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Many small dialogues trims work wonders here. All of the cringey dialogue bits seem gone. And Jar Jar's one line is gone, always remove him as much as possible.

Implying the dream as having been planted by Palpatine is a stroke of genius, it makes so much more sense. Midichlorians are also, thankfully, gone.

The full uninterrupted duel on Mustafar is so much fun. The “high ground” silliness was trimmed, as it should.

The version is as much of an improvement as it should be possible. It is my go-to version.

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All of the prequel edits by HAL9000 are brilliantly done and my favorite of those that I've seen. This honestly beats out every other cut of these movies by far.

This movie in particular does a great job of creating a more believable and troubled Anakin as he finally succumbs to the dark side. Palpatine feels much more like a master manipulator, the jedi feel more naive and less idiotic, Padme gets to be a character, Obi-Wan and Anakin's relationship feels more natural, and the politics are at the forefront whre I think they belong in this trilogy. While I know not everyone will enjoy it, the final scene of this movie (no spoilers) is great in my opinion and a very creative idea. A fantastic end to this new definitive version of the prequels.

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This was the film I was probably most curious to see play out, and yet again, I wasn't disappointed. Adding the deleted scenes and the way that the narrative of the Anakim/Padme relationship in Attack of the Clones/Approaching Storm really added depth for this film and caused the stakes of Padme's potential death make a lot more sense. I was very curious to see how things were going to play out since I knew there was a new ending of sorts, and it does give a lot more of a natural feel to hearing Leia mention seeing her mother as sad instead of that pause we now feel wondering how she could think such a thing. Another fantastic edit by Hal9000.

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Star Wars: Episode III - Labyrinth of Evil is a brilliant improvement to what I already considered an enjoyable movie.
After being blown away by Episode II, The Approaching Storm, I was excited to see what could be done to improve Episode III. Revenge of the Sith is considered by many, including myself, to be the best of the prequels -- not only because it ties up all lose ends, but because overall the story is much more structured and emotionally engaging than the previous two prequel films. Where The Phantom Menace felt disconnected from not only the other two prequels but the series as a whole, and Attack of the Clones felt like a boring pre-history to what we'd all rather see (the Clone Wars mentioned in the Original Trilogy), Revenge of the Sith had it all. The epic Clone War conflict, the fall of the Republic, and of course the rise of Darth Vader and the Empire. I honestly didn't know what to expect from this fan edit.
In my mind going in, I thought maybe this edit would keep very close to the original film, only trimming and changing minor details here and there as Hal did with Episode I. Instead once again I was blown away by how many additions there were, good additions that weren't added just for the sake of it, but added much needed context missing from the original film. The humble beginnings of the Rebel Alliance, much needed scenes fleshing out Anakin and Padme's romance, Palpatine's manipulation having more spotlight thus making his corruption of Anakin more realistic, even new scenes that show us why characters go to the places they go in this movie and why.
On the other hand, a lot of things were trimmed that I absolutely agreed with. Scenes that went on for way too long such as the Mustafar duel, the rescue of Chancellor Palpatine, and faceoff with Grievous, scenes and dialogue that were clunky and irreparable due to either poor acting or pacing such as Anakin's slaughter of children (you know, just in case you couldn't already tell he was evil), Chewbacca's forced insertion into the film, and even the laughable duel between Palpatine and Yoda.
Not only does this improve Revenge of the Sith, but it even flows consistently with Hal's other movie edits. The much more likable Anakin from Hal's Episode II is the Anakin we see here. This is the Anakin we should have gotten, this Anakin feels more in line with the Anakin we got in the Clone Wars animated series. The reinforced friendship with Obi-Wan and Anakin between Hal's Episode II and III make for a much better battle in the end, Anakin's relationship with Padme between Hal's Episode II and III make for a much more tragic ending for the trilogy, and Anakin's much less angsty child-like behavior makes for a more believable Jedi warrior.
Going forward, these are the canon prequels in my mind. They were nothing short of stellar.

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