Hey ADM I LOVE some of your edits…just not this one.
I gotta say that this film in original form is just as weak as episode 2. Ep 3, IMO, needs heavy cutting to even make it watchable. I’m not sure why everyone is hesitant to hack EP 3 up because… the movie really sucks.
So I’ve been looking around for a decent ROTS edit – not that it’s a bad film, but one that might cut down the bad dialogue or unnecessarily long scenes.
Thought I’d give this one a try as I liked the look of the re-integrated scenes.
What I liked:
Battle droids & Nemoidian captain voices modulated to sound deeper and less silly. Yes, good
The re-insertion of the deleted scenes, esp Yoda going to Dagobah
Jar Jar Who?
Anakin more readily chooses the Dark Side
Despite the comments above – the R2D2 not slamming into a wall isn’t a jarring cut. I barely noticed it.
Editing was fairly seamless
What I didn’t like:
There is still far too much bad dialogue around – the ending is horrible for all this ‘Sith’s deal in Absolutes’ or ‘Anakin I have the higher ground’…less talkie talkie, more fighting. ‘Another happy landing’? WTF?
At the end of the third scene of the birth of the rebellion, the dramatic music for the next scene comes in way too early
Qui Gonn’s voice doesn’t seem to work for me, but it’s a nice idea.
There appears to be a couple plotholes – Sidious and Yoda are fighting and in the next shot – Sidious is above him throwing things down.Or Anakin and Obi-Wan are suddenly in water near the start, I didn’t quite understand why.
Padmes death – she says Leia a bit quick for me.
The sound and picture are both excellent.
I was mildly disappointed in this edit, I thought it would go much further than it did, but I’m beginning to see that ADM fanedits tend to be quite minimal in removal. This seems to be the case here. Good effort, but not my cup of tea.
Great start, like the poster said above I would have left out most of the tunneling that shows the cables and some greenscreen after Kenobi and Anakin cut thru the floor, as those shots were incomplete effects shots. You could have left those last shots of them crawling thru the tubes, but not the others. I liked the Neeson voice overs, but it might be a good idea in the future to see if you can look at more of his work, like the two Narnia movies where he voices Aslan. Overall good editing, and a great effort. I would have gotten rid of the oil/fire slapstick with R2 and the battledroids before I would have gotten rid of R2 slamming into a wall. (I thought his slamming into the wall made more sense to keep. But all well a nice effort. Hope you revise it some in the future.