I enjoyed this at the cinema but on viewing it again on Bluray found it a little lacking as an Alien prequel.
Severian's edit is a lot tighter with good integration of deleted scenes (although one obviously stands out with incomplete wire removal) and cutting of non-plot essential scenes. The addition of the TED speech and the begining was great and I liked the Shaw video messages too.
I certainly enjoyed it more than the original and it will be my go to edition now.
Prometheus do you see this? Yeah I do, and it's quite an edit! The movie makes sense now, and is serious, and is so clearly a prequel to Alien. I liked the added scenes, particularly Weyland's speech at the start, and how scenes were moved/relocated. Everything was seamless as far as I could tell, video and audio.
There remain some potential improvements in narrative, as others have pointed out. The zombie half mutated guy that gets the blow torch, not really sure where his mutation fits into the creature life cycle. Probably could do without that, just leave it where we last saw him inside the compound with a creature going down his throat.
I really enjoyed this movie now, and look forward to sharing the edit with others.
This is the first fanedit I've ever watched, and I absolutely loved it! Prometheus is a movie that I've watched often, and although I was quite disappointed during my initial viewings, I've always enjoyed it a little more with each viewing. I think this is partly due to my desire to like the film and partly due to overlooking/expecting the odd/sometimes wacky things that happen in the original film. I feel like this edit is superior to the original in every way, and I thank Severian for putting in the effort to make this!
While I felt detached from the characters in the original movie, this edit made me really feel connected to the characters. I especially liked the Shaw clip in the beginning because it made her quest seem more personal and the tech interface was also kinda creepy in the way it analyzed her facial movements. I also liked moving the cave scene because it had a more emotional impact (reminding us that the innocent-not sure if this is the right word but can't think of a better one at the moment-exploration for truth led to some really horrible consequences).
My two (extremely minor) gripes are: (1) the clip of Shaw saying "what I choose to believe" felt a little rushed. I liked switching the lines but something about the transition from when she gets asked what engineers "engineered" and her answer felt too fast. It would have been nice if the picture stayed on Shaw's face a bit before she said "what I choose to believe" but there may not have been enough picture for that. (2) the placement of the engineer scene after the flashback to the cave was a bit jarring, like it seemed out of place, but I can't really think of a better place for it. And the echoing words "we come from them" was a very nice touch.
This is the 5th and best fan edit of any movie I've seen. When Prometheus came out I was looking forward to it but was terribly let down especially as I had missed in in the theatres and figuring I'd like it I bought the blu-ray. The pacing and editing are what I seem to remember putting me off the most. I barely remember watching it and it sits at the bottom of the back of my blu-rays.
Well along comes this edit. What a difference! I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end with just a couple of unavoidable cringe-worthy moments still there. This is the best edited I've seen yet as well - particularly the audio. Seamless. There was a moment in the visual editing that didn't work as great as everything else but I don't even remember the particulars on it anymore.
This is how the movie should have been released to theaters. This is one I'll watch again and again and I am looking forward to seeing more of Severian's work. Excellent!