Here’s my review of the “Rise and Fall of The Dark Phoenix” edit, from reddit’s jimbojka:
Influenced by my fanedit, “X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Dark Stand”, he has created in all probability the best fan cut so far of this concept, this certainly aims higher than mine did, it’s of a higher quality, with the score being mixed in very professionally. I also really liked the callbacks to the beginning with Wolverine going infra-red when dealing with Magneto’s henchman in the forest, that was an awesome effect and gave the whole thing a badass feel.
I liked how he was still able to use more of DP for LS footage, such as Mcavoy Xavier entering young Jean’s mind while Stewart and Jensen are duelling in the house. It’s a nice way of joining the two worlds in the film, showing us how it’s all very much the same coat the film is wearing.
There were some things that I didn’t even notice were gone from the story, which just shows how ‘necessary’ they really were (no rogue or weird Bobby/Kitty romance)
Lastly, thee ending was perfect, right down to using the Jean footage from The Wolverine, another callback to the start. Continuity and attention-to-detail goes far in telling a great story andhe told it. Tragic, impactful, and beautiful.
Now, and I hate this bit, a couple of critiques:
When Jean and Scott reunite at the lake, I did hear a bit of a hard cut/glitch in the score, might want to give that another polish.
I also think the split screen for the fight sequences, while very innovative, went on far too long. Try to make that more of an ‘event’ effect and use it when absolutely necessary.
Those niggles aside, I am honoured that my frankenstien edit inspired a much superior, sharper, and bolder vision.