Reviews written by futon88

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July 07, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Speed (1994) did it better, but this is still an improvement over the frenetic original. K, so it's still frenetic and basically out of control, and the plot could...

July 04, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A significant improvement to the original. It's tighter. It clicks along a bit better. I wouldn't say it's necessarily a great movie. As with the original,...

June 29, 2024 (Updated: June 30, 2024)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Superior to the original. The late reveal works incredibly well and makes me wonder if the writers originally considered something like this before deciding to broadcast it as a...

June 22, 2024
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A definite improvement. The removal of the third-act nonsense is very appreciated, as is the more gentle treatment of Yashida's character. For me, the mark of a good...

January 14, 2024
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Full disclosure: I was involved with the approval process for this one, but my input was minimal; just a few suggestions here and there. ...

December 22, 2023
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A streamlined narrative for Angela that is largely successful. The story here is grounded, and primarily focused on Angela and Will, with Judd providing the...

December 08, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The edited Swarm vs. Enterprise is a masterclass in less-is-more action editing. It flows better, feels more urgent, but still packs the visual punch we expect. In general, this...

November 18, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A streamlined presentation of a middling adaptation of an excellent book I haven't read, but should. A/V QUALITY Pristine. ...

October 04, 2023 (Updated: October 04, 2023)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

FULL DISCLOSURE: I was asked to preview this edit and had a hand in the approval process. Having said that, the edit came to me in a state...

September 16, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Undeniably better. A "go to" version, for me. A/V QUALITY Looked great, and while the audio is 2.0, it...

September 10, 2023 (Updated: September 23, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A blast from the past at sixty frames per second. A/V QUALITY Quality is exceptional, in particular the video. ...

August 15, 2023 (Updated: August 15, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The new structure is excellent! NARRATIVE Starting with Denham in the theatre, then flashing back to Ann's story...It's a remarkable...

August 08, 2023 (Updated: September 23, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is the best Kenobi out there, in my opinion. As bored-at-300am said in an earlier review, the source really is two plus hours of...

July 31, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A fresh, streamlined take on Tarantino's Jackie Brown. Full disclosure: I was involved in the review and approval process for this edit. ...

July 27, 2023 (Updated: July 27, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

It's hard to overstate how well Tangerine Dream works here, especially when combined with the monochrome and slightly hazy look. The music fits exceptionally well. I found myself...

July 20, 2023 (Updated: September 23, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Solid fight choreography, a familiar setting, and some surprising character notes make for a worthwhile watch. AUDIO/VIDEO QUALITY I opted...

July 16, 2023 (Updated: September 23, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

A fascinating experiment that enhances several scenes, but for me doesn't quite hold up over it's two hour runtime. Full disclosure: Around the one...

July 14, 2023 (Updated: August 04, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

UPDATE: The editor has improved the audio quality substantially so I've raised my scores for A/V, audio, and enjoyment. My original review is below. ...

June 06, 2023 (Updated: September 23, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

The original is a movie with two prologues: 1. Young Mathilde, and 2. Bond and Madeleine in Matera. As much I as I enjoy the opening scene with...

June 03, 2023 (Updated: June 04, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Some smart re-ordering yields a more straight-ahead story. UPDATE: The editor has made several adjustments to the audio, and fixed a critical video issue,...

May 09, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A crisp and straight-ahead version of Mann's Heat. A/V and Video quality are essentially perfect. In the audio department, there's...

May 01, 2023 (Updated: September 23, 2023)
Overall rating
 
7.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I commend the editor for tackling the under-appreciated challenge of replacing the dated sound effects we grew up with (and are challenged to tolerate with more modern ears). For...

May 01, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Perfect. krausfadr called this the "enhanced" edition, but as far as I'm concerned, "definitive" would also have been a great choice. A/V quality...

April 05, 2023 (Updated: September 23, 2023)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Unequivocally better than the original, in my opinion. I watched the original a short time before watching this edit, and I think this new narrative...

March 14, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Tremendous. Watched this with my partner last night. She's never seen the original. The heart of this movie isn't the gore or creature...

March 13, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

There are two things about this edit I really enjoyed: The repurposed opening, and the Deckard-focused closing. These two changes definitely warrant a revisit for those who like...

March 07, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

An all-around solid improvement to the original, and the two hour runtime is perfect. I loved the literal "spark of hope" from the lighter in...

January 23, 2023 (Updated: July 20, 2023)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Essentially perfect. All of the new music matches up well. There were two moments where I felt myself missing/expecting the original score,...

December 30, 2022 (Updated: September 26, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I enjoyed this edit! The first half is a slow burn as the setting and characters are introduced, and I'll admit: It wasn't riveting, but it did keep me...

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