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#1213674
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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toastedzen said:

Have you noticed hal, as an editor, in more recent movies are deleted scenes added to the Bluray in their unfinished versions rather than becoming fodder for editors

Just my take: but fanediting is such a niche hobby that few people know it exists. I don’t believe studios aren’t sharing their deleted scenes because of fanedits, but rather just because of a lack of interest among casual moviegoers. They probably see it as more work to put together, and some of the clips are often unfinished or may have issues or mistakes the studio or director doesn’t want to share publicly, so they’re just choosing not to do it anymore.

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#1212024
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s my paint-by-numbers implementation of poppasketti’s mockup for Snoke’s death.

https://vimeo.com/271892387
password: fanedit

I know I’m a few days late here, but this is a fantastic idea, poppasketti. Really stoked to see Hal implementing it in his version.

I seriously had goosebumps when that music started playing. What a great addition and wonderful change to that scene.

Hal 9000 said:

Is it really worthwhile if it only removes one kick? I can’t do any editing this morning, but I can give it another look with that in mind.

Also, I’m all for fewer kicks. Even if it’s just one. That scene drags on for way too long and it treats the audience as if we’re stupid.

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#1209876
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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I just wanted to throw this out there to see what people think.

The “cave” scene was weird. I didn’t understand why there were a million Rey’s all lined up. I’m probably missing something. So I edited that out (albeit, quite poorly) and made a version where she simply walks up to the mirror and asks it her question.

Thoughts?

https://vimeo.com/271596801
Password: fanedit

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#1209824
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Hal 9000 said:

https://vimeo.com/271494997
password: fanedit

Here’s another test with the Luke moment scene, taking feedback into account.

I really am digging this. Beautiful take.

Hal 9000 said:

ziggyonice said:

I just want to bring up one more scene that really bugs me: it’s when Rose’s sister (Paige) starts kicking the ladder to get the damn remote to drop the bombs. It bugs me so much because I’m just screaming at my TV, “JUST CLIMB BACK UP THE FREAKING LADDER!” It’s so long and drawn out, and it just bugs me.

I like this! I’ll try it myself, and will likely go with it. Though, I’ll keep the remote flying past her initially.

I’d really like to see your take on it. That whole sequence seems to be building up tension for no reason at all, and her repeated kicking of the ladder just makes it silly. Shorting that sequence would help significantly. (The remote flying past her I can deal with.)

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#1209224
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Hal 9000 said:

Welp, I lied! I went ahead and did a mockup of that very idea. This would be about what it would sound like if I did it for real, so please vet it accordingly.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QaBFQTGmGVioVj2XSztTFHsqeoSJMxhY

Thank you for this. I actually found I had much more of an emotional reaction to this scene using this score, rather than the other. It’s a little softer and more intimate, while the original was rather loud and melodramatic. I actually just showed a friend of mine this version, and her reaction was, “Oh no, I feel so sad for Luke.”

Watching Luke in such a private and mournful moment is something that shouldn’t be exaggerated with a loud score, but rather, it should be quiet, almost as though we there with him. This new music selection feels much more appropriate.

Only issue I have is right at the very beginning when the music starts playing. It sounds like it’s fading in too much. Can you either shorten the time of the fade in or have it start when it hits the next note?

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#1209219
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Hal 9000 said:

I do genuinely like that Luke throws the saber, echoing ROTJ’s saber toss in a meaningful way. I just don’t like the comic manner in which it was executed. I love the ‘alternate take’ seen in the bonus material, it’s just too bad we don’t have it framed in such a way as could actually be used seamlessly.

You’re right: the ‘alternate take’ of Luke throwing the lightsaber wouldn’t be seamless. But I honestly think it’s better to have it done in two shots than the one shot which appears comical. This remains the best version of it I’ve seen — better than dropping it, in my opinion. If you don’t do it, that’s fine, I’ll get over it, but I still won’t like it! Oh well.


Hal 9000 said:

One idea for sneaking in an honest “I have a bad feeling about this” would be to slip one in by 3PO (from offscreen) right before Leia tells him to wipe a nervous expression off his face, sourced from one of many times I’m sure Anthony Daniels has recorded the line in spinoff material. However, this would likely feel shoehorned in and undercut the existing nice joke.

This is actually an interesting idea, but one that I don’t really feel is necessary.


I just want to bring up one more scene that really bugs me: it’s when Rose’s sister (Paige) starts kicking the ladder to get the damn remote to drop the bombs. It bugs me so much because I’m just screaming at my TV, “JUST CLIMB BACK UP THE FREAKING LADDER!” It’s so long and drawn out, and it just bugs me.

It bugs me enough that I re-edited it and removed a couple of her kicks, so now it falls on the third kick. Also, I removed the part where the remote flies past her. Any thoughts here?

https://vimeo.com/271029259
password: fanedit

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#1209215
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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DZ-330 said:

I had some time today and decided to mock-up the following:

Luke Has A Moment ‘Rescored’ - Take II

Link: https://vimeo.com/271378272
Password: fanedit

  • Per MalàStrana’s suggestion on the thread, I used the first part of “Torn Apart” from TFA
  • Per jrs81’s suggestion on the thread, the shot of the door is extended

I think it works well. Let me know your thoughts!

I actually really like this choice of music.

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#1205811
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s a slight tweak. I didn’t actually remove any audio, just brought it down a little as I add an additional sound effect over top and use rear tracks to smooth out the music volume.

https://vimeo.com/269396140
password: fanedit

Much better. I didn’t realize how much this bothered me until I realized how wrong the sound effect was.

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#1202222
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Hal 9000 said:

What do you all think about potentially reinstating two things?

The leaf/reed scene - Luke is sardonic, and it fits in with his character, makes the point the scene is going for that Rey doesn’t know the first thing about the Force, and is a genuinely funny moment. With the surrounding caretaker humor gone, maybe this one is worth keeping.

I’d be fine with keeping it.

“…not about fighting what we hate, saving what we love.” - This line sucks, but perhaps it’s worth it to cap off the Finn and Rose plot’s point. It harkens back to the opening act, and shows her (dumb) growth throughout the movie. I do not like the line. But… eh?

For the love of the Force, no. People literally laughed out loud in the theater when she said that line.

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#1201733
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Possessed said:

Last time I watched TLJ I had the thought of just removing Poe’s x wing getting damaged in the first place therefore no bb8 fixing it? I mean it never comes up again. Just have him run through and take out the guns, then it’s all about the bombers like in the theatrical.

That seems so simple I don’t know why it hasn’t been discussed already. Just cut out Poe’s X-Wing getting damaged and there’s no need for BB-8 to have to fix anything.

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#1201655
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Okay, just finished watching your workprint, version 1.0.

I fully admit that some of this is just me thinking out loud. Some of these are things specific to your fanedit, and others are just points about the film that I wish were changed. You may agree or disagree with some of my comments, but these are just my gut feelings on what I just watched. I hope this helps.

  • The Poe & Hux "telephone call"
    • MUCH better — your edit retains the humor without making it over the top
    • Absolutely my favorite rendition of this scene that I’ve watched so far
    • I wouldn’t touch this any more: it’s perfect in this form
  • BB-8 fixing Poe’s X-Wing
    • Full disclosure: I’ve never been a fan of this sequence
    • Having BB-8 stick his whole head into the panel seems silly
    • I really have no idea if there’s a way to improve this, so I might just have to get over it
  • Paige Tico (bomber pilot) sequence
    • After she climbs the ladder to grab the remote, she falls
    • She keeps kicking the ladder again and again to get the remote to fall, but I think this goes on for way too long
    • I find myself screaming at my TV, “Just get up and go get it! You could have gotten it by now!”
    • I understand that maybe she’s injured, but we never see that, so it just looks like she’s lazy
    • I would recommend cutting it so that the remote falls on perhaps her third kick of the ladder
    • Also, I would cut the shot of the remote flying past her (keep the slow motion and her catching it, but the shot where she just watches it fly past her head is annoying).
  • Luke lightsaber toss
    • Still not sold on Luke tossing the lightsaber over his shoulder
    • Other people’s edits have Luke simply dropping the lightsaber, which is a good alternative
    • But this alternate take of the throw (from BTS footage) remains my favorite
  • The space attack on the Resistance cruisers
    • Is it possible to trim or cut the shot of Poe being thrown back from the explosion in the hanger? It looks ridiculous, he’d be dead
    • I cannot support the floating Leia / Mary Poppins sequence whatsoever
    • My suggestion: have the explosion on the bridge, but the next time we see Leia is when they put the Oxygen mask on her
  • Ahch-To Stuff
    • Great job on cutting the “sad eyes” porg. The scene remains funny, but not over the top
    • Also, great work to you (and the community) for the work done to remove the caretakers from the island
    • Getting rid of the “Luke tickling Rey” scene was smart, but I do admit that it felt rather rushed
    • After Rey says, “Okay,” you currently have it cut to Luke throwing away the leaf and telling her to breathe. I would suggest having her say, “Okay… but what is it?” (just as she does in the actual film), and THEN cut to Luke throwing away the leaf. I think this would make the scene feel more complete. Maybe I’m wrong.
    • When Rey confronts Luke just before she leaves Ach-To, I really would like the idea of us seeing some of the TFA “force back” / flashback clips integrated into the moment when Luke looks into Ben Solo’s mind… that way when he ignites his lightsaber, it truly seems like it was out of instinct. Maybe not in your edit if you don’t want, but I would like to see it done by someone.
  • Canto Bight
    • AMAZING. The fact that I can make Canto Bight into only one bullet point should tell you that it was a success. It’s so much faster paced, and I’m all for removing the political BS. You nailed it.
  • On the Star Destroyer
    • I’m not crazy about BB-8 driving an AT-ST, but I don’t know if there’s a way to cut it
    • When Hux is looking at Snoke’s dead body, his lower half falls out of the chair for no reason… cuttable?
  • Finn’s sacrifice scene
    • I’m just sort of thinking out loud for this one
    • I’m still of the opinion that Rose shouldn’t run her speeder into his ship… instead I wish we could make it look like his ship gets shot or maybe that it breaks down before he can sacrifice himself
    • But if we really have to keep Rose, then I like the change you made to cut the stupid “love” line. While I wish they didn’t kiss, that’s going to be hard to cut out, so I guess I’ll deal with it.
  • Luke facing down the First Order / Kylo Ren fight

Only other thoughts…

  • Was really hoping to see a few of the deleted scenes
    • The Finn / Poe deleted scene where Poe is catching Finn up on what’s happening
    • “Luke Mourns,” though I don’t know exactly where it would fit, to be honest
    • And the stormtrooper / elevator deleted scene… the fan-edited one that removes their voices and just makes it more of a tension building sequence is pretty great
  • Finally, I’m curious about your reasoning for moving the Luke / Yoda sequence later in the movie? Not sure how I feel about it because it seems like a much slower scene compared to all the fast paced stuff going on before/after its new placement. Maybe I can appreciate it if I understand the reasoning why it was moved there.

Great work for this first version. I really enjoyed this immensely more than the actual film. While I still have little things to nitpick about, I would absolutely take this over what we initially received. Once again, awesome job.

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#1196196
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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I’m late to the party here… but again, regarding Canto Bight…

Does anyone else have a problem with the whole “Rose hates rich people” element? Frankly, I would like to take some of the “real world” politics out of that sequence. I get it, war profiteering is bad, but do we really need a conversation about it in Star Wars?

I’d rather cut out that sequence, and never have Rose mention it.

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#1190236
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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TK-422 said:

One idea I’ve been thinking about for the past few days is to push the “Luke’s Moment” deleted scene all the way to the point where Rey leaves Ach-Tu. I think that a lot of the issue people took with Luke’s characterization in TLJ was due to how bitter and dismissive he seemed. Obviously he ends up being the Luke Skywalker everybody loves, but we never really see that transition take place. He’s constantly bitter for 90 minutes, has the scene with Yoda, and then is suddenly the hero everybody has dreamt of. But if you move him having a moment in his hut to the point where Rey confronts him about how he turned Ben to the dark side, it’s a lot more meaningful.

This is an interesting idea and I’d like to see it implemented.

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#1189484
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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I saw this over on the Star Wars subreddit, and I wonder what people think:

Ben was being drawn to the dark side by Snoke. Luke had sensed this in him and went to confront him. He looked inside Ben and saw a vision that Snoke had already turned Ben and he would bring destruction and the end of everything he loved, so Luke in the briefest moment of instinct turned on his lightsaber.

I think the thing that makes it so hard to swallow this scene for many people is that it still doesn’t really look like instinct, despite what Luke says. There’s a bit too much telling here and not enough showing. I think if they had actually shown us Luke’s vision of Ben destroying everything, it might’ve helped put us in his shoes and understand why his instinct was to turn on that lightsaber. It’s made clear that this vision was very bad, so actually showing us that vision would help us clear up that it was just a brief moment of temptation and that Luke wasn’t actually going to follow through and kill Ben.

I still think it’s explained well enough, but the “show, don’t tell” rule exists for a reason, so I think they could’ve done a better job with this scene regardless.

So, this commentator is suggesting that, during Luke’s flashback scene where he reveals that, out of instinct, he ignited his lightsaber… to actually show the atrocities that Luke saw when he looked into Ben’s mind.

Perhaps it would be possible to use some of Rey’s flashback sequence from The Force Awakens during this brief scene to really sell the “instinctual” reason why Luke ignited his lightsaber.

Thoughts?

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#1189477
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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Hal 9000 said:

Very nice, though I would hate to lose the original music. Remember, though, that the filmmakers were careful NOT to do any foley for his footsteps. 😉

Oh crap, I never even noticed that! Very clever!

And yes, the original music is also great. I just can’t get enough of The Jedi Steps, though. Just something fun to try.

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#1189008
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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ziggyonice said:

One thing I’ve really wanted to do is see the inclusion of the song “The Jedi Steps” (from The Force Awakens) overlayed with the climatic moment of Luke walking out to confront Kylo Ren and the First Order.

Updated the video with foley and greatly improved the syncing of the score to the video. I changed the key of The Jedi Steps into A flat and upped the tempo just slightly to match the last note of the score when Luke kisses Leia on the forehead. This way, it sounds much smoother from one theme into the next.

https://vimeo.com/261781728
Password: jedisteps

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#1187781
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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One thing I’ve really wanted to do is see the inclusion of the song “The Jedi Steps” (from The Force Awakens) overlayed with the climatic moment of Luke walking out to confront Kylo Ren and the First Order.

Don’t get me wrong: the existing theme during that scene (“The Spark”) is great. But “The Jedi Steps” gives me chills — it’s the song that introduces us to Luke Skywalker for the first time in the sequel trilogy. Luke the legend, Luke the Jedi Master, Luke returns. That’s why I feel “The Jedi Steps” is so appropriate during the showdown on Crait.

I changed the key of the music so that it better matched the existing music, and added the sound effects.

Link: https://vimeo.com/261781728
Password: jedisteps

EDIT: Updated the video and changed several things to make the sequence much better.

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#1186910
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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Zachary VIII said:

TV’s Frink said:

Zachary VIII said:

I’m also baffled as to why it didn’t cut things like…the Chewie eating a porg.

Because some people like that part?

It’s not exactly Jar Jar stepping in shit.

My ideal version would cut the final porg with the sad eyes but leave the part with the other 3.

I agree. A little humor in Star Wars is fine! But they tend to jump the shark more often than not, so I say keep the first part the porg eating scene, but lose the sad eyes.

Likewise, with Poe and Hux’s conversation at the beginning of the film, I’m fine with the “can he hear me banter,” it just needs to be shortened and lose the “your mom” joke.

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#1185781
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The Last Jedi edit - The Fallen Knight
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ClarkZuckerberg said:

TK-422 said:

Re ClarkZuckerberg

I hope my comments didn’t come off as mean or rude. Knowing that this is your first edit makes me like it a lot more. All of the actual audio or video editing were done very professionally, I just felt it cut a lot of things out that shouldn’t have been, and left a lot of things in that shouldn’t have been.

Nope you didn’t come across mean at all. Just constructive criticism. It’s the only way to get better 😃

Likewise! I know I had a thorough review of your changes, so I hope they don’t come across as too harsh! I’ve made a just a couple fanedits and I know that feedback from the community can sometimes be tough to swallow. But in all honesty, your fanedit did some really creative things. Taking out the entire Canto Bight sequence was actually a pretty bold move that others have considered doing as well… and it turns out that I really liked it. That said, I do think keeping some of it might make more sense since it’s such a long time until we see the rest of our heroes again.

I would definitely encourage you to continue tweaking it make more fanedits going forward! They’re a lot of fun to do and it’s nice being able to have “your” version of the film that you can enjoy. Welcome!

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#1185556
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - The Dark Cut <strong>(SPOILERS)</strong>
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darthrush said:

ziggyonice said:

darthrush said:

I am hoping to either re-purpose Finn’s last speeder run into him crashing right before he reaches the cannon or just getting rid of it all together. I’ll put up a concept clip soon so people can get the idea. Basically he would be closing in on it, then just as he got close, you see the speeder shake, his stabilizer stick thingy come off the ground, the ship turns wayside and then he crashes. I’d have to rescore it as well.

Could it be that Finn’s speeder gets shot? Like as in he is planning on sacrificing himself only to have one of the First Order walkers shoot him before he has the opportunity. Might be more realistic than just him crashing.

This is a nice idea but I’m not sure how it could be executed.

Hmm. I would need to watch the scene again. I’m wondering if you could reuse a shot of the walkers firing combined with one of the shots of the other speeders getting hit. There’s plenty of examples in that sequence of the speeders getting picked off. Wondering if you could cut part of it in time it with Rose hitting Finn’s speeder.

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#1185518
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - The Dark Cut <strong>(SPOILERS)</strong>
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darthrush said:

I am hoping to either re-purpose Finn’s last speeder run into him crashing right before he reaches the cannon or just getting rid of it all together. I’ll put up a concept clip soon so people can get the idea. Basically he would be closing in on it, then just as he got close, you see the speeder shake, his stabilizer stick thingy come off the ground, the ship turns wayside and then he crashes. I’d have to rescore it as well.

Could it be that Finn’s speeder gets shot? Like as in he is planning on sacrificing himself only to have one of the First Order walkers shoot him before he has the opportunity. Might be more realistic than just him crashing.

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#1185190
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - The Dark Cut <strong>(SPOILERS)</strong>
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darthrush said:

I present the first rescored scene in the edit. This is the scene of Kylo pleading for Rey to join him. The track I chose to rescore the scene with is the second half of “Anakin’s Dark Deeds” (non-orchestral section) from the episode three soundtrack.

I love the emotion that it adds and I feel it fits perfectly. Tell me what you all think!

https://vimeo.com/260874004

I usually do NOT like rescores for a number of reasons — namly because fanedits try to place more emphasis on the new music than the existining content — but this actually fits pretty well. My main takeaways:

  • It’s too loud. The dialog needs to be the forefront.
  • It’s too long. The big crescendo at the end needs to come before Hux starts talking. You’re going to have to cut the song somewhere in the middle and piece it together, I think.
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#1185189
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The Last Jedi edit - The Fallen Knight
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So, I’m watching “The Fallen Knight” right now (the first fanedit of The Last Jedi). As I watch it, I’m just going to edit this post with my thoughts. I will tell you that, at least initially, while I value what the creator was going for with this project, I can absolutely say that this is clearly rushed in an effort to hold the title of being the first TLJ fanedit. It’ll get some traction, but I really hope we get some high quality edits out of this film.

Okay, here are my thoughts on what was good or bad. (Updated in real time.)

The ENTIRE exchange between Poe and Hux has been cut from the beginning of the film.

I think this was a bad decision. I think cutting SOME of the conversation would have been good, but not all of it. Keep the “Hello, holding for Hux,” etc. at least for the first line of their exchange, but cut out the “tall, pasty guy” remark Poe says. And of course, cut out the “your mom” joke. But cutting the whole exchange makes it very obvious there has been a cut, especially because Hux out of nowhere screams, “OPEN FIRE!” when it’s just one X-Wing fighter that he suddenly wants to blast out of the sky, when he seemed amused by it just moments earlier.

When BB-8 fixes Poe’s X-Wing by jamming his whole head into the instrumentation panel

I would have taken this out. I think it was pretty silly.

When Paige Tico (the Resistance bomber pilot) kicks the ladder to make the bomb remote fall

First of all, I thought this scene took WAY too long. I kept yelling at my TV, “JUST CLIMB UP THE LADDER AND PRESS THE BUTTON!” It took like 45 seconds. If I were editing this, I would have given it like two kicks, and then the remote falls. Maybe, while it is falling, interject the shot of it falling with the other battle scenes that are shown during this sequence. Also, the end where she catches the remote as it is falling I thought was a little too cliché, even for Star Wars.

Luke drops the lightsaber instead of tossing it over his shoulder

Much better. It’s a little short (looks like the editor just cut the shot just before he tosses it). I wish we could have a shot of it at his feet or something. Maybe if someone feels like getting into costume?

The inclusion of the “Luke Mourns” deleted scene

I think this was really good to have. Shows that Luke isn’t entirely heartless like he comes across as for so much of this film.

Deleted the space cow boobs and giant fish scene

This was probably for the best. But now, when Rey and Luke talk at the ancient tree, she says to him, “Why can’t you teach me? I’ve seen your daily routine. You’re not busy.” Well, now she hasn’t seen his daily routine. So either that line needs to be cut or cow boobs needs to stay.

Adding the deleted scene where Poe catches up Finn and gives him his jacket (“not much of a sewer”).

GREAT addition, in my opinion. Adds so much more to Finn’s character. Should have been in the final film.

Cutting the Resistance cruiser explosion / Leia floating though space

I’m really glad that the Leia floating through space scene was cut… but the editor also cut the bridge explosion entirely. So… I’m wondering how they’re going to explain Leia’s injury / absence from the rest of the film. UPDATE: I’m realizing that the editor cut out all of the scenes involving the Resistance after this point. The movie just becomes a big Rey / Luke training sequence… honestly, I’m kinda digging it. Maybe a single cut back to Resistance would be good, I don’t know.

Chewie eating the porg as the porgs watch

I would have been fine with keeping the first shot and him growling (hey a little humor in Star Wars is good), but the close up / “sad eyes” of the porg is just too over-the-top for me.

The first Force / mind meld with Rey and Kylo has been shortened

Why? This didn’t make any sense to me. It was so abrupt. Luke just says, “Let’s get started,” and then we see Rey walking away. No indication if Kylo is following them or why she didn’t say anything about it. Easily the sloppiest part of this edit so far. The editor also gets rid of the natives on the island — I think I may agree with that. I kind of like the island being completely secluded.

Cutting the “reach out” / tickling with the leaf moment

I never really had a problem with this scene. I know some people are very anti-humor in Star Wars, but I almost think this scene should have stayed. I mean, he’s talking about reaching out with the Force and making rocks float, it’s taking itself way too seriously. A little moment of slapstick is fine because it’s not overdone. Reminds me of Yoda in ESB. I would have kept it.

During that same Luke / Rey training scene (when she first sees the cave in her mind)

Almost wondering if it would be worth playing a subtle version of the Imperial March here. Or whatever music played in ESB when Luke went to the cave. Maybe not.

The Cave sequence

I’ve never fully understood this sequence, and maybe something could be improved here, I don’t know. Maybe better to leave it alone.

Yoda could use some color correction

Yoda is way too saturated as a force ghost. Not in all the shots with him, but many of them, particularly at first.

For the first time since the Leia floating in space scene was cut, we’re catching up with the Resistance. Leia never got injured and the Canto Bight sequence never happened.

At this point in the movie, we’ve been watching Rey almost the entire time. It’s been almost 30 minutes and we haven’t checked in with the Resistance or Poe or Finn. While at first I didn’t mind the longer sequences spent with Rey and Luke, it became TOO long and I found myself wondering, “What happened since last we saw the rest of the characters?”

Turns out we don’t see them again until Rey leaves the island. The next scene is Leia telling Holdo to get on the transport to escape. As soon as Holdo came on, I was like, “Who is this chick?” This is seriously our first introduction to her? I think way too much got cut here. Also just some bad editing here, obvious music cuts.

I think Canto Bight has to stay. At least some of it. I have some ideas for what could happen here in my own edit, but I’ll leave those comments elsewhere.

We don’t see Poe again until after the Resistance is on the shuttles escaping the crusier

This is way too long. We haven’t seen him since the beginning of the space chase. No idea where Finn is during this time. Just everything after this part doesn’t make sense. Suddenly the First Order is attacking the Resistance because, in the actual film, Finn and friends gave away the Resistance’s plan.

Throne room sequence

Only thing I would have changed here would have been shortening the sequence where Kylo Ren spins the lightsaber toward Snoke. I like keeping Snoke’s death a little more of a surprise and I don’t want to just give it away what’s about to happen.

We see Finn for the first time since the beginning of the film after they’ve landed on Crait. This is also the first time we see Rose.

Again, this just seems like way too long. We’ve gone almost the entire movie without seeing Finn. It also makes Rose’s sisters sacrifice mean nothing, the amulet around her neck, etc.

Total cut of the Finn sacrifice scene and Rose kiss

I’m glad the Rose kiss is gone, but I kinda wish Finn’s (attempted) sacrifice stayed. I think it’s a huge part of his character arc from The Force Awakens

Kylo Ren / Luke Skywalker battle

How difficult would it be to make Luke hold his green saber instead of his blue? Or is the blue saber more symbolic?


Long story short… I think this was a good first fanedit for The Last Jedi. There were some things I really liked, such as the extended time spent with Rey / Luke training (although it was too long and we didn’t check in with our other heroes even once during that period).

I don’t think Canto Bight can be cut completely. It needs to stay, or at least some of it needs to. That was the biggest change with this film. But doing it completely, took away from the rest of the characters and it was just too much.

Overall, I enjoyed it, but I don’t doubt others will have more creative implementations of their own fanedits.