TDKR: The Consequences Edit

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2012
Original Running Time:
164 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
151 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
• Alfred's dream vacation story is scrubbed.
• All mentions of autopilot are scrubbed.
• The history eraser program is minimized and is no longer a motivation for Selina after Batman saves her from the thugs.
• Countdown to Core Meltdown Timecodes added to Bruce's scenes in the pit to spread out the timing of Bruce's recovery.
• Any verbal mention of time outside of a more evenly paced decent into chaos are removed.
• Bruce dies at the end.
• Blake gets the bag without being called Robin.
• Gordon doesn’t go back to work. He’s lucky he’s not being prosecuted for his perjury, at the minimum!
Intention:
A third revisit of my first attempt at Academy approval submission here on Fanedit.org

I started this edit because the theatrical release of TDKR was underwhelming and a bit unfocused compared to TDK. I hoped to edit it into a more worthy trilogy finale.
Additional Notes:
After the stuff with his kid. Gordon effectively is traumatized. And Blake doesn't necessarily become another Batman. He will clearly become something, but now possibly something different.
Special Thanks:
DigModiFicaTion - Back in 2017 I submitted my first edit for academy approval - a version of this edit. Dig reviewed that god-awful amateur t*rdnugget. Thanks for all the patience.

Lantern51 - for re-inspiring me to fix the terrible first attempt. A new 2023 version is now tightened in the right ways and fixing overly ambitious goals.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
• Gordon doesn’t go back to work. He’s lucky he’s not being prosecuted for his perjury, at the minimum!
• Alfred's dream vacation story is scrubbed.
• All mentions of autopilot are scrubbed.
• The history eraser program is minimized to a 'gangland myth' and not a motivation for Selina after Batman saves her from the thugs.
• Countdown to Core Meltdown Timecodes added to Bruce's scenes in the pit to spread out the timing of Bruce's recovery.
• Any verbal mention of time outside of a more evenly paced decent into chaos are removed.
• Bruce dies at the end.
• Blake gets the bag without being called Robin.
Cuts and Additions:
All cuts:
• Remove Gordon's opening monologue.
• Bane intro scene is tightened - CIA makes good on its death threats. No blood transfusion for physicist, no discussion with disciple about “the fire rising.”
• Removed Alfred’s first mention of his vacations.
• Removed the senator saying "Call me!"
• Added more neck break and body drop sfx to Bane killing his own henchman.
• Removed Fox discussing the Autopilot with Bruce when he show him the “Bat”.
• Tightened Alfred briefing to Bruce about what he learned about Bane, to keep Bane as a possible “child who escaped” valid for as long as possible.
• Some shots re-ordered so that Bane's attack on the stock exchange was always planned to go mobile, not a reaction to the fiber being cut. Batman chase scene tightened.
• Selina and Dagget fight tightened. Removed “gangland myth” line. Removed Selina looking back at Bane while being shot at. Selina and Bruce’s discussion tightened to remove “those were trained killers” and “so that’s what that feels like”
• In Selina's apartment, the history eraser program subject is again removed.
• Removed Bruce locked out of his house and sleeping with Amanda Tate.
• When Bane kills Dagget, sfx adjusted so Dagget stops whimpering after his neck brakes.
• Removed Gordon telling Blake to “not believe in coincidences”
• Removed Catwoman and Batman’s discussion of the “Clean Slate” in the sewers, and tightened their descent into Bane’s territory.
• Background soundtrack added to Bane/Batman sewer fight. Dialogue tightened to remove exposition that they are in League of Shadows. Bane does not say he was already a man when he first saw the light.
• Tightened a couple lines when Bane introduces Bruce to The Pit.
• Removed Selina punching through her hat at the airport and knocking out the security guy
• Removed Foley yelling at the nurse to leave Gordons hospital room.
• Tightened the old man first telling Bruce about the legend of the “child who escaped” to keep Bane as a valid possibility for as long as possible.
• Move Bruce asking about the “Rise” chants to the first time he hears them.
• Removed Blake mentioning to the construction guys that he is a detective now and about coincidences. Removed shot of Blake’s facial expression questioning his gun use is removed.
• Removed the General “alerting the President”
• Countdown to Core Meltdown Timecodes added to Bruce's scenes in the pit to spread out the timing of Bruce's recovery.
• Trimmed Blake scolding Gordon to remove the “eight years” mention.
• Removed closeup shot of timer on the bomb as it is loaded into a truck
• Tightened the old man telling Bruce about the legend of the “child who escaped” the second time, to keep Bane as a valid possibility for as long as possible.
• Tightened the old man telling Bruce about the legend of the “child who escaped” after Bruce attempting the jump, to keep Bane as a valid possibility for as long as possible.
• Removed the actual time left on the bomb mentioned when Fox and Blake are briefing the new soldiers.
• Re-edited Bruce’s jump with an extended shot of the hopeful blind doctor and then a black screen instead of actually seeing Bruce make the jump.
• Trimmed Gordon briefing the team about the GPS to remove the time mention.
• Removed Bruce and Selina discussing the Clean Slate again when Bruce returns to Gotham.
• Removed close up shot of Amanda with Gordon during the sentencing.
• Removed Bruce and Fox discussing the autopilot when removing the device from the Bat.
• Some shots reordered to group bigger scenes, like Batman saving Gordon and Blake being captured
• Trimmed Batman saving Blake a lot, and the grenade Batman gives Blake to throw is big enough, no Bat needed.
• Re-edited Batman and Catwoman dialogue when Catwoman gets the Batpod for more emotional connection and less exposition
• Selina and Batman discussion at batcycle tightened.
• Tightened the shots of Bane’s men and the police force clashing
• Batman and Bane’s fight scene tightened, less “Where is the trigger!”, tightened dialogue
• The Batwing chase scene is tightened up, and many close up shots of random soldiers are removed.
• Gordon doesn’t ask who Batman is.
• Shots of Gordon working again at a new Batsignal are removed.
• Fox discussion of autopilot removed throughout edit.
• Alfred vacations shots removed.
• “Robin” name reveal removed.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2012
Original Running Time:
164 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
151 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
• Alfred's dream vacation story is scrubbed.
• All mentions of autopilot are scrubbed.
• The history eraser program is minimized and is no longer a motivation for Selina after Batman saves her from the thugs.
• Countdown to Core Meltdown Timecodes added to Bruce's scenes in the pit to spread out the timing of Bruce's recovery.
• Any verbal mention of time outside of a more evenly paced decent into chaos are removed.
• Bruce dies at the end.
• Blake gets the bag without being called Robin.
• Gordon doesn’t go back to work. He’s lucky he’s not being prosecuted for his perjury, at the minimum!
Intention:
A third revisit of my first attempt at Academy approval submission here on Fanedit.org

I started this edit because the theatrical release of TDKR was underwhelming and a bit unfocused compared to TDK. I hoped to edit it into a more worthy trilogy finale.
Additional Notes:
After the stuff with his kid. Gordon effectively is traumatized. And Blake doesn't necessarily become another Batman. He will clearly become something, but now possibly something different.
Special Thanks:
DigModiFicaTion - Back in 2017 I submitted my first edit for academy approval - a version of this edit. Dig reviewed that god-awful amateur t*rdnugget. Thanks for all the patience.

Lantern51 - for re-inspiring me to fix the terrible first attempt. A new 2023 version is now tightened in the right ways and fixing overly ambitious goals.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
• Gordon doesn’t go back to work. He’s lucky he’s not being prosecuted for his perjury, at the minimum!
• Alfred's dream vacation story is scrubbed.
• All mentions of autopilot are scrubbed.
• The history eraser program is minimized to a 'gangland myth' and not a motivation for Selina after Batman saves her from the thugs.
• Countdown to Core Meltdown Timecodes added to Bruce's scenes in the pit to spread out the timing of Bruce's recovery.
• Any verbal mention of time outside of a more evenly paced decent into chaos are removed.
• Bruce dies at the end.
• Blake gets the bag without being called Robin.
Cuts and Additions:
All cuts:
• Remove Gordon's opening monologue.
• Bane intro scene is tightened - CIA makes good on its death threats. No blood transfusion for physicist, no discussion with disciple about “the fire rising.”
• Removed Alfred’s first mention of his vacations.
• Removed the senator saying "Call me!"
• Added more neck break and body drop sfx to Bane killing his own henchman.
• Removed Fox discussing the Autopilot with Bruce when he show him the “Bat”.
• Tightened Alfred briefing to Bruce about what he learned about Bane, to keep Bane as a possible “child who escaped” valid for as long as possible.
• Some shots re-ordered so that Bane's attack on the stock exchange was always planned to go mobile, not a reaction to the fiber being cut. Batman chase scene tightened.
• Selina and Dagget fight tightened. Removed “gangland myth” line. Removed Selina looking back at Bane while being shot at. Selina and Bruce’s discussion tightened to remove “those were trained killers” and “so that’s what that feels like”
• In Selina's apartment, the history eraser program subject is again removed.
• Removed Bruce locked out of his house and sleeping with Amanda Tate.
• When Bane kills Dagget, sfx adjusted so Dagget stops whimpering after his neck brakes.
• Removed Gordon telling Blake to “not believe in coincidences”
• Removed Catwoman and Batman’s discussion of the “Clean Slate” in the sewers, and tightened their descent into Bane’s territory.
• Background soundtrack added to Bane/Batman sewer fight. Dialogue tightened to remove exposition that they are in League of Shadows. Bane does not say he was already a man when he first saw the light.
• Tightened a couple lines when Bane introduces Bruce to The Pit.
• Removed Selina punching through her hat at the airport and knocking out the security guy
• Removed Foley yelling at the nurse to leave Gordons hospital room.
• Tightened the old man first telling Bruce about the legend of the “child who escaped” to keep Bane as a valid possibility for as long as possible.
• Move Bruce asking about the “Rise” chants to the first time he hears them.
• Removed Blake mentioning to the construction guys that he is a detective now and about coincidences. Removed shot of Blake’s facial expression questioning his gun use is removed.
• Removed the General “alerting the President”
• Countdown to Core Meltdown Timecodes added to Bruce's scenes in the pit to spread out the timing of Bruce's recovery.
• Trimmed Blake scolding Gordon to remove the “eight years” mention.
• Removed closeup shot of timer on the bomb as it is loaded into a truck
• Tightened the old man telling Bruce about the legend of the “child who escaped” the second time, to keep Bane as a valid possibility for as long as possible.
• Tightened the old man telling Bruce about the legend of the “child who escaped” after Bruce attempting the jump, to keep Bane as a valid possibility for as long as possible.
• Removed the actual time left on the bomb mentioned when Fox and Blake are briefing the new soldiers.
• Re-edited Bruce’s jump with an extended shot of the hopeful blind doctor and then a black screen instead of actually seeing Bruce make the jump.
• Trimmed Gordon briefing the team about the GPS to remove the time mention.
• Removed Bruce and Selina discussing the Clean Slate again when Bruce returns to Gotham.
• Removed close up shot of Amanda with Gordon during the sentencing.
• Removed Bruce and Fox discussing the autopilot when removing the device from the Bat.
• Some shots reordered to group bigger scenes, like Batman saving Gordon and Blake being captured
• Trimmed Batman saving Blake a lot, and the grenade Batman gives Blake to throw is big enough, no Bat needed.
• Re-edited Batman and Catwoman dialogue when Catwoman gets the Batpod for more emotional connection and less exposition
• Selina and Batman discussion at batcycle tightened.
• Tightened the shots of Bane’s men and the police force clashing
• Batman and Bane’s fight scene tightened, less “Where is the trigger!”, tightened dialogue
• The Batwing chase scene is tightened up, and many close up shots of random soldiers are removed.
• Gordon doesn’t ask who Batman is.
• Shots of Gordon working again at a new Batsignal are removed.
• Fox discussion of autopilot removed throughout edit.
• Alfred vacations shots removed.
• “Robin” name reveal removed.

User reviews

3 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(3)
Audio Editing
 
8.7(3)
Visual Editing
 
9.3(3)
Narrative
 
8.7(3)
Enjoyment
 
8.7(3)
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
I should note that this edit was viewed without having seen the original. However, after reading the changelist I much better appreciate the positive impact it had on the viewing experience. While the introduction to bane was a great start to the film, it definitely was a movie which found it's footing in the 2nd and 3rd acts. Many of the scenes, notably the bank heist, felt extremely tight and intentional without being too rushed with pacing. The work put into making the bane as the child who escaped also worked for me as a first time viewer, as the reveal was a nice surprise.

The only criticism I remember were a couple edits where the audio was noticeably cut, and did take me out of the film in those moments.

Overall, I feel the edit did a great job of helping to focus and highlight the best that the film had to offer.

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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 great Dark Knight Rises Edit! I was never a huge fan of the third Nolan Batman film, and this edit definitely tightens it up and makes the narrative cleaner. If I had any nitpicks, it would be that I don't like on screen text in general in movies, and the countdown to the bomb going off I don't think was needed. Also I don't love the fact that Bruce dies at the end (this is just personal taste), I would rather have the Autopilot scene at the end put back (maybe without the tech mentioning who fixed it, because duh of course it would have been Bruce, BUT I didn't like that scene where Alfred is on vacation either (I think it was cheesy), and would rather have his death "ambiguous leaning towards alive".

The other fanedit of this movie I enjoy is DonkeyKonga's Dark Knight Ascends, and at first I didn't like that they changed the reveal of Talia as NOT being the one in the Pit, after reconsidering I think it actually helps Bane's character be better developed. But that edit removes Robin inheriting the Bat-Cave and keeps the Vacation bit.

Overall a really good edit that makes the film more digestible.

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Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Do not take the 8 on Narrative and Enjoyment as anything to do with the editor on this movie. It's the source material that lowers this just a tad for me.

Wakeupkeo has turned out another great edit keeping only the essential story beats needed to make the movie work and cutting everything that doesn't. Only because I have seen so many versions of this movie edited as I look for just the right one do I know when things were cut, not because I have seen the TC so much LOL.

If you haven't seen the latest version, or haven't seen this edit at all, give this a try. The editor admitted that the previous version was not up to their standards and took the feedback I gave and implemented almost everything I mentioned.

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