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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9.2
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9.7(18)
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9.8(18)
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9.0(18)
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9.9
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Very well done edit, restructuring the story really well, made it a much better film in my opinion.

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macmilln has done a great job here. Trying to alter the narrative to a slightly darker and Aurora centric version of the original isn't easy given the footage that macmilln had to work with. Loved the flash back scenes and felt that they worked the best out of all the edits to the film.

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I was never a big fan of the original film, didn't love it/didn't hate it. From the description & reviews, I was very curious to see what macmilln did to make this one better. I enjoyed this one more than the original for sure & macmilln did what he could to improve the film, but again aftwerwards I was left with the same feeling as the original. I was hoping for a little bit different of an ending that what was given, but again macmilln could only do so much with what he had to work with. Overall macmilln's editing was great & if you are a fan of the original, I think you will definitely enjoy this edit!

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I went into this film blind, having not seen the original. And I've got to say, I question why the original wasn't released like this.

A/V Editing was flawless, I was unsure of what had been changed until reading the changelist. Both waking up at the same time was a smart idea, it made it quite shocking when Jim says he's been up for over a year just a few minutes into the film. The flashbacks/Aurora freaking out intercutting was superb, I'm very impressed, as I assumed that's how the original played out whilst watching. Well chosen clips; these flashes make Jim seem unhinged during his year alone.

Superb job here by macmilln. Based on the cutlist I can say that it's definitely an improvement over the original, especially the first half.
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For me this movie was pretty average and needed a better third act but with the realms of what is achievable, macmilln has wonderfully restructured the movie to be more compelling by shifting the perspective making the reveal feel like an actual twist now. Editing was brilliant, didn't notice anything was off and overall this will be my go-to version if I had to watch this movie again.

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