Reviews written by Meadows

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May 31, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Very cool extended edition of what is likely still the best of the 'Pirates' films. Won't change anyone's opinions on the film but a few extra character moments here...

May 29, 2024 (Updated: May 29, 2024)
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This film probably ranks as one of my biggest disappointments in the theater. The book is one of my favorites and I knew that it was going to be...

May 29, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Prince Caspian is an interesting adaption, as the book is arguably the worst of the seven Narnia books...so when I sat down in the theater to watch, I actually *wanted*...

May 29, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Speaking as a fan of the source material, am still very pleased with the theatrical cut of this film. This adaption is a little on the tame side but...

March 21, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I love my book-edit of the Hobbit but I have to admit that some of the non-book material that was added by Mr. Jackson and company was not half-bad. ...

February 18, 2024 (Updated: February 18, 2024)
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Zack Snyder's Watchmen is a strange case of being both too faithful and not faithful enough to the original work. On the one hand, all its best material is...

February 16, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I've been following the Prequel edit scene for a while now and have been continually astonished at how each new edit seems to capture or improve some new aspect of...

February 14, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Wow, this is a heck of an improvement! Probably the most heavily revised version of the film that I have seen yet, and it works! Heavy bent toward...

February 13, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A surprisingly conservative edit! Nips and tucks here and there, and the very worst of Jar Jar edited out, but not to the extent that the original intent of...

January 21, 2024
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is already one of the top five fantasy films of all time...no matter what version of the film you watch,...

January 14, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This edit is fantastic. I prefer films to TV shows because I just don't have the time to spend on TV. I bought the Mandalorian Season One and...

January 14, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Not a huge fan of the 'Monster-verse' films, but always liked the fun and occasionally the pathos of Godzilla (in the original and more recently in Minus One), so I...

August 17, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is the edit I was looking for. The substance of the film is intact but hard decisions have been made to cut out extraneous material that, while good,...

July 30, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This is a very conservative edit of The Phantom Menace. The worst excesses and redundancies are excised or muted (one 'yippee' remains). Most of the Gungan City and...

May 03, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This is a good edit of Attack of the Clones, almost like an extended version of Ebumms' version of the film. It almost counts as an Extended Edition with...

January 15, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

It's been so long since I've been able to see the original theatrical cut of this film! Not since the mid-90's, and I'd forgotten the massive changes the 'Special...

January 08, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

...well, I think I must echo the various praise this edit has received. Takes some of the best ideas from the various other editors over the years and combines...

January 08, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I find myself with very little to say that hasn't already been said. A 'Hobbit Greatest Hits' collection with nixes the one nitpick I had about M4's version. ...

October 07, 2022 (Updated: October 07, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

The new title is hard to swallow, but the editing choices here do make the re-titling relevant, as the edit places the focus on Naboo, its people, and its politics....

October 07, 2022 (Updated: October 07, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
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....

September 22, 2022 (Updated: August 12, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This is a good take on Episode II. The editor confirmed the intention was to balance the best ideas of the various fan edits of ATOC over the years...

July 24, 2022 (Updated: July 24, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Although in general I am a purist when it comes to the OT, if you've trying to do a chronological order viewing, the original lightsaber duel falls pathetically flat in...

June 25, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This edit nixes the film's universal point of criticism. If you don't already own the film, this edit easily makes the purchase worth it. DonKamillo has turned Matt...

May 08, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

About three-fourths of the way through my watch, I realized what I really wanted to see was 'The Last Jedi Awakens', as the first two films worked a heck of...

May 08, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I really enjoyed this cut of the film. I always liked Hal9000's takes on the Prequel Trilogy but there was always a small part of me that missed the...

February 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This cut of Revenge of the Sith is a happy medium between the original theatrical cut of the film and Hal9000's revisionist cut, with two major differences from both: the...

February 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The best Star Wars sequel gets better. 'How the Special Editions should have been', indeed. Adywan's edit is a remarkable achievement; in my opinion,...

February 17, 2022 (Updated: February 17, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

If you are a theatrical purist, this is your edit. Ebumms did a great job keeping the film mostly intact with its more revolting moments lightly trimmed. I...

February 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
7.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The Sequel Trilogy feels oddly like films made for people who haven't seen Star Wars before. They are big, and bombastic, and bloated. However, although the story was...

February 15, 2022 (Updated: February 17, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I had never seen the original German cut of the film. Although not much footage is added, it does change the tone and pacing and oddly, it seems more...

January 16, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Not much else to say that hasn't already been said. Arguably the worst Star Wars movie has been improved to the point you wouldn't feel awkward recommending it to...

January 08, 2022 (Updated: January 16, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

For my part, this revisionist take on Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace might be the best version of the film. Right from the new opening crawl, we...

December 18, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This is a very nice trimming of the classic children's Spielberg movie. Some 'director's indulgence' has been removed and what remains tells the story in a straightforward and unintrusive...

December 09, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

It makes me very happy to see M4's Hobbit edit here. His was not the first fan edit I watched, but it was the first to help me truly...

October 02, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This edit of the DC Original Movie(s) is the definitive adaption of Frank Miller's work. If you love the original, this is 100% what you want, As a...

August 21, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I am absolutely stunned at what an improvement this is. This edit addresses every complaint I ever had about Episode III and then some. With so many distracting...

July 27, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Probably the best edited version of ROTJ. Not every cringe moment is cut (kind of depends on how much you like Boba Fett) but enough of them to be...

July 25, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The tagline says it all. Do I recommend this? Heck yes. Buy the film and request this edit. I can't imagine anyone being dissatisfied. ...

July 25, 2021 (Updated: July 25, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

The editing is technically flawless. Anyone watching the film for the first time would not notice any irregularities. As a repeat watcher, I can't call it perfect, but...

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