Just in case, a few very light suggestions 😃
Would you be considering to reinstate this as well ?
Removed the detail from Kylo Ren that Rey’s parents are buried in the Jakku desert, as this seems at odds with the vision we saw in The Force Awakens.
I don’t think it’s inconsistent with TFA, besides it ends once and for all the “Rey parents” subtheme.
The deleted shuttle scene of Finn and Rose heading back “where we belong” was restored here as well. Not only does it give more resolution to Finn and Rose’s now-trimmed escape, it’s also a callback to the restored deleted scene when Poe gives Finn his jacket
I believe it would work fine to conclude Finn’s arc.
Reinstate Hux being berated by Snoke after the opening battle. This cut felt conspicuous upon my last viewing.
Yeah I kinda agree the cut might feel hard on this one. Would a compromise be found with the scene ending when Hux is notified Snoke wants to talk with him ? (which is exactly what we see later, Hux leaving Snoke HQ).
And since you’re making a v2, I quote my own previous post 😄 :
Ok, just a little something, an idea in case it would be possible to implement it in a v2 (if there is at some point a v2, of course), in order to smoother the only issue I have with this edit, ie the close up on the ring at the end of the movie. When I’ve watched the edit with people who’ve only seen the movie once a few month ago in theater and forgot quite a bit about it, there was a single question: not “who’s this boy?”, no, but “what’s this ring?”. So, I’ve found a solution. Good or bad, tell me, here it is:
just before the fathier chase, Rose shows this ring to the kid via a close up on it (around 1:06:25 of the theatrical cut);
even long before this scene (around 0:36:00 of the edit), Holdo’s “state of the Resistance” speech evoques their symbol.
What about inserting the shot on Rose’s ring when Holdo mentions the symbol ? If you look at the Canto Bight ring shot, you only see the hands and the ring, nothing else. The close up on Poe at 0:36:40 should be replaced or shortened with the implementation of the close up on Rose’s ring.
Just an idea that would fix the only moment of the edit where people may say “hey, there is something missing for me to fully understand the ending !”.
That’s being said, good luck ! (and don’t hesitate to ask me if you need to alter the subtitles)