Finished watching yesterday, and my overall impresion is pretty positive, despite a couple of rather minor issues and further suggestions.
What I liked most was the overall color grading, especially for Tatooine and the Death Star. The added lighting for Endor gives the space-set scenes a much more interesting and pleasing look more in line with the prequels. There’s a couple of times, though, where the planet outline seems to show through objects, first through the Executor and then through the Tydirium shuttle when it descends to Endor. Were those intentional?
The rest of the visual changes were for the better. Jabba’s palace looks great, as do the new saber sparks, the recolored engine lights, Palps’ brighter eyes and the enhanced Force lightning. The new Rebel ships and the hint at the Wayfinder make for good fan service.
Right now is too noticeable the scenes with the Rancor’s keeper crying were cut, due to a rough audio transition. Maybe you could add some background noises to blend the shots better. The music transition from the first “Han in carbonite” shot to the jazzy tune at Jabba’s palace could also be smoothier.
I liked most of your musical tweaks. The prequel music when the droids arrive at Jabba’s place was fine for me, even if a bit too prominent. The tenser music when the droids get inside and Bib Fortuna shows up fits better in my opinion. The action music for the speeder bike chase also sounded pretty great and I was glad the awesome sound design for the speeder bikes didn’t get lost in the midst of it. Also, that somber music that accompanied Palps, was that the Anthem of Evil from Episode 9? It was one of my favorite music changes, foreshadowing Rise of Skywalker, and is also a call-back to a Sith motif that first appeared in Episode III and was re-used by your edit (when Obi-Wan talks to Luke). My other favorite re-score was the triumphant Force theme when the Tydirium departs the rebel fleet.
Honestly I prefered the original score for Yoda’s passing. Yeah, I understand why it might be seen as a triumphant moment, but the bittersweet rendition of Yoda’s theme in the original conveyed Luke’s mood better. Also during the transition from Luke’s X-wing in space to the swamp on Dagobah, a very short bit of the Imperial march remains, that needs to be corrected.
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