Before The Dark Times

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This edit works well if you are already familiar with Prequel Trilogy, but, and this would be my major criticism, this edit is not a stand alone piece in my opinion. The political intrigue edited over action and conversation, Episode 1 of note, works well. But much of the nuance of Anakin's descent is gleamed over in this super edit. Personally, I feel removing so much of how Qui-gon manipulated the situation to "win" Anakin eliminates one of the worthwhile themes of the prequel trilogy. And having Anakin go from being a child to killing the Tusken Raiders is too much of jump for his character ark.
The battles are well cut together, and the action set pieces, overall, remove so much of the nonsense that Lucas filled the prequels with, that I commend the editor on those portions. I would suggest leaving in a bit more of the character development and interactions between the action peaks to allow for more of a narrative flow.

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The first thing I'd like to say is the visual editing... needs works. There are moments where the scenes take turns showing off a few seconds at a time, and it comes off as choppy.

There are however at least two moments where this comes to the scene's aid, first there's the war montage, and when Darth Vader overlooking the Death Star is interlapped between Young Anakin, highlighting how far he fell.

That said, there is one decision that baffles me, the placement of Order 66. In this it is apparently at the same time of Anakin and Obi Wan's duel on Mustafar. But at that point the Empire was already declared, and if the Jedi across the galaxy were still alive, they would've known and began doing something about it. And likely would've sensed Order 66 coming and prepared accordingly.

I also felt there should've been some more dialogue when Mace Windu attacked Sidious

And one last minor thing, at the end of the credits, (approximately at 1:10:55) the audio runs out, which to me felt like it was making room for some post credit dialogue, check out Star War Story's post credit edits to see what I mean and for some ideas.

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Best edit of the prequel trilogy! Captures the essential parts but hard to fit into canon without The Clone War series though.

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Such a well produced edit of the prequel trilogy! All in a single hour too! Takes all the best bits and makes such a well flowing plot structure and packs such a punch. Highly recommend, can't stress that enough to anyone

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Quite a feat this! I'd call it a work in progress still as with an AI narration to really pack out the episodes, and some post-processing ironing out it could be spot on. This is the epitomy of a fan edit here. Ambitiously brining the prequels in line with the vogue of the originals being a leap and a bound in the right direction. Tut-tut George Lucas for his Disney affairs. Jar Jar and all that inappropriate jizzyness. Even with the audio sync issues no doubt caused by the huge number of cuttings and pastings overloading the program (no idea really) I still watched it all the way through and quite enjoyed it too. Hopefully there will be rehashes. Such a neat concept.

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