Review by CasmirRadon — November 5, 2009 @ 12:29 am
In the end, I found this surprisingly not as entertaining as the silent edition of the prequel trilogy. The only thing that could surprise me more was that I actually did enjoy your version of the prequels!
I watched this with my girlfriend, and she kept getting pissed off that scenes she liked were cut… well, let’s just say she didn’t really “get” the idea, or at least didn’t like it. I enjoyed the idea very much, even for great movies, I appreciate having the option to see them in a new light, and the short running times were perfect for not overstaying their welcome. I think these were great ideas, and will surely share them with other friends in the future.
I LOVE THIS! What a fantastic way to bring life to this edit! All it needs is the score to be played on an old upright bar piano (lol) Hope he posts the film grain version. Other than correcting some of the spelling issues and grammar and text clarity issues, I would only like to see Episode IV end with the second shot of Vader’s TIE regaining control then flying out to space, to show his escape at the end and in true serial fashion, leaving you hanging. – That’s all! 4/5 for parts 1 & 2!
Review by spelledaren — November 17, 2008 @ 10:06 am
I feel like this could have been one of the great Star Wars edits, but falls short of that goal. My number one concern is with the dialogue cards. While they look nice, the dialogue chosen is often very little compared to what is shown as said, and does sometimes not explain the actions of the characters. At times there is confusion as to who says what. That some things are misspelled can be overlooked, but does distract me when the meaning becomes a little unclear.
The movie skips a few bits that are not explained, thus making the audience wonder a bit about what has happened. With the help of dialogue cards I’m sure something could have been made of this. And that leads me to general storytelling…this could have taken the chance to really mark out the most rememberable and great conversations, but uses very little to that effect. I get the feeling that the dialogue is…very secondary, compared to making the video fit the music. So it feels a little whatever at some times.
Phew. Ok, got that out.
Very nice video, and it’s great to experience the music like this. Must have been one hell of a job to set that right! I really like the idea.