May 30, 2014
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First off, my only real criticism of this edit is the black and white filter on the flashbacks (oh, and the omission of certain scenes.) Now, there's nothing wrong with B&W, but it just seems wholly unnecessary in this case. I just can't see anyone watching a fan edit before having seen the original, and even if they did, I just have my doubts that there would be any confusion over which scenes preceded the others chronologically, provided they also forgot to read what was changed in the edit. Unlikely, in other words. Other than that, the edit is fine; just about exactly what was advertised. What it mainly managed to do was show me that I was incorrect in thinking the second portion of the film is on par with the first. In my now majority, then minority, opinion, it's not. In fact, it slightly lowered my opinion of the film. I still like Full Metal Jacket though, and I like this edit.