Elysium: PanzerKut

 
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2013
Original Running Time:
109
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
79
Time Cut:
30
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Brief Synopsis:
In the original, Max is transformed from start to end into a blockbuster hero and saviour. Several issues and secondary plots weaken the cyberpunk aspect and the "fighting for your life" attitude. In this version, Max only wants to survive and save his life at all costs. He was the direct cause of all events and tries to fix them.
Intention:
Elysium is one of my favorite films, it's full of wonderful cyberpunk production design, great acting, action packed sequences, great characters and memorable punch lines. But I wanted to make the movie address Max's point of view in a more brutal, fast, raw and direct way. In other words, a more cyberpunk style movie!
Other Sources:
Elysium Original Soundtrack
Special Thanks:
Big kudo to TM2YC for review, feedbacks, technical support, advise and much more.
Release Information
AVI/MKV
Editing Details:
- Childhood friendship with Frey, Nun and flashbacks was removed
- Remove of the romance with Frey, although we perceive the relationship
- Remove the population of the earth want desperately medical treatment in Elysium
- The med box is not as powerful and magical, it is relegated as a technological artifact available only at Elysium
- Matilda is a victim of events, leukemia is no longer mentioned. The med box remains necessary to save because of the Raven crash
- No passer role for Spider and its organization
- Remove the conspiracy plot from Delacourt and John Carlyle
- Delacourt is now a powerful executive
- John Carlyle is chosen and it's hazard that Max take over the main computer control program
- Remove of sequences between Delacourt and president. The representative political system seems to be a problem in the context of Elysium
- Also The president is completely outdated and behaves at the end as an operative (eventually it becomes in this edition)
- Kruger is no longer psychopath and acts as a professional and opportunist thinking about gaining control of Elysium
- The status of John Carlyle is rectified
- he is not explicitly in the same factory Max. Its status within Elysium is not compatible with an office in such a place
- he's no more occupies with problems at the factory production unit
- he is no longer in personal conflict with Max
- Finally Spider wants to gain control over Elysium just like Kruger ?
- A different Spider-centric ending
- Remix generic.
Cuts and Additions:
- Fanedit.org intro
- Cut Max and Frey flashback romance
- Cut Max promises to take Frey to Elysium
- Cut Max in orphanage with a kindly nun
- Cut med-bays scene
- Cut Max laughing about his worker situation
- Cut Max and Frey accidentally meet at the clinic
- Cut Carlyle in factory
- Cut illegal emigration operation
- Move shuttles land off to end scene
- Cut Elysium identification need
- Cut Delacourt at Elysium party
- Cut Delacourt overrides Executive Order 355
- Cut Kruger activation, use the dialog during attack sequence
- Cut shoulder-fired ground to air missile launcher and launch rockets
- Cut rockets chase down
- Cut other shuttle makes it to Elysium and lands
- Move rich folks in the area are all in a tizzy, as helicopters and robots give chase of the occupants of the shuttle to Raven crash
- Cut mother and her daughter who were on the shuttle that landed rush into a house and find a Med-Bed
- Cut deportation back to earth
- Cut Matt's friend Julio tries to entice him to come back into the auto theft game
- Cut flashback during the robot extraction
- Cut Armadyne CEO John Carlyle goes down on the production floor to see what the emergency was
- Cut President Patel summons Delacourt
- Cut Kruger learns that he's not going to be utilized anymore
- Cut Frey has a young daughter, Matilda was ordered to leave her daughter home, as the doctors weren't able to give her treatments.
- Cut the deal, John Carlyle must be the high level target
- Cut Delacourt, vowing to protect Elysium and her own power, bargains with Carlyle
- Add some subtitle
- Trim Carlyle works up a new computer protocol called "Sabre Cerebral Defense"
- Cut Delacourt waiting
- Insert establish shot of Elysium to locate Delacourt
- Delacourt calls Kruger as soon as she's informed that Carlyle's shuttle
- Kruger first apparition with "Activate Kruger"
- Cut some Delacourt stress about conspiration
- Cut Frey and Matilda
- Insert hospital shot when Max goes to see Frey, as a friend and nurse she can help him
- Cut and trim rearange sequence at Frey home to remove Matilda shots
- Cut flashback
- Cut Frey tells Max that Matilda has leukemia
- Cut She asks Max to find a way to get Matilda to Elysium, so she can be cured.
- Cut Matilda tells Max a story
- Now Max leave because he's afraid for Frey and Matilda
- Trim Kruger Frey
- Trim and flip some Spider scenes
- Cut Kruger, Frey and Matilda inside Raven
- Cut Matilda and carries her into a mansion after crash
- Insert Elysium security forces arriving from the cut illegal emigration operation
- Cut Frey places Matilda in a healing bed and arrest
- Cut Delacourt, talk with President Battelle
- Trim lab scene
- Cut all Delacourt and Kruger bloody sequence
- Cut Kruger tosses Delacourt into the room with Frey and Matilda
- Cut atilda starts treating Delacourt's wound
- Insert Delacourt's death in the control room bombing
- Now Max want Matilda go to a Med Bay to survive Raven crash
- Cut Frey shot during armory gunfight
- Cut Spider humour quote during Kruger hand to hand combat
- Cut flashback
- Cut promise dialog
- Cut and rearrange Max dialog
- Remove nun voice-over
- Cut Matilda leukemia detection
- Cut numerous Aid shuttles are sent to earth to help the new citizens
- Create a new end with music continuity and shuttles land of from the cut illegal emigration operation.
- Ending with an Elysium shot from the beginning (looping story )
- Added end credits
Trailer (What's out / What's in)

User reviews

4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.8  (4)
Visual Editing 
 
9.5  (4)
Audio Editing 
 
9.3  (4)
Narrative 
 
8.8  (4)
Enjoyment 
 
9.5  (4)
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Panzerkut made a good, streamlined actioner. Pleasure to watch.
The stuff that made me give up halfway through watching the original is now gone.

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Overall rating 
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

This is a great little edit that removes the political side story and some other little moments of forced emotion. This is a tighter packed rollercoaster and for me personally makes this an enjoyable Cyberpunk story very much in vein to various post apocalyptic anime from the 1990's. The only downside is that the ending feels a little abrupt and inconclusive, but there's no real way to get around the hollywood ending otherwise that was originally completely stupid.

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Overall rating 
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

The theatrical cut of Elysium suffers not only as a one-man army, CGI laden action movie, but also as a political allegory. The former is problematic because the main antagonist of the movie is a hired hand, with no direct tie to the hero or represent any thematic obstacle. The latter fails due to inserting technology (a miracle healing machine) into the movie without realizing how it undercuts its allegorical message. In the end, the movie is neither smart enough for a sophisticated audience nor dumb enough for an unsophisticated one.

Panzerkut has set out to fanedit this movie to remove its more troublesome allegorical themes to make something that is "more brutal, fast, raw and direct." It removes the sentimentality of the relationship between Frey and Max, the coup with Delcourt on Elysium and the more blatant immigration overtones. However, perhaps by accident, Panzerkut's creation becomes an action movie without explicit themes, but implicit ones. This makes the film seem like it has bigger ideas than it has, allowing the viewer to speculate, and perhaps project, their own interpretation into the movie.

For myself, I found a completely different allegorical message of the original's intent. This was a very pleasant surprise and, judging by the notes here written by Panzerkut, my take on his edit was likely a surprise to him as well. I'll refrain from spoilers except to say I think this is a strong and interesting edit worth looking into.

A detailed breakdown of my thoughts on this edit will eventually be posted on my podcast - www.featurethispodcast.com.

A/V Quality - Very sharp. My VLC player skipped at one point, but I was unsure whether this was player related or tied to the source material. Otherwise, this is a nice, clean, high-bit rate file.

Visual Editing - Nothing stood out as too problematic. Scenes cut short or omitted altogether are not noticed - except perhaps narratively. I did notice a tiny moment in the third act of a removal of a shot which made for a slightly awkward moment in editing in which the camera goes from a close up on Matt Damon to another close up of Matt Damon. Again, nothing really stood out at all here.

Audio Editing - In one or two scenes, it becomes noticeable that something is missing due to how the music score swells and descends (before the attack on Carlyle's ship for example). These edits are very few and far between, but are noticeable to a sharp eye (or is it ear?) for this kind of stuff. There are no noticeable pops, digitizations or volume issues.

Narrative - The removal of nearly a third of the movie's run time is necessarily going to create gaps in character's relationships and motivations. However, there are no obvious plot holes and the edit covers its bases where it can in some creative ways. I would argue that some of the edit's narrative shortcomings actually improve the film because it opens the door to interpretation. However, I am willing to admit that to the degree that I think this is a good thing could be entirely personal.

Enjoyment - I had a great time watching this edit and reinterpreting its meaning along the way as it unfolded. I will definitely be returning to this version, not only for myself but to share with other people in order to foster some discussions along the lines discussed above.

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Overall rating 
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

This was a great edit. I always felt Elysium would work better as more post-disaster sci-fi instead of a political allegory.

Two issues:

I really wish the opening text was changed. It makes more sense to be so far in the future that no one knows what year it is and no one can replicate advanced technology. People live and die controlled by automated systems who's original creators are all dead, much like Battle Angel Alita.

The ending still feels a little abrupt but not sure if it is fixable; taking out flashbacks and savior robots going to earth was a good change.

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