Sherlock: The Fall of Sherlock
-cut Janus cars phone call clue (Sherlock doesn't need help solving this mystery)
-removed Watson's question in the coffee shop "Do you think it's Moriarty?"
-cut part of Watson's interview with the tv star victims brother as well as Sherlock researching her show
-cut part of Watson interviewing Andrew West's fiancee
-cut scene of Watson discovering West was into astronomy
-truncated first scene of Sherlock tracking Golem (there's no chase. It appears as if they track him to the planetarium)
-shortened planetarium fight with Golem
-removed way over the top music after art gallery owner says "Moriarty"
- cut brief scene of Sherlock explaining the missile defense plans to Watson as they try to break into the brother's apartment
- Cut Moriarty's second entrance to the swimming pool (I felt the second entrance and the gun to the vest was just to create a cliffhanger at the end of season 1-- it was also inconsistent with his earlier exit , which was perfectly fine and threatening. )
-pool scene cuts to tower of london heist
-Watson saying "he's back" is cut
-court song truncated
-jury is out scene cut
-the whole "terrorists moving next door" subplot removed-too complicated, no real tension, and ultimately goes nowhere (no Mycroft debriefing watson, no terrorist saving Sherlock only to be shot)
-the search of the kidnapped children's home shortened
-the kids chomping on chocolate with horrific sound effects removed
-Lestrade referring to Sherlock as "csi baker street" removed
-the search for the bug as well as Lestrade asking Holmes to come quietly removed
-the entire reporter and "Moriarty was an actor" subplot removed. This just seemed too fantastic to me and out if character for Moriarty. I mean if he was that powerful why would he have to pretend to be a beat down actor to convince a two bit reporter that sherlock was a fraud? Too far fetched..
-Watson's talk with Mycroft about Moriarty shortened
-all references to James brooks or terrorists removed from last scene.
-Watson meeting with psychiatrist removed.
Everything about the Moriarty arc was done better than the original in this edit. There were only a couple edits I thought could look a little better. Overall, this was a great edit, and very enjoyable.
Seriously solid combination of the two Moriarty centered episodes. Cutting out the filler was smart and cutting certain aspects (like the neighbours who are spies, the cliffhanger in the great game, and Moriarty posing as an actor). Altogether, a solid edit to watch and very well done!
Great job, ranger613! I'm a huge Sherlock fan and enjoyed this edit, as much that I made a sequel and a sequel to that, which hopefully go well with this. (The Return of Sherlock and The Vow of Sherlock)
What a wonderful edit! Superb execution with stellar edits, both video and audio. No small feat, condensing six episodes into 2h30-ish minutes of cohesive narrative. It works well and I really have no larger points of criticism. The only thing I noticed and wanted, was a slight breather between the pool and the Crown jewel heist. A few seconds of time lapses over London or similar. Other than that, this edit was enjoyable from start to finish.
Highly recommended, but as wraith mentioned in his review, some concentration is required if you want to follow the narrative. It is indeed dense, but by no means irksome.
Great work, ranger613!
I watched this film on the editor's recommendation and because my girl is a big fan of Sherlock. It was very much as advertised. A threading of the Moriarty plot lines. It was only available as a video file at the time he gave it to me and since I wanted to give it to my girl as xmas present, I ended up mastering my own ISO, which was a fun project. But bare in mind my review is based off of watching that version and not the original file.
The story was great. There was character development, action, mystery. Vary strong narrative over all.
I did however found the video to be rather grey and had some compression crunchiness in parts. Sherlock is already sort of grey to begin with and I would have like to see the color bumped up a bit instead of being even more washed.
I really liked the use of the pan-wipes to connect the footage from different episodes together. Unfortunately it was a bit over used and made me kind of seasick.
But overall, I would totally watch this one again and glad to have it on my shelf!
This was the first fan-edit I watched from ifdb, and certainly convinced me that these can help promote a series. Splitting up a plot into several parts may make sense on consecutive airing to keep the tension, but after the fact it simply seems artificial like an advertisement break. This is esp. the case when the individual episodes where simply fluffed up to be more stand-alone, when the overall storyline doesn't warrant it.
These story arcs need fusing and fan-editing, and "The Fall of Sherlock" is an excellent example how to do it right. Everyone not knowing Sherlock will be instantly hooked and become a fan of the series - not that this would happen in reality of course, as you first have to buy the series to be able to enjoy the fanedit.
As this probably isn't as difficult to do than repairing a completely broken movie, I gave it a "9" for everything but full "10" enjoyment. One deduction as usual though for the lack of an editor audio commentary, I wish these would be more ubiquitous as hearing from a true fan and expert of the source is so insightful and fun.