SERENITY, in of itself, is a near perfect piece of entertainment. Thus, MusicEd has wisely made only one small cut (along with new opening and closing title cards) that I noticed and increased the goodness of this movie by inserting almost all of the deleted/extended scenes (adding music and/or audio fx). He has created a richer and more fulfilling experience that wonderfully concludes his Chronicles Trilogy.
Little else needs to be said other than, watch this fan edit and be entertained.
Yep, based on the original sources, this is a near flawless edit. (2 personal edit remarks mentioned below) I can't give a 9.9, so a 10 it is....
Deleted scenes added back in = amazing to flesh out the characters a bit more, love it. While the change video quality is obviously noticeable, the audio (which I think is more important in many respects) was perfect to my ears, well done.
Narrative-wise, yep - replaces the original. Absolutely. It's just plain better, enough said.
Spoiler alert? 2 minor PERSONAL quips: there is a slow fade used to transition from a Mal and Inara deleted scene to their ship in space - while the fade works artistically (I like it coming off their emotional exchange), it didn't look right for pacing and took me out of the moment. I understand that's probably the best you could do with the material, but I wonder if the reaction shot of Inara would have been better just cut. 2nd quip is the ending shot of Serenity being cut too quickly pacing-wise - took me out of the final moment sadly. Maybe it was on purpose as a metaphor: there wasn't enough, and it was over too quickly. ;)
These are both personal things, but wanting to also give constructive feedback - there it is. :)
Overall, well done on the trilogy, MusicEd - I was very pleased with the entire experience! Thank you!
Great edit of a great show. Me and my family had the best time watching this. From all the browncoats I want to thank you!
PS. I'm sure copying and pasting the same review for each of the movies is not the most professional thing to do but I really feel each of these edits are spectacular.
PPS. Well, I guess technically I haven't written the same review for each movie since I keep adding to each review. I wish to add to this review that I am so pissed that Mr. Whedon couldn't keep this ball rolling, at at least come back to it between Avenger movies. This trilogy really shows how much potential this series had. Well I did my part for the cause, I have three (3) preteens are now fans of the series/movies. Thanks again Ed.