August 15, 2012
Review by CasmirRadon — November 1, 2009 @ 9:43 pm
This is one of the most personally important fan edits I’ve seen. Sometimes I feel like I must have been the only person to love the original cut of this film, and endured a lot of flack from my friends because of this opinion. Still, the happy ending in Boston was one of the worst possible plot developments I have ever seen. I would be hard pressed to think of a more disappointing movie experience than seeing Tom’s son still alive and happy with his mom in Boston. Makes me angry just thinking about it. Your removal of Tim Robbins was so ambitious I never would have even contemplated it, but was a great touch. Other small edits were much appreciated.
Hard to know how to give a particular star rating to an edit with two drastically different endings. I thought the Extinctive cut was… good, I couldn’t have hoped for it to be done much better, but of course nobody would expect it to be perfect. In the end I’m rounding up to 9 stars, due to my immense happiness at Tom’s son dying.