I found the entire concept to be ingenious and we'll executed. I am late to the party on this review so I am not sure what to say that hasn't already been said. We thoroughly enjoyed this one and the first. It's hard not to watch these when we need our G.O.T. fix.
I have only ever seen the pilot episode of this series, even as much as my family raved about it. But going into this with fresh eyes, I must say that I enjoyed it and could follow the story quite well, and the music fit perfectly.
Excellent edit. I concur with a previous review - this cuts the filler and focuses the Season 2 story very well. It seemed shorter than 3 hours (great pacing!) and left me ready for the Season 3 edit. Can't wait. Great use of LOTR music. I almost wouldn't know this used a different soundtrack.
Very well done. Cutting the plots that don't add much, unnecessary filler etc, to make a film I find easily as entertaining as the original season, if not more.
The only negatives I can remember:
1. In the beginning, the Lannisters, the battle and Jamies' capture, seems chronologically wrong. Jamie is referred to as if he already has been captured, then the aftermath of the battle is shown, then we see Rob return with the captured Jamie.
2. Arya at Harrenhal, I would have liked to've seen more of Arya and Tywin, also the Tickler being killed by Jaquen doesn't seem happen on Arya's orders, so to speak, so why can sho force him to do her bidding later with naming himself. It just doesn't seem clear enough.
The rest, is a brilliantly condensed version of the season, keeping the most important things and skipping the unimportant things, like Dani in this Season, without anything noticebly missing. The editing also has significantly imrpoved over the season 1 edit, which already wasn't bad by any means, but it is even better in this one.