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9.0 1 10
FanFix October 14, 2012 1985
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
We all know that the Prequel trilogy has a lot of problems with storytelling/acting/character development/pacing. But the biggest problem I have had with many of the Star Wars Prequel fanedits is that they cut too much. I know that others will say the opposite, that they didn’t cut enough. But I feel that scenes should be considered for their importance to the whole more than the individual dislike of the scene itself. And, when in doubt, leave it in.

This edit of Episode 2 didn’t cut too much. A Star Wars movie should be about 2 hours long, and this clocks in a 118 minutes. As such, it doesn’t “feel” like an edit. It's long enough, and only removes the most offensive parts. All of the cuts are things that I don't miss.

Anakin’s character is greatly improved. He doesn’t come off a quite so childish. And Padme’s reactions to him also match this. When they first meet, she doesn’t belittle him by calling him a little boy. From her smile, it just seems like she likes him right away. This helps to make it more believable that she falls for him later on.

t528491 has done something remarkable with this movie... made it enjoyable! I gave it 8/10 for enjoyment, which is great considering the original was hard for me to watch.

The only knock against the video quality is the noticeably poorer quality of the deleted scene added. Not much avoiding this, unless you are Adywan! And the scene switch was the right choice from a narrative perspective.

Great job! Can't wait to see your edit of Episode 3!

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