Plan 2001 From Outer Space http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/300x300s/c7/a2/fc/_plan-2001-front-134432473693.jpg
-3 minutes of blank screen and opening credits
-Dawn of Man segment removed
-docking the spaceship shortened
-Floyd’s video call to his daughter removed
-conversation with Russian astronauts shortened
-landing on the Moon shortened
-changing the AE-35 shortened
-Dave returning to Jupiter One and killing HAL removed
-Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite shortened
-various small chops here and there to help the pace
-rearranged the order of many scenes
Completely new score featuring music from James Brown, Flight of the Conchords, Pink Floyd and many more.
Foreword: I haven't seen the original in sometime, which I prefer for watching edits and I also didn't review the changes (log) ahead of watching, which I also prefer. I looked at the edit list back when I downloaded the edit, but I like to not know what I'm walking into; I don't watch an edit for a few months or more after downloading it.
What I liked: It was nice to see a stream lined story. I enjoyed the new sound track as well. It was engaging.
What I didn't: Maybe I missed some of the details, but it felt like a leap to go from the obelisk being on the moon to it teleporting or something the main character at the end to the acid trip experience. Maybe this is just the guy running out of air? The only stretch was the jump from being out side the ship to going into acid land.
Also, the song choice (Flight of the Concords?) when the guys friend died seemed out of place, but that was the only song that felt like that to me.
Overall: This is a very different experience than the original and I think it kept some important themes and added some fun. I would recommend people check this out. I felt after thinking about the whole movie more and the ending, it all sort of fits.
Extra: Keep up the good work. I like when people can take something old and find a way to make it feel new, and this you did in spades!
Watched it tonight and was entertained. Was it a masterpiece? Nah. Was it a fun watch? Yeah sure. Will I watch it again? Maybe, maybe not. But it was cool. Recommend? Sure, why not?
(Didn't rate anything except Enjoyment because whatever.)
The musical pieces were really groovy. Kubrick's images and Adabisi's selections fit remarkably well; he's your DJ for this cosmic journey, and his touch is deft, aside from the opening sequence using the clichéd "Eye of the Tiger," which had me worried the rest of the movie would brandish indigestible music. However, excepting that, kindly refer back to the first sentence o' this paragraph.
The tunes range from rockin' to tripmellowy. And really, what better to enjoy some psychedelic music to than shit in space?
Sex, I guess. Well, no, I don't guess, but back to topic.
I agree with geminigod that the edit feels long, and it has a lot to do with the unremarkable bits between the music sequences. Kubrick's version had a purpose to everything feeling kind of spaced out, testing your patience, and his vision fuckupedly works much of the time, but this edit has so much flavor (be it jammin' or loungin') in its music, that the in-between parts seem superslow.
And that could've been avoided. Yeah, so the dialogue is wooden—some of the actors were made of dried timber—but the dialogue could have been excised drastically and still conveyed necessary story elements. Plus, those dronin'-on scenes were musicless, thereby almost inviting a snip here and there.
Dude, one bit of advice. The comments you made at the end of the edit. . . really, it's best not to say. If you're confident you've composed the movie that makes you happy, just let the movie do the talking.
The music at the end without much else—I found that pleasant and enjoyable.
Small, technical nitpick: the black levels drop abruptly at the end of the moving pictures and before the parting words.
Overall, this edit is worth a viewing for its marriage of music and images. Some of it is downright funktastic.
Im not exactly sure what i think of this one yet. For me i felt the title “plan 2001 from outer space” tells me it will be a cheaper sci fi version of the movie more like plan 9, but what i got was both a nicely boiled down version of the movie and some brilliant musical parts but i felt like i was watching two different edits at the same time, and for me it didn`t quite gel.
One could easily take the structure of this edit and instead of the 70`s music use 50`s B-movie themes in there place for a very retro feel, but the way adabisi has it i feel like the non musical parts need a little extra something to help them fit in with the great musical parts.
For the structure of the edit, if it is meant to be like a cheap B-movie, i would give that a 8 out of 10 for execution.
The musical parts are an easy 10 out of 10.
But on the whole I give it a 7 out of 10.
Side notes: What gem said: “f you are a 2001 fan and music fan, I would recommend this. If not, it might not be up your alley”
Those musical parts are truly great and rather enjoyable.
Had a chance to watch this. As a musical mashup, it is pretty fun and not a huge time commitment. Oddly, though, even with the short runtime, it still felt too long. The editing is a bit crude, but I am glad I watched it and was overall entertained.
If you are a 2001 fan and music fan, I would recommend this. If not, it might not be up your alley.