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.
Well. those hours just flew by. A splendid edit and a remarkable feat to condense the entire season to something still coherent. I found this edit to be equally, if not a bit better than, the first one. For someone who doesn't know the series by heart, I could follow what happened and not be lost.
It is quite amazing how well Andreas has made the LotR-music fit. I was skeptic at the beginning, but after two edits, I'm sold and want more. Some scenes grew immensely with the music!
I do still have a gripe with the framing, but it doesn't make it unwatchable. All in all, highly recommended, especially to those who don't necessarily want to sit through the full 10-ish hours. Onward to season 3, Andreas! Please!
This is an excellent follow-up to Andreas' edit of the first season of GOT. There's a lot of info to pack into one film and he's done a masterful job. He's made a lot of clever choices, like delivering key info through a few lines of dialogue rather than full-out scenes. A perfect example is the Sansa/Joffrey relationship. "Tell, don't show" is what you need to do to make something this large manageable. The length, at over 3 hours, is really pushing it, but there's not much more that could have been cut. I think you could have dropped Theon's arc entirely and still had a great 2.5 hour movie, but it's fine as is. Cutting Daenerys altogether was a smart move, but then you left her in for 2 quick shots during the montage at the end! Think those should have been cut because they raise more questions than they answer.
The picture and audio is excellent and there are none of the technical issues that were present in the first edit. Highly recommended to all. Looking forward to part 3!
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.