Batman Beyond: The Movie

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Original Movie/Show Title:
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Original Release Date:
1999
Original Running Time:
80 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
76 minutes
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Synopsis:
Fueled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under the supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh, futuristic Gotham.

This is a TV to Movie edit of Batman Beyond.
Intention:
My intention was to take the Terry McGinnis vs. Derek powers arc from the TV show and make it into a movie.
Additional Notes:
Episodes used: Ep. 1 "Rebirth: Part 1" Ep. 2 "Rebirth: Part 2" Ep. 5 "Meltdown" Ep. 13 "Ascension" + Surprise ending (taken from season 2)
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
Most of the fan edit is small trims to make the story flow as a single movie.
Some instances of fade-to-black were removed.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1999
Original Running Time:
80 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
76 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Fueled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under the supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh, futuristic Gotham.

This is a TV to Movie edit of Batman Beyond.
Intention:
My intention was to take the Terry McGinnis vs. Derek powers arc from the TV show and make it into a movie.
Additional Notes:
Episodes used: Ep. 1 "Rebirth: Part 1" Ep. 2 "Rebirth: Part 2" Ep. 5 "Meltdown" Ep. 13 "Ascension" + Surprise ending (taken from season 2)
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
Most of the fan edit is small trims to make the story flow as a single movie.
Some instances of fade-to-black were removed.

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1 review
(Updated: August 15, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
A/V Quality
Pretty good quality, but the blacks and shadows looked overly pixelated for a file of this length and size. Since this show is very dark visually, it's a bit distracting.
I'm basing this area and score with the assumption that the source comes from the Blu Rays.

Visual Editing
The editor chose to crop the image to create a more modern friendly look. It's done tastefully and creates that cinematic feel they are going for. The cuts made to the source are well hidden and support the editor's intention to streamline and focus the story.

Audio Editing
For the most part, the audio is exactly what you'd expect. There are some audio transitions that are abrupt when the fade to black visuals were cut. I think a simple extending of the audio in those scenes could help those shots feel a bit smoother.

Narrative
The combining of the source materials feels like it should and doesn't detract from the narrative of the source.

Enjoyment
I'm not the biggest fan of Batman Beyond due to the technopunk look and feel, but it's a part of the Batman TAS universe so I can't help but try and enjoy it. Belgarath did a great job at combining the story into what I'm surprised WB didn't create seeing that they made the Return to Joker version. I'd personally liked to see a different or excised show intro as it kind of steals from the cinematic intention of the edit. Aside from some audio transitions and some overly crushed shadows, This was just as enjoyable as the source, if not more so as it streamlines the story for the viewer. Great execution on the idea. If you like Batman Beyond, you'll like this edit.
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What great sci-fi entertainment! The story flows nicely from episode to episode with no glaring jumps. The length is good as well, sometimes you just want a short movie.

Powers made Terry become Batman, then Terry made Powers become Blight, both great origins. Shame they only used Blight for a couple of episodes, I would have liked to see the neon-green skeleton lots more.

The Mr. Freeze vs Blight part was cool to watch, a battle between hot and cold.

This fan edit makes you want to watch the series again. 10/10

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Yes
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This edit was so fun! The pilot combined with the other episodes work fairlyy well in a movie format - the pivot from the origin story to the other story arcs midway through
is a bit jarring, but the editor drew from the best episodes to create a full movie. Definitely feels a bit episodic (especially the end). Overall, the story still feels cohesive because you see Terry becoming Batman and the key episodes of the Derek Powers / Blight villain arc. Also cute that this includes that one Batman Beyond meme lol.

The visual/audio quality are amazing and the transitions are seamless. Definitely would recommend if you want peak Batman Beyond content and don't want to commit to the full series (the series is great tho!). I liked watching it as a prequel to the movie Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.

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8.7
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
This is an interesting experience, putting the entire direct Powers storyline together into a movie. As someone who enjoyed the original show, I'm not sure this format quite gels. In the first season, there was a gradual build-up of suspense in the various Powers appearances throughout the season and his mental degradation was able to be much more gradual.

Not sure if a first-time watcher would think it rushed or not. That being said, I think this TV-to-Film does make a great companion piece to the 'Return of the Joker' film and the storyline from that movie does naturally flow from the close of this one, so I think it does its job well enough.

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9.3
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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Excellent edit, four episodes flawlessly sticked together to form a single movie, the transition and cuts between episodes are nearly perfect, except for when Terry finds out about the Batcave, which was abrupt. Tha audio is on point, and the narrative is very enjoyable to follow, for those who still remember the show.
Very pleasant edit, thanks for sharing.

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9.5
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
I will say that seeing these four episodes strung together works very nicely and editing for the most part works. However, I did notice two things I feel could be improved/added. I feel the transition from Terry discovering the bat cave was very quick and jarring which I know had a commercial break back then at that point. So I don't know what else could be done there to make it transition easily. I do feel the use of a time card and transition shot after the Rebirth episodes, can help establish time and help transition it better to the next episodes. As for the other transition into the last episode, that I feel works fine. The ending I feel the original ending to Blights Last Episode should have been left since He isn't really dead, least to the comics and plus the ending feels a bit too quick.

Overall, still a nice idea to put these episodes all together to make a movie. Least while we wait for WB to make a live action version.

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Owner's reply August 03, 2022

Thanks for the positive review.


"I feel the transition from Terry discovering the bat cave was very quick and jarring which I know had a commercial break back then at that point. So I don't know what else could be done there to make it transition easily."

Indeed. I thought about keeping the fade-to-black at this point, but it didn't work for me. I thought it was even more jarring that way.

"I do feel the use of a time card and transition shot after the Rebirth episodes, can help establish time and help transition it better to the next episodes."

I considered adding a time card, actually. Later, I decided the audience should themselves realize that there's a time skip there. However, I may add a "One month later" somewhere at that transition point.

"The ending I feel the original ending to Blights Last Episode should have been left since He isn't really dead, least to the comics and plus the ending feels a bit too quick."

I was adamant about the last scene of the edit being between Bruce and Terry and that scene fit the best. It's all fast in the cartoon, so not much to do here. I didn't care about the comics while making the edit. I want one to go watch the Return of the Joker movie after this one ;)

"Overall, still a nice idea to put these episodes all together to make a movie. Least while we wait for WB to make a live action version."

Sign me up to write the script. My version will be very Akira-esque.

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