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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi - Consistency Edition (V3 Released)

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Before I saw The Last Jedi, I was looking forward to see how the movie could expand what The Force Awakens was setting up.

But instead of a sequel to The Force Awakens, what I got was a Rian Johnson movie. Ignoring plot points from before while creating irrelevant ones, introducing characters that undermined the plot, and shoving in a load of cringe. This edit was made to correct that.

I plan to make a Rise of Skywalker edit as a follow up to this one.


The goal for this edit is to make TLJ a respectful sequel to TFA as best as possible by doing the following:

  • Remove the cringe.

  • Remove everything related to Rose, Holdo, First Order Chase, Canto Blight.

  • Make the characters consistent with how they were established in TFA as close as I can.

  • Use deleted scenes and fan editing resources that seem fitting.

  • Incorporate elements from TROS.


V3 Complete Change List:

The opening title crawl music is replaced with the one from TROS.

The title crawl has been remade to establish the First Order recovering from the destruction of Starkiller Base, Rey’s desperation to bring Luke out of hiding, and Kylo Ren traveling to the Mustafar system.

Used the opening shot of Mustafar from TROS to introduce Kylo.

Removed Snoke quoting General Hux’s “Tied on a string” line.

Removed Snoke asking Kylo about his wound.

Kylo removes his mask after Snoke expresses his fear that he was mistaken.

Removed Kylo protesting to Snoke that he didn’t hesitate killing Han.

Removed the close up shots of Snoke’s guards withdrawing their weapons.

Included a brief flashback to the TFA bridge scene with Han before Kylo destroys his helmet to make it clear he’s mad that he killed his father for nothing.

Removed Kylo storming out of the elevator and telling the First Order officers to prepare his ship.

Replaced the entire scene of Rey giving Luke the lightsaber and him throwing it off the cliff by inserting two shots of Ahch-to island. One from the documentary and one from the film. This was done to maintain Luke and Rey’s emotional reactions at the end of TFA and keep the continuity of the scene intact.

Shots of the island that seemed to look more yellow than green have been re-colored.

Removed all of the Porg scenes with the exception of one shot during Rey’s training with Luke.

Rey calls out to Luke only once when she approaches his hut and turns around to see his X-wing underwater.

Inserted the deleted scene of Luke sitting in his hut after he changes robes to, again, maintain his emotional reaction at the end of TFA.

Removed Rey telling Luke about Kylo becoming stronger and The First Order controlling the major systems within weeks.

Removed Luke’s routine and all mentions of it.

Rey does not have a binary beacon. Only Leia does.

Rey answers why she is on the island the first time Luke asks the question.

Removed Luke saying that he came to the island to die and that it’s time for the Jedi to end.

Removed General Hux and Captain Canady from the D’Qar battle.

The entire Resistance counter-attack is reworked. There’s no bombing run. Poe’s goal is to engage the Dreadnought, distracting the First Order to focus on him instead of the Resistance fleet, ensuring the safety of the evacuation. This validates Poe telling Finn that he was busy saving the entire fleet in the following deleted scene.

Poe’s weapon systems don’t get damaged.

Replaced the awkward scenes of Finn waking up and reuniting with Poe with the deleted scenes where Poe catches Finn up to speed on what he missed and BB-8 showing Finn the recording of Rey saying they will see each other again.

Inserted an establishing shot of Vader’s castle which leads into the first force conversation between Rey and Kylo. (FX by Poppasketti.)

Removed all Caretaker scenes.

Removed Leia slapping and lecturing Poe after the Resistance fleet jumps out of hyperspace.

Inserted a shot of Poe and BB-8 after the plan to find a new base is explained. The First Order does not find the Resistance until they reach Crait. This removes everything related to Rose, Holdo, DJ, hyperspace tracking, and Canto Blight.

Removed Rey asking Chewie about reaching the Resistance and touching the water falling from the Falcon.

Removed Luke lecturing about the Jedi during the days of the Republic and Rey talking about Luke redeeming Vader to keep the focus on his exile and guilt.

Luke tells the whole story about how his encounter with Ben Solo went. Vader’s breathing and Snoke’s voice is heard when Luke searches through Ben’s mind. Luke quickly turns on his lightsaber out of fear after seeing Palpatine, prompting Ben to retaliate against him. This is meant to connect with Palpatine’s “I have been every voice you have ever heard inside your head.” line. I believe if there’s one thing that would prompt Luke to make such a hasty action, it would be seeing the person who gave him so much pain.

Inserted TFA footage showing Kylo and the Knights of Ren from the lightsaber vision to conclude the flashback and establish that the knights are the remaining students.

Removed the gold dice.

Luke doesn’t tell R2 nothing will change his mind.

Removed Luke telling Rey he will teach her the ways of the Jedi and why they need to end.

Combined Rey using the staff/lightsaber and her training with Luke.

Removed the touching leaf gag.

Luke doesn’t tell Rey to reach out with her feelings.

Removed Luke talking about the vanity related to the light and the Jedi.

Replaced the water coming from the ground with part of Rey’s vision from TROS.

All Exogel scenes are re-colored from blue to gray. (LUT by Skenera.)

Removed the reveal that Luke closed himself off from the force.

Removed Luke saying “…in Ben Solo…” when saying he saw the raw strength once before.

When Luke meditates on the ridge, he sees a brief glimpse of the Sith Temple on Exogel.

When Rey looks at Kylo during the third force conversation, she doesn’t ask if he could put a cowl on.

Kylo doesn’t explain the Fandom Menace’s interpretation of what happened between him and Luke.

Kylo doesn’t tell Rey to let the past die. This is the same person who values his grandfather’s possessions.

Rey has a quick glimpse of her sitting on the Sith throne before she is thrown into the cave. (Eye replacement by NeverarGreat.)

Rey sees her parents say their last words to her after she touches the wall.

Removed Rey telling Kylo she was wrong to believe she would find answers.

Removed Luke calling out to Rey when she speaks to Kylo.

Removed Rey telling Kylo it isn’t too late.

Rey has a glimpse of Mustafar after touching Kylo’s hand. Giving her a general idea where he is due to their bond.

Removed Luke disrupting the force conversation, the fight between him and Rey, and the following moments after.

Moved the conversation between Luke and Yoda after the throne room fight begins to fill the gap between the battle.

Replaced the Falcon dropping out of hyperspace and ejecting Rey’s escape pod with the deleted scene showing Kylo on the bridge waiting for her.

Removed the shot of the prison cuffs and the elevator conversation.

Removed Snoke’s comment on Rey’s strength and the darkness rising with light to meet it, as part of that line was repurposed for Luke’s flashback.

Removed Snoke saying he bridged Rey and Kylo’s minds.

Snoke is killed by Kylo when he searches through Rey’s mind to make his death much more sudden and surprising.

Snoke’s eyes flash orange and lose their color when he dies to foreshadow his connection to Palpatine. (FX by Poppasketti.)

Removed Luke telling Yoda he’s going to burn the tree down.

Removed the “page turners” gag.

Removed Yoda poking Luke.

Rey doesn’t get caught in a hold against the guard, eliminating the vanishing weapon error and making her victory against her opponent more believable.

Replaced Rey telling Kylo to call off the fleet with a shot of Snoke.

Replaced Kylo saying it’s time to let old things die with a shot of Rey.

Removed Kylo telling Rey that her parents were junk traders that sold her for drinking money who died on Jakku.

Kylo doesn’t say “Please.” to Rey when he waits for her.

Removed the Kylo/Hux dispute.

Removed Leia staring outside and giving the order to shut the blast door.

Removed the Resistance setting up the base.

Inserted the shot showing the First Order cannon when the Resistance is in the trenches.

Removed Finn struggling to use the speeder.

Inserted the Wilhelm Scream when the trenches come under attack.

Removed Rey yelling in excitement when shooting the Ties.

Removed Hux saying “All fighters!” after Kylo gives the order to blow the Falcon out of the sky.

Moved the Falcon/Tie Fighter underground sequence after the Resistance pulls out.

Removed Kylo and Hux both giving the order to focus all firepower on the speeders.

Removed Poe and Finn’s comment on the Falcon diverting the Ties.

Finn doesn’t object to Poe’s retreat order.

Cropped the scene showing the cannon firing to hide Finn and Rose.

Removed Luke saying he can’t save Ben and no one’s ever really gone.

Kylo doesn’t give the order to fire on Luke.

Kylo and Luke stay silent before they face each other.

Removed Poe quoting Holdo.

Removed Poe asking how did Luke get inside the base and telling Threepio to shut up.

There are no rocks blocking the exit to the base.

Removed the slow motion moments during the fight between Luke and Kylo.

Removed Luke saying that the rebellion is reborn today and that the war is just beginning.

Swapped the reaction shots of Finn and Rey when they hug.

Removed Kylo turning around and yelling after Luke cancels his force projection.

Removed the shot of the sun intercutting the shot of Luke looking out in the distance and inserted another shot of the sun afterwards.

Rey and Leia react to Luke’s death after it happens.

Removed Poe hugging the fish dude.

Inserted the opening sequence from TROS with Kylo on Mustafar and traveling to Exogel. Since the Mustafar system was Snoke’s area of operations in this edit, the implication is that the fighting was caused by Kylo becoming the Supreme Leader.

Kylo hears Palpatine call out to him after dealing with the Mustafar guards, which leads him to discover the Sith Wayfinder. (Palpatine audio by Poppasketti.)

Vader’s castle is visible when Kylo grabs the Sith Wayfinder. (FX by Movies Remastered.)

Extended the music when Kylo enters the Exogel temple.

Incorporated part of Snoke’s theme when the clone vat is shown and re-colored it from yellow to red. Keeping the Snoke vat was important to me because it shows his origin and explains why he looks and acts differently than he did in TFA. It was a different Snoke.

Palpatine’s hands don’t spark when he raises them. (FX by Poppasketti.)

The movie ends with the Final Order fleet rising from the ground.

Inserted “Fan Edited by Revan100” during the credits.

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Added an extra link to Google Drive in case Mega isn’t working for people.

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Would also like a link please

“You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view” — Obi-Wan Kenobi

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CaptainFaraday said:

I’d like a link, please.

Where did you get the deleted scene of BB-8 playing the hologram to Finn? I’ve only ever seen still frames from it.

I got the deleted scenes from the Blu-Ray bonus features. I think you can also get them from Itunes.

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Can I get the link please? That edit sounds really interesting 🙂

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This sounds interesting! I thought Holdo was an interesting character and the way she was used to show Poe that he can’t have heroics without leadership was really good - what’s your motivation behind her removal? And I’m also curious about your removal of the bombing run.

The Clone Wars: Refocused

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From skimming the film, I really enjoyed both inclusions of exegol in the middle. Would fit in well with Rekindled IMO.

“You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view” — Obi-Wan Kenobi

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EddieDean said:

This sounds interesting! I thought Holdo was an interesting character and the way she was used to show Poe that he can’t have heroics without leadership was really good - what’s your motivation behind her removal? And I’m also curious about your removal of the bombing run.

Like Rose, Holdo was a character I felt was detrimental to the storyline and was only there for the sake of forced conflict that easily could of been avoided.

Holdo refuses to tell the crew about the plan as the fleet diminishes —> Poe and other members of the crew mutiny for the sake of the Resistance.

Leia tells Poe the plan later in the film —> Poe now understands what the plan is and agrees with it.

Since Rose was also removed in this edit, her sister had to be removed as well, which meant cutting out the bombing run due to her involvement in it.

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Peonthegrate said:

From skimming the film, I really enjoyed both inclusions of exegol in the middle. Would fit in well with Rekindled IMO.

I figured having a couple of moments hinting Exogel’s existence wasn’t a bad idea. I just needed to decide when those moments would be.

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An updated version of this edit is now available. Version 2 has the following:

  • Added a little more contrast and a slight purple tint to the TLJ footage in order to balance the slight blue tint from the previous version.

  • Vader’s breathing and Snoke’s voice when Luke searches through Ben’s mind is included. This is meant to connect with Palpatine’s “I have been every voice you have ever heard inside your head” line which has been added back in.

  • Removed Kylo turning around and yelling after Luke cancels his force projection.

  • Removed the shot of the sun intercutting the shot of Luke looking out in the distance and inserted another shot of the sun afterwards that was previously removed.

  • Moved Rey and Leia’s reactions to after Luke dies.

Like before, you can send me a PM if you are interested in watching.

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I would like a google drive link to this please thanks.

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Could I get a link for V2? Thanks

“You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view” — Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Looks great, would love a link. 😃

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Hi Revan. I watch your edit and I really like the ideas. The new beginning suggest that Snokes Thronroom is on Mustafar and I really like the idea. The short talk between Snoke and Hux suggest that he gives Hux the Order to attack the Rebel base. Hux is now much more competent. I love that new beginning. As Luke talk about his encounter with Ben, I love the idea with the vision of Palpatine, what triggers Luke’s lightsaber ignition. And the shot of Vaders Castle, before we see Ben and Reys first force connection is really cool. Cut the whole Chase, Holdo and Rose. But I missed Finn a little bit. His sacrifice on Crait (whitout the kiss) is a really strong scene, but I don’t sure if it works whitout Finns Arc in the film. That makes me a little bit sad. A little problem is the Wayfinder scene on Mustafar. If this is Snokes planet, why he must conquer Mustafar and why he find the Wayfinder. Episode 9 don’t explain that, but in the context of your edit is it a little problem for me. Your explanation with the locals fits not for me. But I like the edit and the ideas.

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Mario said:

Hi Revan. I watch your edit and I really like the ideas. The new beginning suggest that Snokes Thronroom is on Mustafar and I really like the idea. The short talk between Snoke and Hux suggest that he gives Hux the Order to attack the Rebel base. Hux is now much more competent. I love that new beginning. As Luke talk about his encounter with Ben, I love the idea with the vision of Palpatine, what triggers Luke’s lightsaber ignition. And the shot of Vaders Castle, before we see Ben and Reys first force connection is really cool. Cut the whole Chase, Holdo and Rose. But I missed Finn a little bit. His sacrifice on Crait (whitout the kiss) is a really strong scene, but I don’t sure if it works whitout Finns Arc in the film. That makes me a little bit sad. A little problem is the Wayfinder scene on Mustafar. If this is Snokes planet, why he must conquer Mustafar and why he find the Wayfinder. Episode 9 don’t explain that, but in the context of your edit is it a little problem for me. Your explanation with the locals fits not for me. But I like the edit and the ideas.

Snoke’s throne room is actually on the Star Destroyer over Mustafar, not on the planet. The entire background would had to been changed during the throne room fight if that was the case.

Cutting a lot of stuff with Finn was necessary because he’s with Rose throughout the movie. But the deleted scenes with Poe and BB-8 were done to soften the blow so to speak, putting more focus to his belonging with the Resistance and his desire to see Rey again.

Kylo doesn’t conquer Mustafar in either the movie or this edit. In Episode 9 he’s just there to get the Wayfinder and the locals were simply in the way. But in this edit, with Snoke using the planet as his own, I tried to imply the fighting happened because the locals didn’t like him dying and having Kylo take his place.

I’m glad you liked the other changes I’d made though. I appreciate it.

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Hi!
I’d like a link, please.
MTFBWY

I always get worried about disrupting continuity. I seem to get blamed for that a lot.
Dave Filoni

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Revan100 said:

Snoke’s throne room is actually on the Star Destroyer over Mustafar, not on the planet. The entire background would had to been changed during the throne room fight if that was the case.

Cutting a lot of stuff with Finn was necessary because he’s with Rose throughout the movie. But the deleted scenes with Poe and BB-8 were done to soften the blow so to speak, putting more focus to his belonging with the Resistance and his desire to see Rey again.

Kylo doesn’t conquer Mustafar in either the movie or this edit. In Episode 9 he’s just there to get the Wayfinder and the locals were simply in the way. But in this edit, with Snoke using the planet as his own, I tried to imply the fighting happened because the locals didn’t like him dying and having Kylo take his place. With the Wayfinder, Kylo simply finds it because he senses it.

I’m glad you liked the other changes I’d made though. I appreciate it.

I understand that. But it’s not really important if the throne is on the surface or the Star Destroyer. It’s a perfect new beginning after the crawl. I like it.

I understand why you must cut the scenes with Finn. There is not much what anyone can do. I feel a little bit sorry for Finn.

I understand what you would imply with the Mustafar scene, but it work not so well for me.

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This sounds incredible - really want to check this out! Would really like to get a link this version.

Thanks!

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Can I get a link as well?

Also, which edit of Rise of Skywalker would you recommend that complements this one. Or are you going to edit that one to?

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HalfCrazedPrince said:

Can I get a link as well?

Also, which edit of Rise of Skywalker would you recommend that complements this one. Or are you going to edit that one to?

I plan to edit TROS as a follow up to this edit.

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Hi,
can you help me with a link please?

thanks
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