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#1364511
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Ed Slushie said:

Brewzter said:

Is it possible to change around the voices Rey hears? It’s frustrating that she hears voices of Jedi who couldn’t preserve themselves past physical death. Keep the voices of Qui-Gon, Kenobi, Yoda, Anakin, and Luke- cut the rest? The gaps might be awkward so other lines from those characters could fill in.

You know there’s a designated Redux ideas thread, right? You don’t need to make everything Hal’s responsibility.

+3000

It’s so frustrating that no one posts in the Redux thread anymore, and everyone just uses this thread as a general ideas thread instead.

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#1364492
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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J0E said:

Relative to it’s budget, it’s the worst film ever made.

Come on, you know that’s not true. I’ve seen big budget Hollywood movies that are way worse than Attack of the Clones. It’s still the worst of the prequels, but it’s not the worst big-budget movie ever.

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#1364402
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How would you combine the best parts of the Star Wars franchise into one LOTR-style trilogy?
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That’s an interesting thought experiment. I actually have an idea for something like that, and I’ve been thinking about it for a while. It would be a completely redone version of the trilogy, with almost everything changed. The plot would have some significant differences, character appearances, backstories and motivations would be redone, and the science would be much harder. Think of it as more of a re-imagining than a remake.

I’ll post more details in a new thread soon.

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#1364379
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Info: Has anyone heard more about Star Ep9: Rise of Skywalker’s The J.J. Abrams Cut??
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Tammer5 said:

There is no way that JJ is proud of this cut. This is not the caliber of film he would make. I know he is a hit and miss guy (some times), but this movie was a mess, not a JJ standard. I guarantee there was a lot of executives who were meddling with the story. I am sure there is a cut that JJ would prefer to have out, but the big wigs have the final say. JJ, or any director/actor, is always gonna respond to the media with excellent feed back regarding their work because it is in the best interest of the company and the film. He’s not gonna bash the hand that feeds him or something he co-created. He probably is just done with the lack of leadership and direction going on at LUCAS-FILM.

Umm, have you forgotten the Star Trek reboot movies? Those were pretty awful. I don’t think it’s impossible for JJ to make a bad movie, he’s done it before. And there’s no tangible evidence in any of the BTS stuff that suggests meddling producers. The whole reason we know about the “creative disputes” in the spinoff movies is because it was pretty out in the open, not secret at all. I can’t imagine why they’d suddenly try to hide production issues in TROS.

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#1364168
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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DuracellEnergizer said:

E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial is emotionally manipulative junk food.

Finally someone had the guts to say it!

I’ll go further: Spielberg isn’t a very good storyteller in the first place. He’s a great director of course, especially when coupled with a good script, but whenever he actually writes a story it typically turns out to be “emotionally manipulative junk food” as you described it.

He has the same problems as Lucas, just in the opposite direction. Whereas Lucas doesn’t add enough emotion to his stories, Spielberg adds too much emotion.

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#1364083
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Info: Has anyone heard more about Star Ep9: Rise of Skywalker’s The J.J. Abrams Cut??
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schizopolis23 said:

Broom Kid said:

I don’t think Justice League has actually changed any games at all. It’s an exception, and probably one that won’t pay off the way WB hopes, either.

Whatever unfinished scenes got cut from The Rise of Skywalker would likely need fans to do a lot of heavy lifting on the VFX and sound side of things - which is fine (fans have gotten amazingly great at that in the past 20 years) but there’s a huge, huge difference in someone saying “there’s a secret cut they’re not letting you see” and “there’s probably semi-usable odds & ends on the cutting room floor that fans could incorporate into their homemade projects.”

That’s a huge gulf. And as many a fan edit has proven, just because fans CAN edit stuff back into a movie doesn’t mean they should, or that they did it well. Plenty of fan-edits have just as many bad decisions put into them as the original films do.

Damn…I take it back, you’re not skeptical, you’re downright cynical. Your last post ^^ says it all. It indicates that you lack imagination or the belief in possibilities.

Yes Virginia, there is a JJ cut. 😛

Seriously though, what does imagination have to do with anything? The post-production process for TROS has been gone through with a bunch of different movies. They start with an ultra-long “assembly cut” featuring everything they filmed, then it gets cut down into a decent-length movie. It’s just that they cut a little too much in TROS. It has nothing to do with some secret “hidden cut” that was destroyed by the evil producers.

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#1364078
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Movies Remastered said:

Finn saying “look sharp” to R2 seems the same as Leia saying “take that expression off your face” to 3PO in TLJ.

Hal kept that TLJ line in, so I don’t see the problem.

Desert chase feels a little cold in tone.

That’s from Skenera. He did a separate color correction for Passana, trying to make the colors less warm.

Did you add the trooper saying “move animal” to Chewie?

No, it was in the original version.

Are you adding KoR voices?

I think Hal said he would, but Axianlan’s work hasn’t been finished yet.

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#1363837
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The Mandalorian Episode I: The whole season as a classical Star Wars movie (WIP)
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JakeRyan17 said:

Chase Adams said:

Honestly what were they thinking when they made TROS and The Mandalorian BOTH feature a new desert planet. At least making it Tatooine eliminates one of them.

I mean, aren’t desert planets more likely to exist? As sand is just tiny rocks?

I mean, you’re right. Most of the planets in real life that aren’t gas giants are probably just desert planets, but I don’t see anyone complaining about that. I can picture the angry Reddit comments already:

“Astronomers just discovered a new exoplanet, and it turns out it’s ANOTHER desert planet. Seriously God, get some originality! The planets just haven’t been the same since Neptune was discovered, now it’s all just lame copies!”

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#1363231
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The <strong>Original Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Chase Adams said:

Not sure if you’ve ventured into the deep, dark depths of the Prequel Radical Redux thread recently…

Thankfully there were a couple people who did a bit of encouraging for a cleanup so things are better now.

Hey, the Anakin/Padme scene is a decent idea. The editor has done a good job making it less explicit, and it’s a nice way to add some actual intimacy to their relationship.

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#1362975
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The Mandalorian Episode I: The whole season as a classical Star Wars movie (WIP)
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I know, but he’s already planning to include an “Episode 7” version for sequel haters, so I don’t see why one extra version would be a problem.

But if I was on a desert island and I could only have one version, I would probably prefer an opening crawl. The first half of the first episode has been cut in this version, so it’s the only way the plot could make sense without all that exposition.

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#1361951
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Info: Which do you prefer - teamnegative1's 4k77/4k83 or Harmy's Despecialized?
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I guess it’s just a personal opinion, but I think that the 4KXX versions have much more than 720p of fine detail. There’s some stuff there, like the details on the Tantive 4 door frame, that haven’t been noticeable in any previous release. It isn’t as good as a restoration from the negative, but it’s definitely HD.

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#1361927
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Info: Which do you prefer - teamnegative1's 4k77/4k83 or Harmy's Despecialized?
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That’s actually not true, there’s still plenty of GOUT footage in ANH and ESB Despecialized. The inclusion of 35mm footage in ROTJ Despecialized is the reason why that’s arguably the best-looking of the trilogy.

I just don’t like how a lot of the time you seem to undersell the 35mm releases, saying that they’re no better quality than the GOUT, when they look much better to my eyes.

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#1361911
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Anyone else think Empire Strikes Back's Special Edition is actually better than the Theatrical Cut?
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To give my own answer to the question, judging by actual quality rather than just subjective purism:

  • The Wampa additions are okay. The mystery surrounding the creature is reduced, but the Wampa with Tauntaun blood on its mouth is a terrifying image, so I’m fine either way.
  • The snowspeeder recompositing is amazing. The original scenes haven’t aged very well, and the speeders just look like grey blobs. Updating the original models with digital compositing makes them so much better.
  • Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine is a good idea in theory, but it ended up being a complete failure. His line reading is much more dull compared to Clive Revill’s intimidating performance, and the added dialogue just makes the plot more confusing.
  • The Cloud City additions are pretty good, but just a little too gratuitous. The added shots are just distracting, and they probably could have improved the continuity on some of the windows. Other than that, I think it helps give more of a sense of scale.
  • Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett is just a complete trainwreck. He sounds so disinterested in everything that’s going on, and it isn’t even necessary for Boba to sound exactly like his father. The original voice was perfect.
  • The added shuttle scenes are completely unnecessary, and distract from the purpose of the scene. By far the worst part is when the Falcon is escaping Cloud City with intense music, and then it suddenly just grinds to a halt to show a reused shot from ROTJ. Absolutely awful.

Over all, I think the ESB SE has some good ideas, but some bad ideas too. I mostly prefer the theatrical cut.