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The Last Jedi : a Fan Edit Ideas thread — Page 6

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FYI, here is what we are going to have to work with for the deleted scenes

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Super interested in the Luke/Rey sequence and the Finn/Poe scene. Less interested in Finn/Rose/DJ, but we’ll see. Sounds like that one at least will be unfinished.

Speaking of the Luke/Rey bit, Luke said “three lessons,” right? Lesson 1 was sitting on the rock, but I don’t remember the other two…

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I’d like to see what an extremely heavy-handed cut looks like.

Cut Laura Dern. Cut Po’s sitcom storyline. Cut Casino Planet. Cut Rose. Cut any mention of “fuel” or hyperspace tracking. Cut the wildly out of scale dreadnaught and stealth bomber. Cut the hyperspace rail gun.

Cut Leia’s spacewalk. Possibly kill off Leia in the bridge explosion. Finn didn’t do anything in this movie so I guess he’s be gone too.

Entire movie would be Rey training, Force Time calls with Kylo, Throne Room, Luke stuff at the end, Rey moving some rocks. Wipe to credits after Binary Sunset.

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ChainsawAsh said:

Super interested in the Luke/Rey sequence and the Finn/Poe scene. Less interested in Finn/Rose/DJ, but we’ll see. Sounds like that one at least will be unfinished.

Speaking of the Luke/Rey bit, Luke said “three lessons,” right? Lesson 1 was sitting on the rock, but I don’t remember the other two…

Lesson 2 was explaining why the Jedi were failures. I don’t think he got to lesson 3 (I feel like it might have been cut).

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DominicCobb said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Super interested in the Luke/Rey sequence and the Finn/Poe scene. Less interested in Finn/Rose/DJ, but we’ll see. Sounds like that one at least will be unfinished.

Speaking of the Luke/Rey bit, Luke said “three lessons,” right? Lesson 1 was sitting on the rock, but I don’t remember the other two…

Lesson 2 was explaining why the Jedi were failures. I don’t think he got to lesson 3 (I feel like it might have been cut).

It’s probably the whole emotional sequence that was eventually cut. I think some fan editors are going to do wonders with this film.

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I don’t doubt Johnson when he says that this is the best version of the film. But I can’t lie that I’m really curious about what an extended edition would look like.

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I suspect the additional “emotional” Rey/Luke scene will come before the force skype call in which she says she’d rather not do this now, it seemed strange to me that she was so emotional here without explanation so that would make sense. I’m definitely looking forward to more stuff from that story line though, hopefully there are some scenes worth adding.

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And that we won’t have to wait for a double dip to get the worthwhile deleted scenes (looking at you, Leia and Kor Sella…)

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KILLOFFPOE said:

I’d like to see what an extremely heavy-handed cut looks like.

Cut Laura Dern. Cut Po’s sitcom storyline. Cut Casino Planet. Cut Rose. Cut any mention of “fuel” or hyperspace tracking. Cut the wildly out of scale dreadnaught and stealth bomber. Cut the hyperspace rail gun.

Cut Leia’s spacewalk. Possibly kill off Leia in the bridge explosion. Finn didn’t do anything in this movie so I guess he’s be gone too.

Entire movie would be Rey training, Force Time calls with Kylo, Throne Room, Luke stuff at the end, Rey moving some rocks. Wipe to credits after Binary Sunset.

I love everything you just suggested here. 😃

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BMadden said:

KILLOFFPOE said:

I’d like to see what an extremely heavy-handed cut looks like.

Cut Laura Dern. Cut Po’s sitcom storyline. Cut Casino Planet. Cut Rose. Cut any mention of “fuel” or hyperspace tracking. Cut the wildly out of scale dreadnaught and stealth bomber. Cut the hyperspace rail gun.

Cut Leia’s spacewalk. Possibly kill off Leia in the bridge explosion. Finn didn’t do anything in this movie so I guess he’s be gone too.

Entire movie would be Rey training, Force Time calls with Kylo, Throne Room, Luke stuff at the end, Rey moving some rocks. Wipe to credits after Binary Sunset.

Perfection

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More like an incomprehensible hatchet job, but I guess if it floats your boat…

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ChainsawAsh said:

More like an incomprehensible hatchet job, but I guess if it floats your boat…

(literally) nothing happens in the Space Chase storyline.

A movie made of only the Rey/Luke/Kylo scenes would probably work just fine.

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KILLOFFPOE said:

ChainsawAsh said:

More like an incomprehensible hatchet job, but I guess if it floats your boat…

(literally) nothing happens in the Space Chase storyline.

A movie made of only the Rey/Luke/Kylo scenes would probably work just fine.

Except that you rob their actions of any wider context.

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Heres my edit idea pretty similar to some of the things said already. Cut Luke throwing the saber behind his back and walking away luke wouldnt do that. Cut the blue milk tits alien thing. But I’m okay with the rest of the creatures and thr porgs. Cut the whole casino planet 30 minutes. Get rid of the rose and Finn thing. Might as Well relegate Finn to a side charecter because he practically was anyway. Cut the phasma Finn fight. Cut hyper space tracking. Cut lukes stupid death from force exhaustion and leia and reys conversation about him being gone. Either have him die in the fight with Kylo ala obi wan style or have him live but once again as a mystery.

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This is a minor thing, and really more of a TFA edit than a TLJ edit. But I’d end TFA on the wide shot of the resistance waiving goodbye to Rey as she flies away.

Then TLJ begins with Rey arriving at the island. This would allow for more of a time gap between the movies that we’re used to with Star Wars. The amount of time it took for her to get to the island would be ambiguous.

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Here is an assessment of things I think should be paired down and or removed.

Yoda ghost lightning stroke. He is a ghost and should not affect the real world. Luke lights the tree and saves the books as shown later.

Supremacy mega ship destroyed because of a hyperspace ship. If this was possible why didn’t they just destroy the deathstar this way? This is the first thing that I said when the movie ended. I have no idea why the ship is blowing up in the last part though.

The boy at the end. Sorry cut it, end with the prior scene of falcon, chat, tuck in rose and see jedi books then cut to lightspeed and iris closes, cue music. If the boy becomes important in IX, move that scene to IX.

Move Rey Luke scene from end of VII to beginning of VIII.

Cut Luke tossing saber over shoulder. cut milking. Cut porgs. cut caretakers. cut snarky luke.

Because Snoke was a red herring with no reason to exist, could he be cut from VII and VIII altogether? It would take some tricky editing and may not even be possible. Otherwise, elude he was the clone of palpatine. I mean come on. No background. Nothing.

Snoke did not initiate the mind link between kylo and rey. Because kylo and rey, have the mind link after snoke is dead.

Remove the recalling of Luke trying to kill his nephew in his sleep. Perhaps, just cut the recollection out entirely. Because, there is no mention of snoke, knights of ren, or anything that we thought might be there. Instead we only see the conflicted Luke who quits over it. Not good.

Like everyone else. Edit the Mary Poppins Leia scene to be more believable. Perhaps start the scene of here flying while she is already really close. She did not fly out so far and need to travel back so far.

The guy with the red flower in his lapel, cut him. Yeah they are looking a code breaker not a specific one. The Canto Bight sequence is failure for them. They find a code breaker in prison. Cool.

Cut Maz Kanata. How do they learn to go to Canto Bight though?

Cut poker chip spitting from BB8.

Cut BB8 in the AT-ST.

Luke actually went to crait. He just got blasted by the lasers and died. It does not make sense to me that he died because he projected himself. Am I wrong about that?

Likely other changes too. Need to see it again.

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I’ve been mulling over how to make Luke’s death less sudden and stupid.
It might be kind of corny but I here’s how I see it playing out:

-Luke comes back from his astral projection thing exhausted. He looks over and sees the ghosts of Yoda, Ben, Anakin. He closes his eyes and vanishes.

It’s a little thing, but I think him looking toward all his deceased mentors as they silently reassure him that he has done what he needs to in this life before he accepts himself into the force would add a lot to the otherwise random death scene.

I would also rotoscope him off the island and have him sitting at the abandoned Lars homestead actually looking into the twin suns instead of just imagining it, his battered x wing in the background (a set up that was never payed off in the movie was showing his x wing in the water).

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TV’s Frink said:

DominicCobb said:

Why would you want to cut the bit with Kylo’s mask?

Because pick a scene - for every scene, there’s someone who didn’t like it.

That could be said about anything Star Wars related. I bump into people all the time who thought ROTS was a masterpiece, and I’ve done nothing but spend years trying to figure out how to make it halfway watchable. I’ve even heard people herald Rogue One as the greatest one since Empire, but I thought aside from being beautiful visually, it was a garbage story.

"The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality. I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s to go back and reinvent a movie." - George Lucas

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Darth Lucas said:

I’ve been mulling over how to make Luke’s death less sudden and stupid.

I felt it was the first time I saw the movie, but it worked perfectly for me the second time around for some reason.

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Darth Lucas said:
I would also rotoscope him off the island and have him sitting at the abandoned Lars homestead actually looking into the twin suns instead of just imagining it, his battered x wing in the background (a set up that was never payed off in the movie was showing his x wing in the water).

Something like this?

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Darth Lucas said:

I’ve been mulling over how to make Luke’s death less sudden and stupid.
It might be kind of corny but I here’s how I see it playing out:]

How about the Luke death scene before Rey arrives on Achoo?

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regularjoe said:

Darth Lucas said:

I’ve been mulling over how to make Luke’s death less sudden and stupid.
It might be kind of corny but I here’s how I see it playing out:]

How about the Luke death scene before Rey arrives on Achoo?

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I’m not sure how successful these goals would be, but my preliminary fan editing guidelines for this one will be:

As usual, refrain from radically altering the source unless compelled and the stars align.

Trim away SNL humor. (For example, it’s fine for Poe to ‘tool with’ Hux, but Hux shouldn’t place himself in on the joke. So, perhaps counterintuitively, I’d leave in the “about his mother” line, but remove “Can he hear me? He can?”)

Trim ‘Droids’ humor, like BB8 taking out an armed guard by throwing change at him and driving a (tiny?) AT-ST.

Cut down on the fake-outs and misdirection. Most of the specific examples of this are okay on their own, but the sum is a movie that makes me feel like a monkey. Remove those that can safely be, even if they’re okay. (For example, I might even remove the laundry room moment even though I like it because doing so would somewhat detract from this negative aspect. Also, if I knew for a fact that Ep9 would not make use of the Jedi texts, remove their shot from the end of the movie and let the Yoda scene end up with a discernible meaning.)

Remove some of the jerks. This movie feels like it is playing tug-of-war with itself. (For example, as Luke and Yoda talk, trim Luke getting defensive about the texts he was just about to burn before Yoda did.)

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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I actually have (in my humble opinion) a great and pretty simple idea for the Hux “hold” bit.

Hux starts his big speech, then partway through it we cut to Poe’s cockpit where we see the “loading bar.” When it finishes, Poe attacks.

You lose all the “tooling” stuff, but the humor is still there since Poe now cuts off Hux’s speechifying before he has a chance to finish. You can use the cut to the cockpit to stitch together the two separate longer bits of Hux’s speech, making it seem like he was never interrupted by the “I’ll hold” part.

Whaddaya think?