People should know by now that if you do something egregious online, the internet will find a way to dunk on you.
Such is the case with a recent attempt to reimagine Star Wars: The Last Jedi without any of the female actors involved. A report from Pedestrian cited a 46-minute version of The Last Jedi, titled The Last Jedi: De-Feminized Fanedit, which accomplished its goal of removing almost any appearance of a woman in the movie, save certain characters like General Leia Organa. To compare, the full-length version of The Last Jedi runs for more than two and a half hours.
Notice of the fan edit made its way to Twitter, where director Rian Johnson added his own commentary to the conversation floating around Twitter about the movie.
Priscilla hits all the major points here but I’ll just add hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha https://t.co/f0bKJ9NeUe— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 16, 2018
Not to be outdone, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, gave his two cents on the situation, with his own stylistic flair.
Agreed. But let me add— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) January 16, 2018
- mh https://t.co/H3jacep5sU
By now, the original editor and uploader of the edit may have been feeling pretty embarrassed. Even if he hated Johnson for the version of Star Wars he was treated to, Hamill declaring an anti-women edit of a Star Wars movie downright hilarious — and, based on the inflection of the message, stupid — must have left a nasty bruise on his already fragile ego.
The dunking didn’t stop there, though. John Boyega, the actor who plays Finn in the new Star Wars trilogy, joined Hamill and Johnson in laughing at the prospect of the edit.
Great points. Hope it’s okay to make a final point...— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) January 16, 2018
The edit, which removes Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Holdo entirely and makes it so that General Leia Organa never “scolds” Poe Dameron, is still available to download through The Pirate Bay.
Take it from us, though: Treat yourself to a better movie. Even if you didn’t like The Last Jedi, no one should have to sit through an edit described as:
The source is not even on DVD-level. Some of the technical edits were slacked because why not, it’s a CAM source (e.g. some masks and Snoke disappearing). Sometimes there’s an extreme zoom despite the mediocre quality. There are plotholes and continuity errors and some cuts are not as smooth as they should be, especially audio transition-wise.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi — you know, the one with the women in it — is currently playing in theaters.