Yep, fair enough…I’m watching through the lens of already having seen the S2 episodes. I need to watch it with someone who hasn’t seen the original and get there reaction.
So i´ve watched it today and have to say it´s near perfect execution, storywise and technically. Every choice smudger9 made, from my perspective, was right to tell the story of Din and Grogu to find the (a) jedi. Even if that meant, Ahsokas fight on corvus to liberate the village had to be cut. It doesn´t add anything to the story of grogu.
I loved the IMAX conversion idea when they´re fighting the krayt dragon, very neat!😃
Some suspension of disbelief is needed after Din landed the razor crest on Trask (water splashing of it and algaes.
What i couldn´t identify which luke skywalker deepfake you used, smudger9? It´s certainly not the original but looks a little bit different to the one from shamook?
Do you intend to release a bluray version of episode 2?
I agree, Smudger has created another quality edit here once again and clearly a lot of time and effort has gone in to it so really appreciate this from Smudger.
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Similarly, my only two criticisms is the Razorcrest landing in Trask is really out of place with the seaweed clearly seen on the Razorcrest in the background. I’m not entirely sure what Smudger had against the Razorcrest falling into the ocean like in the original.
Also, for me, cutting the fight scene between Ashoka and the Magistrate was a big disappointment with no mention of Thrawn either. The removal of the hand over of the beskar spear was on odd choice as well as Mando later picks it up after the Razorcrest is blown up. If you were watching this for first time you’d be thinking “where did that spear come from?” As it kinda just appears out of nowhere.
Other than those two things the edit was superb and really enjoyed it. Thanks again Smudger and look forward to more Stars Wars movies in the future.
In Mando Season 2 they have post credits scene of Boba going to Jabba’s Hut do you plan to have that scene in movie and not in post credits.
Also, were you planning using the Force theme when Luke arrives to save the day?
Awesome news…got worried you had abandoned the project!
So is V3 the completed version? As I would like to watch the completed edit.
The Sith eyes reveal works very well but I think the heroic music that plays throughout to the end of the fight might undercut the moment a little. Would it be possible to go with darker music? Maybe a hint of Anthem of Evil from TROS or the dark cave theme from TLJ?
I agree, the heroic music is a bit at odds with Rey turning to the Dark side and it should be darker music. This piece from Samual Kim might work at 2min mark as it’s good mix of heroic and dark. But I would understand if you think it’s becoming to fanedit-y
Sorry to go off topic, but Nev with the TFA edit almost completed were you planning on doing you own take on TLJ as well or was this a one off edit?
After seeing what you’re doing here I just think the are areas in TLJ that could be edited to portray Rey moving further to the dark side that other editors haven’t attempted in TLJ.
Also, in the Poe Dameron Tie-In comics the First Order stormtroopers are shown to be using Jet Packs which Poe see them flying already. It was like Lucasfilm had forgotten about canon material they had already released. But unless your delving into every book and comic most ppl would have not known this. But some canon consistency would be nice.
This is a good compromise…I think it looks great.
I still think it would look cool to have the Sith eyes during the whole fight scene to show Rey is in dark side the whole time. However, it appears this is an unpopular opinion by the majority here.
If it’s not to much extra work I vote have the Sith eyes remain during the fight to show she was using the dark side during the whole fight with Kylo.
So with everything you’ve learnt with that deleted scene in removing timestamps do you think you will ever tackle the Finn and Phasma fight scene from TLJ?
Fascinating. Well I’ll take a loot at including it.
Yes, the more hints of Palpatine’s return the better I reckon. If you think there are more parts of the movie where a Palpatine hint could be dropped that would be cool. Eg When Kylo is communing with Vaders helmet. “I have been every voice inside your head”
Woohoo! Heres hoping you have no major hiccups and it gets released on May 4th! Can’t wait.
Well, with the Cassian Andor series coming out it will be good to have him survive the movie instead of knowing his fate will be him dying.
Feel free to keep posting ideas, and the discussion is great, but like I said, I’ve been pretty busy and am likely to only get busier (hint: my username)!
Congratulations Poppa, I have the two boys myself and their lots of fun…hard work as well and will definitely keep you busy. I’m sure they will follow in your footsteps and become awesome editors!
This sounds great…I’m a big fan of the EU (Legends) so color me interested.
I’m happy to check out any Workprints and give feedback.
I believe Poppa’s TLJ Rekindled has the most Palpatine foreshadowing in it.
As well as all of Hal’s Palpatine references you could also add the Palps “find me” on the radio that Kylo hears in the Crait base at the end of TLJ that Poppa added to add more foreshadowing so Palps doesn’t suddenly appear out of nowhere.
Also, just my own personal preferences if you are willing to add them in the edit:
- In TLJ, add Luke’s third lesson from the deleted scenes where Rey runs into the Caretaker nuns camp holding the lightsaber
- At the end of TLJ, instead of showing Rey moving the boulders from the cave (with only 2 days of training) have it appear as if Luke is using the force to remove the boulders and saving the resistance (maybe this is what kills him in the end).
The change list sounds good, were you planning to drop any hints of Palpatines return during the first 2 or 3 acts? Similar to Poppasketti’s TLJ Rekindled.
I was told that if you star the item, drag and drop it into a folder you create, and download the folder, it will work.
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This video will help you out, as it did for me.
Thank you for this…it worked for me as well.
Cant wait to watch the edit. Might do a marathon this weekend…Restructured, Rekindled, Ascendant.
Well, after watching the BluRay version of the edit, Smudger has really outdone himself.
When watching the movie you can instantly tell it’s been edited by a pro. The love and attention to detail is real class and it really feels like you’re watching a true Star Wars movie. The way the transitions are implemented and it moves to the next episode is seamless.
If this had been released in cinemas as is, I probably would have went back and watched it two to three times.
It’s a shame we lost the Jawa scene but I understand why it had to be cut. It doesn’t really add to the overall story and Smudger was adamant on getting the edit to a proper movie length at 2.5 hours so I understand the sacrifice.
I highly recommend watching the edit even if you have seen Season 1 as it feels like a real sequel to ROTJ. Well done Smudger, you’re hard work has really created something awesome!
Woohoo…looking forward to the release. Appreciate the work you have put into this.
Looks great DigMod…will you be doing the same for Rouge One?
Also, I would love this edit to bring back 2 things from the original cut:
- The shot of Han being thrown up in the air after he is told he will be “flying in no time” by the Imperial officer.
- The machine gunner in the trenches that is killed on the planet Mimban. The main reason the crew come back for Han and Chewie is there missing the “muscle” for the heist job because of the machine gunners death so not sure why it was removed from the edit.
Hal 9000 said:
Here’s how it would be with just the TIEs shot.
Any chance of adding the Stormtroopers coming out of the troop carriers as well to see how it looks.
Well done on V2 and look forward to watching it soon with my son.