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#1513187
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Crimson Maul's - Kenobi: A Star Wars Story RELEASED
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To echo the other comment, I think the edit itself is nearly perfect. Ever cut made makes sense to me, if not exactly my personal preference. I would have kept more of Alderran, in the beginning, to give us more time with Leia. Other than that though, I liked it very much.

The FX could use some work. For the bacta scene, maybe we could reuse footage from RO instead of the new scene, it’s just very out of place.
For the Ties, if the camera isn’t locked on that one Tie Fighter like a Video Game the shot would work better. (Smoother pan)
The holocron at the beginning looked great until Obi-Wan popped up, I don’t think you need the visual to get the point across.

Don’t let these nit-piks diminish the amazing work you did though. This a great edit, and maybe V2 or V3 will be my preferred watch of Kenobi in the future.

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#1506578
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LOTR: The Rings of Power Spoiler Thread
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Bro that last episode was so good! I loved all the action, and the long cuts, and the practical orcs! It was great! I personally didn’t mind the gore, but my wife did. She had to look away a few times.

At this point, I don’t at all think Halbrand is Sauron. He has grown too much into his own sympathetic character. It would be really strange from a Tolkien perspective to have Sauron almost rehabilitated… and then turn back to the dark.

Adar being a Gen 1 Orc was interesting, it explains his whole deal, though I feel like he should look more deformed for it to really land.

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#1504542
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LOTR: The Rings of Power Spoiler Thread
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I loved this most recent episode! Everything with Elrond and Durin is just MWAH so good.

I’m not sure how I’m feeling about Adar. I’m pretty sure that he’s not Sauron at all, but just some elf, but then also like… why? On that storyline though, the slow-motion run through the forest was a little much. It felt so dramatic for nothing to happen. Definitely should be sped up in any eventual edit.

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#1503666
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LOTR: The Rings of Power Spoiler Thread
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My understanding of the numbering is really a matter of circumstance. Sauron was able to steal 16 rings from the elves and his thought was the enslave the dwarves. He gave as many rings to the dwarves as they would take, but the One Ring had no power over them, just made them more greedy and desiring if riches.

So, with all that he had left, the Nine, he gave them to men. And that was when the rings actually worked and the Kings became Wraiths.

I don’t know, maybe Hal9000 has a better understanding of this than I

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#1503413
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LOTR: The Rings of Power Spoiler Thread
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vranir said:

Getting back on track, I really think that one of the simplest edits would be to cut the bullying from the opening sequence.

You could start the same, even include the other kids not believing that the boat could sail, but then instead of the rock throwing, cut straight to Finrod saying “It was a good boat.” I’d also suggest trimming his line about not always being there, since it foreshadows too much. Instead, go from “you must learn to discern them yourself” to saying that their parents need them to head home.

Small changes; big difference in keeping “paradise” feeling like paradise.

I really like this idea. The bullying felt out of place to the story, but the scenery was so beautiful!

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#1503286
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LOTR: The Rings of Power Spoiler Thread
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Not to add fuel to the fire and run away, but the LOTR trilogy ain’t 100% Tolkien faithful either. Faramir’s character was completely changed, entire chunks of the book were removed, and rolls were completely swapped out.

I wouldn’t be surprised that if those movies came out today the outcry would be massive. I can almost see the YouTube thumbnails photoshopping Greta Thunberg’s face over Arwen and Eowyen.

Conversely, if this show came out in 2008, I challenge the notion that the backlash would be the same.

The cry for Tolkien purism may be true to some, the PJ movies had that cry (although so quiet in the discourse) but it just seems like a shield to criticize diverse casting and female main characters.

If your claim is that it’s “not Tolkien’s story,” then you probably shouldn’t be watching any LOTR adaptation.

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#1502972
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LOTR: The Rings of Power Spoiler Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

Also, to address the controversy: don’t think I didn’t notice how wrong some of the characters look. I get that it’s an adaptation and not strictly adhering to Tolkien’s vision, but characters like Durin’s wife take me completely out of the world; JRR would be spinning in his grave if he knew that the world would one day be forced to behold a clean shaven Dwarf.

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#1502960
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LOTR: The Rings of Power Spoiler Thread
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I am way more optimistic than I was before while watching this.

The first episode was so slooow! It was beautiful to look at and I was happy for fantasy that wasn’t filled with sex and nudity, so any shortcomings in pacing and accuracy I can overlook. I understand the need for set up, but it was just a bit too much.

The second episode was great for me! The interpersonal dynamics between the characters was great! I’m really curious who Meteor Man is. The obvious choice is Gandalf, and I’m okay with that.