Paradise

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Paradise
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Original Release Date:
2012/2017
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246
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Brief Synopsis:
Paradise is an editing project combining Prometheus and Alien: Covenant into a single, David-centric narrative.
Intention:
The goal was to intercut material from both films to tell a story in a way that favors the strengths of both. With a runtime of about 2.5 hours, I aimed to enhance much of the excitement and mystery from the two films by unfolding them in parallel and playing them off one-another.
This method also allowed opportunities to emphasize the major theme of creator/creation relationship that runs through both stories and hopefully achieve a unique viewing experience rather than merely a significantly abridged double-feature.

Some content from deleted scenes and marketing materials from both films have been used, as well as additional music which is credited at the end of the film. Some very minor additional audio was also recorded.
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(Updated: May 30, 2022)
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It was my first time watching a fanedit actually and already was as good as an edit of those movies can be I think.
Considering how mediocre (and disappointing) they are, i's not a small task to make a good fusion.

Fantastic job, did not feel the almost 3hrs of runtime. Audio/Visual quality is top notch. Essential viewing in my opinion, and the only way to watch Prometheus and Covenant for me now. Original material can't be totally saved, but you still did a damn good job, can't go back to the theatrical cuts. Thanks.

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(Updated: July 11, 2022)
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9.6
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I saw Prometheus upon release and really felt it was a total miss. The acting was bad, it had a ton of bloat. Fassbender must have a strong back because he carried the film. Covenant hit certain sweet spots, but missed on a lot. This takes the best part of the films, the best character, and shifts focus to a clear story and you really see how both unfold together. I quite enjoyed it.

A few of the scene changes are pretty stiff and stick out a bit, but it didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the film. I agree with a previous review regarding the song change during the ending. I think with a little more polish this could be the gold standard. I feel it could be a bit tighter in certain spots like the Weyland reveal that he is on the ship.

JobWillins did a fantastic job with this and it's quite the feat. A great ride and the only way I'd prefer to watch either film.

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Somehow Job Willins has outdone his Derelict edit with Paradise, despite having weaker material to work with. If you're familiar with both Prometheus & Covenant, then the first hour or so may be a little tedious as it is essentially all set up, but one you get into the meat of the two films, Paradise grabs you and doesn't let go with some prolonged suspense scenes.

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I respect the hell out of what you've done here with this project. The pacing and editing and the flow of intertwining these two movies was excellent and outstanding. I think everyone should check this out.

This edit sits in a similar place for me as Wraith's: Split Unbreakable Glass.

You both took what was a pretty solid movie(s), and spliced it with a movie that wasn't as good, in an attempt to create a film that was greater than the sum of its parts. Both of these were extremely creative, and were executed to perfection.

However, similar to my feelings about SUG, I am currently undecided as to whether I felt the better half of the source materials (Prometheus in this case) were improved within this edit. I certainly think you did something extraordinary with it here, but I personally really liked Prometheus, despite its flaws. On the other hand, like almost everybody else, I thought Covenant was pretty.....not good, with a few redeeming qualities (most of which involved David). I can't say that I DIDN'T like this edit, because I did! I only have to say that I really liked Prometheus, and while this edit certainly improved Covenant, that movie just had far too many garbage scenes (like locking your friend in a room to contain a potential contagion despite the fact that you have blood from the host all over your face) and so I felt that Prometheus was diminished slightly as a result of being tied to Covenant more than it already was.

That being said, I'm glad I watched this, and I recommend it to anyone who likes the Alien franchise (or sci-fi) and I'd like to thank Job for getting me a link, and Wakeupkeo for pointing me in this direction!

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This is the story of David, an artificial being. Like a child he craves aproval from his demanding father (creator) who doesn't expect anything less than perfection. And he will. Oh, he will....

I wish this was the real prequel to Alien. It rearanges all the mess of those two movies into a strong cohesive story.

It got me hooked on fanedits again! Congratulations JobWillins, you saved two movies in one blow!

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