Another great Batman Edit form BlueYoda!
My favorite fanedits are the ones that save an otherwise unhappy viewing experience. And the original release with all the extra love crap was definitely an unhappy experience to watch for me. Thank god for this edit!
Pros- A good intro dictates a whole viewing experience for me - start bad, and you spend the rest of the time redeeming yourself. Now, without the excess baggage of studio filler material, this movie is so much closer to the source comic, and so much better because of it. Clearly leaps and bounds above what we were given originally, and still keeps the best parts that resonate with me from the original comic.
Cons - I can now see kinda why the studio wanted to add more... the pace feels very fast for the emotional story being told, at least not as dark as it came through in the comics at least. Not sure if longer lingering shots would have helped, but while it was very close to the comics in visuals, the pacing felt quick and the score felt too lighthearted. And Gordon's journey didn't feel dark enough. And that is no fault of the BlueYoda at all, I think they did the best they could with what they had.
This will ABSOLUTELY be my preferred way to watch. It should ABSOLUTEY be yours too.
As someone who enjoys the original cut of the Killing Joke (Minus the first 30 min. That can be removed or skipped to enjoy the rest of the film), this was such a great alternative, more accurate cut to the comic. I especially love the subtilty on how you edit the ending but I wont spoil it here. You gotta watch it to see what he did.
Every cut was to near absolute perfection and all the subtly added sfx really helped add more to the film and helped the film give more into the dark tone. Not to mention the cuts of the film are a welcome change even if the film is now only 40 min. I highly recommend anyone who is a fan of the comic to give this a watch. Only change I would like to see is just some rain sfx on the flashback scene in the apartment since its shown to be raining outside but that's about it. This cut is just perfection.