May 30, 2014
Kubrick is my all-time favorite director and I absolutely love Full Metal Jacket how it is. JetSetWilly's idea for this edit has intrigued me since he first started working on it. I've watched (I think) every iteration JSW made and helped him out along the way.
This is an excellent example of re-editing a great movie to see what could have been. The dual story lines are marvelous told this way, intercutting boot camp with war. The editor chose the exact right moments to cut back and forth without having one segment drag on. The editing was smooth and this makes for a great viewing!
It's not better than the original, but it's not trying to be. Highly recommended.