Triple glazed bulletproof house (strong)
I don't understand this 'Luke changed character' complaint. Of course his character has changed! How sad would it be to see him doing the exact same stuff after 30 years? Why bring him back, otherwise? Luke's always been an imperfect character but the film works because Luke realizes where he has gone wrong over the years and returns to his former glory in the last scene!
Glass houses, mate!
Thanks (y) Mark Kermode is a numpty, pass it on
Just to give everyone a glimpse of the change list: Cut Poe joking with Hux at the beginningCut Finn/Rose side arc altogether including Maz as it served no purpose and was just fat.Rose thus turns into just another Resistance member like Connix.Cut Poe/Holdo “fuel” arc as it also served no purpose and felt wasteful in it’s time. This includes cutting Leia being blown into space and subsequent “Carrie Poppins” scene. Thus the last we see of the Resistance until evacuating the small ships and Holdo sacrificing herself, is after Kylo decides NOT to shot and neither do the tie fighters (in this version) ;) This leaves Finn/Rose with the resistance for the whole movie without leaving any continuity errors. Holdo role significantly changes from admiral to close friend of Leia who sacrifices herself for the Resistance.Cutting Finn/Rose arc thus of course also cut DJ/Phasma. DJ felt out of place and again not necessary, and Phasma was once again a throwaway like in TFA. This cuts the movie down quite a bit and is mostly focused on Rey/Luke and Kylo/Snoke’s story, as it should have been, with a dash of Resistance escaping at the beginning and end for the movie to still make complete sense.Cut Ach-To nuns, and removed Luke saying “what is that?”Cut Luke/Rey joke bout “reaching out” and slapping on the handCut Finn meta joking about how the first order “hates that ship” in the Crait battleCut Holdo/Leia awkward joking about “may the force be with you” and just let Holdo say it.Cut Finn trying to crash into the battering ram and Rose saving him. They are presumed to turn back with the other ships when Poe tells them to as Finn does not argue otherwise. This also removes him dragging Rose back.Had to zoom/scale the explosion to crop Rose and Finn out when the battering ram blasts the giant door open.Removed broom boi ending as it felt like an epilogue which felt out of place for the middle movie of a trilogy, and especially in a Star Wars movie.Added 2 wipes (diagonal and left-to-right) where needed and a custom end “close out” circle to fit the end of the movie