Star Wars: The Last Skywalker Awakens

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First of all, this edit is awesome in so many ways. Not only it has very good Audio/Video quality but it also includes subtitles. Subtitles are always welcome. Color grading is also very good in this one and actually noticeable. This edit also provides a seamless experience and cuts a lot of the bad stuff.

Now coming to the stuff I did not like. The narrative and pacing on the Episode IX part is not my cup of tea. The VII and VIII parts are super fun to watch but IX part seemed a bit boring to me as was the original The Rise of Skywalker movie. But since you've done such a good job for the first two movies I definitely think ROS part can be improved further.

I also did not like Leia having a purple light saber. Doesn't make sense for so many reasons.
I also did not like the empty screen when Rey has visions while she was training. Other editors have done a better job on that part.

Given the source material I still enjoyed it a lot especially VII and VII parts. So I recommend this to everyone. That being said I still feel IX part can be improved to a lot by pacing it faster.

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(Updated: July 06, 2022)
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I applaud the hard work. It truly is great what you've managed to make out of 3 movies that Disney-- Many of the edits, I quite enjoyed. Especially, cutting out some of the annoying BS.

I would recommend this cut to anyone.

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(Updated: May 15, 2022)
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Bbghost takes on the monumental task of melding three very distinct, very flawed films. The result is something surprisingly special. By stripping down the ST to just a story about two individuals and their ying-yang relationship, bbghost is able to present a character driven epilogue to the OT.

I'm someone who emotionally connected with some of the more mythic character arcs of the ST, conceptually. Ben is someone who feels shackled by his identity. Rey is someone who is in search of identity. Unfortunately, this dual narrative was complicated by haphazard plotting and fan service (especially in the third film). The biggest problem in this edit is still that third film. That strong character focus is still jarringly swept aside in favor of a out there plot. Bbghost does do a great job in making that transition feel less jarring here though. The focus is on the characters. Overall, probably my favorite way to view three movies that I'm very conflicted about.

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I come at these 3 movies in a slightly split manner. I enjoyed all 3 more on first viewing more than the subsequent fermentation latterly allowed as the issues with each grew in my mind and the lack of a clear objective binding the three became clear...(then again, I'm not certain LUCAS imagined using the death Twice himself either).

I especially loved the chaos that The Last Jedi drew into the journey, so having that unwound and then the retrofit of SKYWALKER, never sat well. So how does this two part epic fair?

bbghost has managed to eliminate many (but not all) of the conundrms, dead ends and spurious elements into what is unquestionably a far more enjoyable re-telling of the final trilogy....technically there is little to fault here (and as noted no deductions for Stereo only).

There are some very well executed and ambitious elements to this work, and putting aside any personal taste issues as a previewer, I found myself checking the originals over and over to remind myself of what had been altered or eliminated.

Inevitably, there remains a episodic feel to the overall narrative, and in fact it may ot really be possible to tie these together without putting it all in a blender....however, I certainly will not be watching the theatricals again, and this will be my go to version (for now).

Visual quality and editing is superb throughout, and despite a few tell-tale hints at edits in places (not enough to distract or mark down) none of i got in the way of enjoyment (scored a 9 whereas theatrical would have been an 8....or 7.5 for ep 9). I can't in all fairness knock down narrative since bbghost is actually improving that mess...hence 9 rather than 8 for theatricals.

Definite improvement and Highly recommended indeed.
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I come at this from the angle of somebody who enjoys The Force Awakens a lot, thinks The Las Jedi is one of the best films in the whole series, and found Rise of Skywalker very disappointing, with some interesting elements. Overall, the trilogy feels very separate from each other, each movie having it's own vibe and story that doesn't necessarily gel with what came before or what comes after. This isn't meant entirely as a negative, as I believe a lot of interesting things come up in each film, but overall they don't work in harmony with each other the way you would expect a trilogy to.

What bbghost has done here is take all of the elements from this disjointed trilogy that work alongside each other, remove what didn't, then amplify what is kept to work in concert with each other. It's definitely a more coherent way to digest the main story of the sequel trilogy.

Overall, the cuts are clean, audio is solid (only 2.0 stereo though. I don't take a point off for that, but it's worth mentioning). there's a few spots where I felt things were maybe moving a little too fast due to what was cut, but that's hard to help, especially in the Rise of Skywalker section. Video quality is excellent across the board.

Generally, this is a great way to watch it, especially if you aren't a huge fan of some of the diversions in The Last Jedi. As a fan of that movie, I miss what was cut, but I would still highly recommend this edit.
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