September 09, 2018
I'm not a fan of TLJ, to say the very least. Still, the idea of a fan edit intrigued me. This version does remove a lot of stupid crap, but sadly there is still some that remains. This isn't the fault of the editor though, it's the source material. For example, the vast majority of Luke on Craggy Island was poorly written and made little sense to me. I'm glad the whole casino subplot was removed, it was garbage and didn't flow with the rest of the film. What remains in this version of Rose is still too much for me, what an awful character she is. The fact that she's acknowledged by name even once makes me cringe. I didn't miss the Leia pretending she's Supergirl scene at all, as it is an abomination. Leia has the power to cheat death but can do nothing to save the lives of her fellow rebels as they're systematically blown up one ship after another?!? The third act is a bit clunky continuity wise, but again one can only do so much with the source material. All in all, this is much better than the theatrical cut, and I give you a ton of credit for trying to make the film more watchable.