Passengers: Aurora

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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.
Special Thanks:
TM2YC for reviewing this edit so promptly. SonofSinbad and HALS for their feedback.
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
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

User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.7  (3)
Visual Editing 
 
9.3  (3)
Audio Editing 
 
9.0  (3)
Narrative 
 
9.3  (3)
Enjoyment 
 
9.3  (3)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

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!

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
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Overall rating 
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

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!!!

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
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Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

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.

User Review

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Yes
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MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
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