes me confused about why he’s there in the 1st place.
Either way, The edit is still amazing, and definitely aimed more towards my favorite indestructible demon Freddy, which all in all makes me happy