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#1317996
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (SPOILERS)
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That’s a completely fair point. It was thinking based on what Freezing was coming up with. It’s fine how it is, though the idea earlier about having that scene occur BEFORE the stabbing could be interesting … like a true reason why Leia died using the force since simple communication between Jedi/force users/etc. seems to take like no power at all but this time it killed her.

All in all, meh.

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#1317731
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal I like the list. As for the holochess, I am curious with Sir Ridley. I personally didn’t mind the holochess, but I understand people may find it fan-servicy … but Ridley’s approach could be a good “meet in the middle” approach.

I just watched Neverar’s edit and his approach on star killer base and when it fires is a nice approach. Both approaches between the two have merit. For yours, the “climax” of Kylo killing Han with the base firing really packs a punch since in that moment, a beloved character is slain AND the “good” guys for the most part failed. Then we have Snoke say “Ok, let’s target the resistance now” which is the motivator for the X-wings to stay in fight. It works much better than what the original movie had, but still not the strongest explanation, especially since the weapon had to “charge up” again. (This is not a knock against it since your edit’s restructure is INFINITELY better than the original.

For Neverars, Poe finally get into the oscillator to take it out and causes good damage … but the plan failed since it still fires … but because of the damage the base essentially destroys itself. This approach may not have the huge impact as your approach, but there is a bit more of a logical sense in the timing of events and flow of the story. What’s neat about this, is the “plan” was assumed by damaging/destorying the oscillator that’s all they had to do! … but it wasn’t!

So all in all, your approach has the bigger emotional impact and Neverar’s has the more “logical” flow. I like them both.

This is my long response about the “retreat” idea with Poe and the others in space. It’s almost like you gotta go Neverar’s route to add some explanation. I need to watch it again and compare the two!

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#1317635
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The Last Jedi: Rekindled (V2 RELEASED!)
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Looking really good … really good. I think too just a bit more tweaking. If I was to describe the “robe” figure being shown in “throbs,” I think the third “throb” needs to be toned down a bit since that one seems the strongest. If that was much softer, it’ll help transition to the “robe figure” to the single much better.

Sorry if it is not clear, I am terrible and explaining things …

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#1317618
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Those are very fascinating points Rogue, very interesting. Both for motivational reasons, but also a clearer plot. It was confusing regarding the Emperor’s motives. It was first “Kill Rey” to “Nah, I wanted you here.” Granted, one could argue Palps was making multiple contingency plans since … well, the ultimate goal is to having someone strike him down to move on … so who cares?

Anyway, the idea above is fascinating and if it could be done seamlessly would be a neat idea to pursue. We do have an example of line manipulation that worked well with Hal’s TFA Restructured with Finn, it was done perfectly!

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#1317467
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The Last Jedi: Rekindled (V2 RELEASED!)
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Hey pops I know what you mean that scene with Kylo and Rey being a great non verbal. I have nothing against it at all since I agree how good it is. In regards to the radio aspect, I think it has to go unless one could pick and choose which scenes of Kylos up close to be used for which part … but I’m not sure it’ll work cleanly.

Granted you can always just have the radio at the end of it all … kinda random. Lol.

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#1317462
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (SPOILERS)
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No matter what the crawl has to change. The resistance only “knew” about Palp being back is from the “Mole’s” intel. If there was some broadcast PRIOR to that scene as the crawl says … then why was everyone so surprised like that? If anything, it was just a confirmation of news EVERYONE heard.

The scene played out like it was the first time anyone heard about it and surprised to hear Palps is alive. It was very strange and confusing … it didn’t make sense.

It has to go. There is no reason for it and the movie itself contradicts that not too far from the begining. It would be like a movie opens up with a voice over saying “President Bob of the Happy Toy’s company has been killed and everyone is in mourning” and the movie shows the president giving a speech to his employees and they are cheering.

What the heck?

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#1317432
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The Last Jedi: Rekindled (V2 RELEASED!)
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Re-watching the Radio scene, I think what feel’s off to me is essentially reusing scenes of Kylo’s facial reactions that occurred with Rey & dice to be then used again for the radio. Granted, the way you cut it it seems like his reactions to the radio are truthfully genuine and could have been in the movie … but since it is recycling the scenes, it makes it a bit too “fan-edity.”

A suggestion I would have is to actually remove the Rey scene. In TLJ, it was showing that Rey was “done” with Kylo and severing the link she has with him. But in ROTS … it’s kinda like “Lol, just kidding, we still connected yo.” So really, we don’t need that scene or metaphor/symbolism/etc.

By removing that, you won’t have to reuse scenes to make it work. Also, for fun and giggles … I wonder if it would be better to try and use “less” dialogue for Palps? More static before and after with him simply saying “find me?” That way the scene and moment has more of an impact to take it in? Also the different dialogues and laughter don’t really match up … kind of like in shows they voice over scenes and you can totally hear it not matching the scene. Plus, I think Palp’s voice needs to be distorted a bit … that way it is not too clean.

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#1317386
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (SPOILERS)
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“Hello there”

I’ve been lurking once again and will be happy to contribute thoughts and ideas and experimentation once the movie is out … I am certainly hoping for some decent deleted scenes to play with.

Anyway, for the current topic about moving the things around for the Leia and Han thing, I like the idea … it would be neat to see and would add a “better” reasoning for Leia’s death, something more than just communication with him since in all the movies that seems to be the “easiest” thing for force users to do with little effort. (Granted, I know the crew had to do something since the passing of Fischer … so you gotta work with what you got!)

The technical issue will be Ben’s face. When Rey heals Ben/Kylo from the lightsaber wound his scar is healed away. The Han and Ben conversation has his healed face … so it would be a lot of work to add the scar back in doing all those scenes.

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#1316209
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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That’s a valid opinion regarding Kylo’s Ascension to power to be quickly threatened … but from the movie view stand point … that’s the case right away in the crawl of TROS! So yeah … the threat to his power is already there, even if it isn’t shown right away any way.

I’d like some kind of subtle laughter or something, even in the background somewhere. I don’t know, gotta watch these scenes again and see what can be added in.

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#1316190
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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I sat down and read all the posts here about some ideas. Admittedly, I prefer the Rey Palp over No-Body since Star Wars has been built on family and bloodlines. For those who like twists … she goes against hers! Done! Lol. Granted there are valid points for each side and I await the fan edit attempts!

I also am very curious about doing some tie in with Last Jedi and Palps … making that some kind of cliff hanger or something. That way there is some kind of motivation on screen for Kylo/Ben doing his stuff in TROS. IF that isn’t really possible, at least remove Palps return from the crawl’s first sentence! Also, it’s strange that the line of “Palps broadcasts his return on the radio” but the Resistance only knows from the info they got from the guy who’s intel came from the Mole (AKA Hux) … so it was publicly broadcast but not at the same time?

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#1312757
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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ChainsawAsh said:

How easy do we think it would be to shift Rey Palpatine from being an actual biological granddaughter into being created by Palpatine the way he (probably) created Anakin?

He’s done it before …

I gotta admit for myself I went it with low expectations because of the Last Jedi … but I came out of it with some joy since I didn’t at all after Last Jedi.

I am ok with people who are for either pro Jedi, con jedi, etc etc since there are valid points on each side. (same for TFA too, though I liked it more than TLJ personally)

To sum up the issue with the new trilogy is a lack of creative cohesion for the trilogy. It was unfortunately doomed at the beginning when Disney decided
To have 3 different directors with seemingly limitless creative decision making.

I’ve seen the movie once and plan on seeing it again. First observation is needing a little more breathing room in some areas. I also like the writing of the characters better too.