Passengers: Aurora

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Passengers: Aurora
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Original Release Date:
2016
Original Running Time:
116
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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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9.4
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9.7(23)
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8.9(23)
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9.8
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I quite enjoyed the original version of Passengers. It had a lot of potential but also missed the mark on a few things. A while later I also saw the video about reshuffling the order of the movie, so I was intrigued by this edit. I have to say that macmilln has done an outstanding job of turning an average movie into great one. I cannot fault any of the edits or cuts as they all work seamlessly, as well as the pacing and tone. Unfortunately it still has the issue of the ending which cannot be fixed with the content available, but I must say that this is the best version of this movie that you'll ever see.
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I loved this edit. Though I've haven't seen the original. It did make me curious so I plan on watching it. It was a fantastic edit. My only critique was it showing Aurora waking up and then him. Other than that, perfect.

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9.6
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Yep, it works a lot better like this

Almost everyone ends the original film thinking "why didn't they tell the story from Aurora's pov?". It makes more sense to put yourself inside her head, and only then trying to understand what happened inside Jim's, just like she had to do.

The 3rd act is still a bit too rushed, but that's no fault of macmilln, there is simply no more material to work with here.

For anyone experiencing the film for the 1st time, please watch this version first

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As a first time watch, this worked pretty well. My score is just what I think I would give the film if this was the theatrical cut; that's just my rating of the footage itself. Fantastic edit.

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Major kudos to macmilln for taking an interesting idea from that YouTube video about rearranging the parts of Passengers, and actually doing all the work to edit it together in a mostly seamless way using just the footage available. It's quite a feat, and this version is unequivocally a much better version of the original concept. I liked the premise in the theatrical film but felt it was lacking in several ways, and this edit addresses most of them.

I know the edit itself was done a few years ago and it's asking a lot, but it'd be amazing to see a new version based on the 4K video and Dolby Atmos audio available now.

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