Damn it you’re right. I swear this movie is impossible to work with. Unless we cut out that it WAS the message. We could assume that they heard Palpatine’s broadcast. As much as Hal said he isn’t going to put that in the movie I feel it is almost too essential to not include.
The info is not about Palps, it’s can be about rumors of a hidden Imperial fleet. Or whatever else. Do we ever really see any messages in Star Wars except for Leia’s original one? 😉
To me that scene has always felt like it has been there to establish Hux’s role in the film.
Opening with the secret message scene is very reminding of a James Bond opening where we see him on the end of a different mission
Here is a rough markup of my restructure idea, audio and video needs work but I don’t think this is anything that the amazing team of editors here cannot accomplish. I do think the first shot of the Falcon flying by can be cleaned up a lot (looking at you @poppasketti haha). But overall, I feel like this structure allows for a better crawl on the state of the galaxy, not as fast of pacing at the start, and allows for the Mustafar scene to stay in. I wouldn’t also mind switching up Rey’s vision to eliminate Kylo, but that allows him to communicate with the Vader mask before the Mustafar and Palpatine scenes. Let me know your thoughts on this!
UPDATED POST POSTED LATER
I think I may have found a good way to restructure the opening of the film. I am doing a mock now and will post a little later today!
This has bugged me since I saw it at the cinema. I thought it’d be pretty ace if Kylo arrived on Exegol in a Tie Advanced like Vader’s.
@poppasketti… haha 😉
f_cking luke hair hahah fixed
Figured I would cross post this here. @Jonh is making some pretty essential fixes for all future edits of TROS.
f_cking luke hair hahah fixed
@poppasketti, you are a wizard. I’m still amazed at how fast you can pump out these clips!
@nl0428, I’m on board! It definitely gives that part of the film some much needed breathing room
Sure seems that way. A major improvement indeed!
A for sure!
After Jonh’s force ghost scene, I will fight to keep: “And I… I’m all the Jedi”. It just goes to show the irony of the Sith versus the Jedi. Palpatine thinks he is more powerful by killing/possessing and getting stronger while Rey as a Jedi is relying on others and the whole family dynamic that she seeks. That link hits so much harder now when Palpatine says it and it is just him alone but when Rey says it she now has all of the Jedi heroes behind her helping her to defeat him.
More so, her “Rey Skywalker” line at the end now would make even more sense as she is accepting her role as a Jedi (a Skywalker) and completing her arc from being no one to knowing who she is. I think in the context of these edits, the her calling herself “Rey Skywalker” is more in line with her accepting her path as a Jedi and not pushing herself into a family to hide her past. This is just something I think the community here has improved greatly in the context of the film, and with the new scenes, I would hate to see that line go!
shit … I couldn’t contain myself, fucking hair
only a test,
I have to improve it
This is great hahaha. Jonh, galactic barber
That Falcon ending shot is essential. Poppa does it again!
Hal 9000 said:
Just wanted to throw in a slight preference for regular Jedi robes for Anakin. He’s an idealized redeemed Anakin with no need to wear black.
@Poppasketti, since you are a wizard… did you want to try taking a stab at fixing Luke’s weird reshoot hair during the Anch-To scenes?
@Jonh Amazing work, but just a nitpick, would you be able to flip the positions of Ben/Yoda and Anakin/Luke? In the next shot of Rey with the lightsaber I think it would be amazing imagery to have her then Luke then Anakin behind her to the right, instead of Ben/Yoda. Either way. Amazing work.
Jonh, force ghosts v4 gave me chills. Great work!
Downloading now! Amazing work all around! “We will watch your career with great interest.” 😉
I’d say a little more transparency and less strong of an effect would be perfect.
Final scene is looking perfect
No ring pleaseeee
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