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Help: looking for... a TLJ edit with... Finn's suicide run removed entirely?

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… Finn’s suicide run removed entirely? I was doing a Star Wars podcast the other day and we discussed Rian Johnson’s apparent obsession with suicide attacks. Holdo’s is key to the plot so it cannot be taken out. But Finn’s might be, although it doesn’t seem easy. Hence the question: has anyone done it? Sorry for starting a new thread for this.

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I have not heard of any edits that removes it. I think it would be almost impossible to do.

Rough idea:

Use Poppa’s edit where Rose is shot down. You would need to do the same thing for Finn … maybe take out a scene with a speeder being shot down and it could be his. Poppa’s edit does scrub out Rose’s downed speeder next to Finn when he gets out of his destroyed “love-save” speeder … and runs off for Rose, which Poppa’s edit does that works pretty well.

So can it be possible? Maybe. However, it would be hard to polish it and find good timing … but I will continue!:

Maybe when Finn get’s shot down (If there is a good usable downed speeder scene) it happens at Poe’s retreat line. I don’t recall quite correctly, but doesn’t Finn saying something like “What!?” or “No!”? If so, you can then use the scene that Poppa uses in his edit that has a walker’s targeting computer lock on onto a speeder and shows it shooting. That’s when you then use a scene of a lone speeder getting shot down or something.

So yeah … possible maybe as a rough idea, but the real question is can it get done? Maybe, I haven’t really thought about it. I think other issues that can come up for timing is the tracer of the Death Ram and all, but hey, things could be worked around.

I admit I was hoping Finn would make the sacrifice since it would complete is character arc pretty well.

But then we got slapped in the face with “Stopping the enemy from coming into the base to slaughter us doesn’t save us, Love-(forcefield te-heheh) does!” and in the next movie he is kinda garbage. Sigh.

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ClarkZuckerberg’s Fallen Knight edit and DonKamillo’s Anti-Cringe Cut removed Finn’s suicide run completely. You might want to check them out.

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ANH (4K77), ESB (Harmy), ROTJ (4K83).
Everything else is optional.

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StarkillerAG said:

ClarkZuckerberg’s Fallen Knight edit and DonKamillo’s Anti-Cringe Cut removed Finn’s suicide run completely. You might want to check them out.

Thank you! That is very helpful. I will check them out.