This is a fatastic edit that lets the best elements of the original film shine through. The cosmetic enhancements to the VFX are subtle, the new music is expertly mixed in to the extent that I had to check which songs were added for the fanedit, and the trims and excisions were all made with such finesse that, without knowing something was removed, you wouldn't know it watching the edit.
All in all, a great example of fanediting being able to bring out the best of a promising but flawed film.
OK, watching this edit reminded me of how thorn I was over the original one.
The (original) film has a very nice potential of being a good hacker movie (representing what hackers really were like in the 90's)
It had a very nice cast, a banger soundtrack and a mouthwatering lineup of old laptops.
And then they screwed it by marinading draining, and choking it in "Hollywood hacking:"
What this edit does is take the already amazing music score to unseen heights, and it is done in such a smooth technical perfect way that I would like to give an 11 for audio editing...
Videro whise it is commemorable that some screens are already replaced with decent command line (NMap?) outputs
but this is where this edit could really grow and shine
get rid of al the 3d file system navigation
replace the towers of transparent glas panes by real server racks
I know that this is a HUGE undertaking but that is what would bring this edit into the stratosphere
enjoyment was "only" an 8, but if you take in account that i would give the original film a 3 it is a HUGE improvement.
very nice edit
I can't wait to see the "hold my beer" version after my comments.
(disclaimer; me having no experience at all with FanEdits, I would really like to learn and help with making that "hold my beer" version happen)
Also: I think "the 56k upgrade" is an amazing name
I remember not liking this movie when it was released. I still can't remember why.
I watched this edit several times as futon was creating it. I couldn't find the seams where the cuts and adds were. Nor could I hear them. I knew from his change list that they were present.
I had to watch the original movie and this edit simultaneously to determine exactly where the segues were. That's some very deft editing. Futon88 has certainly become one of the best editors on the forum. I think the music is certainly an improvement, even if I don't care for it.
I still don't like the movie much even with Futon's master editing but that's not his fault. I am proud to give a perfect score because of the skillful editing, fully aware that I would thoroughly enjoy the edit if I wasn't such a schlemiel...
I have never seen the original version of this movie beyond a few clips/memes. I really enjoyed the edit and the movie itself. It's of course flawed and dated, but there was a lot of fun to be had.
As far as the editing goes. I didn't know what was different, but I didn't notice any clear signs of editing. All of the cuts and music seemed to fit right. Quality of the video was quite good for a 90's movie that probably doesn't have the best source to begin with.
Overall. It seems the goal was accomplished, as I was able to enjoy the film and didn't notice the editing. Good job!