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FanFix September 09, 2018 25079
Overall rating
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
I don't think I will ever consider this a great Star Wars film, but DonKamillo still managed the seemingly impossible - he's made it watchable. Clearing away the cringe debris has allowed some of the better moments to shine brighter. Best of all, he SAVED the character of Luke Skywalker. For that alone, he's a hero.

*spoilers*
The redone first meeting between Luke and Rey feels a bit awkward, but I'm not sure what else could have been done to clean up the original mess. The fight between Luke and Rey is much improved, as is the confrontation between Holdo and Poe. Finn is essentially an afterthought in this edit, but it had to be done. The film is so much better without Canto Bight. One nitpick that remains is that I wish Luke's "laser sword" line was axed. Just a reminder of Rian's disrespect for the legacy of Star Wars.

The ending in this edit is so much better than the original. I imagine Episode 9 will require some major edits to reflect changes to Luke and Leia in this version, but that's a problem for another day. Hopefully they learn from the mistakes of this film. As Yoda said, "the greatest teacher, failure is." Congratulations on a well done edit of an extremely difficult film!

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Owner's reply November 20, 2018

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