Passengers: Aurora

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Passengers: Aurora
Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
A change of perspective.
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2016
Original Running Time:
116
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
83
Time Cut:
33
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Brief Synopsis:
The original release is a pretty boring movie, we follow Chris Pratt's character, Jim, throughout the film, and see his personal struggles with his fate, and his relationship with Jennifer Lawrence's character, Aurora, flourish. If you've seen the movie then you know the plot, but, if you haven't, then that's all I can really tell you without ruining it.

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.
Intention:
To make for a much more thrilling and interesting experience by viewing the film through the lens of Aurora, instead of Jim. This gives us a movie that doesn't try to rationalize Jim's actions for the entirety of the first act, but actually makes him a DEEPER character by giving him less exposition, and somewhat sparks the psychological elements the first film attempted to have.
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Special Thanks:
TM2YC for reviewing this edit so promptly. SonofSinbad and HALS for their feedback.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
Cards:
- FE Warning
- FE.org new Netflix style Bumper
- My logo bumper
Opening shots
- 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
Aurora/Jim
- 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"
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
Third Act
- 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
Credits
- 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

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9.0
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9.6(11)
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9.6(11)
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9.7(11)
Narrative
 
8.6(11)
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8.6(11)
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(Updated: February 06, 2021)
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
Even though I still hold Passengers outside of my esteem, the edit was a surprisingly pleasant watch and a coherent self-contained tale of spacefaring sci-fi, which I'm always up for.

Editing is solid and AV is pretty good. Logo cards and all that stuff are very slick and tasteful.

As for narrative, I definitely felt that the shifted perspective was the only way to tell a compelling story with the source material.

Well done. Thanks macmilln for sharing!

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6.5
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10.0
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10.0
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5.0
I think that this edit would've been perfect if there'd been more footage to work with. It was executed as flawlessly as it could be. But, it was just lacking... Something. I don't know what. But something. I do know that I don't blame the editor for it, though.
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
I liked the Theatrical Cut, but something felt off about it. I was not the only one, as it seems, and some very creative people suggested this well deserved and logical flip in perspective (e.g., https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gksxu-yeWcU). I was curious to see how the movie actually feels now, and the answer is simple - Macmilln's Aurora Edit is a significant improvement over the TC. Highly recommended!

The edit is visually stunning, and I simply loved it. The characters felt more relatable, the reveal a lot more satisfying, and the narrative flows more sensibly. Well done! Definitely my go-to version of this film.

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Yes
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Digital
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Overall rating
 
9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
When I first watched the original movie i left the theater wondering if the movie would be better if it was from Aurora’s perspective. Then I forgot about the movie and then this shows up. And this is clearly better! It is seamless and thrilling!
Excellent quality and editing. I can’t compare in detail with the original because I did not remember everything. But it felt right, if I can say that.
Will be showing this to someone that hasn’t seen the original and discuss the narrative. And perhaps I will update my review.

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Yes
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8.6
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0
If you're going to watch Passengers, watch this version. It's a lot closer to what I was expecting going into the original film. My only real issue is that the original movie was basically 3 different movies strung together and this edit cuts it down to 2 movies strung together. The idea of having the story center around Aurora from the beginning is excellent. The problem is just that the first half of the movie feels irrelevant once the second half starts. Maybe that's the intention of the original film? I don't know. But I feel like the first half of this movie (or specifically this edit) would work best as like an episode of Black Mirror. Trimmed down to 45-60min. Either the whole movie should expand on the idea of the first half or the whole movie should expand on the second half. They're just far too different to be in the same movie.

So while one of my main issues still remains, this masterful edit is the version I would show somebody who's interested in watching the movie.

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