joker-scar, speaking as the film's associate producer, your poor review of our film is a fair one, as everyone is entitled to their honest opinion. I am not surprised by your reaction. Frankly, I was concerned when I heard Patrick was going to show the film in its very rough state in LA. As an advertiser, I am very aware of the risk of showing a piece before it is even close to being finished, as people will judge what they see, and cannot be expected to judge it any other way.
Since LA the film has undergone huge editing changes that improved flow and pacing. Also, many visual effects were either cleaned up or replaced with John Knoll's expert contributions.
We had a much cleaner and more organized cut for the Hamptons FIlm Fest. It had two showings that weekend; a very near sellout the first night, and because of audience reaction, a total sellout the second night. We had special guests, Douglas Trumbull and the real Herb Lightman, who both commented on the events of the film and took questions. To top it off, the film won the Heinekin Red Star Award for most creative film at the fest. So the potential for this film's success is there.
Last I heard from Patrick was that there was much interest in distribution, however, that was early last year, and the film still needed the finishing touches. I hadn't heard anything since. I don't know what this film's final fate will be, yet I am very confident that if it does make it out there, the majority of moviegoers will have a favorable opinion of it. Hopefully, you will like it better too.