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#1141543
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Frank your Majesty said:

I really think you need to differentiate between movies that simply have characters and character-driven movies. If you call any movie that has characters interacting “character-driven”, then what’s the point of using that word anyways? For me, a character-driven movie is a movie that is primarily about the characters, more than other movies. The word becomes completely meaningless, if it can be applied to 99% of all movies.

It is a broad term, not a factual remark. Maybe you should emphasize what you meant by character-driven before you say a movie can be good without it. For instance, it would be better to say that Rogue One is a story-driven movie more focused on war and the visual representation of said event, rather than “a movie that doesn’t need compelling characters to work”. When you said that, I took it so that you meant movies don’t need characters to care for, for it to work. In which I completely disagree.

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#1141539
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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Frank your Majesty said:

I’m not here to argue about the characters of R1. Movies can be good, without being character-driven.

I think the term you’re looking for here is children’s movies. ;p Or Art Films. If a story doesn’t develop characters to care for and connect with, the story simply doesn’t matter. If I get invited to a party with someone I like, I will most likely enjoy myself and have great connection(a). If I get invited by someone I don’t like (characters I fail to connect with) I might enjoy the view from the penthouse and the local booze, but I hardly would’ve gone for any other reason than to force myself to try to like them. Rogue One is that person you don’t like, but with a nice penthouse maybe worth the view a couple of times.

I completely agree with most of moviefreaked’s points above here. He makes an excellent point, and I think you made some ones too - but saying a story can work without being character driven is to ask the audience not to give a fuck. I can’t do that.

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#1141366
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Episode VIII Discussion <em>NON SPOILER THREAD</em>
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ray_afraid said:

They’re after us, Anjohan! We gotta work together.
Quick! Break me outta this place! I’m in some big building with the words “St. Mendez” on the stationary! Time is tight!
Our keyboards can’t defend themselves!!

I know of that one! I’m on my way! I’ll just have to finish this TAL movie - which is the best Star Wars fanedit i’ve seen in the whole world. I wonder who made it.

Oh well, Be right there!

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#1141326
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Episode VIII Discussion <em>NON SPOILER THREAD</em>
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ray_afraid said:

Mavimao said:

Anjohan said:

WHAT AN ENTRY!!!

Working on a cinema here in Norway, I had the privilege to watch TAL. Get your saber ready for tomorrow!!!

The emotions, the feelings - the battles! I HATED TFA. I really did. I hate it still. I liked Rogue One because if it 30 minute ending and K2 droid.

This movie, however… wow! I love it! No spoiler, but this is literally what EPISODE II and III should have been (pacing and battles and banter!). WHAT A MOVIE!

Thanks for your impressions! This is what I keep hearing from all over the internet, so I’m getting more excited for tomorrow!

Note that he seems to be talking about TAL- His own edited PT, not TLJ.
What it’s doing in this thread, I have no idea.

O_o … meanwhile in St. Mendez Hospital for the Criminally insane.

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#1141324
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Episode VIII Discussion <em>NON SPOILER THREAD</em>
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Hahah, it’s a typo. I wasn’t even aware of it due to its common usage. I of course meant The Last Jedi.

AMAZING how some people think it’s a promotion technique, hahaha.

THE LAST JEDI was amazing. A treat to look forward to!

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#1141187
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Episode VIII Discussion <em>NON SPOILER THREAD</em>
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WHAT AN ENTRY!!!

Working on a cinema here in Norway, I had the privilege to watch TAL. Get your saber ready for tomorrow!!!

The emotions, the feelings - the battles! I HATED TFA. I really did. I hate it still. I liked Rogue One because if it 30 minute ending and K2 droid.

This movie, however… wow! I love it! No spoiler, but this is literally what EPISODE II and III should have been (pacing and battles and banter!). WHAT A MOVIE!

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#1141132
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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TV’s Frink said:

Alright I guess I misread your post, I thought you were saying he actually could do any of those things if he wanted to, he just didn’t want to.

Yeah, no worries. I think I just started the post with the wrong idea before moving to the point.

Either way… I don’t understand Why people here are trying so hard to create story problems or faults where there are none. Luke using a few Jedi powers vaguely, and more importantly not creating any chaos inside Jabba’s Palace but rather a little tension, is perfectly understandble and fits his plan perfectly. He seems overconfident - and probably is, but it suits his needs. It keeps his friends safe, and it gives him an opportunity of surprise later on. The Rancor he didn’t expect, but he keeps his cool - killing it with logic and patience rather than anything that would pose him too great a threat to keep alive or nearby.

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#1141113
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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TV’s Frink said:

Anjohan said:

ray_afraid said:

Other than maybe pushing the door button with the force, I don’t see what Luke is neglecting to do in the rancor scene.
Is he supposed to fry it with lightning? Choke it to death? Bring the roof down on it? I think it’s easy to believe Luke was doing everything he could and just isn’t powerful enough to do any of those things.

The things is, Luke probably could’ve done these things

I disagree completely. He’s not Yoda or the Emperor.

It doesn’t matter if you do. The point isn’t if he could. He might as well have attempted and failed.

The point is for his plan to work, he could’nt start a war inside Jabba’s Palace.

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#1141092
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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ray_afraid said:

Other than maybe pushing the door button with the force, I don’t see what Luke is neglecting to do in the rancor scene.
Is he supposed to fry it with lightning? Choke it to death? Bring the roof down on it? I think it’s easy to believe Luke was doing everything he could and just isn’t powerful enough to do any of those things.

The things is, Luke probably could’ve done these things - but showing too much power would diminish Jabba’s hold and confidence over his prisoners and employees - causing fear and chaos, forcing Jabba to defend for himself - killing Luke and his friends with everything in his might. I thought this was obvious.

Example would be if a guy is saving his friends with a backup-plan in mind, and only bring a pistol with him to a meeting, the people would take away the pistol with simple violence if necessary. If he brought five grenades and a bazooka, all the people would be at danger, panic would arose he would be shot at first sight at saving his friends with these weapons.

It makes sense for him to be humble, and pretend to be overconfident for his plan later to work.

If Luke started crashing down floors and choking a damn Balrog of Morgoth people would fucking run for their life’s, and Jabba shit himself trying to burn him down before it was too late.

You guys overthink (or under think) way too much. It can’t be good for your viewing pleasures.

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#1136595
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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DominicCobb said:

NeverarGreat said:

It’s not really the purpose of the edit to add or remove character moments unrelated to the Starkiller Restructure, but I always read this exchange as Finn almost ready to admit that he wasn’t a part of the Resistance, at least until they were distracted and he changed his mind.

Yeah I thought that was pretty clear. I don’t know why people keep requesting completely random, subjective removals when it’s been clearly stated a number of times that that is not what this edit is about.

Because with any fanedit, one would think the overall idea - whatever its main purpose is - is to improve upon what was before? Therefore, I think such suggestions of short scale - but with important impact on character in a positive light - should be allowed to be mentioned.

However, this is not my thread and I fully respect if there is no intention on improving character or story moments, except for this one with the Starkiller Base. It is an intruiging concept already, in good hands.

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#1136586
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The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project
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jarbear said:

Digmon did a good job shortening it, since there is some important information and scenes from it … you gotta have a good chunk of it.

I don’t care much for TFA - so maybe I’ve missed something, but clarify to me what you would need to have.

Because when they arrive at Takodana, the first thing to happen is that two aliens report to The First Order that Han Solo, Rey and Finn are there. This is the only thing that I feel you could imply would be missing as information from the Rathar sequence.

Rey and Finn left with the Millenium Falcon from Jakku - and now Han Solo is there with them. Ergo, Han Solo has the Millenium Falcon again and the First Order now know where they are. It requires 10% more IQ from the audience, which - from my point of view - is a welcome addition to this mess of a movie. Only thing would be to add the Snoke speaking of Han Solo sequence to after they land on Takodana and enter the cantina, rather than before.

Removing the Rathtar sequence does this;

  • Chewie does not get hurt his first 10 minutes back in the franchise like some imbecile.
  • Han Solo and us, the audience, doesn’t have to talk to two very un-intruiging gangs that serve no story function than what could already be replaced by what I suggested above.
  • Han Solo doesn’t get an deus ex machina the first TEN minutes he’s back in the movie, by accidentally being saved by rathtars espacing, just as the gangs are about to kill him - overstating it several times before doing so.
  • and whoop; all characters seem smarter and doesn’t have forced situations happen to them for the sake of suspense, and we can all happily forget the mess even happened as it serves NOTHING to the overall story.

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#1136468
Topic
The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project
Time

TIP: Remove Rathar sequence entirely. Proof of point, this took me five minutes to edit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=736lH16Szns&feature=youtu.be

It does nothing to the story, it destroys pace, it gives us deus ex machina’s, it gets Chewie shot within his first five minutes back into the movie, we are introduced to two silly gangs that serve nothing to the story or the characters and the CGI for the rathars is not particularly good or interesting.

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#1136453
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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NeverarGreat said:

Jump St version 2:
https://vimeo.com/245234854
Password: jump

A very good one. Definitely useable.
But for the love of mercy; remove Finn’s horrible reaction when Rey says “he’s with the resistance”. We, as the audience, has gotten the fact that he’s not, clarified three times already. It is a silly reminder, and it kinda dumbs down his character as well as the laughable guilty face.

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#1135622
Topic
STAR WARS: Episode I - THE ANCIENT LORE [Episode I Remade /Proj started: 2014]
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Ait, cheers for the feedback on the alarm guys. You see, the idea was to make the scenery stand out opposite some of the original elements - in which I think it succeeds to do. Problem is, you guys found it a little jarring. I’ll make it one slower flash instead of two with a SFX to match it, to make it a smoother, better-for-the-eyes experience.

Cheers for positive feedback!

And please shout out all ideas you can conjure - plausible ones or not does not matter. I have tools at my disposal and am always willing to try new things.

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#1135472
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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This is my personal opinion, but might provide solid pinpoints in term of where me and my friend lose interest in the story - and therefore probably a lot of other people that find TFA boring or lacking in any way. I’ve seen TFA six times in total now, and fell asleep twice at the very same segment.

The faulty scene is when they arrive at Takodana (?). The movie just crushes down. It drags, it gets boring - we meet an uninventful Yoda-like creature, we are introduced to a very lacking and boring battle scene. And Rey runs 10 miles into the forest like some bad scene from a Disney movie.

I don’t what can be done to improve this as I’m never going to tackle this with a fanedit myself (lack of interest), but this is where me and my Star Wars geek friend lose all interest in the movie, and start bashing it for faults.

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#1134464
Topic
STAR WARS: Episode I - THE ANCIENT LORE [Episode I Remade /Proj started: 2014]
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[UPDATE]

So this is the “alternative” bad guy ending I have for The Ancient Lore at the moment. With that I mean how I chose to let the villains leave for this movie. In the original movie they are taken hostage and somehow released/gotten loose within the timeframe of EP II.

So in TAL, the Viceroy and his comrade is just simply not captured. I chose to leave the bad guys and EP I on the first taste of glimpse of what to come. There are very few prototype star destroyers in the background, a very brief imperial march (first and only time in the movie) and some explanation for where the villains are heading into the next episode. Giving them some conclusion, but also setting up their future part in the story. Something the original movie failed to do, miserably.

For those who wonder, story-wise this takes place after the defeat on Naboo, in which the Nemodians goal was to re-take their homeworld of said planet, in allegiance with the Dark Lord Sidious.

The audio mix is not completely finished, nor are the visual effects. But what i preview to you is fully working in terms of function and story. I hope you enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go9hkk9aYQk

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#1130791
Topic
STAR WARS: Episode I - THE ANCIENT LORE [Episode I Remade /Proj started: 2014]
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3g8IZWsmbA&feature=youtu.be

[REQUEST]

I will be needing a cover art for this edit. I would like Qui-Gon big at the center with a purple, ignited saber, and Obi-Wan - smaller framed - by his side. Anakin, Jar-Jar, Battle Droids and Queen Amidala smaller framed in the background. Also, The Trade Federation Ship would be pretty neat to cover big parts of the background (or the planet of Naboo), or at least one of them on one of the sides. Credits will be given.

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