Reviews written by mnkykungfu

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July 23, 2020
Overall rating
 
6.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
5.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
4.0

The editor's stated intention is to bring this in line with other Bond films and essentially make it feel 'more Bond'. I think the result here is a really...

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mnkykungfu
July 22, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

My recommendation for this edit is a qualified "yes"... I probably did not take the editor's warning on the description seriously enough. Seriously, unless you HATED Anchorman 2, there's...

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mnkykungfu
July 20, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This works as both a great Extended Edition of the movie Serenity, as well as a great finale to part 3 of MusicEd921's "Serenity Chronicles". It is overwhelmingly a...

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mnkykungfu
July 19, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

MusicEd921 has created a sequel edit here that is actually better than his first edit, in my opinion! I'll say again (as I did for part one in his...

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mnkykungfu
July 18, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I'm going to recommend this edit as a great way for fans to rewatch the series Firefly. So thanks for that, MusicEd921. On the other hand, for anyone...

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mnkykungfu
July 15, 2020 (Updated: July 15, 2020)
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Much credit to LastSurvivor for rescuing this film and giving us a version I'm happy to watch with the rest of the series. John G. Avildsen (director of this...

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mnkykungfu
July 05, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

"Ah-MUR-ih-ca! F*** yeah!" pretty much sums up the plot of this film, especially this version. If aliens come to take over the world, who you gonna call? ...

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mnkykungfu
July 04, 2020 (Updated: July 04, 2020)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

Credit must be given to MusicEd921, as this does replace the original film. Director Antoine Fuqua is never much given to subtlety, and there were many times in his...

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mnkykungfu
July 02, 2020 (Updated: July 02, 2020)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The best Thor movie, period. Pluses: The narrative shift works so well that I can't help but think there must've been some earlier draft of the script...

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mnkykungfu
July 01, 2020 (Updated: October 12, 2020)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Summer time is here, and if you're craving beaches and theme parks, it's a perfect time to live vicariously...through Jaws 3: Monster! My gold-standard is: does this replace or...

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mnkykungfu
June 28, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Extended Edition

I loved this fanedit and you will, too. Firstly, it doesn't hurt that I love the original film. That said, it's no guarantee that I'll love a fanedit....

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mnkykungfu
June 20, 2020
Overall rating
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
3.0
Enjoyment
 
1.0

Okay, brutal honesty: I really did not enjoy this edit. I think I could recommend it for people who have already seen both films and really like Fallen Kingdom....

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mnkykungfu
June 13, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
1.0

If you're going to watch Aquaman, this is a better version than the theatrical, which I couldn't stand to sit through. This is a VERY conservative edit, and there's...

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mnkykungfu
June 03, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

The long and short of it is: this edit is better than the theatrical release, but it's still not that great of a movie. Details: BionicBob...

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mnkykungfu
May 10, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

The final part of TM2YC's SW "Reborn" series is more polished and (IMHO) a greater success than his Episode II. It's a mixed bag though, with some changes that...

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mnkykungfu
May 09, 2020 (Updated: May 09, 2020)
Overall rating
 
7.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

I am a huge fan of TM2YC's previous "Reborn" edit, so that was the standard I was judging this by. Unfortunately, this edit is not nearly as good in...

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mnkykungfu
May 08, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I watched this for May 4th and it warmed my heart. Whatever else I may say or you may read, know this: TM2YC has made a this into a...

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mnkykungfu
May 07, 2020
Overall rating
 
6.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
3.0
Enjoyment
 
1.0

Okay, first I have to say that I really respect the work and the heart that goes into making a fan-edit like this. It's super difficult to try to...

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mnkykungfu
April 25, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

I have to totally agree with flubly's review below. I was a big fan of the original Dumb and Dumber, but just couldn't get into the new film. ...

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mnkykungfu
April 25, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Hands down one of the most thoughtful and most enjoyable edits I've seen. I do have to say that this is still not the perfect version for me, but...

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mnkykungfu
April 20, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

An older fan-edit that is absolutely worth standing alongside the most recent work. I have to give credit to Slark for the opening title cards. It set me...

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mnkykungfu
April 13, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

Firstly, I'll say this undoubtedly improves on the movie by favoring a streamlined narrative over the longer running time. It still can't make this into an action film though,...

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mnkykungfu
April 02, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I had never even watched the original version of this all the way through and thought it might involving a bit of suffering through some parts, but boy, did it...

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mnkykungfu
March 31, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I hadn't watched this since the 90s, so mostly I was coming at the film with fresh eyes. I had actually liked it more than Batman Returns, due to...

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mnkykungfu
January 02, 2020
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I'm going to differ from the other reviews here by not making any sex puns and just giving it to you straight. Hmmm... Well, look, this was only...

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mnkykungfu
December 31, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Coming into this film after my favorite in the series, The Order of the Phoenix, I was massively disappointed when I first watched it in the cinema. Re-watching after...

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mnkykungfu
December 31, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Coming into this film after my favorite in the series, The Order of the Phoenix, I was massively disappointed when I first watched it in the cinema. Re-watching after...

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mnkykungfu
December 25, 2019
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I remembered this film being one of my favorites of the series, and was always puzzled why there seemed to be a lot of negativity towards it from some fans....

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mnkykungfu
December 24, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

So I got ahold of this to watch this year around Christmas (as I do every few years) and it was my first time seeing a lot of the extra...

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mnkykungfu
December 20, 2019 (Updated: December 20, 2019)
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

For fans of Prisoner of Azkaban, this is a phenomenal edit. I've seen the film a couple times, and had great difficulty picking out what was edited here...it's seamless....

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mnkykungfu
December 09, 2019 (Updated: December 09, 2019)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
5.0

Wow, so it had been a long time since I watched this film, but I just watched Terminator: Dark Fate and wanted to see how this fanedit compared... T3 does...

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mnkykungfu
December 08, 2019 (Updated: May 20, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

So I have two gold standards for judging fan-edits: 1. Does this edit improve the film, replacing it on your shelf (or at least provide an equally-good alternative...

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mnkykungfu
December 03, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

I enjoyed Andreas' "Revisited" cut of The Sorcerer's Stone, which although not perfect, was a very appealing edit that did make the film feel less like a kids' movie and...

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mnkykungfu
November 06, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I hadn’t seen the original for probably a decade, and besides the flashback sequences, it was hard for me to tell what Andreas had changed. Yes, it looked darker...

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mnkykungfu
November 06, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

When I first saw this in the theater, I hadn’t seen the series and didn’t get it. I later went back and watched The Evil Dead and Evil Dead...

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mnkykungfu
October 19, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanMix

This is the reason a category like "FanMix" exists in fan edits, and lordy do I wish there were more of them. What a truly fun and original idea....

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mnkykungfu
September 27, 2019 (Updated: September 27, 2019)
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

So this is the third film in Ranger613's (formerly RangerKris) Miami Vice Trilogy. The first one focused on Crockett and Tubbs, though it's mostly Tubbs' "origin story" as a...

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mnkykungfu
September 08, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
TV-to-Movie

I watched Ranger613's (formerly RangerKris) previous edit of the Miami Vice Crockett/Tubbs origin story and it was a great, moody cruise back through the '80s. So I was looking...

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mnkykungfu
July 26, 2019 (Updated: July 26, 2019)
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

I watched Green Lantern when it first came out (as an old-school fan of the comic character) and was definitely underwhelmed. It actually wasn't a BAD movie, per se,...

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mnkykungfu
July 22, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I can't imagine how this would play for somebody who grew up in the 90s or later, but I was totally into it. Would it seem old and cheesy?...

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mnkykungfu
July 18, 2019 (Updated: July 18, 2019)
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This was perceived as another bloated misfire for Kevin Costner after Waterworld, but I always had a soft spot for both. I was very eager to see if BionicBob's...

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mnkykungfu
July 07, 2019 (Updated: July 07, 2019)
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Loved the original Matrix and the Animatrix. Reloaded was good, but really hinged on resolving so much in Revolutions....which totally disappointed. For me, it's been easier to pretend...

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mnkykungfu
July 06, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
5.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

I had to add my dissenting opinion to the otherwise glowing reviews here. There may be some people who will find it helpful or informative. What...

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mnkykungfu
June 02, 2019
Overall rating
 
7.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
6.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

I have a different take than most other reviewers. For one, I actually really enjoyed the normal DVD version of Dune! Yes, I'm the one. ...

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mnkykungfu
June 02, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
5.0

LOVED the Spidey movies when they first came out, but very disappointed by #3. Upon recent re-watching I'd say: Spider-Man: 8/10 Spider-Man 2: 9/10 Spider-Man 3:...

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mnkykungfu
June 02, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

My standpoint coming in was this: Superman The Movie- I always loved the film, except I hated the goofy portrayal of Luthor (see the animated Superman series for a...

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mnkykungfu
June 02, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
5.0

I got this edit awhile back to watch after Son of Jor-El. I figured cutting the 4 films into 2 might be a good 1-2 punch of nostalgia. ...

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mnkykungfu