I finally got round to watching this version after watching Split Unbreakable Glass a while ago, and I have to say this is definitely my favourite of the two. Maybe it's just because I like slower movies, but I felt the way UGS handled the mysteries in the story was much more satisfying than UGS.
Cutting Casey from the story entirely was a bold choice, and I do think the edit suffers for it at the end, but it still works as a complete story. I also really liked what was done with Elijah's mother at the end.
While I appreciate that the entire point of this version was to use footage cut from SUG, and I think the incorporation of deleted scenes was especially effective, I still think that at least having Casey as a side character was needed to elevate the edit from a 9 to a 10 narratively.
Overall, I still prefer the original Unbreakable to the version presented here, but I think that UGS is a better way to view the trilogy than the original movies, and I might even prefer it to the original Split despite the fact that the main character of that film is completely absent.
A very good edit, definitely recommend watching.
After watching, I’m not sure which version I like the most, either this one or the companion /alternative edit “Split Unbreakable Glass”.
In “Unbreakable Glass Split”, the author gives us a different perspective on the Narrative Arcs of the main characters. The highlight for me was The Horde and how their growth happens in parallel with the other 2 main characters’ development. The acting performance of James McAvoy is on the spotlight here and it does shine brightly.
SUG is Dead - Long live UGS.
I dont know how this happened, i like UGS better than SUG and i gave SUG already only 10´s.
Wraith did not only create a brilliant Fanedit here, no, he created a new Universe, a different spin that i was not expecting and i was a bit afraid of, to be honest.
When i watched Split Unbreakable Glass (SUG) some weeks ago, i went thru 3,5 hours of Film.
Already deconstructed and put together differently, so that the whole xperience shines light in some corners, that havent been lit before.
i liked it and my thoughts on that are written in a review.
It wasnt long after that, when i said to myself: "this Wraith guy, he said something like `Wait till you see UGS` ...i wonder what he ment".
And so i did find myself starting Unbreakable Glass Split (UGS) not long after and boy, what a treat.
I can not imagin what kind of work went into doing this (no, i have not yet watched the Making of) - i wonder if his house was full of Post its, or Maps laying out the whole storylines, so that he can cut and weave, like a tailor, to his own liking.
The Suit he tailored fits so good, the cuts made are brave and so unexpected sometimes.
To be so bold to remove Main Characters from a Film just to make the whole structure even more logical, was mind blowing.
I like this Edit better than SUG because it gave me a feeling that i havent gotten from the Originals and or SUG.
This Edit made the difference, it left me thinking more, asking more and frankly - it will be watched again, for its brilliant editing and use of music and overall the Idea to use the same material for a far different watch is just overwhelmingly good.
Before you all get diabetic from all the sugar coating that my review turned out to be, go and watch it yourself.
I just got finished watching this edit, after first watching its companion, Split Unbreakable Glass. Wraith did a great job with the construction and layout of this edit. The overall story is similar, but the material used and the way it was told leaves the viewer in a different feeling. While I enjoyed SUG more, this edit was constructed just as well, Wraith is an excellent editor. Definitely give this one a watch if you're a fan of SUG.
Unlike Wraith's other fanedit ("Split-Unbreakable-Glass"), this version completely removes the character of Casey Cooke (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) and as such, removes the entire plot (or should I say, sub-plot) of the Horde's focus on her. This results in the Horde's story focusing on the development and growth of "The Horde" and "The Beast" in particular, and how it/they interacts with the other primary characters: David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson).
David Dunn's growth into a superhero, Elijah Price's choice of embracing his role as a supervillian, and The Horde's semi-tragic "birth" into "Frankenstein's Monster" all converge brilliantly - like a visual ballet - and edited together by Wraith into a film that would be worthy of a Steven Spielberg production.