To summarize: i loved the narrative you put together. The story flowed well. Great thoughts.
Here and there i would’ve insert some more scenes e.g. the planning for the break in to get the methylene and the first observation of the compound. Walter son is a sidekick, thats unfortunate, the connection between these two isn’t existent in this cut. Especially the moment where he stands up for him in the store. This would have also worked great as a stepping stone for his growing self-confidence since he started cooking meth and ultimately walking into the house of tuco salamanca and gets his money.
- the custom break in scene with the music from a later season didn’t work for me.
- Absolutely loved the ending music from radiohead. Perfect fit!
Minor thing: as mentioned the credits that got displayed when walter visited in his RV after getting his money back from tuco. That took me really out of it.
Audiowise: as mentioned before, the music is often louder than the dialog. i had to adjust the volume several times on my speaker system.
Right on, that was great! And I love the radiohead end, love that band.
I really hope you're planning on doing all the series, because that was a great way to watch - I watch the original and I am not sure an outsider would keep up, but as much as I love the series, sometimes I'd like to relive the series but in shorter, more digestible portions - two hour movie of each season is great, and this was done well!
S1 of Breaking Bad is a fairly slow (but enjoyable) grind that sets the scene for future seasons. This film edit somehow manages to capture that same feeling, despite being just over a third of the length. It doesn't try to cram every plot point, but rather chooses scenes very intelligently. Not every scene is a "happening", time is given for character development and to set the mood of the show. Cutting this down to less than 2 hours yet retaining the main plot, pace and feel of the show so clearly is very impressive.
The A/V editing was top notch, my only complaint was that the music was a little loud once or twice.
A lot of side characters, along with the more hated parts of Breaking Bad (the constant nagging and arguing comes to mind) have been cut. This really allows viewers to enjoy the show central plot and characters more.
This was an incredibly enjoyable edit of one of my favourite shows, and will definitely be my go-to on rewatches. The only problem is that now I'll have to wait for IOR to make S2, which I very much look forward to.
And that's not even mentioning the sublime intro and outro credits. It's clear that a lot of time and effort went into every part of this edit, it has a real high-quality feel to it.
Mr White takes an already amazing show and strips back subplots in favour of a more focused Walt/Jesse narrative. It'sOnRandom has perfectly edited the series down to just under 2hours, so it keeps in line with most modern movies and technically speaking, there were no jarring cuts/weird audio spikes or anything. The only thing you'll notice (2 times at most), is some of the credits can be seen sticking out above the black bars, other than that, it was flawless. Pacing wise, this edit feels "just right", it's not too fast but it's not too slow either. The movie kept me entertained throughout and was a nice way to rewatch the show and for anyone who hasn't seen the show, this could be a great way to introduce it to them. Why? Well for starters, the edit focuses on everyones favourite aspect, Walt and Jesse cooking meth! and secondly the subplots and scenes that were cut are not even noticeable while watching this edit, and that's coming from someone who's seen the show. So for anyone who hasn't... Nothing will feel out of place and, if It'sOnRandom continues with the rest of the series in a similar fashion, you won't even feel left out.
Do you recommend this edit?
Owner's replyJanuary 08, 2021
I am so glad you like it, I'm gonna be honest I didn't realise about those credits I need to pay attention to that in my next season of editing.