Star Wars: Rebels - Episode I: Spark of Rebellion
Rise of the Old Masters
- Started film with the Inquisitor and Vader
- Cut Ezra and Empire confiscating Fruit scene.
- Cut any dialog with Ezra talking to himself to explain to the audience what he is thinking or doing before stealing the guns.
- Cut Cartoon sound effect when Ezra ducks.
- Cut every unfunny remarks Ezra makes during the chase, or anytime he's talking to himself.
- Cut Sabine saying "Gooood Luckkkk!"
- Cut Kanan "Who is that kid?"
- Cut the Kanan scene where he's joking with the Trooper when he throws the grenade at him, now he just pulls up and throws it at him.
- Cut Zeb talking to himself "If Kanan catches that kid"
- Cut Ezra line "I won it fair and square"
- Cut Ezra talking to himself as the Tie Fighter is shooting at him.
- Cut Kanan saying "woah"
- Cut Ezra saying "Awwww!"
- Cut Kanan line "How about a little more altitude, and a little less attitude"
- Cut Hera line " What a kid tripped you up? Must be some kid, spill"
- Cut Ezra line "Oh that's preeeety cool"
- Cut scene of Rebels explaing to Ezra about what the Empire does and how on the other side of Lothal there are poor people.
- Cut scene of Rebels giving people food.
- Cut any stupid Ezra dialog when he's talking to himself when he finds the lightsaber.
- Cut Ezra dialog - "this whole mission thing is nuts, Im not against sticking it to the empire etc..etc.."
- Cut the silly dialog after Zeb punches the Stormtroopers, after he's pretending to be a bald wookie.
- Cut scene when Ezra is refusing to help Kanan, Sabine, and Zeb on the Imperial ship.
- Cut Kanan "You doing ok Kid?" Ezra "You kiddin? waaaahhh!"
- Cut Zeb "Kid get outta the way!"
- Cut "Blow it out your exhaust vent"
- Trimmed down Scene where Ezra meets Agent Callus for the first time (removed bad dialog).
- Cut scene where Ezra is in the vents and eavesdropping on the intercom in the helmet and getting excited knowing the Rebels are coming back for him.
- Cut Sabine "This time try not to leave till everyone gets back aboard". Zeb "It's not my fault" Ezra "That's debatable"
- Cut all dumb Yoda jokes.
- Trimmed down scene where the Inquisitor finds Ezra and Kanan for added tension.
- Removed line "The Darkside" and Ezra says "Never heard of it!"
- Trimmed down Elevator scene for added tension.
- Cut out Ezra learning to become one with Animals.
- Cut out Ezra talking to his Dad.
- Trimmed down pointless Empire banter about the Parade.
- Cut out Drunk Kanan.
- Cut "Theeeese Rebels have Ruined Empire day!"
- Cut Ezra "Thats good to know!"
- Cut "You're just full of fun facts"
- Trimmed Ezra and Kanan's dialog in the ship
- Cut Ezra scene when he's saying "be one with the force"
If you've seen one of Smudger9's Clone Wars edits, you know what to expect from HarryBowls' Rebels edit: a fun, well-crafted TV-to-movie edit that occasionally shows its seams. This edit chronicles the growth of Ezra Bridger and the Ghost Crew through the first half of season 1 with all the fluff and saturday morning cartoon antics removed. The general arc of the film worked even if it did feel a bit "episodic" rather than a typical three-act structure. The only reason I don't rank this as highly as Smudger9's edits is because I found the audio editing a bit jarring, with a few segments where the dialogue was removed by the editor and sound effects cut out or the music changed volume. Ultimately though, these instances weren't as frequent or noticeable enough to ruin the experience for me. I do recommend this edit if you want to see what Rebels is about but you're sheepish about committing to the series.
Thanks for the link, just finished watching this morning and really enjoyed it! The pacing felt like Star wars and never got dull or slowed down too much, I really liked the episode choices in there character development without any filler, the actual editing was very seemless, heck I couldn't tell if the wipes were already there or were added in by you, so good work. As with all TV to Movie edits, the whole thing comes together as best as it can especially with the way you spliced it all, but it still feels slightly episodic, and I don't think there's any perfect way to fix that. Regardless, I think it all around worked and makes me wanna see the next episode already, you have me hooked!
To start off, well done to harrybowls for making a nearly seamless cut of Rebels. Audio/Video quality was perfect, visual editing was perfect, audio editing was almost perfect except for the speeder chase in the very beginning of the cut where the music kind of faded in and out without rhyme or reason, it felt really weird. The overall narrative was excellent as well, kudos again to harrybowls for pulling a cohesive thread from four distinct episodes. It was very difficult to tell where one episode ended and the next began.
I put my enjoyment as a 6 not because of any flaw with harrybowls, but the issue lies with Rebels itself. When I watched this edit, I had just seen the finale for season 2 of Rebels, and let me tell you, that is some excellent TV right there. Just about all of season 2, in fact, absolutely blows season 1 out of the water in every way. I'd forgotten how janky and plasticky those early episodes of Rebels were, and how much less interesting it was. If, however, I was to introduce someone to Rebels, this would be how I'd do it. I'm looking forward to seeing Episode II!
I know this wasn't the editor's intention, but this edit replaces the prequels for me. This concludes my review.
P.S. Seriously, I enjoyed this edit. The story flows as if it were a true Star Wars motion picture. Wookiee thumbs up (that's just how I'm built—don't judge) for trimming superfluous dialogue from the original episodes.
P.P.S. Going into this viewing, I was aware of other reviewers' comments that the cropping was pretty well done but not consistently applied. However, when I watched it, I got into the story and the joy of being in the Star Wars universe and forgot to look out for these flaws. . . and whaddyaknow, I didn't notice anything was amiss. Visually, this is a great-looking edit with a widescreen, cinematic feel.
P.P.P.S. I look forward to more edits by this jeditor.
I've been waiting anxiously to see if someone would take on a Rebels film series, and this first entry does not disappoint. The episodes are wisely chosen and narrative holds together very well as a film. Highly enjoyable and I'm very anxious to see your work on film 2. That said I have a few specific critiques.
I'm going to echo TM2YC's comments here. The visuals looked very good and the editing was seamless. I was also grateful for the effort to correct the aspect ratio for a more cinematic feel. That said, there were numerous moments throughout the film, especially close-ups where it was obvious that the picture had not been adjusted for best fit to the frame, and I found these jarring at times.
It may be overly picky, but the wording "imposing harsh rules" seems childish. On the other hand "restore freedom and justice to the Republic" sounds a little cliche and also inaccurate as the Republic is now defunct. I feel it would have been better to say "to the Galaxy". Finally the end of the last paragraph alludes in large part to the "children of the force" subplot which is only addressed in the opening scene of the film, and was also awkwardly worded. I feel something like "The Empire's agents plot to ensure the Jedi never return to challenge their rule..." would have worked better.
Very well handled. There is a definite momentum throughout the film, the pacing is great, balancing action and character moments. You've also managed to trim the dialogue and childish jokes in a way that retains the story's humor and treats viewers as more intelligent, despite the obvious leanings the story still has toward children and hard-core fans.
However I also noticed a couple references to events that happened off-screen (The stole TIE and Fulcrum), which due to the way in which those scenes are written, strike me in a, "did I miss something?" way. I appreciate your reasons for including these however, they're not a stand-out thing, and there is no way I can see of solving this with the footage you have available.
Very happy with this edit, minus the aspect issues and the more jarring lines of the opening crawl. I had a blast watching it and I can't wait to see you further Ezra and Kanan's plotlines as Ezra walks the fine line between the light and dark, and Kanan becomes more sure of himself in preparation for their final clash with the Grand Inquisitor and encounter with Vader himself.
May the force be with you!