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.
(The Force Awakens) Heirs of the Force | A Star Wars Legends Re-edit
(The Last Jedi) Fate of the Jedi | A Star Wars Legends Re-edit
(The Rise of Skywalker) Legacy of the Force | A Star Wars Legends Re-edit
(The Bad Batch) Cinematic Version | A More Mature Edit
(The Mandalorian+Boba) The Way of Mandalore | A Compilation Edit