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FanFix February 25, 2014 9311
(Updated: May 20, 2021)
Overall rating
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0
So I have two gold standards for judging fan-edits:
1. Does this edit improve the film, replacing it on your shelf (or at least provide an equally-good alternative take)?
2. Is this a good movie, worth having "on the shelf"; in other words: re-watchable?
While I think the answer for this edit to #1 is "yes", it makes many improvements to the film, the answer to #2 is "no", it's still not a very good movie.

I wrote my thoughts on the film in detail here: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/oblivion-2013/ but essentially the movie is just a minefield of plotholes. While this version does streamline the story and draw attention away from some of the problems, it doesn't actually FIX the story. There is still more cutting that could be done. Though honestly this might work best simply as a short, lots of music, little dialogue. (The director is mostly known for music videos.) Scrap the story, which doesn't add up anyway, and focus on mood and visuals. That would probably be the way I'd enjoy this most, though credit to Beezo for trying.

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