Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi: Anti-Cringe-Cut

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi: Anti-Cringe-Cut

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Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi: Anti-Cringe-Cut
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Tagline:
Experience Episode VIII of the saga without all the cringe...
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Original Release Date:
2017
Original Running Time:
152
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
108
Time Cut:
50
Time Added:
6
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Brief Synopsis:
This cut removes the whole side plot on Canto Bight and focuses on the journey of our main heroes. It further changes the fate of some key characters as well as their motivations and lets them shine in a new light, providing some surprises for viewers of the original film along the way.
Intention:
This movie was a mess! It managed to subvert fan expectations in the worst way and was riddled with plot holes and pointless twists and turns. With it's unnecessary side plots, some ridiculous character moments and cringe-worthy dialogue at points, it quickly buried my faith in the new STAR WARS franchise. But Episode VIII was not all bad so a spark of hope remained... Maybe with some changes here and there, it could be possible to redeem this movie. So I did exactly that and proudly present my first Anti-Cringe-Cut.
Additional Notes:
This edit comes with two audio tracks: Stereo Sound (default track) and 5.1 Surround Sound
Other Sources:
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Deleted Scenes
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Documentary of Skellige Island
- OST for Episode VII and Episode VIII
- Custom Crawl Tutorial by DigModiFicaTion
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Special Thanks:
- DigModiFicaTion for all his patience and support during the making of this edit
- Rian Johnson for kick-starting this whole thing
- My wife for all the lonely nights she spent in bed while her husband was glued to the computer screen doing "his Star Wars stuff"
Release Information
AVI/MKV
Cuts and Additions:
CUT:
- The blonde rebel girl in the beginning saying "Oh no" as she sees the Star Destroyers popping up
- The silly face General Hux makes while looking at his officer when Poe approaches them in attack mode
- Poe phone pranking General Hux
- The silly face General Hux makes while looking at Poe taking out the Dreadnought service cannons
- BB8's Whack-A-Mole joke and bashing his head into the control board to repair Poe's ship cannons
- General Hux being thrown around by Snoke in front of his crew
- Aerial shot of Rey walking up to Luke
- Luke throwing away his light saber and Rey retrieving it later
- A lot of the Porg scenes
- Rey explaining to Luke what Chewbacca is saying after they burst into his hut
- Luke's weird milking scene
- Leia coming back from the dead after being sucked out into space
- All of Leia's appearances after that
- Chewie's campfire scene
- Close shot of Kylo's wet hand after force call conversation with Rey
- Rey asking Kylo to "put on a cowl or something" after noticing that he's topless
- Admiral Holdo berating Poe
- Poe being frustrated about Admiral Holdo's behavior
- Poe's mutiny against Admiral Holdo
- Rose's introduction
- Maz Kanata phone call
- Finn's side quest on Canto Bight (and the whole Master Codebreaker nonsense)
- Rey nearly killing some island natives with a rock while practicing with the lightsaber
- Luke falling down after Rey hits him on the head from behind
- Luke hitting Rey after she consequently attacks him
- Luke "going evil" and trying to kill Kylo in the final flashback
- Captain Phasma
- BB8 going on a killing spree
- Rose and Finn returning to Crait while being shot at by Tie Fighters
- Rebels setting up their base on Crait
- Weird old rebel guy walking onto the battlefield with nothing but some binoculars
- Gareth Edwards Cameo and rebel soldier putting salt in his mouth
- Rey shooting down three Tie Fighters at once on Crait
- Finn trying to sacrifice himself in the battle of Crait and Rose "saving" him
- Rose kissing Finn while the Rebel Base is being blown up in the background
- General Hux being thrown around by Kylo in front of his crew
- Luke dying
- Rey's jealous look at Finn while he tucks Rose in
- The names of the actors playing Maz Canata, Captain Phasma, Rose, and DJ where removed from beginning of the credits

ADDED:
- Animated Anti-Cringe-Logo at the beginning and end
- Deleted scene where Luke is mourning Han
- Deleted scene where Luke talks to an island native who eyes Rey suspiciously
- Deleted scene where Poe explains to Finn what happened while he was in a coma
- Deleted scene showing Luke's third lesson to Rey
- Two aerial shots from a documentary of Skellige island (Ahch-To island) that serve as transitions between scenes
- Two Kylo Ren flashback sequences from TFA
- Some classic Star Wars scene transitions here and there
- New background music in some scenes and scene transitions (only Star Wars OST was used)
- There can be no Star Wars without a Wilhelm Scream somewhere in the movie

CHANGED:
- Color grading of the whole movie (greenish/yellow tint removed and more color vibrance)
- The intro crawl text changed slightly to include that Snoke has been training "his apprentice Kylo Ren" and that the rebels are certain that "young Rey will find Luke Skywalker and with his help restore a spark of hope to the fight".
- The first battle against the Dreadnought is much more fluid and intense now and not broken up by silly jokes
- Moved the scene where Leia tells C3PO to "whipe that nervous expression off his face" to right after the Dreadnought cannons move to point at the rebel cruiser making it a better fit
- Although General Hux is still not the most intimidating bad guy, at least now he is spared the humiliation by his superiors in front of his fellow officers, restoring some of his dignity and the appearance of him being a respected General.
- The first time we see Luke and Rey, he is already holding the light saber in his hands, showing us that at least some time has gone by since the ending of TFA.
- Instead of throwing away the light saber, Luke gives it back to Rey and tells her that he's sorry before walking off, making her confused expression right after, more believable.
- Leia dies in the second assault of the First Order
- Luke has a vision of Leia floating in space after he reconnects with the force
- Teleportation of matter like water via force call is not possible anymore (shown when Kylo wipes his face to reveal that water from Ahch- To island was transported to him). Now it looks like he's wiping away some sweat after his intense conversation with Rey.
- Luke now seems more skilled in the fight with Rey. He doesn't fall down, after she hits him on the head the first time but immediately turns around to stop her second strike at which point he has a force vision of Rey tempted by the dark side and hears Master Yoda's warning voice telling him not to attack her. This results in him just dodging her hits and staying on the defensive. The one time he falls down now, he breaks his fall with the force, showing us that he could have easily beaten her if he wanted to. This changed scene now also implies that if he had attacked her, he would have probably driven her away even further, thus serving as a good callback later when she refuses to join Kylo.
- The final flashback featuring Luke and Kylo has been defused to the point where Luke acts not completely out of character anymore. The following lines have been removed: "He would bring destruction, pain, death, and the end of everything I love because of what he will become. And for the briefest moment of pure instinct, I thought I could stop it. It passed like a fleeting shadow. And I was left with shame and with consequence."
Instead after he says "Snoke had already turned his heart..." we see flashes of Kylo (from Rey's lightsaber-vision in TFA) already wearing his mask, walking towards us and killing someone with his red lightsaber. We return to a shocked Luke who continues with "...and the last thing I saw were the eyes of a frightened young boy who's master had failed him". This changes the meaning of the whole scene. Luke failed Kylo because he allowed Snoke to turn his apprentice while he was under his care and not because he tried to kill him in his sleep. Also Luke does not turn on his light saber except to block Kylo's strike after he consequently attacks Luke.
- When Poe asks Admiral Holdo, if she has a plan and notices that she is fueling up the transport ships, it now seems like she gives in an tells him what the mission is. When they leave her alone on the cruiser and Poe leaves with the transport ships, it looks like they are working together.
- To showcase that there is a montage with Commander D'Acy explaining their escape plan to the rebel base on Crait to Poe (and the audience).
- The reveal that Rose is Paige's sister comes much later in the last act on Crait when she touches the second half of the medallion as she is flying towards the large cannon, creating a better connection/contrast to the beginning of the movie. Her sister died in battle, she survives it.
- The Millennium Falcon enters the battle on Crait gracefully and with style. The first thing we see is it's shadow and not an exaggerated triple kill shot
- When Poe gives up on attacking the big laser cannon on Crait and tells Finn to pull back, it now looks like he is following his order
Luke makes his last stand with a green lightsaber instead of the blue one making the reveal, that he is a force projection, more surprising
- Rey does not appear to be jealous of Rose anymore. Instead she seems to be happy for Finn.
- We get another good look at the broken lightsaber before the Millennium Falcon enters hyperspace for the last time. The kyber crystal of the saber starts glowing faintly...
- There is a cut to black instead of a fade to white before the last scene starts
- The movie ends with Luke pulling himself up and looking out at the sunset (small black dot in front of the sun removed), coming full circle. He looked at it as an infant in "Revenge of the Sith", as a young man in "A New Hope" and finally as an old Jedi Master. Hope fills his eyes. He is alive after all...
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Having been left feeling very deflated by the Force Awakens I have yet to see another Star Wars film in the cinema. Getting the Blu-Rays and trying to avoid spoilers has been my preferred strategy. When the Last Jedi was released I managed to avoid spoilers, but there was a lot of talk about someone called Rose that I kept seeing on my social media. I get the Blu Ray in March last year and I am aghast at the film. This is supposed to be Star Wars? It took me three attempts to get through the film!

However, having watched Don Kamillo's edit I can say that this is now my go-to version. Don has removed a lot of the rubbish, leaving the story to focus more on Rey and Luke, and to a lesser extent the Rebels' escape. The only real casualty of Don's narrative is Finn, as most of his story is tied up with the worthless Rose (Who thankfully now is more or less an extra). More scenes with Poe are also a bonus (Glad that his "mutiny" scene is gone).

The look and sound of this edit are spot on. The new music additions don't jar, and logos at the start and the end are priceless (They certainly got a laugh when we watched this last night). Thanks to Don for polishing a turd in to what is now a decent film. Also we spotted the Wilhelm scream.

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I appreciate the ballzyness of this edit and what was done to get rid of many of the more unpleasant edits. The characters in the film feel less foolish at all points and there is a greater focus on many of the good bits Rian Johnson managed to create, and it's clear a lot of good work was done here, I saw no real technical issues apart from some iffy audio bits, such as Yoda's voiceover during the Luke/Rey fight.

My only problem is, without the admittingly BAD subplot, there's a sense of something missing. The resistance feels ignored much of the movie, like they're barely even in the movie at all, and so you kind of just get the sense that you've been with Rey/Luke for a really long time and that you're missing...something. That's not necessarily the editor's fault, it's the fact that the original film had to pad itself in such a way that when the subplot is cut out there's just nothing happening on the Resistance side of things. They feel like window dressing, and don't even have character arcs anymore. It's kind of a shame, but you can't magically edit in a better subplot.

I'm kind of a fan of the various edits to Luke's subplot though, although my only issue is it almost doesn't seem to make sense for Luke to suddenly want the Jedi to die because it wasn't his failing that caused Kylo to turn. Then again, it doesn't make sense in the original film either, and his out of character moment of igniting his saber on someone defenseless sure as heck doesn't make sense, so you're kind of stuck.

Lastly, there's not much to explain how the FO finds the cloaked ships, they just kind of do. I guess the plan failed anyway? That also didn't make much sense in the original why they wouldn't just see the transports in space.

I definitely appreciated what you were going for, it does make some of the better bits from the film shine, though it can't save a badly written movie. I feel like you might fix some issues if you kept Canto Blight out but could somehow have Finn and Rose go on the ship straight away? I don't know if that's possible to do, but that's my only suggestion if there were to be a revision. It would give the rebels more to do in the movie while keeping out the most egregious bit.

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Thanks DonKamillo for sharing your work. I thoroughly enjoyed this.

Not going to say any spoilers, but speak in general.

As most people know, TLJ was a real mess. Tons of cringe moments. When I saw there was an Anti Cringe version, had to see it. DonKamillo really got rid of all the cringe moments that were super cringe worthy lol. I was really impressed by how he changed the fate of characters, and the plot. Really cleaned it up big time. Even though it won't continue in whatever happens in the next film, it's still good to have TLJ polished, and to be able to watch this without going WTF.

One thing that I also give props for is the quality of the outputted format. I watch movies that I download with my computer using UMS and connecting Media Player on my PS4. This TLJ: Anti Cringe Cut is 10gb, but plays flawless across my network served to the PS4. There are some fanedits that are under 5gb I have tried to watch that glitch and are unwatchable after a couple minutes. So big ups to DK for nailing that quality.

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Big thanks to DonKamillo for making this VERY enjoyable edit.
Although it still is a pretty unsatisfying continuation of what Episode VII promised the coming stories to be, this version made it almost the best it can be! I for my taste would have cut some more things out, as a few scenes that were kept in seemed redundant now that other scenes were missing and a few others were still cringeworthy for me. But that´s personal taste.

I think this is the best edit around today!

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This is now my go to edit of the Last Jedi.
I don't have enough technical knowledge to break down all the details but I will say that had I never seen the original in theater, I would've never known or realized that the Casino sub plot existed. Thats how seemless this was.
The changes were welcome as they create a better narrative and allow Luke's character to feel even more important and stand out as well as Rey. This truly feels like a LOT of the "fat" was cut away (within reason).
Most important to me, the ending or more specifically how Luke's story ends feel more true and definitely is more of an incredibly welcome fan service that makes one wish THIS was canon.

Personally this is now my go to version of Last Jedi. Leaner, tighter, feels more focused and a better pay off that elicits a better sense of hope for the future of the series than the original did IMO.

Can't recommend it enough.

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