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5.3 3 10
FanMix June 06, 2009 2203
(Updated: July 17, 2012)
Enjoyment
 
4.0
Accountability by White43

review by boon23

Prologue:
I am a true fan of the original, but since it’s already a while ago since I last watched it and always want to give drastic edits a chance, I gave this one a try.

As for all my reviews: this is just my personal opinion of this fanedit. I cannot tell anybody else, if he or she will experience it in the same way or the opposite. So my review is not objective and does not reflect the opinion of fanedit.org.

!!!!This review contains heavy spoilers!!!

The edit:
It started with a plain black on white text for the fanedit title. Then the movie started. And to my surprise it worked really well to not see Tommy Lee Jones at all… until the finale started, when all of a sudden things don’t fit anymore to the style. There are loads of fades to black and clearly stuff is missing, as there are huge jumps.
The original always took its time, that’s the style it was told in. To break that spoiled the entire movie for me.
Until that point everything was truly nice to watch and really entertaining. I wish the editor could have kept the NCFOM style and finish what he started so well.
In its current state I cannot recommend this fanedit. The finale turns all previous entertainment to a bad experience and leaves me disappointed.
editing: 3 of 10 (the finale changes the pacing and style of the movie and makes the entire watching experience inconsistent)
entertainment: 3 of 10 (original 9 of 10)(taking into account the fun I had for 3/4 of the movie)

Image and video quality:
Image quality was good, the fades to black in the end were distracting though. No hard video cuts noticed.
Video quality: 7 of 10

Audio editing and audio quality:
The audio editing was good. I did not notice anything disturbing.
audio editing: 10 of 10
sound quality: 10 of 10
resulting in a 10 of 10 for overall audio

presentation:
It’s an avi, there are no extras, there are no special end credits and a weak title sequence that just does the job. There is cover art. For an avi the presentation without self created end credits is not really satisfying. The info given for this fanedit is very little without much effort. Godzilla was a much more detailed project that showed creativity and enthusiasm. This one does not.

overall: a 4 of 10 rating from me for presentation.

Final result: 4 of 10
I am hoping for a fixed version.
Owner's reply July 17, 2012

Thing is Boon, you need some sort of comment in order to improve…..

Yours is the first and I had some comments from Mollo.

I wasn’t prepared to do a DVD without some comments first…..in case I had to go back.
A DVD presentation – I would change end credits.

The fades are in the same place as in the film. We added one for the last scene, it felt too quick to blend to the final.

Llewellyns deaths is pretty abrupt in the original, what you see is what TLJ sees anyhow(it fades on Llewellyn and TLJ witnesses the Mexicans running and finds Llewellyn dead. Llewellyn’s girlfriend then arrives in the next scene which is night. TLJ says nothing.).

The ending plays longer as TLJ investigates the scene – Llewellyn’s girlfriend knows to come to the place, as Lewellyn invited her. It plays exactly like the original in this sense.. Only here(in our version), it’s not clear who kills Llewellyn. We took the decision that the funeral should be Llewellyns, the mother’s funeral seemed a bit odd.

I could have course cut the final scene, but felt it was almost a tribute to TLJ that it all happened before they realised what was going on and including him in that. NCFOM just kinda ends abruptly with TLJ and this one is similar.

I have some ideas, but how to change the ending might be a little tougher.

I’m glad you enjoyed the first 3/4 anyway!

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