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TFA: A Gentle Restructure (Released) — Page 99

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Gotcha. Thanks for letting me know, though.

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Not that it’s worth the effort (which would be immense), but looking at the previous page’s chat of Ben and Snoke, post-trilogy it would make more sense to have Ben and Palpatine in that vision.

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Hi Hal, here for another review.

This was an awesome edit. I’ve always felt that though TFA is a very fun film, it was in need of two things: a bit of careful polish, and more innovation. This edit supplies both in spades.

The biggest change is of course the movement of the New Republic’s destruction. The impact this change has on the weight, emotion and general feel of the film as a whole is immense. It allows the film to echo ANH while also updating it, rather than wallowing in it. It massively increases the emotion of the third act, making the good guys actually lose before they earn their victory. It makes the finale feel considerably more epic and tense. And the actual sequence itself was beautiful; the original laser-firing sequence was always one of my favourite parts of TFA just because it was visually and musically beautiful, but this new sequence was just awesome, flawlessly edited as well. I got serious chills.

Aside from that, all the small changes throughout the film were pretty much universally great. Quick cuts to dialogue for better characterisation, less wasted time and greater focus can go a long way, and it makes the film feel a lot more polished, less like it’s trying too hard to pander to its audience.

Another particular favourite change was the subtle teases of Palpatine. The three notes of his theme when Kylo speaks to the helmet were awesome, and would be great for a first-time viewer. Rey’s expanded vision was also great; using the Rathtar chase to show her separated from Finn makes it feel more personal, more connected to the rest of the film, and it was inserted into the sequence flawlessly.

As a whole, this edit makes TFA feel not only like a more bold film, but like a more confident film, which is something that TFA, and really the entirety of Disney canon, is in desperate need of. Without question, this edit has replaced TFA for me; more emotional, more compelling, and more involving. I loved it!

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If anyone has a working link to this, that’d be amazing 😃

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How can I watch your edits? I’m very interested.

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Hi! Could you give me a link please?

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Hello. Your edits are my go-to for both the prequel and sequel trilogies, but something has been bugging me about this one.

How is it possible for the First Order to be recharging the Starkiller? If it fired when the sun was depleted, do they have a spare sun? It seems to me that it was designed as a grand single-use weapon, or alternatively it would need to be moved after each use.

Have you considered removing the couple of references to recharging or acquiring a new target after the Hosnian system is destroyed? The threat to the Resistance could still be made, just with the implication that ships will be sent to eradicate them (as we see in The Last Jedi).

Thank you for your work and for your consideration.

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vranir said:

How is it possible for the First Order to be recharging the Starkiller? If it fired when the sun was depleted, do they have a spare sun? It seems to me that it was designed as a grand single-use weapon, or alternatively it would need to be moved after each use.

Think of it like this: when you charge a battery, do you use all of its energy at once, or do you use chunks of it at a time? That’s the same way Starkiller Base works in this edit. They used up a lot of the energy to destroy the Hosnian system. It then took some time to recalibrate the weapon to fire on the Resistance since it just ate up a lot of the energy. But my point is that there was some energy left after firing.

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I think part of what makes you ask the question has to do with things removed for this version anyway. And the battery analogy is about right.

Also, and this is a stretch, it even helps make (loose, SW-style) sense out of the star that SKB becomes, being much smaller than the original Sun; part of its energy was depleted.

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Yeah, even TFA:R! It wasn’t until V2 that that comes into play.

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Yep. Exciting times.

I like it though, as it maintains more of TFA’s structure for the end climax even while shifting its meaning quite a bit.

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Hal could you PM some links to download your sequel trilogy edits. Thank you.

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Yes

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Hello Hal. I’m very curious to see your edits on the sequel trilogy. May I have a link please? 😃

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Link please! Loved the work on Legendary edit

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Hal 9000, Can I get a link to all 3 of your sequel trilogy edits?

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I guess

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