This was much fun. Really cool. The cut made three crappy, boring movies into something much more than the sum of their parts. The best possible way to watch three different movies at once. I wish there were more edits like this floating around.
My expectations were pretty low with this edit taking three mediocre films and weaving them together with a cohesive narrative and making it watchable I thought couldn't be possible... but I was gladly proven wrong. JobWillins pulls off an impressive job adding much more style with the songs and editing that it really enhances the themes and narrative for all three movies. The montage sequences at the beginning and the end was also fantastic. The juggling of all three narratives was well handled though The Mist did get a bit more spotlight then the other two movies but I feel like that was the right choice as the emotional core of the movie was there. My only nitpick for this edit would be the mid credit scene where the 3 survive from Deep Rising and make it to the island- though its a doomed survival I still would've preferred for the scene to be cut and imply their doomed lives on the ship in the end montage. Overall this edit was fantastic fanmix and an easy recommend.
It almost wierd how the songs and style of Love, actually fits to these three films. The contrast of song and visuals has wierd undescribable style. I love so, so much ending and begininng montages. Overall it's really great and I really enjoyed it. It's so random idea and I have no idea why it works. I haven't seen much Fanmixes, but this is propably the best i have seen yet. It has kinda end of the year/world kinda vibe. I have two little complains, which I don't know if they are fixable. I kinda feel wierd about the dream "pig cop" sequence in In the Mouth of Madness. I get it's a fake-out scare and it's memorable scene, but it just kinda threw me of. Also I kinda miss the restaurant scene from that film, but I get why it's cut. Second and unfixable complain is camera-work in The Mist - it's completly different from those other two. A lot of shakey cam instead of slow dolly of the others. But those are just a minor complains, at the end I really love it and I would recommend it.
"God Only Knows" how Job Willins worked out how to combine these three films?!
He has taken three mediocre films and turned it into a must watch experience. I have a soft spot for Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness, but the others aren't at all interesting. The brilliance in combining all three narratives and combining a lot of the monster mayhem with Beach Boys cannot be overstated. This is one of those fanedits where my expectations were very low and I was staggered at how entertaining the final product turned out.
A/V: Video & audio quality great for all three films, no problems here.
Editing: Mostly seamless, perhaps cut a little too quickly once or twice but nothing that stands out to make it obvious this is a fanedit. Great addition of a new soundtrack that works surprisingly well. I felt that the audio levels between The Mist & Deep Rising were occasionally slightly off. But I don't have the best TV so can't comment further.
Narrative/Enjoyment: Very well crafted story. In the Mouth of Madness serves as a precursor for the stories of The Mist & Deep Rising. The use of voiceovers from ITMOM was well done. Edit is well paced as well. My main criticism would be that a little too much time was spent on The Mist, I feel more could've been cut to streamline the edit. And that more scenes from ITMOM could've been included.
Overall, a really great job with this edit JobWillins, it's very impressive to stitch together 3 different films from 3 different directors, yet have a cohesive and enjoyable story.