On one hand I feel like the original ending with Luke is the perfect payoff for this Isolated adventure yet on the other hand the dream Sequence is better in the context of the Last Jedi.
Would be great if you released two versions to satisfy both sentiments as I’m many would like to watch this back to back with all TLJ edits.
Nah, I just don’t want Rey and Luke standing there for twenty minutes doing nothing at the exact same time the Resistance successfully evacuates D’Qar and the opening dreadnought battle take place. And given that it appears that it took this quick for the Falcon to reach Ahch-To, and that The Last Jedi takes place immediately after the end of The Force Awakens, the time zones on D’Qar are also confusing, as in the end of The Force Awakens it is likely around sunrise/sunset, while in the “Oh no” scene in The Last Jedi it is likely around 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.
I’d have The Force Awakens end with the Millennium Falcon leaving D’Qar, and then cut immediately to the Falcon in hyperspace after Finn asks Poe about Rey in The Last Jedi rather than cut to Rey giving Luke the lightsaber, implying that the Falcon has been travelling for some time to go to Ahch-To.