I feel like it is still better to not have vision scene or the TLJ bridge as I think that Kylo’s face reveal is very powerful in the original shot as our first look at him in this movie.
Dude I totally agree. It’s such an “establishing” looking shot of his face.
I was trying to figure out why moving the helmet scene to the beginning felt off. I think it’s this. What about if the TLJ bridge scene was included, but without the closeup of his face? Just use the shot from behind, and intercut it with the vision. Of course, we’d see his face in the vision but imo that’s okay since it’s from previous movies. Our first look at Supreme Leader Kylo Ren is still on Mustafar.