Everything is spotless all around. So it pains me to even mention the one thing. When Yoda says to Luke, “Judge be by my size, do you?” His eyes turn towards Luke now and its a little off putting, I noticed how unconvincing the eyes looked right away. I waited 8 years for this edit Adywan, and its just gorgeous.
Hal 9000 this edit is the finest fan edit ever made, I mean it 100%!!!
I love this edit Hal 9000, it’s the only cut of Episode 3 I will watch. There is only one main criticism I have, as I’ve stated above.
I find that in the first ten minutes of this edit there are some minor issues. At the beginning of the movie Cordé still has Padme’s voice during the ship’s approach. Cordé says she is sorry, but she did her job well by being her decoy, so there is no reason for her to be sorry. The establishing shot before the senate scene is the wrong building, Natalie’s acting is terrible in the senate sequence. You will always be that little boy on Tatooine is a terrible line of dialogue.
There’s continuity establishing error. After the assasination attempt on Senator Amadala, leading into the next sequence there’s an establishing shot for the senate session sequence, but it’s not of the Senate building. It’s the Republic Executive Building.
The scene that always bothered me, and it is still in your edit, it’s right after Mace says, “But which was destroyed the master or the apprentice?” Then the camera pans over to Palpatine to give it away to the audience who it is.
If I could give one criticism to this edit is the abruptness of the scene of Yoda telling Obi-Wan that Anakin is consumed by Darth Vader into Obi-Wan and Padme on her veranda. I think adding in the Obi-Wan telling Yoda he doesn’t know where to look, and Yoda telling him to use his feelings to find him is a better transition, and less abrupt.
I love talking to you guys, it’s an honor!
If there was one more scene I’d want to be edited out it would be the senate scene after the assasination attempt on Senator Amadala, Natalie’s acting is just terrible.
Hal 9000 said:
No, don’t do that. You can speak your mind!
Back in 2006, I edited the DVD version of the pod race to music, and this became the template that I closely followed for COD. I used that portion of the deleted scene, and so I had to use it again to recreate my prior work.
Well of all the things you changed, those three things I mentioned are the only things I took issue with. The two lines of dialogue from Episode 2 and the inclusion of the clean up droids during the pod race. Other than that your three films make me very happy.
Perhaps they just can’t get rid of him because he insists on being his “humble servant” for having saved his life.
Oh yes of course.
At the beginning of the podrace there are scenes with the cleanup droids, it does not add anything to the sequence, why were those scene added in?
Don’t worry I’m done, I won’t be critical in regards to these edits anymore.
This is the best fanedit I’ve ever seen!
This edit is great, the only thing that stands out for me is why does the Jedi take Jar Jar along for the journey? Putting in the Otoh Gunga sequence back in would fix the problem. The excised journey through the inner core is thankfully gone.
There’s are two momens that I wish were removed from this amazing edit. Cordé saying sorry to Padme before she died, she was supposed to die if they were attacked. The other is Padme’s line,“You’ll always be that little boy I knew from Tatooine.” Who talks that way?
Does anyone remember the very first version i did of that scene?
And i was told by many that the planet needed to change because it was too blue. I guess i should have kept it the way it was originally 😉
You should have. 😉
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I love this edit, but the scene with two by two of the company meeting Beorn needs to be in this. Azog should be all in leading up to his reveal, or just at the end of the film. Showing Kili hurt and why the other company chose to stay behind so he could heal could of been left in. He just got better later on. The barrel sequence should of been cut. The Smaug and company chasing sequence should have been left out.
Ugh. They really had to settle on bloated Henrietta Sidious from ROTS as their "Emperor" picture?
Films are an art and therefore film maker should be first and foremost an artist. A true artist follows his/her vision with disregard to popularity and people's tastes. A film maker who makes stuff in a way so that people will like it is not an artist but a salesman or an attention whore.
So, seeing as Lucas cut down on Jar Jar's screentime with each prequel as a result of negative public opinion on the character, does that make him an artist or a salesman?
I actually spoke to Ahmed Best about this, he actually said scenes of Jar Jar were shot for Episode 3. His explanation as to why the scenes were cut was because George thought the scenes took away from the central focus of the movie which was about Anakin.
So did I. He sat infront of me to the left at the John Knoll 40 years of ILM panel.
This a fun read.
At the Wednesday night screening of The Return of the Jedi people booed the Hayden force ghost.