A very recommended edit indeed! I quite liked the the theatrical release, but this is fanedit far superior. The cuts were seamless and helped improve issues in the narrative that bothered me - first and foremost the numerous and annoying scenes involving Forrest Whitaker. Thank you so much, DigModiFicaTion, for taking the time to create this wonderful fanedit.
Additionally, as others commented before me, the visual and audio editing are superb, and in some places even better than in the theatrical release (e.g., Tarkin and Leia).
This is a far better edit over the theatrical release. All the visual and audio edits are seamless and I didn't notice anything out of place or missing. The CGI Tarkin and Leia look so much better with the colour correction. The removal of some of the fanservice is much appreciated as its far less distracting.
This edit improves the story and makes the narrative seem tighter. It is a far more enjoyable experience than the theatrical release. However, through no fault of DigModiFicaTion, I'm one of the minority who thought Rogue One was a very average and slightly dull film and though this edit improves it, I still feel the same way. But it feels harsh to mark DigModiFicaTion down for this too much as the edit is certainly aimed at those who enjoyed the original and only wanted a light edit.
Still, this is a very impressive edit for those that enjoyed the original release to begin with.
Very well crafted edit. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, more so than the theatrical cut (which I really liked). The CG monstrosities looked better, the new scoring in places was excellent and the worst character in the movie for me is mercifully trimmed. Forrest Whitaker is great but I don't know what was going on with his acting or character in this one. Chirrut didn't bug me in the theatrical but I think I like him a bit more here. Removing Cassian's intro scene is a double-edged sword for me. I prefer it cut because it seemed contrived and started him a bit too harsh of a place IMO but then we don't meet him until a good bit later. I like that his arc was internal because Diego Luna is fantastic but I wished I had a bit more to start with. That being said, I would like that to be something other than the original scene we got, so...overall it's a positive. I'm fine with the Vader trims. It was a bit fan-servicey but honestly everything since the OT involving Vader is a bit fan-servicey. Really great technically, this edit replaced the theatrical cut for me.
Thanks Cuddly for the review! I really appreciate the thought and honesty you put into this. :)
The movie flows much better. There are no immersion breaking character fleshing moments, excess cameos have been toned down, the wit and the humor complement the grit and emotion, and I can finally show this movie to people as the first movie in the saga. Absolutely marvelous fan edit. My go to for Rogue One. Thank you so much for the seamless work.