Dec 09 2014
Fan edits are kind of a big deal right now. Pretty much everybody has access to a pretty decent editing machine, and they love nothing more than to smash their favorite movies together and see what comes out. Predictably, most of them are bad, some are amusing, and a few are even good. You can even find people trying to stretch the fan-edit into its own art form (like this presumably misguided experiment).
Now we have Terminator Genisys. Yes, that’s actually how it’s spelled. I think.
The Terminator franchise has been struggling, and some people might almost have forgotten why the heck they even liked it in the first place. Skydance Productions seems to be setting out to fix that, by releasing a fan-edit of the first two Terminator movies into theatres. We’ll have to see how it goes, but it’s hard to deny that we’re seeing a ballsy way to rejuvenate interest in a flagging series, and a huge jump in the street cred a fan-edit can command.