Hal 9000 said:
It’s true this edit is narrowly focused, but I don’t mind discussion of scenes and dialogue closely related. There was some discussion a while back about whether to remove, “Those beasts,” or, “They’re here.” I think the idea was removing, “They’re here,” avoids having it look like no one told Maz about the impending attack.
I understand. But I don’t see how removing “those beasts” would affect anything (unless you’re removing both lines). I get how removing the latter line would change it, though I’m not sure removing either is necessary with the current lone star destroyer solution, as that doesn’t necessarily imply an impending attack.
I don’t think it matters whether those lines are in the edit or not. I don’t feel like it changes anything. Though my opinion is to leave it with just the “they’re here” line. Those beasts is just kinda redundant.
Also I don’t get the impression that her saying “they’re here” means that she wasn’t aware of the attack, it comes off more like “we’re running out of time”
I would like to see what can be done with the ending of the movie to add more weight to the loss of the republic. Even in the theatrical cut there is almost no reaction from anyone.