TROS was my least favorite SW movie on release. It wasn’t that it was horrendously unwatchable. The problem was that TROS was so bland and unremarkable for what should’ve been a momentous movie. This edit definitely does a lot of work in order to add that celebratory feeling and make the movie a bit more cohesive in the process. I enjoyed watching something that I had no interest in rewatching. One small change that had a surprisingly major effect were the “for skywalker” cries. The only time the original movie really mentions the mythic finale of TLJ (the best scene of the ST imo), it completely negate the impact of that scene (“crait didn’t inspire anything”). This fixes that. The force ghosts and the restructuring of the opening scenes are also great touches. Great job.
The Amazing Spider-Man 1 is a fantastic movie and Andrew Garfield has come the closest to really capturing 616 Spidey. I’ve never bought the “he’s too cool” argument. The Raimi/Ditko nerd with glasses that gets his lunch money stolen isn’t really what Peter Parker is about. The key concept about Peter Parker is his sense of alienation and Andrew really gets that. He constantly feels like an outsider. Just because he skateboards in the hallways doesn’t make him “cool.”
Anyone have links to DigitalMan’s Superman Returns edit? I’m a big fan of this movie and the changelist for this edit pretty much sounds like what I wanted out of SR.
Yeah I just stumbled across this and it sounds great. If OP is still active, I’d love a link
- The Empire Strikes Back
- A New Hope
- The Last Jedi
- Revenge of the Sith
- Return of the Jedi
- The Phantom Menace
- Attack of the Clones
- The Force Awakens
- Rogue One
- The Rise of Skywalker
This is mostly a ranking of how I enjoy the films more than how I feel about them as movies. This is why Solo and Force Awakens are pretty low. I think they’re competently made, but I also think they’re incredibly bland. Solo feels like a filmed Wookiepedia page. However, TROS and Rogue One would also probably be in the same spot if this was a “rank the films by quality” list. Rogue One has an amazing last third, but everything else feels like a mess. Events are just smashed together and nearly every character is underwritten. It honestly feels like it was written on the editing table. Not much that I can add about TROS that hasn’t been said already.
I’m not the author, but I’ve got a link to these edits. Links have been sent. As a note, this is his first go at this series. I think he was planning a second edit of these episodes.
I don’t know if you’re still working on this Ziggy, but this sounds fantastic. ROTJ is one of those movies that’s so frustratingly uneven (the good parts are the best the franchise has ever been; the bad really pulls it down), and I’m always on the lookout for more VI fanedits.
I’ve grown to appreciate Hayden in ROTJ, so that’s the only sore point in this edit for me. But I love all of your other ideas, especially a new closing shot. Just wanted to say that I’m looking forward to this.