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9.3 2 10
shatteredisland_front
FanMix July 07, 2021 3665
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
The audio changes are an interesting choice and they mostly work. The Memento sound effects are a very nice touch. There were only a couple of times the audio cuts were a bit too abrupt. Also, there were some instances of noticeable audio intensity shifts / jumps between continuous scenes, it looked a bit off.

In terms of the video cuts, only one of the fade-to-black transitions looked too long and too sudden, it was very noticeable.

The crazy non-linearity is an excellent idea, the narrative works amazingly like this. It forces the viewer to stay and live inside the character’s mind, and it shows the power of a story with an unreliable narrator.

(spoilers follow)
Also, interestingly, I was trying for the entire film to guess the new ending. When it came, I was impressed. The removal of the original film’s epilogue is the right choice for this film, because in the original the viewer is completely suck out of Andrew’s perspective and they way this edit is structured it fixes that in a very effective way.

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