Being a big fan of the original movie, it was really cool to see all of these new parts integrated into the film. Not all of them were improvements, though. Many of the deleted scenes were deleted for a reason, and while I wouldn't normally criticise an extended edition for this, since parts of the film were editorialised according to the editor's tastes I think it's fair to treat it like an ordinary edit.
As for the deleted scenes themselves, it's clear that effort was put in to make them fit with the rest of the movie, but many of them were still VERY rough. A lot of them had quieter audio than the rest of the movie, meaning that I had to keep turning the volume up and down to hear the dialogue, and some of them clearly didn't fit visually or match the timing of the scene.
In a movie where the editing is so important, this was very noticeable and impacted the experience a lot.
Some deleted scenes were very well inserted to the point where I wouldn't know they were deleted if I wasn't so familiar with the movie, but compared to the total number of edits, a pretty large percentage of them are what I would consider "bad".
If you know the movie well, and want to see the new content, you'll definitely get a kick out of this, but I wouldn't recommend it to first time viewers and I don't think I'll be coming back to this version.
This is very much a "Kitchen Sink" edit where everything deleted was indiscriminately re-inserted with no regards as to how it impacts the story. For example, the deleted scene which explains how Knives and Scott met, when re-inserted, kills the joke that Knives sounds like a made up person by revealing her too early. Whist there are a number of cut jokes that should have stayed in, I feel this edit doesn't know when to stop. If you wanted an uncut version, here it is, COMPLETELY UNCUT. But if you've never see the movie before, I'd recommend you just watch the original as it's much better paced and its jokes are more consistant.
If you want everything, this is the edit for you! The nega scott scenes and Crash and the boys extended scenes were the only things I really liked. The other additions were nice to see but the uneven audio levels were jarring and as a whole I don't believe they added to the story. The animated opening was cool but it doesn't align with what he tells Ramona at the bar. I was really hoping Knives emoji face was gonna be fixed lol
Where to start? A great comic book, a great movie based on it, a fan edit that blends the two to create an ever better movie! You can tell from the quality/resolution that some scenes didn't make the original cut, but are, otherwise, seemingly edited, not to mention the small but rich details all over. I wish this one got an official release. Love it! Can't recommend enough!