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
As someone who didn't mind the theatrical cut, I decided to watch your edit after reading a number of positive reviews and I have to say I'm happy I did as this is a much better movie overall. This wasn't a bad movie in general but the whole Chris Pratt feeling sorry for himself took away from other elements of the movie, you have managed to transform this movie into something great by moving elements of the story around and doing a few tweaks here and there which makes this the superior version to watch.
As someone who steered clear of the theatrical cut, I decided to watch your take on the material after reading a number of positive reviews. I'm glad I did. This was a fascinating look at love, the human struggle against loneliness, and the will to protect one's fellow passenger.
Jennifer Lawrence is a generational talent. One of the reasons that I avoided the theatrical version was it looking to focus so heavily on Chris Pratt and him moping around. This edit fixes any potential narrative flab and -- as another reviewer mentions -- heightens the mystery elements in the process.
Across the board, this is a beautiful looking and sounding film. A few spots have too sentimental music for my taste but that cannot be helped I suspect.
I've seen a number of fan edits on here that rank as stellar experiences and this ranks among them. This isn't an epic film in need of a longer cut. At 82 minutes, it offers a subtle look at two people learning to forgive and move forward. A great lesson compared to so many sci-fi films that cast humanity in such a negative light.
I'll make sure to keep an eye on your future edits!
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.