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#1073404
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Yeah I don’t like the idea of showing anyone a fan edit without explaining what it is…seems kind of Lucas-esque

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#1073222
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The Saturday Morning Prequel Trilogy
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That’s fair. I totally get where you’re coming from. I’m sure if I ever have kids I’ll want to introduce Star Wars to them. I just feel like the movies that made a lasting impression on me as a kid are the ones that challenged me.

That said, one thing that early Clone Wars seasons did that I liked is established Anakin and Obi-Wan as these swashbuckling Saturday morning cartoon heroes that we really root for. They have playful banter in a way that feels more familial and less like petty bickering than Lucas’s attempts at banter in the films.

I think it’s important to establish that before hitting us with the tragedy. I guess I just don’t know that the material is there in the films to support these kinds of revisions.

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#1073177
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The Saturday Morning Prequel Trilogy
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I don’t know, I think you’re underestimating the maturity level of the later seasons of Clone Wars and some of Rebels. There are beheadings and political debates and moral quandaries. The word terrorist is used more than once. What you’re talking about sounds more like the LEGO Star Wars series, which is a squarely kid-targeted affair.

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#1073152
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The Saturday Morning Prequel Trilogy
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I mean, it makes sense? It’s not really a movie I have any interest in seeing though. To me, the whole draw of the prequels was the “Shakespearean tragedy” of how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. Despite problems with the execution in the prequels we got, I don’t have much desire to see a version of the prequels that isn’t that.

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#1070665
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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That would work 😃

Personally, I enjoyed the book quite a bit. I thought it did a much better job of the kind of “political drama” storyline that I think George was aiming for with the prequels. It was also nice to see some focus on Leia, since her role wasn’t that big in The Force Awakens and I think Claudia Gray captured the intelligence and fiery wit that Carrie always brought to the role. However, for the purposes of the edit a quick look at the New Republic article on Wookieepedia might suffice 😛

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#1070622
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I hate to be that EU guy, but Claudia Gray’s book Bloodline goes into a lot of detail about how corrupt and ineffectual the NR senate is and how Leia’s basically been cast out since the secret about her parentage was revealed. Half the senators secretly back the First Order and that’s why the Resistance had to be established as a rogue watchdog group in the first place. Normally I’d say create your own canon, but Rian Johnson apparently contributed some ideas regarding how the NR senate is portrayed in the book, and it supposedly ties into Episode VIII, so I’d be wary about portraying the NR this way if you want this edit to tie into the next movie.

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#1070419
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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So after having seen various official versions of ANH and Ady’s version many times, I just noticed that Vader’s lines “your powers are weak, old man” and “you should not have come back” during the duel are swapped in Revisited. Was there ever a rationale given for this? The original version had a great pregnant pause on obi-wan’s face after Vader says “you should not have come back”, which is an emotional beat that’s kind of lost in the Revisited version.

I know Obi-Wan igniting first has been brought up before (which I’m also in favor of reverting) but I don’t remember this one being talked about.

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#1070048
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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doubleofive said:
I also like that people are STILL not understanding that Ady is making these edits to make the six movies tie better together, and insist on bringing up the EU & possible future movies, as if he could predict what’s going to happen in movies that are going to come out every year until our grandchildren are worried about what order to show the movies to their children.

I was all for radical changes to the prequels initially, but after watching all of Clone Wars and Rebels, I’m starting to feel like I’m so invested in the canon that I’ll find Ady’s prequels hard to swallow.

That said, I think Ady should make the edits he wants to make, they can’t be all things to all people.

I’m glad to see little nods to the canon anyway, like the pink/magenta X-Wing engines, and the TFA layout of the Falcon.

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#1069822
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Tantive3+1 said:

doubleofive said:

Editroid said:

Please don’t judge me when I say that I hope the Revisited versions of the OT won’t contradict the official versions of the PT. Then again, since the OT is so sacred to many, most of the changes made to them are aesthetic, and not story-related.

Some of Adywan’s changes to RotJ may depend on what he can change in the PT. I’m still sure they’ll fit better than how much the PT already contradicts the OT.

Can you make a list on everything that’s been announced about ROTJ:R.

One of the things I’ve heard about is that Lando will be dying.

I don’t think that’s true. I think that was just speculation/suggestion

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#1067356
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I like it…but not for this edit. I feel like a new viewer would find it a little jarring.

The R2 stuff totally belongs in this edit though. I like your solution vastly better than the v1 solution of just cutting 3P0’s line.

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#1062701
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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My understanding is that he has to be plugged in to receive transmissions, so I’m personally more fond of NeverarGreat’s solution.

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#1062348
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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MalàStrana said:

Yep I agree, this is exactly what I meant 😃 And with the removal of 3PO awkward line from restructured v1 (“I don’t think R2 has the rest of the map”) it could work better now.

In the new context you need that line to make sense of what’s going on. Otherwise it’s not clear why R2 partially powers up.

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#1060364
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut)
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I’m still very interested in this edit and I’m intrigued by what you’re doing with Anakin’s character. I will say that when I watched the preview, the music changes were distracting to me, partially because the old music can still be heard underneath and partially just because I prefer most of John Williams’s choices: a lot of the changes feel a bit too melodic to be over dialogue when subtle underscore would work better.

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#1046468
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Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Finished!)
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I originally didn’t love that scene but I’ve grown to appreciate it. In the theatrical version, the fact that Padme is a senator and the leader of the opposition is constantly referenced but we never actually get to see that demonstrated in any way. The senate scene gives her character a bit more strength and establishes the political landscape nicely, and so I chose to leave it in my edit as well.

Agreed with Hal on the other lines as well. They’re certainly stilted but they establish a sense of progression that is missing in edits like l8wrtr’s that (in my opinion) overcut those scenes.

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#1041858
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I don’t know how I missed that one. It looks good, although “their weapon” would seal the deal.

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#1041789
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I just can’t abide by the weapon being based in the Hosnian system since my canon-brain knows that’s where the New Republic Senate is. Change that and I’m cool with it.

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#1041302
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Yeah I’m not a fan of this, particularly as a proponent of the “Starkiller Base is Illum” theory.

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