I saw this Fanedit along time ago, and I didn't made a review
So, I'll make it now
Mars Attacks! is one of my fav childhood movies, I still enjoy it as an adult
Now, what I can say is that, this Fanedit is very clever
Giving more leadership to a character who was almost a wasted character until the end is not something that I see very often. I have to admit that all that subplots in the Theatrical release are not the big thing. This Fanedit fixes all the troubles that had the original film
Audio Video Quality: 10/10. I saw it in HD, and I don't regret it
Visual Editing: 6/10. Most of the dumped actors' characters are in the main titles, you should make a new main title, or just omit them, and let them for the end
Audio Editing: 9/10
Narrative: 10/10. As I said, I loved how clever is the narrative in this edit giving more leadership to secondary characters who barely has 10 scenes.
Do you recommend this edit?
Thank you for your review. I'm not really one to complain about ratings, but does the title sequence (which would be way too much work for me to even consider remaking, and features all the big name stars that do make at least cameos in my edit) really push you to give a 6/10 for visual editing?
I remember seeing Mars Attacks in the the theatre. Twice. The first time I saw it, I loved it. I thought it was brilliant. I liked it so much that I went back a week later to see it again. The second time I found myself wondering what I had been thinking. It stunk. I was really disappointed.
Over the years, I've revisted Mars Attacks in the hopes that something will click and I'd rediscover my initial experience of the film. It's never happened, until I watched Mars Attacks! From Space!
It's just a terrific edit of the film, highly enjoyable. Cutting all the fat, turning bloated sequences with extraneous celebs into perfect little cameos. This is Mars Attacks the way it should have been. And that ending nearly made me choke on my drink. A perfect sting.
Well done, this will be my definitive version of Mars Attacks from now on.
I enjoy the original for what it is. This is a nicely trimmed version and I appreciate the majority of the cast now reduced to cameo appearances. I might have moved Grandma's line "They blew up Congress!" to before the Army opens fire on the saucer, but otherwise I really had a lot of fun with this one. Thanks, reave.
I like Mars attacks, but for such a short film, on repeated viewings it feels far longer than it actually is.
Reave gives us a no nonsense (well mostly nonsense free) version that I enjoyed throughly. Exposition for characters who mostly die anyway are minimalised bringing the Martians and main characters to the foreground. I would nitpick about the sudden appearance of two boys who start shooting, but why would being an Expert in some arcade game make you proficient with real weaponry? so I don't mind that scene not being there. Also there was no Tom Jones as far as I could see but his name was in the credits, otherwise I am still nitpicking as he definitely wasn't missed, unless he had a brief scene in which I didn't notice him, which is to suggest he may have literally been missed by me.
The film is a little short now, but I think it feels like the right length and it feels more like a homage to old 50's sci fi than Burtons original version.