Thanks idr_hh for the thoughts!
I need to point out that Rey did not go to Exogale. She stayed in the dark realm. Never even going to the planet.
Old plapatine was working everything from there. Connected to the sith planet by way of the dark dark side and that evil building. Or through that force skype thing, that is a force thing now. lol.
I thought about the chewie death thing but on the other hand, they may have thought he was dead cause the bad guys are like real bad and kill everyone. Especially now during this countdown to an attack. This could also show Rey does not have mastery over the force when she is mad or on a mission with emotions. She could not tell. She thought Chewie was a goner but wait! She was wrong. haha.
There might be a way to get this more pronounced. hmmmm.
I might work in the cave sequence a bit more as well.
That is interesting you thought the beginning crawl was too long. I did another star wars edit with a very short crawl and someone else complained. Said it was “too short” and should have more in it. So this time I thought a bit more would suffice. haha. I shall possibly remove one paragraph perhaps.
Once again thanks for your input!
May the force be with you.