So watched this over the last couple of days and it's really well done. Editing is great, quality holds up still really nicely and the new ending did fit really well. It really left me feeling sad of course unlike the original, but I like the darker ending, while still being a kind of nice send off for the character. Always thought this film was great, and nice to give it some new life.
I've enjoyed the original Source Code so was very interested in this edit and it did not disappoint. This is the definitive version and will be my go-to moving forward. The new ending is edited seamlessly and felt emotionally weighty which I did not expect but strongly welcomed! Amazing work.
I've watched both the original and this fanedit just a few days ago. And even went as far to rewatch the last half an hour of both. Yet my tired brain likes to make things difficult for me. So this review isn't as detailed as I'd have liked for.
From a technical point of view there is nothing to be said except perfect. The sound and video fit together perfectly and seamlessly.
From a narrative and enjoyment point of view I have to say I actually still prefer the original.
While the original has in my opinion a minor plot hole (ie: for it to work they couldn't have unplugged him) I do prefer having present the scifi aspect of parallel universes and the raising of the philosophical question of an accurate simulation being as valid as reality.
Meanwhile this edit removes those elements in order to focus on the human dignity aspect of the movie and present us with a poignant ending.
While I prefer the original I still enjoyed this one very much. And it's great we can enjoy two versions of the same story.
So you might be wondering then why the 10 stars for the enjoyment aspect if I prefer the original?
Well I happened to watch it with my girlfriend and she said she actually preferred the fanedit. So there you go. Take her vote instead :)
Do you recommend this edit?
Owner's replyFebruary 12, 2022
Thanks for the generous review and honest feedback. It's appreciated :)
It's seamless, and I think that's all I got to say to recommend this edit. I remember being very attached to the characters the first time I watched this film compared to now, but then that could have been my preference at that time since the edits before the ending are minor.
A good ending is not necessarily a happy one. This is the main point this edit proves, and does it exquisitely.
I enjoyed the Theatrical Cut, yet was confused by its ending. I felt it didn't do justice with the rest of the film and sacrificed its internal logic in favor of a saccharine twist. This edit fixes that issue, as well as a few smaller issues I did not remember, but upon comparison seem well deserving.
The technical aspects, as always, are perfect and seamless.
All in all a very recommended edit.