The rearranging of certain scenes and the deletion of others certainly benefited the development of the characters far better than the theoretical versions did and well Logan still gets a lot of the spotlight this edit manages to keep the other X Men relevant and give them enough screen time to show why they matter though Cyclops still gets the short end of the stick but that is the fault of the people behind the movies not the fault of Wraith, I was particularly happy to see the erasure of the love triangle aspect between Bobby, Kitty & Rogue as that subplot from Last Stand always annoyed me and made Bobby look like a cheater and made Rogue’s reasons for getting the cure questionable where as in this the bond they share with Bobby is more on the platonic side.
And of course Rogue choosing not to get the cure and find comfort in being herself was a plus and a great decision on Wraith’s part though I did find the shots of Logan speeding away well the camera panned to the sign of Xavier’s gifted school for youngsters and the shot of that tree outside the school to be a bit to repetitive though as to my favoured ending I preferred the second one as Charles surviving and Erik gaining back his powers built up to that moment in The Wolverine where Charles and Erik meet Logan at the airport quite nicely and potentially hypes audiences up for a potential Days Of Future Past fan edit where as the placement of the scenes in the first version of this fan edits ending confused me.
Though I recognise where there from and I do hope this Fanedit will be available in 1080 HD someday.
Let me start by just giving "Wow!". X-Men: Requiem stands to be one of the greatest all time fan edits. The original X-Men films have always stood out to me as the OG of supehero movies, so this was a no brainer of a watch. I have viewed Wrath's previously edit build years back and fell in love with it. Now, with an updated version the adrenaline doubled up. No wait...tripled. The amount of precise attention and detail given is explicity amazing.
My goal now is to re-watch X-Men (2000), X2: X-Men Unites(2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) to nitpick their flaws that Wraith has doubled down and fixed. If I ever want to watch the X-Men trilogy again (which i probably will) this edit is the way to go.
Now, I only have watched this in standard definition but that didn't stop me from having a good time. I am now anxiously awaiting the upcoming high definition version. Wraith is geniously and uniquely talented and should not go overlooked. I highly reccomend everyone to experience and bask over the glory.
Cheers Wraith to all you do and for whatever lies ahead. Congratulations!!!
I love this edit so much. The way that Wraith had combined the original trilogy was great. The story now focuses on both Jean Grey and Logan (but mostly on Jean, actually), and although minor characters have taken a back seat in this edit (like Rogue, Kitty, etc.), it does not bother me at all. But then again, I can understand if others might find it jarring, especially if they are looking at the smallest details and the like. I just found a couple of ghost frames and audio jumps here and there, but as Wraith have said to me, those will be cleaned up with the upcoming update. All in all, the editing was superb. I can feel the passion Wraith have put into this edit. Looking forward to the updates (especially the HD update), and also the sequel.
By the way, I've watched the updated SD version with the new ending.
Finally, I would like to say that this will be my go-to version for revisiting the franchise now. And I would highly recommend this to others, even on first time viewers. Thank you so much for sharing! :)
Original review from 12-08-2011, 02:43 AM
Wraith, you are a man of great talents. Thank you for sharing this project with us all. I was absolutely blown away by your edit, and I'm now no longer embarrassed to have the official releases on my shelf. They will likely go sit in a box somewhere and collect dust (along with my Star Wars prequels and the ST:TNG movies). This fanedit will be burned to disc and put in their place. Totally stellar effort.