I set a goal of conception to release in one week. Naturally it took me 2.2x longer than that to get it done, but I'm very happy with the results.
Man... Or Astroman? - Project Infinity
I enjoy the original for what it is. This is a nicely trimmed version and I appreciate the majority of the cast now reduced to cameo appearances. I might have moved Grandma's line "They blew up Congress!" to before the Army opens fire on the saucer, but otherwise I really had a lot of fun with this one. Thanks, reave.
The pacing was on point. Concentrated absurdity at its finest. Loved every campy gonzo minute of it.
The mp4 version carried a bit of audio/visual asynchrony, whether played on QuickTime, MPlayer or my tibi. But that's OK, because I was too busy chortling to mind.
Bonkers stuff, Reave. This is definitely one I'll have to show to fanedit virgins.
Enjoyjoy: 10 pelvic aerothrusts.
Decent edit. Biggest problem was that a lot of characters were left very underdeveloped; a lot of focus was on the White House characters, but we didn't really get to know Annette Bening or Lukas Haas that well. I think it all went by a bit too fast. But that said, it was still very entertaining and a lot of the best lines were kept in (while a lot of the bad ones were removed).
Also, was I the only one who couldn't hear everything all that clearly? There was a slight delay between the audio and video, and sometimes the music was so loud it made some of the dialogue inaudible.
since he directed Batman Tim Burton has long been one of my favorite directors, and while I consider Mars Attack to be a so-so film it's still leagues above his more recent out put. Given the lack of story other than Martians invading earth the original film felt too long so the shorter length here improves the film greatly. However the inclusion of characters that seemingly don't go anywhere is a problem that could have maybe been addressed and I've never cared for Jack Nicholson’s Art Land character. finally being a Brit the removal of Tom Jones is just scandalous :)
the technical side to this edit is flawless and like with many fanedits it was great revisiting a film that I wouldn't have thought about re-watching again.
It's been a while since I have seen the original Mars Attacks! and Reave's edit was a welcome excuse to revisit Burton's crazy movie. This edit is extremely well edited. The pacing is much better than the original which got dragged down by a huge ensemble of characters.
This edit was a joy - while watching i tried remembering all the scenes I found funny or scenes that stuck with me. And every time I thought Reave would cut this he found a way to incorporate it.
For example the death of Jack Black's character with the american flag. Even though he has a much bigger backstory he more or less is a one-note character and works fine as he is now - an incompetent fool who has joined the army.
Many characters who get introduced earlier in the original are still there but get introduced much quicker via throwaway lines and because almost every character is a caricature it is not important to spend too much time with them as they are mostly there to deliver punchlines
I found almost no flaws in the editing other than I expected the Byron Williams character and the DeVito character to reappear because they were introduced when the martians arrived.
other than that I loved this edit a lot and will probably rewatch it the next time i am in the mood for "ack ack ack ack ack ack"