Annihilation

ANNIHILATION - NOITALIHINNA

 
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(Updated: April 16, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
I must say this outright, I removed 1 point for visuals because nothing is ever perfect.
I enjoyed every bit of this edit as well as I enjoyed the original. It’s only when watching this edit that I realized the original was guiding us a little too much from time to time. Scribbling Man removed those small bits where our hands were held and let us loose inside the Shimmer. Everything works fine. The music plays a more subtle role. I think the original score is good. It’s bringing some sensibility, maybe even some comfort (thinking about the folk guitar). In Scribbling Man edit, the music seems to be there only for tension, or weariness.
I was impressed with the original movie visuals and wondered how the editor inserted their name in the credits. It’s only when I watched it again that I saw the trickery. But again, every other visual cuts are good. Bravo!

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Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
This felt like a great way to watch a film that I already knew I enjoyed. The changes made to the soundtrack within the simmer and the adjustments made to the flashbacks and traveling made the entire experience flow much more naturally while highlighting the alien environment that we are now in. I do wish the double deer scene was left in place just because I personally found that scene beautiful despite the CG, and it does feel too short lived when used as a backdrop for the description of the shimmer.

The cutting down of a lot of the dialogue was great for a re-watch, but I am unsure how that would have affected an initial viewing of the film. I would wholly recommend this for anyone who was a fan of the original film who is hoping to recapture some of that magic.

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Overall rating
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
This is the ONLY way to watch this film

Amazing from beginning to end. In my opinion, a masterpiece in fanediting.

Thanks Scribbling Man for creating the best version of one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time.

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Like other reviewers, I can confirm that this is THE definitive way to watch Annihilation.

While the original was an enjoyable and arguably under-appreciated sci-fi gem, it wasn't as good as it could've been. Scribbling Man's clever, skillful edits are subtle enough that a first-time viewer wouldn't know they were watching an edit (but for the logos and altered credits), while someone watching the movie for the second time will appreciate the changes.

Again, this is simply the best way to enjoy this film, period.

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10.0
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10.0
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Simply put, A+.

I very much dug the original, regardless of it flaws. TSM wonderfully fixed it and I'm digging this so much more. A go-to version. Yet to check out the isolated score. There's the reason to spin it again, and soon.
Owner's reply January 22, 2023

High praise! Thank you for taking the time to review, plissken. So glad you enjoyed it :)

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