September 09, 2018
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.