Essentially what this edit does is rearrange the movie to follow Aurora, which makes for a much more interesting viewing experience - activating the psychological elements that the original film set up.
- FE Warning
- FE.org new Netflix style Bumper
- My logo bumper
- Same opening shot, with Aurora added under Passengers in matching style
- Rearranged/removed various shots
- Cropped some establishing shots to get rid of cheesy location info
- Starts with pods opening 'simultaneously'
- Jim walks around alone for a bit before running into Aurora
- Movie pretty much carries out as normal until the "reveal"
- Spliced in 'flashbacks' of Jim's year alone with Aurora's 'freakout'
- Adds to the tension/sympathy to Aurora as opposed to Jim
- I chose clips that make him seem more insane/broken than sympathetic
- Laurence Fishburne unfortunately gets even less screen-time in this edit.
- Really didn't cut that much, just some unnecessary shots and some dialogue changes
- Got rid of many 'cheesy' lines/tropes
- Replaced Levitate by Imagine Dragons with an infinitely more fitting Across the Universe by The Beatles
- Again added Aurora under Passengers in matching style.
- Logo cards to fill the blackness as the song fades
Now this is what FanEdits are meant to do! Here we have an OK sci-fi film with some great performances transformed into something great by moving elements of the story around and doing some light tweaks here and there. This is the superior version of the film. Thanks!
As soon as I sat through the whole edit of macmilln's Passengers Aurora I knew he would be another awesome person to join the fanediting team.
In this edit Mac really shows everyone his editing skills, I don't know how he does it everything he does is perfect.
If you have the time and and the source check out this edit NOW
IT IS AWESOME!!!
My apologies for the lack of comments on a lot of my more recent fanedit reviews. There's only so much I can say "the editing is great, the A/V quality is great, the changes are great, etc." on a review without sounding like a repetitive droning robot. Anyway, this edit is a very welcome improvement on the original film, rearranging the story in a very smart way, resulting in a much more satisfying and thought-provoking experience.