Someone asked me recently which film I would choose to re-edit to make it better. Here I nominate some of my candidates for the chop but what are yours and why?

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  • Comment number 264. Posted by Cool Hand Smiley

    on 24 Jul 2013 10:55

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

    The opening with Ian Holm and Elijah Wood should be removed. The back story with Azog should be removed along with the scenes with Radagast the wizard. There is to be an extended edition of this film but it already feels like an extended edition watching it as it is.

    The opening 45 minutes of War Horse should be chopped. Sadly it is not until the horse is sold that the story gets interesting.

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  • Comment number 263. Posted by liamjeff

    on 21 May 2013 15:48

    Definitely Goodfellas. For me, Ray Liotta's demise was extremely drawn out and it leaves me bored at the end.

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  • Comment number 262. Posted by markofcain

    on 20 May 2013 19:09

    One movie that needs a major overhaul and in this particular scenario an extremely thorough M.O.T. is John Carpenter's "Christine"This is a rare Stephen King malfunction that did not make the successful leap from page to celluloid,unlike the exceptional"Dead Zone"that was released in the same year.The blame for this collapse lies with the director,complacency obviously set in after a previous rich tapestry that scared us with the marauding Michael Myers and then had us cheering for the eye patched anti-hero Pliskin.
    Sympathy for me is deeply entrenched in"Christine's"glove compartment,as chills and what ever humour was intended,was virtually non existent.
    The whole concept reminded me of one of those early Coca Cola ads,set in a hot steamy and sweltering garage as the whiter than white leading man,deliberate's the ownership of this cute flashy seductress motor vehicle,whilst sipping a cool fizzy soft drink.
    If only there was a rabid Saint Bernard sitting behind the wheel,doing just enough to steer us away from a woeful storyline,and sowing the seeds for a genuine notch up in the terror stakes.

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  • Comment number 261. Posted by TomBeasley

    on 14 May 2013 14:20

    I was recently very disappointed after I left a screening of Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines. For two thirds of its running time, it's a masterpiece... and then it carries on for another half an hour.

    If they'd cut it as soon as the words "Fifteen years later" appeared, it would've been the film of the year so far.

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  • Comment number 260. Posted by ChaosReigns88

    on 8 May 2013 22:46

    I originally said The Hobbit, but now that I've seen David Lynch's Dune, that's got to be the film I'd completely re-edit. It hardly makes sense but I know there's a plot in there, and seeing as Lynch himself has renounced the film which, from what I can tell, was due to editing problems, it only makes sense to choose it. Mostly, I just love the idea of sand worms, but only when they fit into the story. There's more than 2 hours worth of footage to allow that to happen.

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  • Comment number 259. Posted by Dan

    on 7 May 2013 19:41

    Source Code, stop it at the freeze frame on the train, forget the needless ending. Ambiguous is perfect.

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  • Comment number 258. Posted by stuart

    on 30 Apr 2013 19:32

    I would re-edit the Matrix trilogy to be a single film. The first one.

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  • Comment number 257. Posted by Emma D-s

    on 30 Apr 2013 19:23

    If I could edit any film, I would edit the ending of 'A Clockwork Orange'. I really loved the book, and thought that the film was a masterpiece- that is until the ending. It completely missed the point of the book and, as a result, made the whole film seem pointless. I often wish I could add on the book ending in which Alex decides he wants leave his old Nadsat way of life and start a family. The ending in the film was just weak. It makes me glad that I read the book first.

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  • Comment number 256. Posted by lewis_re

    on 30 Apr 2013 13:50

    I would re-edit John August's The Nines.
    What would I do: Take out the end sequence and give it an ACTUAL ending.
    Why: Because the film gripped me, but then completely let me down by not having any sort of coherent ending, it was in dire need of a good one after the build-up.

    A shame too because I love August's screenwriting - Big Fish and Corpse Bride in particular.

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  • Comment number 255. Posted by Icecold

    on 29 Apr 2013 20:17

    How to improve Michael Bay's awful films? Take Michael Bay out and replace him with another director. That is all.

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