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Rian Johnson Laughs Off Women-Free Cut of The Last Jedi

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Rian Johnson Laughs Off Women-Free Cut of The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has responded to the The Last Jedi: De-Feminized Fanedit of his film that appeared online in the form of an illegal torrent earlier this week.

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Mark Hamill and John Boyega — who play Luke Skywalker and Finn respectively — responded with laughter as well.

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The anonymous uploader who put the 46 minute long female-less cut of the film, subtitled “The Chauvinist Cut,” on Pirate Bay noted the following changes:

– No whiny/reluctant/murderous psycho Luke.

– NO HALDO [sic]! She simply doesn’t exist. Her whole subplot doesn’t exist. The Kamikaze is carried out by Poe. ( = Poe dies.)

– Leia never scolds, questions nor demotes Poe.

– Lea dies. Kylo kills her.

– Kylo is more badass and much less conflicted and volatile.

– Kylo takes on more of Snoke’s guards, Rey struggles with a single one.

– No bomber heroism by china girl in the beginning.

– No Canto Bight.

– No superpowered Rey.

– Luke is not a semi-force-ghost and is smashed by the first laser cannon shot. (sorry, I just had to!)

– Phasma is finished after the first blow by Finn. (Women are naturally weaker than men, she isn’t force-sensitive, and we know nothing about any exo-skeleton in her suit)

– Asian chick speaks less, doesn’t bully Finn, Finn doesn’t try to escape, she is never formally introduced. She is just there and occasionally smiles at Finn or screams “Finn!”. She has no sister. Serves her right for all the heinous stuff she did.

– Lots of little cuts reducing the number of female facial shots. Too many to count. (Pun intended.)

– Quite a few scenes rearranged so that the flow of the shortened movie is still somewhat coherent.

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The anonymous uploader edited a bootleg of the film in order to make the cut. The uploader also admits that reducing a two and a half hour movie down to 46 minutes created plot holes, continuity errors and other problems.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. The film is in theaters worldwide.

via Huffington Post

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