So, I’m going to get real sappy here real quick, but…
As someone who has followed this thread for a while (and in the grand scheme of things, joined in on the fun fairly recently), I just want to say how proud I am of Hal and the rest of you guys for creating this wonder of a fan edit and doing the impossible in a lot of ways in making this film a much better experience. That in itself is the true power of fan editing: taking a film that is broken or misaligned or just an absolute mess and making it whole again through the power of determination, skill and (above all else) love.
Anyways, if this was a bar, I would buy you all a round of drinks for a job well done (barring anyone who’s underage IRL of course). But, yeah… Well done everybody!
Absolutely seconded. I usually think of fanedits as “alternative” versions of movies, rather than “fixed” versions, but this is definitely a fixed version and everyone’s rallied together as a community to make it happen. Star Wars fans get a bad rap, often for a good reason, but there’s a flipside to it, and that’s places like this. Positivity and hard work, people brought together by mutual creativity.