Congrats Spence, can’t wait to see the finished product!
You’ve done a great job restructuring the show and making the Mando and Boba storylines interweave. Overall I enjoyed it and I know there are still a few bits & pieces you’re still working on, but it does feel a little like there is too much packed in. The main issue in that respect is probably the flashbacks, so the dilemma is whether to remove them (except the initial sarlacc escape) and any subsequent references to who killed the Tuscans. My preference would be their removal, along with a few of the present day scenes such as the emotional rancor stuff with Danny Trejo, perhaps trim Luke/Grogu with the floating frogs and the scenes in the hangar when he gets the Naboo fighter (like the rodent thing they chase & shoot). I think that would allow for a tighter viewing experience. Beyond that, there seemed to be a strange shot of Mando’s helmet just before the scene cuts to Luke & Grogu in the Jedi Temple that get out of place, and the wipe transition after the bombing felt a little quick. Overall, for the quality of what you had to work with, you’ve excelled yet again!
Totally fell for that clip, my bad 🙈
Anakin Starkiller said:
Rey cannot, at every turn, be assisted by other Star Wars characters. She defeats Kylo because Leia intervened. She defeats Palpatine because the spirits of the past Jedi intervened. She’s the hero. She needs to do it herself.
I find this absolutely hilarious given how one of the most common complaints haters never shut up about is Rey being too competent.
I mean, I feel like that’s exactly why JJ and Company did that exact thing in The Rise of Backpedaling: Fanboys got upset about her being too OP and not having any sort of familial connections to explain her “power levels”. Then BOOM! She’s a Palpatine and The Ghosts of Jedi Past help her in the end.
This is exactly the kind of thing I’m trying to remedy.
I’ve had some absolutely fantastic feedback from the workprint, and I’m making some major changes based on the ideas that were shared. It’s really starting to come together.
Fantastic news, can’t wait to see it!
This is my attempt at it so far, if you care to take a look. I included the surrounding scenes because the Leia stuff doesn’t happen here now.
Yeah, that works.
I would have loved it if this scene has had some more weight to it, like being the third lesson Luke was owing Rey from VIII. But there is just not much to work with.
Under those circumstances, your take seems to be the most solid one.
Definitely agree, given the available material you’ve done a really nice job.
I’m not sure how you could remove Grogu from Tatooine without resolving the whole rancor rampage thing.
The rancor rampage can actually be cut by having Boba v Bane be the climax. Then cutting to the Fennec assassination scene.
Having you considered replacing the ‘Cobb Vanth in bacta tank/MOD-ifier guy’ scene with the humorous ‘Grogu getting a joyride in Mando’s ship’ scene as the post credit, therefore giving a more serious ending?
Movies Remastered said:
I was requested to redo some VFX shots so I’m now gonna relaunch this cut in March as I’ve only just released True Romance and don’t wanna get bombarded with too many requests at once.
Thanks for the update. Much appreciated
Hi, would your edit be available for viewing at this point? Would love to see it.
Wow. Today was totally not what I was expecting. Initial thoughts are that I interweave today’s episode with the present day story from the first 4 episodes, with them converging for the presumed 2 episode finale.
Definitely sounds like a good way to go! That would help inject a bit of life into Boba’s storyline
Much better episode today I thought, should prove very useful for the edit, although it is a significant detour
The key to this edit might be reducing boba fett’s dialogue as it seems out of character for him to be as verbose as he is in the show. I just read an interview with Temuera Morrison who said himself that he didn’t think it was consistent with previous appearances and had asked Jon Favreau to cut his dialogue down
Would it possible to get the link once the new versions have all finished encoding? Much appreciated
Thank you so much to all those who put in so many hours of hard work to bring this to the Star Wars Fandom. Fantastic achievement!
Congratulations on finishing. Could I get the updated link please?
Congratulations on finishing your edit smudger9, really looking forward to watching version 2
Both clips work well, I would probably favour the second on the grounds that the scenario is a little more straight forward, however both have their merits. Look forward to the final, updated edit
I have to agree with the other reviewers, this is an excellent piece of work. I would recommend this to everyone, thanks for sharing
Congrats! Would love to check out your final cut
Could I get a link please?
Congratulations on getting it finished, can’t wait to watch!
Could I get a link for V3 with the Palpatine additions? Thanks
Right… as with most editing tasks, the Tatooine to Trask segment turned out to be a rabbit hole!
Once I had decided that the simple wipe to cover the entire journey didnt flow, it opened up a lot of work and tinkering to get the segment to work. There were a number of things that made it tricky, such as Grogu’s variable presence in the cockpit. However, I have managed to put in the interaction with the X-wings, which has helped give the movie some galaxy-wide exposition.
Anyway, here is the completed segment.
All that is left now is some dialogue tidying, touching up the opening pan shot, end credits and a final decision on whether to include the deepfake Luke.
If anyone wants to do a test viewing let me know, it would be good to get a couple of checks before going public!
Overall the clip works well, but there is a minor continuity issues at the end- they land ok, but the ship is dripping wet as they walk away from it. Perhaps just cut from the landing straight to the overhead shot of them walking toward the canteena? Or cut out from the planet approach straight to the same shot of the party walking to remove the issue of the razor crest being damaged. There also a frame around 7 mins 19 secs that appears to just be a black screen. I would be happy to preview/test if it helps.
How’s the edit coming along? Are you still aiming for release today?
Great cut list, some really creative ideas. Loved all of your preview clips and super excited for release!