This sounds very interesting after reading the entire thread. Really interested in seeing all of your corrections. Might I get links? Thanks!
Thank you very much! Yes I will send you the link.
Why don’t you plan on doing the Disney/sequel trilogy?
Because I’m among those that dislike it. I liked the Force Awakens but it’s two sequels make me realize that they never should’ve made the trilogy in the first place. I’m not making edits for it because they can’t be edited in a way that would be satisfying to me. The prequels had some issues with execution (though I think they nailed it with ROTS) but the stories themselves and their ideas were amazing. The lore that has come about because of the prequels is incredible. I can edit them into great movies. The sequels on the other hand are fundamentally flawed, they just undo the first 6 movies with way worse characters and stories. The first six movies feel like a continuous story, but 7-9 don’t feel congruent with them at all. It’d be like if I wrote a complete story that came full circle with all loose ends tied, but then somebody else came in and added on to it in a way that made the events of my story completely pointless and then redid it all but worse. I don’t consider it canon to my Star Wars edit-verse (my personal canon in which these edits are in). Mandalorian, Vader Comics, Rogue One? Hell yes. Love those. In fact because of those I think Disney’s acquisition of Star Wars is overall a good thing, especially with what they’ve done with Vader (making him the most powerful Sith instead of a sad shell). Sequels? No.
Anakin/Vader is my favorite movie character of all time and IMO the center of Star Wars (he’s front in center of the image I chose on the front post for a reason; for me, Star Wars is Anakin’s story. That’s not to say I don’t love the other main characters in the prequels and originals, I do, but to me Anakin is the core). His story is incredible and one of the best ever conceived for a fictional character. The fact that they legit made his entire story irrelevant with the new trilogy is almost personally insulting to me.
I know it may seem counterintuitive to not make edits for films you hate but make edits for films you like, but to me, I’m much more willing to put time into improving a film I like but feel there are flaws I’d like to remedy vs. a film that I flat out dislike for fundamental reasons. Even if IMO a movie is just ok I’m still willing to experiment with it to see if I can make something that I really like, rather then a movie I flat out dislike.