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Oh yes! This is terrific. Icarus makes this Bond film not just acceptable, this edit makes it enjoyable!

Compliments on the narrative. Tightening the pace is spot on for what I'd expect of Bond. Reducing the quantity of gags improves the quality of what stays and brings balance to the action and humor. Cutting the ice-glider chase is seamlessly executed and removes many annoyances.
Compliments on the video editing. I watched this edit and the original side-by-side, otherwise I wouldn't have known where the cuts lined up.
Compliments on the audio editing. Equally seamless except for one edit: "Bitch". LastSurvivor, you already point this out in your commentary. If your software can do it, perhaps slow down that one word of audio (without changing the pitch) to draw it out a bit more? In "Read this. Bitch." emphasis is on "this", making the delivery of "bitch" shorter than it might be as a stand-alone word.
Compliments on the audio commentary. What a luxury! Informative and insightful. Keep 'm coming.

My one disagreement is cutting Berry walking out of the surf. She looks gorgeous doing it. More importantly, it gives continuity to the gag when Craig walks out of the surf in his debut.

On a technical side note: Icarus is DVD resolution, I'd love it even more in HD. And it would be great to include subtitles. Perhaps there is software that can easily take the original subs and cut them with the video?

In conclusion: Does this replace the original? Absolutely yes. Does this improve my appreciation of Brosnan? Also yes.

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9.2
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9.0
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As a Bond fan the original movie was a sad moment in my life, form Madonna to surfing icebergs and the invisible car, everything was a mess, for goodness sake there are fan-editors in the world, this edit has most certainly replaced my original copy of the movie, it takes a terrible movie (in my opinion) and makes it a deserving Bond movie, congratulations Last Survivor this is an awesome edit, definitely recommend you to watch this version of it.

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9.4
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9.0

As a Bond fan the original movie was a sad moment in my life, form Madonna to surfing icebergs and the invisible car, everything was a mess, for goodness sake there are fan-editors in the world, this edit has most certainly replaced my original copy of the movie, it takes a terrible movie (in my opinion) and makes it a deserving Bond movie, congratulations Last Survivor this is an awesome edit, definitely recommend you to watch this version of it.

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8.3
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7.0

Very good edit, really filters out most of the bullshit. The transitions are seamless, and i was able to enjoy this film a lot more. Nothing but love for the edit. The movie itself...well, there's only so much you can do. The first third of the film is actually very, very good. It could have been a SO much better film, it's unbelievable. It really goes off the rail near the end. Again, talking about the movie, not about the edit. Good job, keep it up!

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(Updated: December 16, 2014)
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8.5
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Continuing my Bond reviews of LastSurvivor, I'd like to recommend Icarus to anyone who thinks the cgi and bad jokes on Brosnan are too much to bare. If you really go for it, at least include Jaws so we know this is meant to be campy!

The faneditor did a very good job at removing the most obnoxious or forced anniversary parts, while refraining from cutting the movie so much that there's nothing left. But in comparison to the "post Casino Royale" age, the action is still somewhat artificial even with a lot of the cgi cut. Still, it's an ok movie like this as you don't get thrown out of the story by awkward moments.

One thing that strikes me as odd are the torture scenes: Knowing what the CIA does to torture information out of captives, the North Korean methods displayed in the movie seem like a walk in the park. In retrospect, they should have been less visual so the torture doesn't seem so Hollywood-style in comparison to the real deal.

For the record: I think Brosnan's Bond already jumped the shark in the universally liked Goldeneye when he skydived after a falling plane, climbed into it and escaped into safety :-}

Edit: I nearly forgot to mention - the best thing again is the audio commentary, please do continue do do these in upcoming fanedits! I with more faneditors are inspired by the value this adds to their work.

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