What are FanEdits, and why make them? FanEdits are an artform where someone takes a video source/sources and rearranges them with video editing software to create either a modified, or even radically new version of a movie.
mikedrew87 presents his first fanedit, Never Sleep Again.
This is a fanfix of the critically panned "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake from 2010.
"I tried to make this edit smoother and fresher than the remake. I also tried to cut out some of the characters and make the story flow better and be quicker to the point.Horror remakes are bad....I try to enjoy them, but can't force myself to. So I wanted to try and create something that people would enjoy more than the bad directing and writing of this remake."
Congratulations on releasing your first edit mikedrew87!
SKYflix presents his first fanedit, Green Lantern Reborn.
This is The Green Lantern movie with 24 minutes cut and reorganized scenes for a more cohesive storyline.
"The Green Lantern universe is a vast, rich and fascinating place. Unfortunately, the original movie only hints as those intriguing possibilities while it plagues the viewer with a hero who refuses to take up the mantle of the Green Lantern and an incoherent villain.
My intention is to streamline the movie by removing most of the bad dialogue, silly reactions shots and subplots. I have reordered some scenes for a more logical and cohesive storyline, keeping only scenes that progress the plot or develop the characters. By doing so, I hope to transform Hal Jordan into the hero he was meant to be -- the GREATEAT GREEN LANTERN IN THE UNIVERSE!"
DominicCobb presents his first fanedit, The Master: Re-Processed.
This is a fan mix of the 2012 Paul Thomas Anderson film, The Master.
Some cuts, some addition, some trims and rearranged things. the movie is shorter, some things play out differently.
Hopefully this edit is a fresh new way to view an already brilliant film. It's not a replacement, it's simply an alternate take on the material.
"My intention here is to take an already great film and change it a bit for a new viewing experience."
Ranger613 presents his first fanedit, The Hobbit: Fire of the Dragon.
This is a lean version of The Desolation of Smaug which retains all the greatness of the movie and drops all the fluff, making it a better paced and more entertaining movie overall. Fire of the Dragon dispenses with many superfluous elements of the film like the elf-dwarf love triangle, the dwarves being left behind in Laketown, the orc assault on Laketown, as well as any other deviations from the main narrative.
"When I watched Desolation in the cinema, I remember what a good start the movie had, and how awesome and well crafted the scenes with Smaug were, while how frustrating it was every time they cut away to some nonexistent plot device (ie. Tauriel and Legolas, Bard running around Laketown, Bolg attacking Laketown, etc.). I don't know why but the way they drew this movie out to nearly 3 hours by padding it with extra materials which took great liberties with the source material, a book I loved since I was a kid. As much as I admire Peter Jackson as a director, I felt like Desolation was a good 2 hour movie trapped in a 3 hour mess. This version cuts out the extra material and keeps the narative focused on Bilbo.
While most extra material is cut out, two scenes are retained in their entirety in this cut, namely the barrel escape and the dragon battle. If you enjoyed these sequences in the theatrical cut, then this is the version for you. I will be releasing a separate version soon which cuts both these sequences cut out (a 'purist' edition without barrel battles or molten gold, called 'Into the Fire')"
DoreDormir presents his first fanedit, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones in 4 Acts.
This edit shift Attack of the Clones from a basic 3 act structure with 2 subplots to a 4 act structure with 1 subplot. This was achieved by shifting Anakin's attempt to save his mother to the end of the film where it stands alone as the 4th act. This required a few vfx changes using existing footage.Few minor changes throughout the film reduce the conflict between Anakin & Obi-Wan, and the love story conflict between Padme & Anakin. This does alter Anakins character so that he demonstrates greater maturity, and loyalty to the Jedi Order, and is more likely to take action vs. telegraph or explain his actions. Several scenes were cut completely including the dinner between Padme & Anakin, and all sequences that take place on Tatooine post Anakins mothers’ death, and before Obi-Wans message is received.
"My primary goal was to demonstrate how story can be altered via editing.
I hope all who have an opportunity to view the edit will enjoy."
Zarius presents his first (short) fanedit, X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men - Mute Man Logan Edition.
This short edit provides a neat and tidy X-Men adventure unhindered by intrusive Stan Lee narration or the jarring sound of Wolverine speaking in an aussie accent.
"I love Pryde of the X-Men, it's cheesy goodness, but there are some things about it that really make it feel very silly, the narration by Stan Lee tells us things that frankly we can easily gather from the story being allowed to breath on it's own, whilst Logan talking in a weird australian voice (no offense Hugh Jackman), made this pilot episode quite infamous. I thought to myself, "How much better would this ep be if such things were removed?" Here is my answer."
SeventhWard presents his first fanedit, Red Tails Redux.
Red Tails Redux strikes a more serious tone than the theatrical cut. This version of the film eliminates two poorly received subplots, the 'Love Story' and the 'Prison Escape'. Red Tails Redux also features trims to most of the juvenile humor and on-the-nose dialogue as well as several editorial fixes to improve structure and pacing.
"Being a lifelong fan of George Lucas and the Tuskegee Airmen, I was disappointed with the theatrical cut of this film - finding inconsistencies with the tone and choices made in regard to the editing. Frankly the theatrical cut felt like an assembly of all of the scenes filmed during production without that final editorial pass to restructure, recut and disregard the parts that are just standing in the way of what the movie really is. It's my intention with Red Tails Redux to give the film that final editorial pass - and by doing so make the movie more consistent with honoring the Tuskegee Airmen rather than exploiting their story for the sake of awe-inspiring visual effects."
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