this edit works well and IS an improvement on the original. a lot of the “Will Smith-ness” is reduced here and without that dumb kid this lifts the movie out of flirting with corny and back into a fun sci-fi action adventure.
This is the first fanedit I downloaded and watched. Overall, I’d say it is a much better film than the theatrical release. I only had two issues:
1. The ending seemed very sudden. Maybe this is because I already knew the theatrical ending or maybe not…I don’t know. I think if you had done a fade to black on that last shot of Sonny and then faded up to the voice-over coda it would have been a better transition. The darker ending is OK. Kinda left me wanting more, but then I know you only have so much to work with.
2. More of the Will Smith jokes could have been cut. I know you cut some out already, but I would have cut even harder. (Admittedly, I have a deep, DEEP dislike of Will Smith, so less is always more in my book.)