Hello OT.com! This is my personal cut of The Force Awakens, mainly based on Hal9000’s Restructured and NeverarGreat’s Starlight cuts.
The main changes, aside from the restructures from the above mentioned cuts, are that I’ve added some scenes from two fan made films on youtube, those being SeizetheFrame’s Force of Darkness film, and Daniel Broadway’s Battle of Jakku. I encourage you to give both a watch, they are fantastic creators, and the inspiration for this cut.
-The film opens on a vision of Han fighting at the Battle of Jakku, destroying an Imperial Star Destroyer. It cuts to Rey’s appearance directly after. The intent is to present the legends Rey thinks of when scavenging the ruins.
-After Rey makes her meal, we cut to Kylo’s shuttle over Jakku.
-After Finn returns and gets harassed by Phasma, we cut to Rey eating, and her meeting with BB-8. This scene has been regraded to match the time of day as Finn’s crash landing. These two events now occur at roughly the same time.
-After the introduction to Maz’s castle, we cut to scene of Kylo Ren walking through a winter forest, where he encounters the visage of Darth Vader, who tells him, “Your destiny lies with me.” Kylo denies this and calls it impossible, to which Vader replies that he knows nothing of the Dark Side. Kylo attempts to freeze Vader, but the Sith continues. Kylo suddenly wakes up in front of Vader’s helmet, and begins his prayer. The intent is to display just how Vader’s voice is affecting him, and hint at its true origin.
-When Rey has a vision of the Knights of Ren, she has quick flashes to the Sith Throne on Exegol.
-As Rey watches Ochi’s ship fly away in her vision, Palpatine’s laugh is heard.
-The film now ends on Rey leaving in the Falcon, without showing Luke.
I hope you all enjoy, please feel free to leave constructive criticism. I cannot give enough credit to Hal9000, NeverarGreat, Daniel Broadway, and SeizetheFrame. Feel free to pm me for the drive link.