An old, grizzled Jar Jar next to Leia or Lando is what this movie needs. Full circle. From serving as a buffoon general with Padme to serving as the bombad general he grew to be with Leia. It’s like poetry.
Could you make a document with every line from each movie then?
Looks like it fits right in imo. Have you thought about adding some of those flying duck things in from TPM?
I love that idea, RogueLeader!
Perhaps whenever Rey and Ben are bonded for the first time there could be an echo of Anakin’s voice to imply he’s the one linking them. Not sure what lines would work though and I’m sure that wouldn’t get the message across. Maybe rearrange Snoke’s line “it was I who bridged your minds” to “it was [Skywalker] who bridged your minds”?? It could also be neat to maybe add some of those Mortis-specific sound effects when Rey and Ben touch through their bond or something.
From an EU perspective, we know that the Nightsisters had resurrection-like magics, and we know that Palpatine cowed them during the Clone Wars.
But the key here is that even without knowing that, it still works. The green is a lovely evil shade that takes us off the usual blue-red Jedi-Sith spectrum and implies that Palpatine has tapped into even more mysterious arcane methods to bring about his return.
I think that this, coupled with changing the vats to have Palpatine bodies, uses all of the established Star Wars rules to far better justify Palp’s return:
Cloning technology + ‘many abilities some consider to be unnatural’ + Nightsister magics => ‘More than a clone, less than a man’.
And if changing Ajan Kloss to Naboo works out, the green here can also signify Sheev being reborn in the color of his home since Naboo is mostly known for its greens. Naboo everywhere. Just need to fit in some gungans somewhere to complete the masterpiece!
I had a thought on just changing all the fog in the interior to a greenish and possibly add nightsister chanting from the Clone Wars to add to the resurrection aspect. Not a necessary edit but it could be neat to play around with, and if not it’s just another color change option.
Theed in the distance alone already gets me excited! Maybe you could add some of the native life such as those flying duck things?:
With a little time, the lightsabers shouldn’t be a problem. I can’t do a whole lot with my current quarantine setup.
Oranger is definitely better. Everything looks a lot more sickly which makes Sheev a bit more disgusting.
Okay then, here’s my very rushed Red Exegol as a test. It’s a start I guess?
Changing Ajan Kloss to Naboo is also significant to Rey’s heritage should anybody keep Rey Palpatine.
Yeah it’s a pain. The blue lightning, the blue lightsabers, etc. I’ve been trying with what limited color correction knowledge I have, but maybe somebody with more experience can work something out for fun, even if it’s not the most necessary thing.
I was wondering if anybody had thought about attempting to make Exegol more red? I know people have desaturated the blues but in the first teaser if I’m not mistaken it looks like the shot of the A-Wing going down (1:31) is an Exegol battle shot, yet everything is warmer.
imo everybody looked a little chunkier in Ep. 8 which would explain Ben Swolo, as any other shirtless image I’ve seen of Adam Driver doesn’t come close to the swoleness we see there. I remember somebody saying it’s because of the lenses Rian chose vs JJ, which makes sense because I personally feel like people look thinner in TFA and TROS.
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Just to spread some love.
The romance we deserve.
That’s a much better version I think. It really makes you feel like the crystal is struggling to keep the lightsaber on imo.
Heya! I’m the guy that made that~
Thanks for posting, I tried throwing it up on Reddit but it just got shit on so I deleted it ahah. Glad people here are enjoying it somewhat!
Reddit’s missing out! I wouldn’t mind a little tutorial video on how you made it, as I’ve been trying to get more into after effects. Plus that might be a more effective way for people to build off of your work if you were interested in that.
Also, from a logistical viewpoint I’d be far more open to them having lighter robes, as trying to mix the levels/colors of the darker robes turned out to be a biiiiiiitch lol
Have you tried finding a shot of lighter robes similar to what Force Ghost Anakin wears in VI and put his head on like you did with Driver already?
If everybody’s inspired to join the fight by Luke’s sacrifice specifically saying “For Skywalker” and all, that can also be another interpretation of the title. The Rise of Skywalker being the galaxy rising up to avenge Luke Skywalker. I love it! I’ll try to send some recordings today.
That is absolutely perfect and looks seamless enough to have been in the actual movie to me. Only thing is Anakin’s head looks a bit stiff but only upon replays.
Definitely Rey’s parents should’ve just sold her for their own selfish reasons I think. Han and Leia abandoned Ben because they thought it was best for him, while Rey’s parents abandoned her to benefit themselves. Those are really good - I think easily fixable - lines for Rey to have.
The “Rey killing her parents” will never be perfect, unless someone makes totally new shots.
Here’s my test. I’m not satisfied, but I hope it can be useful as a concept for others.
I’ll keep working on this.
The problem is: is it that clear the Occhi’s ship is the same one Rey blew up? How can this inconsistency be fixed?
The white vignette around the flashbacks are a little distracting. If you still wanted to use this idea maybe make it more similar to the flashes she has after stabbing the training ball, where it’s mostly unaltered shots with more audio-heavy editing. Perhaps even reuse the reverb effect of Luke saying “you killed them” from ESB, that way it’s used over the flashes of Kylo killing his father in addition to Rey killing her parents for more parallels.
New to this forum but very interested to see what improvements can be made to The Rise of Skywalker. After some reflection I have grown to enjoy this movie but still think there were some major missed opportunities. One of them being the absence of force ghosts in the ‘I am all the Jedi’ scene. I came across this video today which I think is a subtle way of including them. I would love to see someone tweak this to make it even more authentic. The final flash of the spirits in particular I think is perfect.
That final flash is fantastic! I think it fits more in line with the “less is more” category, whereas all the flashes during the dialogue seems really distracting to me.
A quick and dirty test of something else I would like to see. (Click image to see test video)
Thank you so much for doing this. I know we were both looking forward to changing it to purple shortly after the movie, and you beat me to it! Definitely feels more right.
I think if Kylo finding Palpatine was moved to the end of Episode 8, then it could mirror TFA with Rey finding Luke, maybe add some little things throughout that help foreshadow Palpatine more. I looked around on the jungle planet after seeing it again, which I’m pretty sure is unnamed because I was listening for it, and in my head it’d take a lot of time to add Naboo elements to tie it with the prequels more considering the type of shots.