And here we have another nice edit by 3Raz0r. Overall a great improvement. Although some things still bothered me that I think could have easily been remedied. I’ll try to break things down a bit
Very nice. The video was quite crisp. Perhaps a tiny stutter on some motion, but never distracting. I would still give this a 5 of 5
Again, quite nice. I noticed no cuts, and it flowed and sounded great. 5 of 5 here
great menus and design. truly artistic. a nice completion to the edit, and I always appreciate this extra care. 5 of 5 easy
This is where I can not give this edit a 5. I will give it a 4 (generously) Granted this is a big improvement, but I saw areas where 3Raz0r could have fixed some more things to make this a really good movie. The Cell will always have a place for me because it is so cool visually, and I know it could have been a great film. 3Raz0r missed a couple opportunities to get closer to great. To start, I felt the plots were way to separated in the beginning. We are introduced to the world of the mind and Catherines story. Then we see the police and the crime plot. Yet we forget all about Catherine until the two plots convene akwardly. It seemed choppy and unnatural. The movie is like this too, but I felt that 3Raz0r could have shown more bits of Catherine and Edward during the police drama to keep us rooted to this fantastic thrilling part of the story. When the two plots do converge it seems odd.
The things that are cut, and the things that are added are great moves, and wise choices. However, some things could have been rearranged to make the story flow. I loved the cutting of the romantic pieces between Catherine and Peter. That was totally not necessary for this film, and was fake and forced. However, the cuts didnt go far enough. At the end where Catherine visits, there is still an odd romantic feeling that doesnt quite fit. The scene is fitting, however some of the emotion could have been trimmed a bit i think.
For all of this, I do not want to sound like I am coming down on the edit. It was a great improvement IMO. Great polishing of a turd that had potential. I highly recommend this edit to all. I do think some of the things I mentioned are quite do-able, and perhaps 3Raz0r will take a 2nd crack at it? who knows.
so great edit. I give it a 4 (a strong 4). Thank you so much 3Raz0r for an enjoyable edit. :)