Ok so much like your TFA edit I gave this 2 viewings, the second viewing was mainly for just taking notes for feedback.
Right before I go into details I would just like to say that the first time I saw TLJ (Official Release, not Fan-Edit) my reaction was not great to say I was disappointed would have been an understatement and any hype that TFA had made was quickly gone and my returned passion for Star Wars just died (The PT killed it first but TFA had me hooked once again and it felt like I was back in 1999 for that brief moment).
So Christmas time 2019 a friend showed me what was being done here at the OT site and when I seen what the fans here were able to achieve 🤯, for me personally Hal 9000 saved the PT, Harmy did something incredible, he removed all the things I hated that the SE brought which then brings me to TLJ lol. (Sorry for going off track there).
So needless to say I wasn’t a big fan of TLJ but a few people at the OT site showed me that not everything is as bad as it seems, from FGR, Hal 9000 and Poppasketti all managed to save what I initially thought to be unsavable. With each of their edits there was always something different they did compared to next edit and I loved each one which now brings me to The Legends Edit😁.
As previously stated I have not read or seen anything Legends related (Other than your TFA edit of course) and OMFG🤯, No… No… No… This is not TLJ it can’t be, why could we not have got if not this but something similar officially released, you somehow managed to make this edit not just enjoyable but holy s@#ts it felt like I was watching something completely new.
Things I loved:
(Warning as there Spoilers)
Everything, you managed to keep in the things that almost everyone complained about and made them enjoyable.
Luke training Rey 😳😮 wtf, canto blight (ok it’s still canto but less of), Phasma which I was glad you kept in as I never really had a problem with the character and actually like the idea of the character so having her and Fin face off and Fin finally getting his resolve which I think needs to be kept in the movie.
Luke saving Laia (I first saw this in FGR’s edit), don’t ask me why I just much prefer this and I totally hate Laia Poppins scene.
Luke saves the rebellion by sending their cruiser via lightspeed crashing through the First Order, this scene was awesome as we see General Hux telling his officers that the ship is empty and I wasn’t expecting to see that happen next.
Luke force ghost in-between world’s.
Things I didn’t Like:
Things I won’t say I didn’t like but maybe worth rearranging (keep in mind that I have not seen anything to do with Star Wars Legends so what you are achieving won’t probably work out l but just my ideas anyway).
Luke saving Laia, I love the scene but I think bit could work a lot better if you move the scene to an earlier point, so it would work as Rey has found Luke on this Island and he is annoyed because he didn’t want to be found but realises that the resistance must be some form of serious danger for his sister to seek him out, so at the scene where we see him sneak aboard the falcon and R2 plays the help me obi hologram and Luke at this point realises how desperate the resistance is, Luke now saves Laia afterwards he see’s Rey sleeping outside his hut and then tells her “I will train you in the ways of the force”.
Luke saves the resistance by crashing their cruiser ship. I know I said I loved this scene and I really do just with this plus him saving Laia and then force projecting to face off against Kylo, don’t get me wrong yeah I love all of these additions and the official release should have had way more Luke but with all 3 plus him training Rey it just seems the resistance is relying on him just a bit too much. I know the resistance is meant to be on its knees and that’s why he does these things but just seems like they are relying on him a bit too much.
Sorry this is very long winded, I absaloutley loved this edit and it honestly felt like I was watching something new to what I had previously seen and this felt like what it was meant to be a Star Wars movie.
Thank you once again Acbagel for sharing this absaloutley amazing edit with me.
Now onto TROS edit😭.