October 19, 2013
I watched the DVD version (still have to watch the 2nd disc with the extras). I haven't read any reviews of the edit yet, and I didn't read any of the detailed info about the edit before watching. Here is my stream of consciousness bulleted noted that I took as I watched the edit:
- Nice DVD Menus!
- Cool Previews
- opening with the cityscapes and narration/conversation kinda caught me off guard
- Nice choice with Jefferson Airplane
- sound replacement/foley effects etc. is kinda interesting, not sure if its intially not supposed to sound polished, either way it works
- the inclusion of some of the behind the scenes/outtakes footage worked, sometimes it didnt (just my opinion)
- been a looonnggg time since I've seen Johnny Mnemonic
- LMAO at "long story"
- in certain places (for example the kung fu training scene), the music could have been a tad lower and the dialogue could have been a bit louder. This is somewhat nitpicky, as this wasn't a constant problem throughout the edit, just in certain spots
- from the meeting with the oracle onward, the narrative and visual editing felt a bit erratic sort of all over the place (again, just my opinion)
- The ending was great though. very, very clever.
- I didn't really know what to expect going into this edit but overall this was a fun, outside-the-box fanedit.
Nice work matrixgrindhouse! Looking forward to Chapter 2!