Decent edit. Biggest problem was that a lot of characters were left very underdeveloped; a lot of focus was on the White House characters, but we didn't really get to know Annette Bening or Lukas Haas that well. I think it all went by a bit too fast. But that said, it was still very entertaining and a lot of the best lines were kept in (while a lot of the bad ones were removed).
Also, was I the only one who couldn't hear everything all that clearly? There was a slight delay between the audio and video, and sometimes the music was so loud it made some of the dialogue inaudible.
since he directed Batman Tim Burton has long been one of my favorite directors, and while I consider Mars Attack to be a so-so film it's still leagues above his more recent out put. Given the lack of story other than Martians invading earth the original film felt too long so the shorter length here improves the film greatly. However the inclusion of characters that seemingly don't go anywhere is a problem that could have maybe been addressed and I've never cared for Jack Nicholson’s Art Land character. finally being a Brit the removal of Tom Jones is just scandalous :)
the technical side to this edit is flawless and like with many fanedits it was great revisiting a film that I wouldn't have thought about re-watching again.
Do you recommend this edit?
Owner's replyJanuary 13, 2013
Thanks for the honest review.
I've left the majority of the cast in, but chose to do so in more of a cameo fashion. They don't get a chance to get a back story, and are therefore just there to move things along, like any other minor character.