What is it about? This is an ultimate re-cut of the X-Men Trilogy to make these characters closer to the comics and darker in nature. Cheesy lines were removed throughout, needless exposition was removed, dialogue trimmed for pace and repetitions were removed.
Original film name:X-men, Xmen2 or X men United and X men 3 or Xmen the Last Stand
New film name: X-Men: Requiem War (XRW)
Film studio name: 20th Century Fox
Edit crew name: Wraith
Date Original Film Was Released: 200/2003/2006
Date Edit Was Released: June 2008
Original Runtime: 100min/128min/99min = 327min
New Runtime: Requiem War rt 193 min
Amount of time Cut/Added: Requiem War cut 133 min
Requiem War added 17 min
Cuts removed/added/extended: XRW has 2 complete new scenes constructed to move the story on. A completely new hybrid cerebro sequence exists.
Intention for this fanedit: To make these characters closer to the comics and darker in nature. Cheesy lines removed throughout, needless exposition removed, dialogged trimmed for pace and repetitions removed.
Way to achieve your intention: the Rogue/Bobby sub plot love story is removed as is the Ellis Island attack. Also Mystique attacks upfront so that the senator is already her at the seante. This make a big dramatic change. The movie opens with X 3 opening and unused titles constructed from scratch. No scene was left untouched. The over 300 edits are included in another file. Angel subplot removed and a complete new ending.
Deleted scenes and new sequences were inserted to allow for better pacing or character development.
NOT all deleted scenes were used
More music and unused cues were inserted to make certain scenes less empty
The 2 edits contain differing deleted scenes,thou some overlap.
X1 was 100 min, used 26 min, cut 74 min
X2 was 128 min, used 71 min, cut 57 min
x3 was 99 min, used 58 min, cut 41 min
Deleted Scenes used 16 min
New/reworked scenes 20 min
TOTAL was 327 min
TOTAL is 193 min
* 1. Initial Wolverine shot includes an extra MC shot now and error removal from RW v1.0
* 2. Magneto excised from Senate speech, and Charles shot reversed to he appears to look from senator to Jean, her shot now coming second.
* 3. Senate cross fades to Logan drive which is now a split scene
* 4. Post Snow fight now seges directly to Logan and Jean recovery with longer cross fade
* 5. Magneto lair removed. redundant
* 5. End of School introduction now has 2 shots taken from deleted scenes and reverses a Logan shot to have him gaze Jean as Charles says “what you are looking for”
* 6. Strike at Whitehouse from X2 brought in here to establish the character earlier and to show that others know of the school, establishing peril much earlier on.
* This also reveals that Magneto (who in previous sequence is mentioned as expecting a was) is also a terrorist and in Jail. We do not need to know why, since we also do not know why Charles now is in a wheelchair.
* 7. Scene here is slightly trimmed to disguise a continuity error and is bridged with an additional music que.
* 8. Cut to relocated 2nd Logan examination, so now its about experiments on Wolverine only being concentrated in viewers mind and leads into X2 plot.
* 9. Cut back to second session in Whitehouse with senator exit, new music segue to confirm Mystique and new segue to Mansion at night between Jean and Logan
* 10.Cut to relocated Magneto and Striker in Prison scene. Sets up Striker plot, and first glimpse of Magneto. New segue into scene
* 11. Scene cuts to the 4th new version of cerebro in which now Xavier sees Magneto to the words “you see Logan, we are not alone”…big reveal to Charles is that Striker is there. Scenes re-scored and recoloured.
* 12. This cuts to a new version of the Mystique search for Magneto and also finding cerebro plans.
* 13. Cut to new deleted scene from DVD of jean and Charles discussing Logans mind and honour before going into his dream sequence in bed and Rogue stabbing.Music is added
* 14. Cut to Logan’s dream which is as per REv1 and Rogue
* 15.New scene from DVD Deleted scenes added between Storm and Rogue to establish her in lieu of original set up. Trimmed to remove irrelevant refs and music overlay added.
* 16. Another new Cerbro scene to establish the deal between Logan and Charles plus his mind, but humour removed.
* 17.Cuts to Mystique and Mr Lorio Bar scene inserted back and trimmed to remove continuity error of “Dr Hank McCoy” on screen and refs to the registration act removed.
* 15. Bar scene split from toilet seduction to allow insert of Charles telling Logan about the base at Alkalai lake.
* 17. Cut to Alkalai lake discussion with Charles jumping back to the WC attack of Mr Lorio. We now know Magneto is coming out and Mystique is with him. Music Aded
* 16. Logans departure which combines footage of his running off after Rogue, is trimmed to remove refs to X men…this tones the anger down as well which would be inappropriate.
* 17. Closing jail sequence from X1 enhanced opening, and additional dialogue added from the deleted scene in the senate including Magnto’s iconic closing lines establishing clear conflict vs Hope.
* 18 Cut to Whitehouse attack and runs as per RW v1.0 until new cross fade to complete new Cerebro sequence using Deleted DVD material as per RW v 1.0
* 19 Continues as per RW v1. until slightly altered final Charles visit to Jail cf RW 1.0 which now includes an additional piece from Mozart’s requiem Mass (which is actually used in the attack on the whitehouse) I have added the lacrymosa, which is very apt.
* 20. From here as per RW v 1.0 with following minor changes
* 21. Shot of Rogue? after cure announcement removed and deleted DVD scene of LAB added in, re-enforcing experimentation theme.
* 22. Jail break of Magneto re inserts ref to Mystique.
* 23. Mystique Jailbreak moved down 2 scenes.
* 24. Storms eye shot in the added deleted scene in final battle removed.
* 25. Magneto asking Jean for help added in from Deleted scenes but trimmed.
* 26. Telepathy voices from Jean and Charles enhanced in battle at Jeans’ house.
* 27. Jean noticing scared kjid in car and Magneto marching off bridge added rom DVD deleted scenes.
* 28. Pyro and Magneto chat on jet reinserts line about “dorky helmet” since xavier no longer mentions Magneto is shielding.
* 29. replaced stealth shot? at end of film
* 30. Corrected end title typo