If you have a tough time with Michael Bay films like I often do, this edit will be a huge relief. Much like Spence's edit of Mission: Impossible II, I actually enjoyed the whole film rather than enjoying certain sequences and then rolling my eyes during others. Highly recommended if you enjoyed the concept of The Island but wanted better execution and a lot of the fat trimmed!
This version streamlines a lot of jumbled mess into a tight, thrilling narrative. This movie definitely replaces the original for me. I really like the ending. Losing Djimon Hansou and cutting some of the Merrick/Lincoln stuff at the end was a great call. The final act hits the ground running and never drags. The pacing was very good on this.
I might have trimmed a few more of the stupid, sexist Michael Bay jokes but that's really all I can say negative about this edit. Very well done.