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TV-to-Movie July 11, 2019 3796
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7:53 - Maybe this is my bias showing, but that line that Zuko has towards Aang that you cut here is in my opinion a very iconic line. It was in the trailer for this event and it one of the more memorable lines in the show. I understand why you cut it (commercial break) but I'm not the biggest fan of the change.

36:12 - I know you don't have a lot to work with, but I felt like you cut ever so slightly too soon for the moment to land. In the original it uses the commercial break to do the same thing, but I wonder if you could somehow hold on Aang just a few dozen milliseconds longer.

44:19 - I actually really loved what you did here, works perfectly and I probably wouldn't have noticed the difference if I hadn't had the cut list in front of me.

1:19:56 - I gotta be honest, I do not like the change of the score here. I know it was done for the commercial break but the score feels like it was cut off at the kneecaps; and it kind of was.

End credits scene - As you have it, it goes:

-The End
-custom credit scene
-Zuko Okazi scene
-OG end credits scene

Personally, I would remove the custom credit scene and put the OG scene in between The End and the Zuko scene to make it more of a true end credits scene. I'd love to know your thoughts on that idea.

As it stands, you've made the experience a streamlined movie even more so than the original broadcast release. I appreciate how smooth most of the cut commercial breaks are, even if I don't agree with a cut here or there. And yeah, I hate the loser lord joke too.

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Owner's reply April 17, 2022

Hey :) Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

7:53 - It's not a line that I wanted to cut, but as it isn't vital and it was needed for the transition to work it had to go. Keeping it in just felt very unnatural to me and the way the score swells as he says that line makes it very obvious that we're moving toward a commercial break.

36:12 - At the time of editing I was less inventive than I am now. If it just needs the shot to hold a little longer then I'm sure that's doable. At some stage I will revise it and keep this in mind.

1:19:56 - again, I will take another look. Thanks for the feedback :)

I'm not sure I fully understand which bits you're referring to with the ending, but am I right in thinking you essentially meant to have the Zuko/Ozai scene as something that comes after the credits roll? If so I'm happy to keep it in mind for when I next look at the material :)

As you mentioned in the other review, I have indeed come along as an editor between this edit and the other one. I am bound to revisit this after doing the other chapters, if only to bring a bit more consistency to the presentation (I'm not hugely keen on my title opening for this anymore). When I do I will take another look at the bits you've pointed out. Thank you again!

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