I guess the tone of my last post was read a certain way that made people defensive. I didn’t ask whether Adywan was free to make his fan edits however he wanted. I asked whether he was now taking the lead from the newer movies in his edits. That’s it. Anybody want to take me to task for that now? Just checking. 😉
“One funny thing, the notion that Rey is not a Mary Sue (or that Luke is a Gary Stu, so that makes it okay) is off. As thousands of others have pointed out, Luke suddenly knowing how to use a lightsaber (after training with Yoda) does actually make a certain amount of sense (and even if some of those scenes were deleted, they’re described in the novelization that was released before the movie). While Luke is portrayed (and assumed in other canon) to have just flown the equivalent of an aeroplane before he jumped into an X-Wing, with only a few seconds of doubt from Red Leader (and he gets the hang of it in minutes, notice Luke only goofs up a few things during the battle)… Rey on the other hand flat out admits she’s never left the planet, she doesn’t know why she has skills, and flies the Falcon for the first time at least as well (if not better) than Han or Lando do in ESB or ROTJ respectively (Han is even implied to be impressed with her). So she got less training in both areas before she was shown to be talented and effective, whereas Luke spends much more time failing and screwing up. Watch the movies again and tell me I’m wrong.”
More of my boring rant here: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Cant-be-Bothered-justifying-Reys-power-vs-Lukes/id/67001#1278035.
I personally don’t feel there’s enough good in any of the new movies to warrant salvaging them with edits (except perhaps Rogue One). It was inevitable that some would try though, and good luck to them!