I’m starting to work on my Episode IX edit. Title is just WIP (refers to both Palpatine’s Final Order and Rey’s new Jedi Order).
At first I didn’t really enojoy the movie. After watching it some more times, I’m getting to accept it, even if I still don’t like Palpatine’s return because of how it weakens Anakin’s sacrifice and, most importantly, him being the Chosen One.
But I’ll work with what I have, and even though I’ve started it I still am not sure about the course the story will take.
- Color correction. I HATE colors in this movie. Everything is blue: Exegol, Kijimi, the opening with Finn and Poe, the Star Destroyers’ interiors. I want more diversity. Exegol will be more black and grey, just as the Star Destroyers.
- Added music tracks. I’ve started working with Audacity, and even though it’s not perfect I think it can be used to isolate voices and replace music tracks when needed.
CHANGES I WANT TO TEST:
- Leia disappears after Kylo shifts back to Ben (after Han’s vision).
- Rey is a Palpatine, and she killed her parents. I’d LOVE to do this, but I’m not sure if I will be able to do it with just some different montage.
- Remove the first scene with Poe and Finn. We don’t need that. This information about the spy can be established in the crawl. Plus, its removal makes the opening slower (something which this movie desperately needs).
- Add at least a glimpse of Anakin’s Force Ghost during the final battle. IMHO he needs to have a role in defeating Palpatine again.
- Add Palpatine’s Fortnite message.
- Remove the (IMHO) embarassing dagger-having-the-shape-of-the-Death-Star-ruins plot point.
- Keep the supposed Chewie’s death a mystery until the SD arrives to Kijimi.
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.