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(The Rise of Skywalker) Legacy of the Force | A Star Wars Legends Re-edit [Workprint Released] — Page 3

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Atom-88 said:

Hi mate, hope you and your family are all having a lovely Christmas.
Ok so as promised I finally gave V2 a second viewing, I found it a big improvement over V1 bit there were things I still didn’t quite like.

(If you haven’t seen this edit yet but plan on watching please beware of spoilers for this edit)

The things I loved:

*Kylo’s presence when Rey’s training.

  • The scene of the Troopers landing in Mustafar. I thought it made the battle a bit more impactful by showing this.

  • The cut humour about the raid on Pasana.

  • The Force Healing of the Giant Worm. For me this one is like a catch 22, If we got to see force healing in the other movies then maybe it wouldn’t feel so forced. But then do we see Obiwan force heal Luke in A new hope🤷.

  • Rey not destroying Kylo’s ship on Pasana. Yep very good continuity catch, never really noticed this before lol.

  • Hux’s “I’m the Spy” line. This never really bothered me until a recent viewing.

  • The extended shots of Rey on the skimmer. Can’t remember seeing this in other versions.

  • Kylo on Corasant.
    No reason why but just liked seeing this.

  • C3PO not getting his memory back. Hated the scene of him getting his memory restored, it made his sacrifice pointless.

  • Lando on the Falcon with Chewie before leaving for Exegol. Just like the extended shots of Rey on the Skimmer I don’t recall seeing this before.

  • Lando and Janna scene. Another scene I don’t recall seeing.

  • C3PO ending scene. Won’t go into details as I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone else but holy s@#t did you bring A tear to my eye.

Ok so now for the things I wasn’t such a huge fan of.

  • Leia heals Kylo.
    I like the idea I really do think it’s an amazing idea but for me it doesn’t work VFX wise, reason being as with you other ST edits you have put it so much work and some really amazing ideas for me it feels because the VFX are not there it lets it down.

  • Kylo lives. as mentioned above, if the VFX were there maybe it just doesn’t fit for me personally and like before with all the work you have put in with these amazing edits it just let’s this down.

  • I feel the some of the scene’s at the beginning may need some rearranging. We see A star destroyer blow a planet up but don’t see Palpatine til later, similar with Kylo telling the first order commanders about Palpatine. Just feel these could use a little rearranging.

All in all very good work mate👍.

Thank you so much for this feedback, this, combined with your even more detailed notes in the DM is exactly what I needed. I will definitely be going through the two lists point by point to get this film to where I want it. At first glance, I agree with a lot of what you’ve written, and while this v2 was a huge improvement over v1, I still have some work to do to bring it to a v3 that I am fully happy with. We’ve made a lot of progress and the skeleton is there to be a great edit, but it’s only about 75% of what I want it to be right now.

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I would love a link to this! I sent an email but I have no idea if it was received.

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I must see that edit. That sounds awesome. Leia heals Ben and Anakin kills Palpatine. Especially the new ending sounds mindblowing.

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May I have a link? This sounds amazing!

#TROSFAN

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Is this edit finished? If so I’d like a link, I really enjoyed the other two and would like to finish of the trilogy!

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Hello ! Can you pass the link to me on the PM of your complete sequel trilogy ?

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Update on this edit and trilogy as a whole can be found here.

If anyone still wants a link to this workprint and does not have one, please let me know. I need to get some more eyeballs on this current version in order to start preparing for final release. There’s still a lot of work to be done here, so this is just an Alpha version if you are interested in seeing and suggesting. Thanks!

EDIT: I just noticed I never uploaded my last Alpha cut online and only had a local render, so I’ll be uploading that tonight for people to see the last Alpha cut I had made.

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Acbagel said:

I just uploaded V2 of this edit. V2 just fixes a few bugs with the crawl and a couple scenes throughout the movie. Nothing major, just touch-ups to fix the initial mistakes.

Since I now have V2’s of each edit, it might be a while before I go to V3’s and final releases of everything. I am personally waiting on other people to finish their edits to see if I am inspired by some of their ideas or scenes to add into mine. I am most looking forward to the Movies Remastered Episode 9 edit (release sometime Q 2/3 2021?), and the Fixing Disney Star Wars trilogy (releasing edits throughout 2021 and 2022). As those come out I will integrate what I feel works well with my Legends Trilogy and upload versions until I feel my work is 100% complete.

As far as future projects go, I don’t have any plans to release edits of any other Star Wars movies. I do have personal edits of Solo, Rogue One, Return of the Jedi, and small edits on some Clone Wars/Rebels episodes, but I don’t feel like my changes are significant enough to warrant writing about and releasing. They are just part of my personal way of watching the Star Wars saga. So until Disney releases something new I will only be slowly updating the Legends Trilogy.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the project and written reviews. I’ve really enjoyed the interactions and I hope my work will remain something for future fans to continue discovering so they can experience the ST in a new light.

Can I have a link to the workprint?

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I’ve finally gotten to see your Episode 9 and I’m impressed just as I was with the other edits, your version is once again my favorite version now. I loved Palpatine’s red lighting, I got chills during Rey and Kylo’s duel, I adored the rescore during Rey’s final stand, and I love that you kept Ben Solo alive. You changed up the ending so it’s not a retread of what ROTJ was, and I aplaud you. However, some things could be improved, like maybe you could move the Galaxy fleet scene up a bit, perhaps right before Rey’s final stand, then have the part where they pick up Finn after it? Some things like Ben’s wound and the Skywalker’s sabers on Tatooine are noticeably zoomed in but I don’t know how you’d get around that. Speaking of Ben on Tatooine, It seems like he jumps to lightspeed twice, or maybe I’m looking at it the wrong way? Overall great edit with some great potential. P.S If you want to give Finn a bigger role in the finale you could use something like this https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/uxyafk/finns_moment_tros/.

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You know, this project does raise a good point about the Sequel Trilogy as a whole.

For a story that’s all about bringing balance to the Force, these films sure have a pisspoor way of conveying that ideal. In the eyes of Disney, it’s either one or the other, and rather than forgoing both in favour of a balanced galaxy, they chose the light. Talk about contradicting the original saga!

“The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.”
-Sheev Palpatine, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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T-202 said:

I’ve finally gotten to see your Episode 9 and I’m impressed just as I was with the other edits, your version is once again my favorite version now. I loved Palpatine’s red lighting, I got chills during Rey and Kylo’s duel, I adored the rescore during Rey’s final stand, and I love that you kept Ben Solo alive. You changed up the ending so it’s not a retread of what ROTJ was, and I aplaud you.

Thanks for the kind words. I am still going to take another crack at the ending as a whole, but yes I am definitely striving to NOT have this be a repeat of RotJ “the Light beats the Dark and Palpatine dies!” I’m not sure if my initial concept is the right solution, but I’m on the right path at least.

However, some things could be improved, like maybe you could move the Galaxy fleet scene up a bit, perhaps right before Rey’s final stand, then have the part where they pick up Finn after it?

What I was trying to convey was that the space battle is a mere representation of the events happening between the force on the ground. When Palpatine is beating Rey, the Resistance is losing, when Rey is aided by the Jedi, the Resistance begins winning etc. I found it very off putting in theatrical when the space battle is preceding the events happening in the force battle. It was completely backwards thematically.

Some things like Ben’s wound and the Skywalker’s sabers on Tatooine are noticeably zoomed in but I don’t know how you’d get around that.

Yeah, it’s not too great and was more of a concept sketch to see if the story point works. I think it was decent as a story idea but the execution is too distracting so I’ll be taking another shot at reworking the whole concept.

Speaking of Ben on Tatooine, It seems like he jumps to lightspeed twice, or maybe I’m looking at it the wrong way?

Ha, you might be right there. I need to remove the first shot of the Falcon on the Tatooine horizon, there’s no way the ship should be jumping at that speed while in the gravity well of the planet anyways.

Overall great edit with some great potential. P.S If you want to give Finn a bigger role in the finale you could use something like this https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/uxyafk/finns_moment_tros/.

Thanks, I still have a ton of work to do here and it’ll be some time before I get to it. But I think some of the ideas turned out well at least. I’ll review those Finn lines and see if anything can be used throughout the film, but sadly they didn’t create enough content for Finn to stay a compelling character outside of TFA so I don’t have much hope in redeeming something epic for him.

CamSMurph said:

You know, this project does raise a good point about the Sequel Trilogy as a whole.

For a story that’s all about bringing balance to the Force, these films sure have a pisspoor way of conveying that ideal. In the eyes of Disney, it’s either one or the other, and rather than forgoing both in favour of a balanced galaxy, they chose the light. Talk about contradicting the original saga!

Yes, I couldn’t agree more. I mean… They got J.J. Abrams so I don’t expect him to understand the intricacies of the themes of the force, but the depiction of it in his film was outright detrimental to the entire concept of balance in the force and turns the entire Star Wars lore into an incoherent mess which was why Rise of Skywalker is my least favorite Star Wars film. I am attempting to maintain the actual behavior of the living force through my edit.

If we look at the trilogies and how they conclude:

PT: Ends with the Dark winning
OT: Ends with the Light winning
ST: Ends with… the Light winning… again

Like if you were going for any sort of balance or pattern, at the absolute minimum you should have the Dark winning again. That’s partially why the trilogy felt so empty to me… there’s no greater meaning or addition to the character of the force. It’s just a rehash of the exact same conclusion of the last trilogy, even against the same exact villain haha. It was depressing to behold. The ST should have ended with balance, neither the light or dark winning, but the force users learning to co-exist.

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Heya Acbagel. Not sure if u ever saw my battle of exegol enhanced thread. I was wondering if u have any way of looking to enhance battle of exegol in your next workprint. Particularly my capital ship scene. Sorry I’m not trying to be an attention seeker. It’s more of I like the scene, but im looking for ways to seamlessly incorporate it into TROS, so looking for ideas to toss around.

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This is the best TROS edit ever when I watch tros I will watch this edit but here are some great things and some things you could fix before the final cut.

  1. The rescoring was perfect but I didn’t like the rescoring in the final battle felt the trailer music was a bit too corny

  2. There is a continuity error in that kylo gets his helmet repaired before he lands on Mustafar so maybe put the Mustafar scene after he gets his helmet fixed

  3. I Loved lukes voice in the cave

  4. Rey killing her parents was great but that shot of the ship crashing feels out of place

  5. Another continuity error is the that when kylo turns around to see Han Rey stabbed in the stomach when she was facing his back

  6. Another excellent feature is kylo on Coruscant but the edges of his face are rough you might need to smoothen it

  7. The final Battle left me speechless the one we deserved Thank you only thing if you can I know it is very difficult because I tried once but it failed is try to replace Rey’s body with Anakin’s at that second if you can’t I understand you already did enough

  8. Luke at the end felt very cringed maybe put all the force ghosts in the end

This is great I know it is difficult but you have done an excellent job you said you have only finished 40% but you could after some roughing the edges I believe call this 100% unless you want to change more

And last I have seen many fan edits of TROS No Palpatine, anti cringe, Ascendent, and many more but yours is the best easily because it make a bad unwatchable movie to a good entertaining movie