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#1361805
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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kewlfish said:

Neerb said:

“Is that your hand on my thigh?”

Hal 9000 said:

I think my favorite was “Is the Falcon yours now?”

I’ve seen a lot of people talk about how Rey has claimed the Falcon for herself, but I think we just assume that because she’s a human and the main character. In the actual movies, Chewie is the only character who is on the Falcon every time it flies in the Sequels, and he’s always one of the pilots too (Rey took a gunner seat in TLJ). I’m pretty sure the Falcon belongs to Chewie, and he’s just taken in Rey as his co-pilot since that’s what Han wanted. Rey does call it “Han’s ship” in TROS and not “Chewie’s ship,” but she clearly had a lot of reverence for Han (I wouldn’t be surprised if Chewie called it that too), and at the least that’s proof that she doesn’t think of it as hers.

I don’t know how much relevance this has, but the Smuggler’s Run ride at Galaxy’s Edge has you flying the Falcon on a mission from Hando, who said he was borrowing it from Chewie, not Rey. If you take that into context I would assume that Chewie has ownership.

Hahaha, true point … but Disney canon doesn’t even follow itself.

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#1361401
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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idir_hh said:

Hal 9000 said:

Oh yeah, and if anyone so inclined wishes to add a distant Vader’s castle to the reverse shot when Kylo picks up and looks at the Wayfinder, I won’t try to stop you.

One can mask this landscape into the background of that shot:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/75/c1/1b/75c11b8ae85a1c727c5b20b081beff2a.jpg

Showing that Kylo Ren’s slaughter happened below Vader’s Castle, perhaps where Anakin fell at the hands of Obiwan.

Simple solution: Someone superimpose a sign that says
“Vader’s Castle 1.3 miles
Darth Cupcakes 2.1 miles”

Man, I’m a problem solver!

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#1361280
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Neerb said:

I think the problem jarbear has isn’t with the violence, but with the lack of tension. The heroes mow down trooper after trooper who should have had them dead to rights, all while running almost uninterrupted. It’s like they’re playing Battlefront with an aimbot.

Contrast with the similar scenes from A New Hope: the stormtroopers there still can’t hit our heroes (stormtrooper accuracy has been an irl joke for 40 years now), but the heroes are always either taking cover during firefights, or running away from the troopers trailing behind them. Meanwhile in TROS, the heroes are getting shot at from every single direction at the same time in a wide open hallway and are blowing away every trooper almost casually.

Unfortunately, I’m not sure an edit could do much about it without making the scene too short or choppy, and I certainly wouldn’t recommend removing it altogether. At least Poe gets a non-lethal wound and they get captured, so that while the combat itself lacks tension, the outcome does not.

Yep you get it. Everything else is fine enough, it’s just that one up close corridor scene as they are running down the middle ofthe hall way without issue. Just that one segment. If that could be removed cleanly it would be nice.

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#1361239
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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If the dialogue in certain areas for troopers could be adjusted, it would be good. Troopers are the cannon fodder, but it seems like especially in this movie they were at an even higher level.

One scene I would like to cut, though not necessary obviously, is the scene you see Finn and Poe running down a corridor and mowing down troopers. That short scene felt way to excessive and was really making troopers feel just … pointless … like if a group of troopers see two guys running down the middle of a corridor and no one could shoot one of them? Even one bolt? That little scene felt just too much. Yes they are the heroes, but even then, way too excessive.

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#1361105
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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TheAlaskanSandman said:

LeperMessiah117 said:

TheAlaskanSandman said:

https://comicbook.com/movies/news/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-rey-palpatine-all-the-jedi-force/

Seeing this more and more

I actually saw somebody I follow link jonh’s clip in my twitter feed earlier this morning.

Really cool to see!! I don’t recall seeing Adywan’s stuff as often even

Adywan was polishing an already polished trilogy. Jonh was helping a turd fest … to be honest.

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#1361044
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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poppasketti said:

jarbear said:

Hal 9000 said:

Would it be possible for them to abruptly break apart, sort of like how a TIE in TFA breaks from chasing POE right after he enters the rip in the thermal oscillator? Like there’s no point going straight anymore since their prey is totally gone?

Yes! Please do this! We only need to see them quickly and not all of them.

Probably needs some tweaks, but something like this?
https://vimeo.com/435633035
pw: fanedit

Good start, I would actually have them stagger a bit and break off in different directions. When I say stagger, the first one breaks off the furthest down in one direction, the second TIE will break off course a bit sooner and at a different direction and the third sooner either the same direction as the first or second. They don’t have to be drastic break off departures, but depending on how many TIES are used for the shot, they all vary a bit or some more so than the others. It may make it feel more organic.

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#1360754
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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You know, the whole conversation about light speed skipping can easily be assumed that’s it’s about not making calculations before the jump. Hence you “skip” a step, an important one mind you. That’s obviously both dangerous and could explain some damage to the falcon … also … it went through a wall of ice to make the jump… yeah that would also cause damage.

I still don’t like the TIES falling though. How can they chase them that quickly. Even in TLJ there was a gap in time before the Star destroyers arrived to the resistance since it’s a mix of tracking and calculations. (Book explained it was basically making calculations from gathering information from hyperdrive lanes or beacons or whatever and determines where they are. Maybe the best way to describe it as triangulating their position by taking information from those beacons they passed through SINcE THEY MADE CALCULATIONS that used those beacons!

So even by TLJ’s logic and reasoning, since they made this up, there’s no way those TIES can follow the falcon.

God that whole scene was so bad.

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#1359014
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

Not related to that clip, but I would love to remove “16 hours” or other definitive amount of time on things. I appreciate the original and prequel movies do not give us an exact sense of time or how long it takes to travel by instead leaving it ambiguous. Why? How can you have precise timing when we are talking about space travel, hyper drives and other planets. (Time is not a constant thing in those circumstances, or at least how to measure it. Time is different on earth for example if you compare it to Mars.)

But this movie doubles down from Last Jedi to keep giving us EXACT amounts of time in HOURS. So Poe, Rey and Finn travel to how many planets? How much “time” do they spend traveling to each planet? How much of it is during their visits on planets? How much time it take Rey to travel on the “boat thingy” in a raging storm AND free hand climb the DSII wreckage? Or how long did it take Poe and Finn to fix the Falcon’s landing gears? Or how about Rey pondering over what she learned in her visions? How long were they all lost in the tunnels? Remember … all of that has to be LESS than 16 hours. Plus those are not all the events I listed.

Either these precise measurements should be removed, altered to more vague sayings or take out Palp’s timeline would be great. Having a timer does not really encourage the good guys to hurry up and stop him. Palp being alive now is already a threat and they are urgent to stop him. The thread of the empire is back and has a fleet that will take over the galaxy is a big enough threat in itself. Why have some silly countdown when having such precise measurements of time really takes you out of the “believability” of the movie when it doesn’t make sense.

Lucas was right to not dive into that topic or give such precise measurements of time.

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#1358858
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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Without trying to sound rude or condescending about the topic of the broadcast, but why do people want it in? The crawl tells us Palps sends out a broadcast about his return and the Sith’s revenge.

Yet, through the movie, or at least the first time we see both sides (First Order’s board room and Rebels after the get the intel) and the concept of some radio broadcast is not even mentioned, or let alone eluded too. A simple line from either one side (or both) could have said a simple line like “So the broadcast was true/real” or “So Palpatine himself is really behind it” could have made it relevant BUT it’s not at all. It’s ignored. Not even mentioned.

So what’s the point of it in the crawl? What’s the point of it at all if neither sides even mentions it. Heck, they are both SURPRISED or at least completely unaware that Palpatine is alive OR even the possibility of it. Really? Even after this mysterious “radio broadcast?” Not even a simple one line? There is no connection to it in the movie. Unless someone acknowledges it, why is it mentioned in the crawl? Let alone trying to put it in.

Anyway, I am really trying not to “talk down to anyone who likes it or wants it,” I just personally don’t understand the need for it since the movie itself doesn’t acknowledge it.

Plus it’s kinda over the top … at least to me personally.

Oye I hope I don’t sound like a jerk from all that.

EDIT: as for the extending Kylo’s thinking scene, if it can be smoothed out I like the to add a little breathing room.

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#1358541
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

For me, personally, the latest Orchi ship scene works well. Looks good and pretty believable.

The Mustafar scene just still doesn’t work for me, personally. My eyes see, even without being told, is not real footage. Especially the troopers out in the open. Another factor that takes me out is while they are stark white in the BF2 footage, they are not during the Kylo shots. Plus that scene is in slow mo that still feels odd from going to a scene “regular” speed on the ground from a wide shot to a up close and slow.

I appreciate the hard work involved, but it still looks off. I still prefer an edit that takes out the Mustafar opening and opens with Kylo exiting the nebula that poppa did some time back.

Again, that’s just me!

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#1358149
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

Lots to go through! Haha!

I admit my eye can see things well, and the BF footage sticks out to me because of both lighting and movement is not natural. Specifically when the troops are “out in the open.”

That being said, the shots of t he landing ships and the troopers inside it are ok since it removes the issues of lighting and “people” movement.

Now for what poppa did with the squeaky wheel stuff, that’s looking very promising, good work!