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9.2 29 10
FanFix May 02, 2012 19343
(Updated: September 02, 2012)
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9.0
Imho “Dawn of the empire” is your best fan-edit, l8wrtr, because you manage to edit it in such a way that it isn’t obvious that it is a fan-edit, there are no scenes that seem abruptly short like with the arena-fight-scene in part II or with the visit in the underwater realm in part I.

You retell the story of Anakin Skywalker falling to the dark side it in a much more exciting and dramatic way than George Lucas did.

Ok, the movie itself is better than the first two outings, but still you add so much tension and better structure that it is a phenomenal success.

There are of course still things that I don’t like, but these you can’t change cause Lucas filmed it in that way: The CGI-landscapes and actors walking, running, fighting in them. They look fake and videogamish, and I didn’t like them in the second part when Anakin was riding through the desert either or the look in the arena. In the original trilogy CGI didn’t exist and it was for the better, the crew had to film in real locations and it showed. Unfortunately this can’t be changed anymore.

The pacing, the structure is in this third part of your fanedits just perfect. You clearly got better from part to part and now achieved your masterwork.

If there was one scene I would have completely cut, it would be the fight between Yoda and the sith lord. It served no purpose, was redundant and didn’t look well as the setting was awful. You did well when you removed the swordfighting of Yoda in Episode II, but here the complete fight should have been cut.

It was already enough that Windu fought against him, and that fight had a purpose, namely to force Anakin to choose side, but this Yoda-fight had no purpose.

And I don’t know if this was your intention or not, it’s not possible for those who never watched Star Wars to watch the prequels first and then the original trilogy. The whole story of Anakin Skywalker is a major spoiler for the best surprise in the original trilogy.

For that to work out, all mentioning of the name Skywalker and the pregnancy of Padme would have to be removed.

Movie: 7.5/ 10, Your fanedit turns it into a 9.0/10. The edit itself: 9.5/10. (If the Yoda-vs-Palpatine-fight were removed, it would have been a 10/10).

Thanks for your hard work on this edit.
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November 29, 2013
I don't think it would feel right confronting just Vader, Yoda, one of the few Jedi left and the most powerful, simply had to confront the Emperor,the line that evil flourishes when good men do nothing comes to mind. That Obi Wan didn't accompany him was probably for the better, as I think the Emperor would have taken advantage of that situation by forcing Yoda to protect Obi Wan which would have left Yoda more vulnerable.
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