Just finished watching the edit.
The technical side of it was certainly very strong. The cuts, the integration of the deleted scenes (save for Vickers/Janek intercutting with Shaw/David), the colour correction, the cleaned up FX were all flawless. The audio was pretty good as well, even if there were some mixing problems from time to time (dialogue mixed in the front channels, the score turned up too loud). All in all, brilliant work.
The only problem was that the movie felt a bit disorganised. I can't quite put my finger on it but I think the film flowed a bit better when I last watched the theatrical version. That said, I remember feeling the same way when I first watched it at the cinema, so perhaps it's just a question of repeated viewings.
I find this fanedit to be technically perfect. The work is awesome from the beginning. I also find it a success to start with the TED speech and what follows gives the movie a great start.
However from then on, I find the original movie to be almost unfixable, and I find the edits fall too short. I rather Beezo's work on the first alien encounter, and also his corrections as far as the ending go.
However I must say I am grateful for this edit, and the great work behind it. But this movie needs more than a fix... can anyone save Prometheus?
something about Prometheus i love,maybe because im a big fan of Alien.But this edit was much better then the original movie,it explains things better to me.Agent 9 is a gifted editor and i look forward to more of his work.I could talk about all his Cuts and Additions but he has done a great job in his release info.Agent 9 is one too watch for in his next works and is top on my list.
First and foremost, it should be mentionned that I did enjoy the theatrical version of Prometheus for what it was meant to be : a big scale summer blockbuster movie. Of course, it had its flaws (silly dialogues, non-scientific behaviors, an exploding dead head and two protagonists running away from a giant croissant to name a few).
When it came out on Blu-Ray, I watched it again but kept myself from watching the deleted scenes with the hope someone would come up with a “special edition”. As you may know, a couple of fanedits with the inclusion of the said deleted scenes as well as the viral videos have been released, and I’ve watched them all. What they have in common is that indeed a lot of things were added, not much was cut. And part of what was added was sometimes unfinished scenes/effects...
And then came Agent 9’s Special Edition! Wow, just wow! Not only did he fix the flaws mentionned in my introduction, but he also took the time and effort to complete the unfinished effects of certain deleted scenes and include them in his edit brilliantly! I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll only say this: anyone who watches the edit should “stay tuned” to the very end of the credits, for there’s an exhaustive list of cuts/additions/modifications that made me go “Oh true, that line of dialogue is gone!” or “True again, the exploding head is gone too!”. Speaking of credits, I also very much liked the new opening credits...closer to the mood set in Alien.
One more thing: this edit truly shows the work of a professional, for I did not spot any sound of picture problem (not meaning there is none, I simply did not notice any).
Phenomenal! This is my definite version of Prometheus that I’ll watch again and again! I don’t see how could anyone could do any better than this!
since prometheus realise i must have watched it some 20+ times, for all of it's faults it's a film i find entertaining and never boring. as the fanedits start to trickle in slowly agent 9 version of the film will be remembered in years to come as one of the definitive fanedits to prometheus.
there are many aspects to prometheus that didn't bother me as they seem to bother others, but that being said the cuts made here are all done to a very high standard. the high point to this edit is how millburn and fifield are no-longer the idiotic buffoons they came across in the theatrical version, it's one of the biggest problems i had with the film.
but that's just one of the many highlights this edit has to offer, and while agent 9 is a new comer in terms of edits realised it's obvious that he knows what he's doing and i'd certainly will keep an eye on any future edits that he creates.
my only gripe with the edit is that millburn isn't introduce by name earlier, though this is really nip picking on my behalf. agent 9 prometheus special edition sets a the bar high and while i look forward to more edits on prometheus this version is the best i've seen so far and even replaces the original.