I appreciate the ambition of this edit. Many of the cuts, especially in the first half, really work for me. I really like the removal of Finn firing on the Stormtroopers in the hangar, but I would have liked some of his levity to have remained in other places.
I like what you’re going for with the Kylo reveal, but there’s not enough footage of helmeted Kylo to make the Interrogation scene believable. The same with Han and Leia’s discussion about their son. I appreciate that Leia doesn’t talk about Snoke anymore (It was one of the most cringeworthy lines in the movie for me), but I don’t think the reveal can be pushed back any farther than The Abduction.
The ending also feels too abrupt. I don’t know how much of it is my expectation having watched the movie, but it just feels incomplete without the island.
All in all though, I’m very impressed by this edit even if I feel that it didn’t accomplish all of its (lofty) goals.
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