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.
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.
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!
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!