Planetfall

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To save his father a boy must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2013
Original Running Time:
100
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
62
Time Cut:
38
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Brief Synopsis:
This edit cuts 37 and a half minutes reducing the run time from 1:40 to 1:02:27 and jumps straight into the action leaving a tighter paced, less sentimental film about a boy having to brave the savage wilderness to to save his life and the life of his father.
Intention:
With an woeful 11% on Rotten Tomatoes and 4.8 on IMDb After Earth is widely considered a stinker. Critics felt it was a dull, ploddingly paced exercise in sentimental sci-fi written by Will Smith solely to bootstrap Jaden Smith's movie career. It being such a maligned film is the very reason I decided to buy a copy as I wanted to whether I could do something with the footage. After watching it I was surprised at how much I enjoyed its central ideas and so the aim was to reduce, as much as possible the weaker elements and produce a lean, TV length edit which championed this film's strengths.
Special Thanks:
Special thanks to Boazz750, Trez75 and Orchidal for taking the time to preview this and provide me with some fantastic feedback.
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Editing Details:
All edits were done in Lightworks 14.5 with the media converted using MakeMKV and Handbrake
Cuts and Additions:
Cut list:
Added Netflix style fanedit logo
Added Malthus Fanedits Card
Removed entire first act up to the meteor shower (-15mins)
Added a title card post crash
Truncated waking up sequence to remove stilted editing
Removed Spider sequence
Removed line "I like it but I think it's bad"
Removed Flashback during injection
Removed Cake flashback
Removed first ghosting monologue
Removed almost all of the raft dream sequence. Keeping only the wake up! jump scare
Removed Jaden's cave mathematics montage
Removed the mountain top fight
Removed slow-mo shots in medical bay
Removed reference to "mom's work" as it referred to an removed scene and it was a forced joke

User reviews

1 review
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(1)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(1)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(1)
Narrative
 
9.0(1)
Enjoyment
 
8.0(1)
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Fixing this travesty of a film is no easy feat. This edit is insurmountably superior compared to the theatrical cut - the pacing is much better, much of the kitsch is gone, and the chosen narrative is comprehensible and well defined. I particularly approve of the removal of any mentioning of ghosting (and especially the terrible monologue about fear not being real).

As I mentioned in the forum discussion, I have three major issues with the narrative, which affected my enjoyment from the edit. I felt the narrative could be made stronger by restoring most of Zoƫ Kravitz's scenes, by removing all explicit references to Earth (except the whales at the end), and by trimming improbable moments (especially the bird segment).

The visual and audio quality and editing are superb, as always.

User Review

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Yes
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MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
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