Cast Away Remixed by Jorge
Of course my attempt is to remove Wilson as a character in the film. Wilson will still show up here and there but he’s just a ball.
With Wilson out of the film we discover a new Chuck. The one that managed to survive a plane crash and eventually rescue himself.
Also gone is the implied happy ending with the artist in the desert. Chuck never meets her. He doesn’t need her to save himself.
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presented in 1:85:1
- Removed cutesy sequence in Russia. Try to keep it serious.
- Trimmed Opening speech by Chuck. Too aware of itself.
- Trimmed airport scene with Kelly.
- Removed Chuck seeing the island at night. Now he just wakes on the island.
- Removed Chuck calling out “Hello”. In fact, removed all dialogue on the island.
- Removed Wilson the ball. He makes a small appearance when he opens the FedEx packages… but he’s just a ball.
- Trimmed Kelly and Chuck reunion.
- Re-edited Ending. No new potential love interest.
- Many more cuts and trims to remember.
Another winner from Jorge. I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s a better movie without Wilson (especially as, to a big Tom Hanks fan like myself, less Tom is not necessarily a positive), but it’s a nice alternate take on it, making things a little more bleak. I also like the more vague ending. There were a couple of hiccups in the presentation, but I chalk that up to my ancient PS2 playing it. :p I’ll give this edit 7/10.
this is actually a great idea. no wilson?!? that alone makes this a better movie. how annoying was that?
to me cast away was just not a great story to begin with. also, i really dislike helen hunt. that can’t be positive for reviewing so i’ll try to pretend like i didn’t say that…
the line “i’ll be right back” is a real groaner, but kinda required once you include the reference kelly makes to it at the end of the movie.
there are a lot of different directions you could take with the backstory of cast away and it is disappointing to be just truncated as it is here, but jorge has a clearly a better, tighter version of the story.
i think with cast away, you just don’t get this sense that chuck and kelly are soulmates – or much in love at all for that matter. that makes chuck’s preoccupation with her during his time on the island as more of a focusing device rather than a longing for love. this also makes kelly’s reaction to his rescue and chuck’s behavior slightly odd. could be me just being crazy, tho.
entertainment 7/10 – cast away isn’t all that great of setup story – the real interest is in chuck’s experience on the island, and this is considerably more enjoyable to watch now.
fanediting 8/10 – there are a few imperfect transitions, but otherwise well executed.
video 710 – a bit soft and pixelated, especially in most darker scenes.. otherwise brighter scenes look great. probably a re-encoding issue.
audio 9/10 – good…
presentation 9/10 – full motion dvd and fun menus. also, a montage of edited “wilson!” moments and some cheeky introductory editing.
original 7/10 – i wasn’t a big fan of castaway, but tom hanks’ performance (although somewhat annoying) is at times fantastic.
fanedit 7.5/10 – an improvement and overall this is a satisfying watch. not great. but worth it.