Star Wars - Episode II: Attack of the Clones: The Super 8 Cut
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2. Gave the movie a worn out, aged film look. this edit is in fullscreen to help give it a more retro feel
3. Shortened pretty much every scene i kept
4. Removed all but one Naboo scene
5. Removed Darth Sidous From all but the end of reel 2
6. Removed nearly all the political nonsense
7. Tightened the pace of action scenes
8. Cut the lamest part`s of Anakin and Padme`s love story
9. Yoda is not a dancing lightsaber wielding disgrace in this version
10. Obi-wan and Anakin do not spend half the film arguing about everything
11. Anakin doesn't go off killing a bunch of sand people like some creepy mixed up sith guy
12. Removed scenes of Obi-wan snooping around the separatist base, we find out
13. C-3po does not partake in the end battle scenes
14. Pretty much removed anything that got in the way of the entertainment
This Fanedit Was Nominated for "Best Fanedit By A New Editor" in the 4th Annual Fanedit Awards
i never knew what a super 8 film was until rogue-thex started to fanedit films into this format, and i've enjoyed all the super 8 edits thus far. i'm not what you would call a die hard star wars fan i couldn't tell you anything that happens beyond the film series. wasn't a fan of the prequels but i wouldn't go as far as saying they ruined my childhood. this version cuts an awful lot that was bad regarding the original film and while i feel this effected the narrative it keeps things simple.
as i mentioned the narrative at times doesn't introduce who's who for instance count dooku appears without knowing what his motives are. but at the heart of the star wars films the story is about good guys fighting the bad guys which is the general essence the edit carries forward. the tint is very effected and with the cgi adds a strange mix of modern film making mixed with nostalgia. the edit doesn't have a lot of effects i've seen in other super 8 cuts done by rogue and to be honest i wish more was included
overall i find this a much more enjoyable way to re-watch the prequel films and look forward to future instalments
I got to see this online. It's absolutely wonderful. I agree with the other reviewers' praise. One thing I'd like to add is that even though the hyper-paced cutting is intended to be choppy and awkward, I found most of the editing to efficiently cut through Episode II's runarounds and extended downtime. Many of the cuts--even the extreme ones--could easily be considered for a more conventional editing approach as well.
I loved every moment of this edit and look forward to the complete trilogy.
Review by QuickCut — November 28, 2011 @ 5:15 am
This was an amazing edit!
A/V Quality – 10/10 – Audio was supposed to have pops and video was supposed to have grain/scratches/hair/flicker, so I can’t comment on the clarity.
Editing – 10/10 –The color correction worked most of the time, although I found it annoying in scenes where ships were landing – too bright. Gorgeous job making everything look old.
Narrative – 10/10 – A few sequences seemed rather rushed, but I think that’s nearly unavoidable for an edit like this. The fact that Rogue-theX was able to cut a 2 1/2 hour movie down to about a half an hour is incredible.
Entertainment – 10/10 – This is easily my favorite version of AOTC, since I didn't care for the original at all. Absolutely splendid!
Review by L8wrtr — July 2, 2011 @ 8:05 pm
I avoided watching too many Episode II edits while I worked on my own, and I purposefully avoided this edit as I wanted to be able to simply sit back and enjoy it. Finally this morning I sat down with my two boys and took this in.
Normally I divide a review into various categories of video, audio etc.. but this is no ordinary edit.
Simply put, this is just hands-down, grin-inducing fun. Is it perfect? No. And it shouldn’t be. Rogue’s vision was perfect and his execution of that vision was even better. His use of the aged look, jump-cut splicing, audio imperfections etc allowed him to make editing choices simply not possible with a traditional edit.
The only comprable edit I can think of is The Man Behind the Mask’s War of the Stars. Never intended as a replacement edit, this is another example of the power and potential of fanediting as an artform. By ignoring the boundaries of creating a ‘traditional’ edit, Rogue has crafted something fun, original and FAST out of a completely pre-existing work of art (insert snicker here about referring to Attack of the Clones as art).
From a story standpoint, what’s truly fascinating about this edit is that it also works as a commentary on Episode II itself. The editor himself describes the chunks of deleted footage as contributing to plot holes, however really, that is not the case. The missing footage creates some continuity errors, but really, the critical plot points of Episode II are told in roughly a half hour. While the nuance of the story only makes sense if you’ve seen the original, a first-time watcher would get the basics of the story, and that is quite a feat.
So all-in-all, this is a resounding 10/10 for me. Amazing work Rogue, well-done.