Do you plan on re-editing ESB or RotJ or any of the sequel trilogy films?
Broom Kid said:
I’ve always thought that not only was Leia’s digital recreation not ready for prime-time, but from a dramatic standpoint, it was a really poor decision. George Lucas spent almost all of the beginning of Star Wars hiding her for a reason, which is basically undone with its direct prequel showing a weirdly emoting digital version of her just before the movie starts. Plus, the sort of hope Leia had in Star Wars isn’t the kind that looks all moony eyed and gently smiling. She’s harried and pissed off basically the entire movie. She should be determined and serious on that bridge. Not quietly pleased.
Really, the most we should have seen is the back of her on the bridge. The doors closing on her should have been the iris out, and it should have been underscored with Leia’s theme, not the Force theme.
The only real problems with digital Tarkin are the lighting (he’s a little TOO translucent and starkly lit, he should be flatter) and the way his mouth moves unnaturally. I don’t understand why they didn’t just keep the original actor’s mouth so they didn’t have to worry about animating that part incorrectly. I don’t know if a fan-project could figure out a way to fix the mouth movements, but if someone does, that effect will be essentially flawless.
There’s a deepfake video of Tarkin.
Hal 9000 said:
Render the opening crawls in Aurebesh.
Don’t forget the Star Wars logo, the “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” sentence, and the end credits.
Despacito 2 plays at the end of each scene in each Star Wars film.
Here’s a suggestion for your upcoming edit: after the credits and before the Lucasfilm logo plays, insert Palpatine’s laugh from the teaser for The Rise of Skywalker, foreshadowing his return. (You can find a version of the teaser without the music here so you wouldn’t have to waste time removing the notes at the end of Palpatine’s laugh)
Okay, I found some time this morning to play a little, and was able to replace one of the stormtroopers in the wide running shot with phasma. In fact, it’s the stormtrooper that Finn jumps over as they run towards the shuttle. The only question would be how to get her into the previous shot. I think the trooper immediately over Finn’s shoulder would be too difficult with all of the rotoscoping that would need to be done. It also doesn’t appear perspective-wise to line up with the trooper than Finn jumps over. This is first pass, so curious if this plus a more obvious reveal in the first shot would work!
“Good…” - Palpatine
ANH: Revisited, ESB: Revisited, TPM (fan edit), AtoC (fan edit), RotS (fan edit), RotJ: Revisited, TFA (NeverarGreat), TLJ (my upcoming edit), and TRoS (fan edit).
Half of those edits aren’t even out yet.
I know that. It’s just for the future.
Rogue One, ANH: Revisited HD (when it comes out), ESB: Revisited, a 3-in-1 prequel edit, RotJ: Revisited (when it comes out), TFA (Starlight Project, when it comes out), TLJ (my upcoming edit), and TRoS (fan edit).
It’s nice commentary on where Adywan thinks the Prequels belong (a large, junk-collecting tank). I’m happy that it’s the only real prequel reference, unless there’s a skeleton of a prequel species in the rancor pit.
Yo, Ady, could you replace the Rancor with an Acklay? That would be GREAT, thanks!
Didn’t Adywan mention that he wouldn’t be taking suggestions?
I have an idea: when Vader witnesses Luke being electrocuted by Palpatine, he should say “Leave my son alone.” instead of “NOOO!!!”. What do you think?
Here’s a suggestion: you should use Adywan’s “Revisited” edits of ANH and ESB when introducing Star Wars to your kids.
BedeHistory731, given that Palpatine is returning in IX, then here’s my suggestions:
When Luke attacks Vader, he slashes off his helmet, as we see his scarred head. After seeing his scarred head and cut-off mechanical hand, the “I will never turn to the Dark Side!” scene and Palpatine electrocuting Luke stays the same, but Vader fights off Palpatine and as Luke escapes. Vader slashes Palpatine, as we discover that the latter is actually a Force projection (like Luke in TLJ, except that Palpatine is able to interact with other things as a projection), before he continues electrocuting Vader until he is defeated. Palpatine speaks with the remaining Imperials and orders them to meet him in the Unknown Regions to rebuild the Empire (Vader witnesses the hologram discussion as he dies).
Palpatine’s flagship is destroyed, as the remaining Imperials flee to the Unknown Regions. Upon returning to the Wookie homeworld, Anakin’s ghost appears to Luke and warns him that Palpatine will return and the Empire will rebuild in the Unknown Regions. Luke tells Leia and Han about this, as he comes up with a plan to rebuild the Jedi Order while Han and Leia reform the Republic to fight against the rebuilt Empire as it becomes stronger than ever. This would set up the sequel trilogy.
In the sequel trilogy, we have no Snoke: instead, it is Sidious, possibly on the verge of death. When Kylo kills Sidious in TLJ, Sidious’ spirit takes possession of someone (maybe Hux or one of the Knights of Ren or even a Sith acolyte), and the final battle in IX has Rey and Kylo fighting off Sidious and the Knights of Ren (who were loyal to him all along). The Sith acolyte is killed, and, just like in an old post-teaser rumor, takes possession of Kylo, who urges Rey to kill him, and sacrifices himself to get rid of Sidious once and for all.
(That way, we won’t have the whole “bringing back Sidious” thing undermine Anakin’s sacrifice. Also I plan on making remakes for the Star Wars films [not rewrites, but actual remakes] with this)
What do you think?
Here’s a suggestion: remove Finn saying that hyperspace-tracking is impossible, because it is contradicted by Finn planning to disable the tracker 20 minutes later and he knows where it is because he used to mop up that area.
What is it with people wanting Han to be killed off in Return of the Jedi?
Hey Hal, there’s an edit that fixes the error in RotJ of Luke “Force-kicking” a guy.
I havs a suggestion for you: can you remove Obi-Wan’s cringeworthy “Hello there!” line in your edit?
Do you plan on rewriting any of the sequel trilogy films?
Here’s how I’d fix Return of the Jedi:
- Boba Fett gets a better death instead of being simply thrown into the Sarlaac pit
- I’d fix the “Luke and Leia are siblings” thing by removing the cheek kiss in A New Hope and both incest kisses in The Empire Strikes Back.
- Remove the lines “So it is true, from a certain point of of view.” and “A certain point of view?”, immediately cut to Obi-Wan’s speech to Luke about Anakin.
- Endor is replaced with the Wookie homeworld, obviously (Ewoks are replaced with Wookies)
- Remove Ackbar’s “It’s a trap!” line, a line so bad that it has been mocked by many as a meme for a long time.
- The second Death Star is replaced with Palpatine’s flagship, similar to the Supremacy in The Last Jedi.
When Luke is attacking Vader, he slashes the helmet off, as we see his face. Also, when Palpatine is electrocuting Luke, Vader, having redeemed himself, decides to fight Palpatine off as he gets electrocuted, sacrificing his own life and allowing Luke to escape. Palpatine, realizing that the Empire is close to its destruction, orders the remaining Imperials to rebuild in the Unknown Regions via hologram before he and the remaining Imperials flee to the Unknown Regions (Vader witnesses the hologram part as he dies).
Palpatine’s flagship is destroyed. Upon returning to the Wookie homeworld, Anakin’s ghost appears to Luke and warns him that Palpatine will return and the Empire will rebuild in the Unknown Regions. Luke tells Leia and Han about this, as he comes up with a plan to rebuild the Jedi Order while Han and Leia reform the Republic to fight against the rebuilt Empire as it becomes stronger than ever. This would set up the sequel trilogy.
There’s a problem I don’t see anyone talk about: ever notice how almost anytime the movie needs to suddenly go somewhere else, a character is stunned unconscious? Poe, Finn (twice), Kylo, Leia, and Rose are all knocked out so the scene can move to another location across the galaxy. It’s almost like the writers don’t know how to end a scene, so they just knocks out a character to take a nap. It’s like watching The Room: the reason every scene ends with “Oh, I’ve gotta go” and cuts to a location shot is because Tommy Wiseau is lazy and has no idea how to switch from scene to scene.
When will you rewrite Attack of the Clones?
Speaking of re-editing TLJ, there is an edit in which Luke uses his Return of the Jedi lightsaber on Crait. Do you plan on using it for your upcoming TLJ edit? (Yeah, I know that Luke using his father’s saber is meant to be symbolism, but the “Luke isn’t really there” reveal was a bit easy to predict, especially due to the younger flashback appearance and his father’s saber that was split an hour ago. So, having Luke use his green saber would make the reveal more surprising)