Superman: Risk and Revelation

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Tagline:
"A Risk is worth taking...if it's for love"

Original Movie Title:
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Original Release Date:
2006
Original Running Time:
75
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
20
Time Cut:
55
Subtitles Available?
Brief Synopsis:
This divisive little piece of now-obscure Superman media was released around the peak of marketing for Superman Returns. It's been widely criticised by fans of Superman: The Animated Series for, amongst other things, inconsistent continuity and characterisations (particularly with Lex Luthor) as well as bait-and-switch storytelling revolving around Clark wanting to share his secret with Lois Lane.

Many fans were disappointed that this film felt more like an Elseworlds tale and not an authentic 'bridge' between Superman: TAS and Justice League.

I've gone back and forth on whether or not I should do this for a while, but recently I watched a pretty good 50 or so minute version of it from an editor called Fanedit895. This version realized the potential of the story by rearranging scenes and deleting all sequences with Lex Luthor to avoid even touching on his characterizations, as well as removing the bait-and-switch so Lois knows.

So impressed was I that I decided the time had come to tackle this head on myself, but I wanted to set it apart from what this editor had managed, and have decided to try to cut it down to a TV episode length.

The edit went through several versions, and, through consultation with both Fanedit885 and FE.org's very own MusicEd921, the version available here was finally cranked out. It's fascinating to see just how much good was buried under all the more unnecessary stuff and that you can edit this in a number of interesting ways.
Intention:
To give proper closure to Clark and Lois' relationship in Superman: TAS and to move their relationship forward, and to give the show a fitting epilogue.
Other Sources:
Superman: Brainaic Attacks (blu-ray)
Superman TAS title track
Special Thanks:
MusicEd921
Fanedit895
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
-Very little of Lex, he shows up to gloat about Superman's disappearance and attending his social gala (which is interupted by Brainiac) but that's it

-Rearranged several key scenes to tighten the narratives and omit certain sub-plots and interactions that reference or lead into plots that go nowhere

-Superman's 'confession' to Lois, part of an illusion mid-way through the episode is now the ending

User reviews

1 review
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(1)
Visual Editing
 
9.0(1)
Audio Editing
 
9.0(1)
Narrative
 
10.0(1)
Enjoyment
 
10.0(1)
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(Updated: June 08, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
This was fantastic. Thank you for fixing this movie! Great job. Great idea. Great execution.

Not sure if Superman: Doomsday could be similarly fixed, but I think you're onto something with this concept!

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Yes
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Digital
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