Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - The No Naboo Cut by PoorAndin

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Brief Synopsis:
The trip to Naboo has been cut and instead Anakin and Padme go straight to Tattoine after leaving Corouscant. In the Jedi council scene Mace Windu now does not tell Anakin to take Padme to Naboo instead Yoda tells him to hide out on Tatooine with Padme.

From Padme packing her bags until the Funeral of Anakin's Mom almost all scenes have been rearranged.

Obi Wan's investigation into Kamino and who created the clone army has him doing more detective work, gathering more clues and now has a satisfying conclusion to the Sifo Dyas mystery.

Various cuts and trims to Anakins dialogue to create a stronger character and beter romantic arc with Padme.

Scenes cut:
Anakin and Padme traveling to Naboo as refugees.
All the Naboo scenes (with the exception of the Fireside Conversation scene which now will take place on the Lars Moisture farm on Tatooine. The scene now comes in between Anakin returning with the dead body of his mother and her funeral).

Added deleted scenes:
Padme in the Senate.
Obi Wan and Mace Windu on the landing platform as Obi Wan is leaving for Kamino.
Obi Wan with Analysis droids (This scene now takes place on Kamino after he talks to Jango Fett. The Droid dialogue will be replaced so that when they analyze the Dart they discover the toxic poison comes from the Moons of Bogden.)
Anakin and Padme speak with Dooku on Geonosis.
Anakin and Padme are sentenced to death by Poggle on Geonosis.
Anakin and Padme's vacation on Naboo kills the pace of the movie. It does not work as a love story as Anakin comes off as too creepy, making it hard to believe Padme would fall in love with him.

The intention of this edit is to cut the trip to Naboo and instead Anakin and Padme will go straight to Tattoine after leaving Corouscant.

At the same time I wanted to make cuts to improve Anakin's character. Less whining, tantrums, complaining and lechery. Make him cool and confident and a man of few words.
Make the relationship between Anakin and Padme more romantic and have their mutual feelings for each other grow over the course of the movie.
Create a sense of a genuine friendship between Anakin and Obi Wan.
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Attack of the Clones delted scenes from BluRay.
Attack of the Clones soundtrack.
Revenge of the Sith soundtrack.
Revenge of the Sith BluRay.
Phantom Menace BluRay.
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Added logo and disclaimer.

New Pre Fox fanfare Titles "A Poor Andin Fanedit"; "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - The No Naboo Cut".

Cut Cordé’s dying words “I’ve failed you, Senator”.

Inserted the deleted Padme Senate scene. Added and replaced some crowd shots of other senators reacting to her speech. I always liked the politics in the prequels and this scene sets up the stakes of the conflict with the separatists.

Inserted subtitle for hologram in Palpatine's office "Shall I tell them to wait."

In the Elevator Obi Wan notices that Anakin he is sweating and tells him to breath I have cut Anakin's reply "I haven't seen her for 10 years master"
Anakin is nervous about seeing an old friend after such a long time but does not have an unhealthy obsession with her.

Cut Anikin's "..for a senator I mean" line. He flirts with her but is more confident and assertive.

Cut Anakin "I meant in the interests of protecting her Master of course." and moved forward the line "Protection is a job for local security not Jedi."
Cut Anakin "Investigation is implied in our mandate."
They still argue but Anakin is not as petulant.

Cut Anakin to Jar Jar "I've thought about her every day since we parted."
He is disappointed she did not remember him but he is not obsessed with her.

When Obi Wan asks Anakin if he has been dreaming about his mother I have trimmed the Anakin reaction shot.

Cut Anakin ``It was her idea." to use her as bait. If you want to get a girl to like you don't throw her under the bus. Anakin takes responsibility for his own actions and shows initiative. He is more ruthless and is more interested in tracking down the assassin than protecting Padme. He is willing to endanger her by using her as bait to catch Zam. Now his character ark has him change so that when Padme falls from the ship on Geonosis he then puts her safety ahead of his mission to catch Dooku and wants to land the ship to make sure she is ok.

When Anakin says he could not find a speeder that he liked I cut "with an open cockpit and the right speed capabilities." don't over explain the joke.

Sports Bar/Nightclub
Cut one instance of Anakin saying outside the bar "Yes Master."
Cut Anakin "I am trying."
Added background music playing in the bar: "Lapti Nek" from the Return of the Jedi soundtrack.

Added subtitles when Zam dies "Beware... Tyranus..."

In the Jedi council scene Mace Windu now does not tell Anakin to take Padme to Naboo instead Yoda tells him to hide out on Tatooine with Padme.

Added Yoda saying "Master Kenobi. Your apprentice Skywalker." (taken from Phantom Menace)
Added Yoda "To Tatooine to his family send him." (taken from Revenge of the Sith)

Cut Mace Windu's "Anakin, escort the senator back to her home planet of Naboo." and cut "Travel as refugees."

Added Yoda "Young Skywalker." , "Hidden, safe on Tatooine" (taken from Revenge of the Sith)
"Senator Amidala" (taken from earlier scene in Palpatine's office)
"Must be kept. Until the time is right, disappear." (taken from Revenge of the Sith)
Added music from Revenge of the Sith.

Anakin visits Palpatine. Added at the very start of the scene Aankin's "There have been two attempts on her life" (taken from a deleted scene where he talks to Padme's father in the garden.)

Padme’s packing scene
Cut Anakin "He's overly critical, he never listens." and moved back Anakin saying "I'm ready for the trials" to replace it.
Cut the whiney line "It's not fair."
Cut out Anakin's line "He does'nt understand!" and dubbed in "It's unfair" from ROTS.

Moved forward the Dex Diner scene to after the packing scene.

Coruscant spaceport where Obi Wan says goodbye to Anakin as he leave with Padme for Tatooine
Moved a behind shot of Anakin and Padme walking away, to after the shot of Obi Wan and Captain Typho talking.
Removed shot of refugee ship taking off. This is not the ship they will be travelling to Tatooine in.

Inserted a Jedi Temple establishing shot from Phantom Menace.
Obi Wan in the Jedi Library scene and Yoda and the Younglings scene are now placed back to back.
I initially planned to cut both these scenes as Yoda never instigates the mystery of who deleted the Kamino system from the Jedi archives making it pointless. However the Clone Wars season 6 episode "The Lost One" finally explores this so now I think it is worth keeping.

Cut Anakin and Padme eating on the refugee ship on the way to Naboo.

Moved forward, Anakin/Padme arrive on Tatooine and talk to Watto.

Inserted a Jedi Temple establishing shot from Revenge of the Sith.
Inserted deleted scenes of Obi-Wan and Mace talk on the landing platform. I have kept the earlier similar scene where Obi, Mace and Yoda(on a flying plate) talk while walking through the Jedi temple.
I have edited the landing platform scene to remove the similar dialogue.

After Mace says "This disturbance in the force is making it hard to get a sense of things"
I have moved forward Obi Wan's line "Master we should not have been given this assignment."
It now comes before Obi's "I realise now what you and master Yoda knew from the beginning. The boy was too old to start his training."

Cut shot where Obi and Mace stop half way along the platform.
Cut Obi Wan "But he still has much to learn. His skill has made him, well, arrogant.

Cut Mace's "if the prophecy is true..."
Moved "...he is the one who will bring balance to the force" to after he says "you must have faith that he will choose the right path."

Cut obvious green screen shot Where Obi bows to Mace and says "Yes Master", This shot is very unfinished, his ship bobs up and down when he bows.
Moved the "yes Master" line to when Obi gets on his ship.

Cut Padme/Anikin arriving on Naboo and speaking to the Queen.

Moved forward Anakin/Padme arriving at Lars Moisture Farm.
This scene has been divided into two separate scenes. This one ends on a shot of Padme after Anakin leaves the kitchen. Extended the last Padme shot slightly.

Obi Wan arriving on Kamino scene and being taken to view the clone army scene have been placed back to back.

inserted Anakin saying goodbye to Padme and looking for his mother (the 2nd part of the arrival at Lars moisture farm scene)
Extended slightly the opening shot of Anakin standing by his speeder bike.

After Obi Wan talks to Jango Fett I have inserted the deleted scene of Obi Wan and the Analysis droids examining the toxic dart that killed Zam.
The scene now takes place on Kamino instead of the Jedi temple on Coruscant. The droids are similar to the droids seen on Kamino in the Clone Wars animated show and the look of the lab matches the look of the cloning facility on Kamino. I have removed the droids dialogue and recorded new dialogue so now instead of the droids not being able to tell Obi anything they now tell him the Toxin from the dart comes from the Moons of Bogden. As Jango told Obi that he was hired by a "man named Tyranus on the Moons of Bogden''; Obi can use the information given to him by the analysis droids and Zams dying words "...Beware...Tyranus" to identify Jango as the assassin. This lets Obi be more of a detective.

Moved forward Anakin finding his mother and killing the Sand People. As a result the scene where Mace enters Yoda's room and he senses Anakin's Pain comes directly before the scene where Obi wan calls Mace/Yoda from Kamino. In the official cut it comes 24 minutes after Obi calling "the old folks home".

Moved forward Obi fighting Jango in the rain to straight after the "Old Folks" call.
I used the same idea I saw in ebumms episode II edit to change Obi Wan swinging to safety into one continuous shot instead of him dangling for a few moments. Thanks to Ebumns or whoever first came up with this.

Extended shot of Anakin's speeder bike coming back to the Lars farm with his dead mother by hand animating a few more frames of the opening shot.

In the garage removed Anakin's "He's jealous!"

The garage scene is no longer followed by the funeral, instead we get the Geonosis asteroid rings dogfight.

Moved the Naboo Fireplace scene back so It now takes place on Tatooine in the Lars Moisture Farm. Used two sunset shots from Revenge of the Sith of Obi Wan riding up to the farm on a Eopie as establishing shots. Photoshopped out Obi Wan and Aunt Beru. In the first shot Photoshopped in a static Eopie lying down.

Cut the worst lines ``I'm haunted by the kiss that you should never have given me. My heart is beating, hoping that that kiss will not become a scar. You are in my very soul, tormenting me." They haven't yet kissed in this cut but I would have cut this terrible speech regardless.
Cut "I wish I could wish away my feelings" That's just a waste of 2 wishes!
Cut one shot of Anakin which shows too much of the room they are in. I want viewers to believe this is a room on a moisture farm and not a palace on Naboo.

In the original cut Anakin being all intense and melodramatic comes out of nowhere, after a pleasant picnic and dinner, when he starts freaking out by the fireplace he comes off as a complete psycho stalker to me and I believe Padme's reaction should be to get a restraining order against him coming within 12 parsecs of her.
Now the scene comes after he tracks down his kidnapped and tortured mother only for her to die in his arms and then him murdering the entire Tusken village before coming back to Padme and telling her all about how he slaughtered them like animals. So now when we get the fireplace scene he is broken, shattered and unhinged. This makes his behaviour more earned and builds on what came before it. He has just lost his mother so he is desperate to not lose the only other person he loves. He has already started down the path to the dark side and left the Jedi way by giving into his anger and hate by killing the Tuskens, so breaking the Jedi rules to get romantically involved with Padme is an easy choice for him.

Next we see Obi Wan listening in on Dooku's plans.
Then Obi Wan attempts to contact Anakin.
Changed the line "maybe I can contact Anakin on Naboo" to "maybe I can contact Anakin on Tatooine"
Replaced shot of ship screen showing planet image of Naboo with one showing Tatooine.
Cut "But it's coming from Tatooine."
Cut "What the blazes is he doing there. I told him to stay on Naboo" as he is getting out of the ship.
Replace it with "Anakin, Anakin do you copy. This is Obi Wan Kenobi"

We go from R2 receiving the message into the funeral scene.
Slightly extended the shot of R2 seeing the message.

Cut shot of Anakin smiling when Padme says she is going to go rescue Obi Wan and he will have to come along.

In Palpatine's office added:
Yoda "The creation of the Clone Army kept secret from us Sifo Dyas did. How this was done we know not. Yet now a new piece of the puzzle we have. Perhaps clarity, it will bring us. Yes."
Added subtitles for four eyed alien "Sifo Dyas must have deleted Kamino from the Jedi Archives.
To keep his Clone Army a secret from us."
Yoda "Without the consent of the Council or the Senate he did this."
Dialogue taken from Clone Wars season 6 episode "The Lost One"

This gives some closure to the Sifo Dyas mystery.

Inserted deleted scenes of Padme talking to Dooku.
Inserted subtitle for Poggle "Take them away."

Inserted insert shot of Geonosis building
Inserted deleted scenes of Anakin and Padme's trial.
Added Poggle subtitles:
"You have been charged and found guilty of espionage."
"The punishment for your crime is Death in the Arena."
"We build weapons, Senator... That is our business."
"Of Course We're Prepared!"
"Your other Jedi Friend is waiting for you, Senator."
"Take them to the Execution Arena!"

Obi Wan and Dooku lightsaber fight extended by re-cutting some of the existing footage.

Extended the Anakin vs Dooku fight by re-cutting some of the existing footage into the part where they are twirling their lightsabers around in the dark.

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The only way to watch episode 2 - I enjoyed the other edit's I've seen like Hal9000's but I just can't seriously watch both the main story and the love story together - for me it's a very jarring and disengaging experience
PoorAndin was kind enough to also provide a short love story sequel Honeymoon in Naboo because there's nothing wrong with the sappy love story if you're in the mood for it. And it can be appreciated on it's own.

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An excellent interpretation of Ep2. The audio doesn't always sync exactly right, but the concept behind the edit is flawless. The movie feels more streamlined, it feels more in-line with the original trilogy, and it makes for a more enjoyable experience because of it. I just hope one day the technology will exist so we can fix the god-awful writing and on-screen "chemistry" between Anakin and Padme lol. Until then, cuts like this help us watch the prequels!

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Absolutely enjoyed myself! Love how PoorAndin included certain deleted scenes while trimming/cutting others. This edit makes the more focused compare to the original(No offence, GL).

I do wish I could give a 10/10 for everything, but there's a few moments that the audio and visual editing don't quite sync, which it'd be tough to do, since the scene has new lines added.

Would highly recommend.

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I watched this on the heels of the successful Dominic Cobb portrayal of Anakin Skywalker in his ROTS edit, as the premise behind PoorAndin's edit seemed to be of a similar undertaking...make Anakin less whiney and less of a Padme pursuer and to some extent the editor is triumphant, however, in Episode 2 you really don't have much to work with ...I have kind of got used to Hayden's performance(s) over the years and the fact that this is Star Wars gives me permission to forgive certain dialogue and bad drama I wouldn't even contemplate giving other franchises, but ultimately this is not a review of my prequel trilogy feelings. This is a review on how an editor can turn a stick man drawing into a Rembrandt with a bucket of mud and a trowel.
PoorAndin wins a lot of little battles with their AOTC but ultimately does not win the war, I don't even think a war with Episode 2 is even winnable unless new scenes are made and new FX are applied to a fanedit...but what PoorAndin achieves is a minor miracle.
I absolutely loved the new formation which flowed beautifully. The new scene structure alone, will drive me back to this edit when i have the urge to re-watch AOTC. Little dialogue finesses are a highlight and the removal of Naboo is also successful and definitely a choice i have never seen before and it really works...however i did have to extend belief that Lars and Beru lived in a pimped out igloo made of dirt but that is a minor problem. Can any FX wizards out there remove them elaborate vases by the fireside.
Subjectively, i would still go a little further with regards to removing some dialogue and trimming scenes especially the Droid factory scene, Dex diner and Geonosis arena but an editor must always make choices to appease themselves and if others jump on board then cool.
As an OT child, I also have to think about how the kids who grew up with the prequels have a certain sentimentality for them and that can be forgiving for them and can play a part in the keeping/removal of scenes they may have a certain fondness for...on the flipside I have a nostalgia for Return of the Jedi but I know a lot of people who can't stand the fact that the mighty empire got overthrown by a bunch of teddy bears.
In summary i highly recommend this edit and it will definitely be one of my go to fanedits - i may even take a crack at an edit of Episode 2 myself one day as PoorAndin has some inspiring ideas that has certainly set my mind into gear and has proven to me that AOTC could maybe ...just maybe be a half decent film. Which i never would have thought of a day ago.

I watched the edit on my PC, so my technical and sound scores will be a tad lower. Once i have watched the edit on my TV i will return & adjust my score accordingly sound transition was glaringly obvious but i will pass judgement for now.
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