Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: The ClairvoyantFeatured
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Original Soundtrack
- PAL DVD-5
- Blu-Ray (BD-25)
DSM2337's second installment of his TV to Movie effort of Agents of SHIELD delivers a quite entertaining; very lean experience that does aways with a lot of the superfluous footage that plagues the TV show.
The main plot is intact, nothing felt missing and while at times the jumps between scenes feel somewhat sudden this edit manages a very linear narrative.
Video quality is quite excellent, and the editing is also almost perfect; with just the caveat I mentioned above.
Audio sounds crisp and there are no sudden variations in volume, something that I found jarring on the first installment. Unfortunately the edit offers yet another 2.0 AAC encoded track, so my usual A/V quality points are deducted.
I have the next installment already on my to watch list and I hope it improves even more on what has been accomplished so far.
All I can say is... wow. Here is a highly exciting, well paced movie with a lot of great plot, themes, character moments, locales, set-pieces, world-building and even a Stan Lee cameo. And you've tied it all together like it was always meant to be this way. Genius.
The opening throws you right into the fun, using the climax of a great episode that sets up an ongoing villain who plays a key role in the film and after that the action never stops. Fortunately the film does a lot to develop these characters, and invest you in the story, so it feels like a truly rewarding cinematic experience.
This is one to see, folks.
Bravo, congratulations are in order to you for creating an even better second part in the new AoS trilogy! From the very beginning, improvement leaps of the screen with not only superior picture quality (little to no pixelation/artifacts) but the narrative is jump started from a tense, fast paced opening that gets us to the main plot immediately. As DSM2337 has stated, the episodes following the mid season finale became a lot more focused. Combine that with a talented editor who not only knows what he's doing but is very creative and clever with how he goes about crafting this project. The episodes used flow nicely without interruption, same with audio cuts as they should, the 35mm grain is a bit more evenly spaced out this time and is more noticeable (as it always should be in fine detail aiding). While I can't find any large issues that detract from my enjoyment, I can however make a small suggestion- the color grading, while far from bad can maybe be tweaked for a finer color contrasting. Just a quick thought, since I can't recommend this enough for any MCU fan or even a AoS critic.
The second of DSM2337's Agents of SHIELD trilogy, this fan-edit deftly grabs the best bits from the middle episodes of season 1, telling the story of the mystery and ultimate revelation of an enigmatic figure known as "The Clairvoyant".
The editing on this fan-edit is quite amazing. I was especially impressed with the work done around the episode "TRACKS" -- a non-linear episode that uses its format to introduce some mystery into what's going on. DSM2337 reorders the scenes chronologically, which removes some of the mystery, but enhances the greater narrative. The mystery was a gimmick of the episode, and wouldn't have worked in DSM2337's movie. The result is a coherent and driving story.
Solid 10s all around. I really enjoyed this fan-edit, and would recommend it to any fan of the MCU. In particular, this (and DSM2337's previous effort "Centipede") are ideal for the fan who just couldn't get into Agents of SHIELD, but wants a way to quickly "catch up". These two fan-edits (and presumably the forthcoming closure of the trilogy) give you all the best parts of AoS season 1 and let the show be a "worthy" accessory to the MCU films.