I’m obviously in the minority here but I don’t see the big deal with Palpatine having a kid. I do think that with Rey being his granddaughter it would make more sense to have Palpatine’s son come into play in the story in some way but the fact he had a kid doesn’t seem bad to me.
Anakin Starkiller said:
To me, the issue with SC38 Re is not with the choreography, but rather the cinematography. The constant shaky cam and lens flares are what take me out of it. If those two issues could be fixed, I’d be all for integrating the scene. Just look at how good this shot of the doors opening would be for an edit. Better combat, but no jarringly anachronistic cinematography.
I think you absolutely nailed what makes it so jarring. I’d love to see a similar project done with the intention of blending in with the original film.
You mean the set that’s coming out on the same day as the standalone release?
I didn’t realize the complete saga was coming out the same day. lol I assumed they’d save that for the holiday season.
I doubt that whatever deleted scenes we get with the initial bluray release is all we’ll get. They’ll undoubtedly be saving some stuff for the complete saga box set.
I doubt we’ll get a DVD this summer. For the first several seasons there was a wait of about 5-7 months between the last episode airing and the home media release. I’d expect a similar wait time from the end of Season 7 to the DVD/Blu-Ray release.
Here’s my take, a little less wordy but trying to make the same point as yours.
THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Luke Skywalker’s heroic
act has inspired countless
worlds to stand up against
the diabolical FIRST ORDER.
REY, under the guidance of
General Leia Organa, continues
her Jedi training, hoping to
find a way to communicate
with Jedi of the past.
Meanwhile, Supreme Leader
KYLO REN seeks the mysterious
power of his former master,
determined to end the war and
silence the echos of the past…
This is probably the most well-written fan crawl I’ve ever read. Well done.
Edit: In regards to Palpatine’s transmission - maybe have it play over the opening scene of Kylo storming Mustafar?
I agree. Having the granddaughter of Darth Sidious decide to stand up for good and become a Jedi absolutely plays into the whole “your lineage doesn’t matter” theme of the previous two movies.
These are my current ideas to streamline the season into a standalone movie.
Cut out most of Chapter 2. Try to work the mudhorn fight in on the way back to Mando’s ship.
Cut out most of Chapter 4 other than the Baby Yoda pressing buttons scene. When he presses the button that makes the ship shake jump to the battle at the beginning of Chapter 5 (makes it seem less like Mando is letting the child press buttons that could cause serious issues and more like they’re just being attacked at that point). Keep Chapter 5 as the character at the end tracking Mando(?) may be important. It also gives us one “side quest” to show Mando’s growing attachment to the child. Chapter five also explicitly tells us about the guild knowing about the Mandalorian’s actions in chapter three.
Cut all of Chapter 6.
Cutting chapters four and six are mostly due to redundancy between chapters 4-6. They’re all pretty much: Mando takes job, child becomes endangered, Mando saves child. It works for separate one-off stories but if it’s being condensed into a single story we probably only need that to happen once and I chose chapter five because it seems the most important (could obviously change as the next two episodes come out though). Cutting most of chapter two is just because it adds very little to the story other than explaining why the armor is damaged in chapter three (hence trying to keep the mudhorn fight in some capacity).
I think you could smooth out that transition from the elevator to the flashback by having the first line of dialogue from the flashback play before the video cuts over to the scene. I don’t know if I explained that well but hopefully you understand what I’m trying to say.
“A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights.” Is this right? Anakin HELPED the Empire? This makes it sound that the Empire was around before Anakin joined. No?
Wasn’t Order 66 enacted at basically the same time as Palpatine announced that the Republic had been reorganized as the First Galactic Empire? Plus, as we see in the comics and other material, Anakin continues to help the Empire hunt down Jedi that evaded the initial Jedi Purge. I’d say it’s pretty accurate to say that Vader helped the Empire hunt down the Jedi.
“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” Han says a few things about how he doesnt believe jedi/the force exists. It works great in the originals alone but he would of been born around the time of Order 66 surely? If not then soon after. Seems a bit off.
Even at the Jedi peak there were about 10,000 in a galaxy of trillions of people. Even with Han being old enough to remember some of the Clone Wars it’s entirely possible that he never came into contact with a Jedi and thought all the stories of their power and the Force were fake. Again not really a contradiction and just helps establish Han’s character as a skeptic.