Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye
- NTSC DVD-5
- NTSC DVD-9
- MAJOR EDIT: “Qatar Military Attack” sequence is now moved to after Sam gets Bubblebee from the dealership
- CUT/EDIT: Cut out the “location subtitles” (a minor issue, but I really hate these – it’s like filmmakers have no faith in the audience’s intellegence)
- CUT: Removed Captain Lennox’s “wife/baby” subplot
- MAJOR EDIT: A lot of editing to the “Lake Park” scenes to tone down “high school drama” elements and remove the “dumb jock” character
- MAJOR CUT/EDIT: Removed as much of the terrible “sex, drugs, and toilet humor” that was previously present in the film
- ADDITION: Added Stan Bush’s “Dare” to the car background music of Sam/Mikella’s first ride in Bumblebee
- CUT/EDIT: Cut much of the “Bumblebee = Hurbie the Love Bug” scenes, including his stalling out at the cliff edge
- MAJOR CUT: Completely cut out the “Girl Analyst/Black Hacker” subplot
- MAJOR ADDITIONS: Added several of the Soundwave scenes from “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” throughout the fanedit, especially alongside the “Frenzy Hacking” and “Decepticons Mobilizing” scenes
- EDIT: Altered Soundwave’s voice through a vocoder to make it sound closer to his original G1 “vocoder” voice
- MAJOR EDIT: Reorganized Sam’s “History Class” segment to occur after Soundwave/Frenzy hack into the Pentagon and Air Force One
- ADDITION: Added Ravage’s attack on the military complex for the alien metal “shard”
- CUT: Removed all scenes of Sam being interogation in the police station
- CUT/EDIT: Numerious cuts to the soldiers battle with Scorponac in the desert
- MAJOR EDIT: Removed the “Kill Bill” theme music from when Bubblebee upgrades himself
- CUT/EDIT: Many cuts and trims to the scenes of Sam searches for the glasses at his home and Sector 7 introduction
- CUT/EDIT: Tone down the ‘”over the top” antics of the Agent Simmons character
- CUT: Removed the “Soldiers’ Mutiny of Sector 7″ sequence
- EDIT: Pitch Starscream’s voice higher to closer match his original G1 voice
- MAJOR CUTS/EDITS: Numerous cuts, trims, alterations, and even scene rearrangements to the final “City Battle” sequences
- MAJOR CUT: Completely removed the original ending of “Transformers” (Sector 7 disbands, Captain arrives home to wife and baby, and Sam/Mikella make-out on top of Bubblebee)
- MAJOR ADDITION/EDIT: Used the first 2/3 of the “Shanghai Battle” sequence from “TF2: Revenge of the Fallen” for the fanedit’s finale.
- ADDITION: The first End Credits song is Black Lab’s “‘Transformers’ Theme”; second End Credits song is Stan Bush’s “You’ve Got the Touch”
November 10, 2009 @ 4:02 pm
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye is just what I would expect from JasonN. Tight editing in both video and audio, with no technical flaws whatsoever. A strident cutlist that can border on the overly chopped. And a highly enjoyable fanedit, to boot.
(Note: this is a review of the AVI version)
EDITING (TECHNICAL): 10/10
EDITING (CUTLIST): 8.5/10
As always, this fanedit was built to please its fanedtor first and foremost. So it is no real critique when I say that removing the Maggie/hacker friend arrest did not work for me. When they come back later in the helicopter, it feels very tacked on. The addition of Soundwave was a really cool idea and was delivered impeccably. The epilogue, however, did not so much. I like the concept, but with the current execution it also feels too tacked on. I also think removing the Army/Sector 7 confrontation had a negative impact on the flow of the story, as it is not quite obvious why all of the sudden Sector 7 is deferring entirely to Sam.
All that said, this movie is exactly what I’d expect from JasonN: a technically flawless fanedit that delivers a significantly more serious tone to movie that desperately needed it. The tone of this fanedit is almost completely different than the source material, especially after we get past all the original awkward features and into the action.
December 8, 2009 @ 2:02 am
Loved the soundwave scenes that were inserted but like uker mentioned above, there were a couple of questionable cuts.
Too bad he didn’t watch the whole thing though, as the second half was better than the first half.