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

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Experience Episode VIII of the saga without all the cringe...
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2017
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50
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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"
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- 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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One of the best edit I've watched. Luke Skywalker is our Luke Skywaler. Thanks.

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Awesome edit! changed the movie for me :)

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In 2008, the television show MythBusters put to the test the old adage “you can’t polish a turd”. Editing “The Last Jedi” from its theatrical release into something with any semblance of being watchable follows in the same vein of that 2008 MythBusters episode. Is it possible to take Ruin Johnson’s fanbase-splitting, franchise-tanking, canon-destroying, plot-hole filled, snail-paced slog of a “film” and make it into something that doesn’t reek of fetid fecal matter? Is it possible to turn such a bowel-bursting abomination of cinema into something that won’t induce vomiting in Original Trilogy fans by the time the end credits roll? That’s the daunting task that “The Anti-Cringe Cut” takes on. This fan-edit is aptly named, as Ruin Johnson’s original theatrical release of The Last Jedi was nothing BUT cringe. The Anti-Cringe Cut does cut out the majority of the most cringe-worthy elements contained in “The Last Jedi”, though there is still some residual cringe leftover. I like the changes and cuts that DonKamillo made to the film; the end product is definitely watchable, and is a far cry from the abomination Ruin Johnson unleashed upon the world. But, I feel the changes in The Anti-Cringe Cut stopped just a bit short, and that a few more edits could have been made to eliminate even more cringe. I’d say 85% of the cringe has been cut, and 15% of the cringe remains.

There were many changes made in the Anti-Cringe Cut that I did like, changes that made the movie more coherent and enjoyable. The Anti-Cringe logo at the beginning with a lightsaber was the perfect pre-roll for what’s to come in this edit itself. Right off the bat, I was greatly relieved to find that the entire prank-call scene between Poe and Hux had been completely cut. The comedy contained in the prank-call wasn’t funny, and it immediately soured me on The Last Jedi when I saw it in the theater. Gone also is the silliness of BB8 giving an electrified headbutt to Poe’s X-Wing console. We still get a shot of BB8 “plugging the dam”, but it works within in the context of the edit; it looks like BB8 had to manually bridge several connections simultaneously in order to fix whatever was wrong with Poe’s ship. Likewise, the scene of Snoke “Yakety Sax”-ing Hux all over the command deck for his failure is completely cut, which removes more stupid humor that felt very out of place in the theatrical release. The bomber sequence is more tightly cut, eliminating a lot of wasted time and unbearably slow pacing that plagued the theatrical release.

The entire storyline of Finn being a deserter is justifiably cut as well. Finn already went through this arc in The Force Awakens, and decided NOT to abandon the resistance. I give the Anti-Cringe Cut credit for not only removing this storyline, but for fixing or removing nearly every storyline in The Last Jedi that existed solely for the purpose of miasandry for misandry’s sake. Gone from The Anti-Cringe Cut are the nonsensical and sudden character regressions of Finn, Poe, and Luke. Character regressions that happened for no other reason than Lucasfilm feeling the need to denigrate these characters based solely on their gender.

No edit of The Last Jedi would be complete without completely cutting Ruin Johnson’s baffling decision to to have Luke toss Anakin’s lightsaber over his shoulder for comedic effect. So of course The Anti-Cringe Cut rightly cuts this out, as well as cutting out scenes where Luke milks a beast for green milk, then drinks the green milk. Cuts were also made to eliminate every “comedic” moment involving the island caretakers, and this is for the best. 99% of the comedy in The Last Jedi just flat-out missed the mark and dragged the movie to a screeching halt. 99% of Porg footage is also cut from this edit, which is also a marked improvement over the original. I found myself wondering if Luke Skywalker is a Babylon 5 fan, as early scenes on the island focus on Luke repeatedly asking Rey the downright Vorlon question of “Who are you?” several times, before then switching the Shadows’ question of “What do you want?” What I personally wanted was a cleaning up of the “Skype calls” between Kylo and Rey, and The Anti-Cringe Cut delivered in this regard! Gone are the most cringe-worthy “Skype” moments like Rey telling Kylo to put a shirt on, and Kylo’s hand getting wet from rain at Rey’s location. The sequences of Luke training Rey are reworked for the better in the Anti-Cringe cut too. Luke actually comes off as a quasi-Jedi in this cut, and not the miserly hermit curmudgeon Ruin Johnson portrayed him as. Edits were also made to introduce ambiguity as to who ignited their lightsaber first the night Luke confronted Kylo. This ambiguity is a good start, but I felt more could have been done in that regard; I’ll get into more detail on that later. The addition of the scene where Rey attacks the island caretakers’ party works well; it helps tell the story that Rey is impulsive and could be easily swayed to the dark side. This dark side temptation theme is brought up again in edits made to the scene where Rey fights Luke. Real quick cuts are seen of Luke sensing Rey turning to the dark side, though I find them to be a bit too fast; blink and you might miss them. All said though, The Anti-Cringe Cut does a FANTASTIC job with Luke training Rey on the island, especially given the incredibly poor source material it had to work with.

I can’t applaud enough the decision to completely cut Marry Poppins Leia from the film. It baffled me in the theater when I saw Leia survive both the vacuum of space, as well as its near zero degree Kelvin temperature. Especially given that actress Carrie Fisher died nearly a year prior to the release of The Last Jedi. Leia’s death was handled MASTERFULLY in The Anti-Cringe Cut, cutting from a frozen Leia floating in space to a shot of Luke on the Millennium Falcon and R2D2 projecting the “help me Obi-Wan” image of Leia to convince Luke to snap out of his funk and help the resistance. There’s also a decent edit of Luke on the island having a vision of his sister floating dead through space at a pivotal moment in the narrative. The Anti-Cringe Cut also does a god job of advancing the plot after Leia’s death; it effectively edits out or edits around scenes scenes that originally contained Leia in the theatrical release. The most notable of these are the scenes involving the planet Crait. A nice montage of shots is shown as spoken exposition dialogue is provided explaining that the resistance needs to retreat to Crait. In the Anti-Cringe Cut, it’s SO much more poignant on Crait hearing the line about “they know Leia, they’ll come” after the transmission was sent, with the subtext being they’ll come to honor/avenge Leia’s death.

It’s almost a miracle that The Anti-Cringe Cut managed to turn Vice Admiral Holdo into something resembling an actual leader. Completely cut is Holdo’s misandric dressing-down of Poe. Completely cut is the nonsensical storyline of Holdo not telling Poe she has a plan. Completely cut is Poe staging a mutiny. And as such, with no mutiny and a competent leader on the bridge, the completely unnecessary side-mission to Canto Bight is completely cut as well, and you’ll never miss it! Also gone is the bizarre and stupid storyline of a low speed chase where the resistance is low on fuel, managing to stay ahead of the First Order because resistance ships “weigh less” and are “lighter” than those of the First Order. Cutting out the mutiny, the miasandry, and the Canto Bight side-mission vastly improves both the pacing of the movie as well as the narrative story the movie tells. Holdo comes off as a no-nonsense leader who speaks few words, and lets her actions speak louder than her words. Don’t get me wrong, weaponizing light-speed is still canon-destroying and mind-numbingly stupid, but there’s just no way to edit around the Holdo maneuver, unfortunately. Holdo sacrifices herself, and the resistance escapes to Crait.

And it’s on Crait that we’re treated to numerous Anti-Cringe Cuts that trim the fat off of the I-am-not-Hoth exposition set-up contained in many of the Crait scenes. The most notable of the Crait cuts is Finn not making a suicide run towards the cannon, and breaking off his attempt when ordered to do so by Poe. This saves us from having to suffer through the cringe-inducing scene from the theatrical release where Rose thwarts Finn’s heroic attempt to sacrifice himself for the greater good of the resistance. In fact, Rose Tico has all but been edited out of The Anti-Cringe Cut, save for appearing in the background in a few scenes here and there (more on that later). The edit of Luke showing up on Crait was amazing, and a great example of how The Anti-Cringe Cut manages to edit around scenes that originally had Leia in them. The change made in the Anti-Cringe Cut to have Luke use his GREEN lightsaber when he battles Kylo is a no-brainer. Kylo played a part in ripping Anakin’s blue lightsaber in half a few scenes prior. So Luke using that exact same blue lightsaber would be an incredibly stupid way of tipping his hand that this was all an illusion. But then again, no one ever accused Ruin Johnson of being smart, and somehow the glaring, gaping blue lightsaber plot-hole made it into the theatrical release. The resistance escaping Crait is now the penultimate scene in the movie, and not the finale as it was in the theatrical release. Luke survives in The Anti-Cringe cut, and rightfully so! Meditating himself to death is by no means a fitting end for Jedi Master Luke Skywalker! The ending of The Anti-Cringe Cut uses footage from The Rise of Skywalker, and sees Kylo seeking out Palpatine, with Palpatine promising to deliver the Last Order’s entire (and already risen) fleet to Kylo, if Kylo can make good on killing Rey. This is a much more satisfying ending than the theatrical release gave us, as well as a better set-up for what is to come in the next movie.

While The Anti-Cringe Cut is an improvement, it’s not quite perfect, yet. There’s a few additional cuts I would have made above and beyond what The Anti-Cringe Cut did to further improve this movie. The first change I would have made would be to completely cut “maverick Poe” out of the movie. This would include editing out Leia calling Poe back to the base during the space battle, Poe turning off his comm system to ignore Leia, and Leia subsequently demoting Poe. With all of the other cuts that have been made, I don’t think Poe is ever referred to by either of his ranks, so this wouldn’t be a continuity issue. With the mutiny storyline cut out of the film, it also makes sense to cut out Poe disobeying Leia as well. I’d much rather Poe be portrayed as a responsible leader than a loose-cannon maverick. I’d have also cut out the line where Leia tells C3PO to “wipe that nervous expression off your face”, as it seems awkward and out of place, and doesn’t add anything to the overall story.

I’d have also entirely cut out any and all footage of Finn walking around in his leaky medical suit. There was still enough footage of Finn’s leaky suit left in The Anti-Cringe Cut to make me cringe. If it were up to me, the entire scene would consist of Finn waking up in the medbay, yelling “REYYY” as he hits his head on the inner glass of the helmet of the suit he’s in, and then IMMEDIATELY cut to whatever the next scene is. I’d also have completely cut out the scene of Kylo destroying his helmet, if nothing else, as an “up yours” to Ruin Johnson for introducing such a ridiculous plot thread. I’d have also edited Kylo’s account of what happened the night Luke came to confront him to make Kylo’s account look more like an outright fabrication, perhaps by having choppy audio/video, in the same vein that Kylo’s lightsaber pulses with choppy, unbalanced energy. This fabrication could be made even more apparent by making Luke’s lightsaber red and giving Luke yellow Sith eyes, to make it perfectly clear Kylo is making this up. But that’s just little nitpicky stuff.

I’d have also completely removed the scene with force-ghost Yoda where Luke talks about wanting to burn everything down. This scene adds nothing, and if anything it detracts from the Star Wars universe by introducing the continuity-breaking power force-ghosts now have to summon lighting and affect the physical world. And editing out the whole “failure is the best teacher” spiel is another great way to say “up yours” to Ruin Johnson. Much like Canto Bight, I don’t think anyone would miss it if the scene with Luke and force-ghost Yoda were completely cut, and doing so would help curb the bizarre pessimism Ruin Johnson decided to inflict upon Luke in The Last Jedi.

I’d also have edited Snoke’s death so that he’s killed earlier, during the time he had Rey hoisted up in the air. Preferably in a way that infers Rey killed Snoke to play into her whole falling to the dark side storyline, though if need be it could be made to look like Kylo did it. I just find it incredibly stupid for Snoke to give this long monologue that drones on about how Kylo would never betray him, and Kylo readying a lightsaber to kill his true enemy, blatantly telegraphing what is about to happen. That entire monologue is pure cheese and pure cringe. To me it would be better to have Snoke get killed completely out of left-field by an attack that even the audience didn’t see coming.

The next major edit I’d make would occur when the resistance is escaping from the cave on Crait. I’d edit the shots of Rey levitating the rocks to be much tighter, and only show close ups of her levitating the handful of rocks in frame around the cave mouth. The Anti-Cringe Cut does a good job up until this point of not presenting Rey as a Mary Sue. The wide shots where Rey is levitating all of those rocks is too much, it’s still unrealistic! The close up shots however seem within the realm of possibility, and I’d keep those shots in the final cut. But I’d cut all the wide shots that show Rey levitating way more rocks than even Yoda in his prime would be able to levitate. I’d have also edited out the disappearing dice Kylo picks up. The disappearing dice don’t really add anything to the narrative, and it was just as cringe when Luke gave the dice to Leia in the theatrical release. And the final cut I would make would be to remove the shot near the end of the movie where Finn tucks in Rose Tico. Rose is shown to have lacerations all over her face, which is a bit of a continuity problem in this edit. With the scene of Rose ramming her speeder into Finn’s ending up on the cutting-room floor where it belongs, there’s now no explanation as to how or why Rose got those cuts on her face. And honestly, with all of the footage that has been cut in The Anti-Cringe Cut, Rose is no longer anything more than a background extra, so it really means nothing seeing Finn tucking her in.

All in all, The Anti-Cringe Cut takes a movie that was a complete turd and manages to polish that turd to a respectable sheen. There’s slight room for more polishing, but overall what was once a turd is now a somewhat enjoyable Star Wars film. I wouldn’t recommend that anyone ever subject themselves to the horror that is the theatrical release of The last Jedi. I do however, highly recommend checking out the The Anti-Cringe Cut of The Last Jedi.

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I don't have a whole lot to add that everybody else has not already said. The "Anti-Cringe Cut" of TLJ is one of the more interesting versions of that accursed film and probably the most invasive edit to-date (I don't mean that as criticism). It sets out to fix the most cited problems of that movie, cutting out a lot of the out-of-place humor and the insulting "subversions" and editing out all of the fat, effectively shifting the entire narrative of the film. Without Canto Bight and the Holdo/Poe slap fight, this version of the film focuses entirely on the Luke/Rey/Ren relationship. The edit states that this is its intention and it's impressive at how successful it is at that.

The biggest narrative flaw I can ascribe to this edit is that, because of its extensive cuts, the pacing is a little off and so is the narrative cohesion of the movie. Moving from the Resistance, to Luke and Rey and back to the Resistance for the climax is fairly jarring and it does feel like things are cut out (because, you know, they are). It's not DonKamillo's fault, it's a given with every fanedit of any film that these problems will appear, because there's limited material to work with. You can't fix what's fundamentally broken, you can just patch it as best as you can. This is probably why, much as I dislike TLJ in its entirety, I probably favor Hal9000's less extensive edit just a tiny bit more.

Having said that, the Anti-Cringe Cut succeeds in what it sets out to do and if you're looking for a version of the movie in which Luke somewhat resembles his old self, all of the Codebreaker fluff is removed and Holdo doesn't try to burn her bra on Poe's head, this is a well-done and enjoyable version of the movie.

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So far, this is the best version of the film that's existed. I've tried watching many other edits of this... thing that was splattered on to the silver screen. The Rekindled edit has good ideas, which is built off Hal9000's Legendary edit, but neither theirs nor anyone else's bothers to extensively cut the film down. Just trim some minor moments, but keep the entire narrative intact. The thing is, much of this film shouldn't exist. The Canto Bight sequence should be entirely gone, as should almost all of Holdo. It's a script that's all over the place, with confusing messages, political points, hamfisted/childish banter, wrapped up in awful execution. The codebreaker plotline goes nowhere. The Holdo "follow orders no matter what, don't ask questions" schtick is insulting. The Canto Bight sequence goes without question.

So far, DonKamillo's Anti-Cringe Cut is the only one with the gumption to strip all that out. We bring the narrative down to 1 hour and 50 minutes, which is still a long length, up there with all the other Star Wars films. 2 hours and 30 minutes originally was ridiculous. Trimming the fat is necessary here. Just focus on Rey and Luke. Rey's journey finding out she is a nobody with parents who aren't important is good here. It depends if you watch the Rise of Skywalker normal or Anti-Cringe cut after of course, but trimming the stupid remarks, out of place jokes, lore breaking, or lame lines helps us focus on the meat on the story. That being Luke Skywalker abandoned his Jedi past to protect the galaxy, at least in his mind. It's a good step in the right direction. Letting all that stuff breath here without cutting away is very nice. This edit lets the Achtoo scenes go on for like a half hour uninterrupted. It's unusual for a Star Wars film, but it works great here.

Now, of course, I will make some minor notes for the edit itself. Overall, the film is just the straight visual/audio from the blu-ray. No real color correction or anything was done. There are some edits, like the exterior shot of the Crait blast door that is pixelated a bit, probably because it's zoomed in, that was jarring. There are some transitions lacking a little in context, or rely a bit much on ADR to deliver the information, like Poe being told the plan to use the ships to escape undetected. Just a few different shots would fix this right up. There's also some audio choices I find a bit odd, like that 'Luke has a moment' bit, but it has the Rise of Skywalker finale fanfare playing over it. It just feels a little too triumphant for such a somber moment. Same with the ending with Palpatine. Jovial music shouldn't be playing over Kylo being told he'll rule the galaxy as the new Emperor. Either change it to a sweeping Empire theme, then cut to credits, or something else entirely.

And I'll say, I'm speaking from the Definitive version, adding the Emperor scene at the end is a bit wrong. If I may suggest, if you ever decide to do another edit, to do what the Rekindled edit does, and add that hint to Kylo through the computer screens where Palpatine whispers, "Find me." It's an ominous edit, just if you're looking for inspiration. But other than that, this edit fixes this movie a lot. It's not perfect, I mean, there's no real saving this fundamentally broken movie, but mitigating the cancer swelling over this does help. Thank you DonKamillo.

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