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Anakin Starkiller

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#1455691
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Star Wars - The Purple Planet Saga (a WIP)
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Nah. It makes more sense for them to meet on Coruscant, and if anything, I’d like to replace Exegol with Coruscant instead.

Does anybody have any idea how I could execute my whole “everybody dies” idea for TRoS? All I can think of is Palpatine’s death causing him to explode into the repurposed lightning from earlier that zaps the entire fleet but this time they don’t recover and all crash. The idea would need some serious fleshing out, and it doesn’t feel quite right to begin with.

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#1455199
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Cantonica is never clearly established as a desert planet onscreen. All the audience sees is Canto Bight. Besides, I don’t really see the point in this change. Of all the planets you could change it to, why Cantonica? You say it drives home TLJ’s themes but I just don’t see it.

As for Rose’s absence…are you sure we can’t just roto her into the wide shots and give her a line or two? It’s not like Finn or Poe are contributing much to the fetch quest, so will anyone even notice her lack of contribution?

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#1455113
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Star Wars - The Purple Planet Saga (a WIP)
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The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of ending TRoS with Rey sacrificing the entire Resistance to destroy the entire Final Order, sorta like the Moment in Doctor Who. It’s a pyrrhic victory. Everyone is dead except Ben and Rey. Makes for an ending that’s decidedly quite different than RotJ and somehow feels more poignant.

It also works really well with my rhyming scheme where the Prequels and Originals are opposites and the Sequels are a balance between the two. The Prequels end badly, the Originals end well, so it only makes sense the Sequels would end bittersweet.

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#1455112
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of ending TRoS with Rey sacrificing the entire Resistance to destroy the entire Final Order, sorta like the Moment in Doctor Who. It’s a pyrrhic victory. Everyone is dead except Ben and Rey. Makes for an ending that’s decidedly quite different than RotJ and somehow feels more poignant.

It also works really well with my rhyming scheme where the Prequels and Originals are opposites and the Sequels are a balance between the two. The Prequels end badly, the Originals end well, so it only makes sense the Sequels would end bittersweet.

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#1455053
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Worst Edit Ideas
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Recreate the opening crawls to fade in sentence by sentence as monotone narration reads them out loud to the audience. Also, make each sentence a different color to highlight the fact that it is a new sentence.

At that point go all the way and make it Comic Sans.

Crait is lousy with krayts.

What do you mean by lousy?

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#1454968
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<em>REY NOBODY</em> - A Collaborative Thread
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hinventon said:

I think we should decide if we want to include Rey’s parents or not and then start going through all the scenes and checking off the finished ones. I personally think the movie would be stronger keeping Rey’s parents as desert scumbags that abandoned her but it would take more editing to pull off.

I did it that way. Here’s what I did:

  • Palpatine’s line about there being more to Rey is a non-factor, since I cut away after Palpatine says “everything” as I felt it flowed much better.

  • Removed Rey’s parents from her vision on Ajan Kloss.

On Pasana, Rey sees Ochi’s ship and says something is familiar about it.

  • I can’t find that moment. When is it?

While waiting for 3PO to reboot on Kijimi, Rey tells Finn that she recognized Ochi’s ship.

  • Well damn, I missed that, but it’s added now.

  • Removed Finn and Rey’s conversation after the star destroyer escape about Palpatine being responsible for Rey’s parents’ deaths.

  • Wiped from Poe and Lando on Ajan Kloss to Rey on Ahch-To, skipping Finn’s interaction with D-O and subsequent interaction with Poe.

  • Removed Luke’s acknowledgement of her Palparentage by cutting to inside the hut after Rey says “Myself”.

  • Removed Palpatine’s references to Rey being his granddaughter in the final battle rather effortlessly.

  • Most importantly, combined Rey and Kylo’s two confrontations aboard the star destroyer, moving Kylo’s dialog to the scene in his quarters and excising the hangar encounter entirely by having the Falcon appear instead of Kylo’s ship. Could use some polish, but it’s functional.

All the other stuff alluding to her dark side is left in since there’s no reason to assume it’s familial. Dealing with the temptation of the Dark Side is just standard Jedi stuff, so I don’t see any problem with leaving it in.

I left in “She will take her revenge.” to preserve the flow of the scene, since it’s pretty vague and broadly applicable. She’s supposed to strike him down in anger, so it can be presumed his actions as literally the worst person ever not to mention currently threatening everyone she knows and loves are enough to make her crave vengeance.

Keep in mind that these are mixed with the other countless changes in my still overall unfinished edit, so this is not the go-to base this thread is looking for, but if I can be of any assistance, I’d be happy to help.

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#1454469
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The <strong>Original Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Emulating the glow in post sounds like hell, but I wouldn’t put it past modern VFX. In fact, I recall someone doing just that with Palpatine’s face in the scene where he reveals to Anakin he’s the Sith Lord. The result was negligible imo, but only because they were intentional subtle about it. You could easily dial it up.