Fate of Mandalore: A Star Wars Story, The

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Original Release Date:
2023
Original Running Time:
305 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
150 minutes
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Synopsis:
The Mandalorian, Season 3 edited as a 2-hour and 30-minute epic war film complete with the Star Wars opening crawl and end credits.
Intention:
Season 3 was very hit-and-miss for me. I thought the misses weren’t that bad but it’s certainly my least favorite out of all Mandalorian seasons- maybe just above Boba Fett if we’re talking about the shows in general. What I find interesting is that all the great stuff about this season do tie together nicely as a single standalone volume.
Other Sources:
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
When working on this, I realized I didn’t have to over-complicate it. No need to modify the main storylines that much. It really does edit itself down. Of course, there are things I can’t “fix” such as Carson already knowing Greef and Din (so it's not really standalone), or where the heck did Bo get new shoulder armor since I removed the flying creature episode entirely. Those are difficult to add in exposition so I edited around it as much as possible. Also, I feel like all Star Wars editors can attest to a specific struggle- when to use and when not to use a wipe transition. I think it’s just personal taste and pacing. Honestly one of the more difficult aspects of this is at the very beginning- the opening crawl! It has to read mythic and Star Wars, but not too campy and inside baseball. But it also can’t be too wordy. And it also can't be too general. I had to study existing crawls and made sure that I was around the average word count and things like that when I wrote it.
Cuts and Additions:
Main Changes:
Act 1:

Added opening crawl.
Introduced mystery and main story threat – Captain Carson Teva investigates transport wreckage.
Introduced characters, sense of wonder, whimsy, and space action - Din Djarin and Grogu in hyperspace then escapes a pirate attack. I could’ve taken out the space whales, but I didn’t. I like them.
Bo-Katan introduced at Kalevala.
Cut down scenes at Nevarro. Removed pirate standoff outside the school.
Removed Dr. Pershing’s day-to-day scenes. Kept essential scenes with Elia Kane as a necessary story-point for Moff Gideon.
Shortened dialogue with Peli Motto. Scenes are needed because of R5.
Din arrives to Mandalore and gets imprisoned. Grogu escapes and reaches out to Bo.
Pirate King Gorian Shard attacks Nevarro which sets up Act 2.
Carson Teva receives Greef’s call for help.

Act 2

Bo saves Din. Kept most scenes at the Living Waters redeeming both Din and Bo.
Din and Bo fight off Tie-fighters forcing them into the Covert. Preserved action sequence in its entirety.
The Armorer redeems both Din and Bo. Removed all scenes with the flying creature.
Removed scenes with Paz and his son getting abducted. I do like Paz a lot so I kept as much of him around as possible so that his death is emotional. But no more of his son.
Carson arrives to the Covert and Mandalorians answer the call.
Mandalorians save Nevarro.
The Armorer appoints Bo to unite dispossessed survivors to retake Mandalore.
Removed all scenes with the Captain and the Duchess. As much as I love Lizzo, Jack Black, and Christopher Lloyd individually, those scenes weren’t relevant. Bo arrive at Plazir-15 and claims leadership from Axe Woves. That’s it, and it works.

Act 3

Mandalorians arrive at their home planet and find a separate clan living there.
Removed fight scene between Paz and Axe.
Removed big creature action scene forcing them to the Great Forge. It’s better if they just go there.
The rest of Act 3 pretty much plays out as the final two episodes of the season: The Spies and The Return
Removed minor scenes with R5 zapping those mouse droids (except for the bit at the end). It’s better suited as one-long, hallway action sequence John Wick-style for Din. Pretty cool.
Removed scene at the secret garden. I do like the idea that good things still persevere in Mandalore, but sadly I didn't think it added much to the closing sequences.
Removed Paz's son at the Living Waters. Get outta here kid.
Removed scene with Carson Teva at the space saloon. It’s a setup I don’t need for this, unfortunately.
Removed scenes with IG-12 (or -11 rebuilt?) as Nevarro’s new lawman. I just need closure with Din, Grogu, and Greef.
Removed iris-wipe to Grogu’s face (too cheesy). Added feathered iris-wipe to Grogu’s face (cheesy but in a Star Wars way).
Added classic Star Wars credits sequence.
Sadly, Carl Weathers passed away February this year (2024). Added commemoration for him in the credits.
Trailer

Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2023
Original Running Time:
305 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
150 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Available in 4K:
Synopsis:
The Mandalorian, Season 3 edited as a 2-hour and 30-minute epic war film complete with the Star Wars opening crawl and end credits.
Intention:
Season 3 was very hit-and-miss for me. I thought the misses weren’t that bad but it’s certainly my least favorite out of all Mandalorian seasons- maybe just above Boba Fett if we’re talking about the shows in general. What I find interesting is that all the great stuff about this season do tie together nicely as a single standalone volume.
Other Sources:
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
When working on this, I realized I didn’t have to over-complicate it. No need to modify the main storylines that much. It really does edit itself down. Of course, there are things I can’t “fix” such as Carson already knowing Greef and Din (so it's not really standalone), or where the heck did Bo get new shoulder armor since I removed the flying creature episode entirely. Those are difficult to add in exposition so I edited around it as much as possible. Also, I feel like all Star Wars editors can attest to a specific struggle- when to use and when not to use a wipe transition. I think it’s just personal taste and pacing. Honestly one of the more difficult aspects of this is at the very beginning- the opening crawl! It has to read mythic and Star Wars, but not too campy and inside baseball. But it also can’t be too wordy. And it also can't be too general. I had to study existing crawls and made sure that I was around the average word count and things like that when I wrote it.
Cuts and Additions:
Main Changes:
Act 1:

Added opening crawl.
Introduced mystery and main story threat – Captain Carson Teva investigates transport wreckage.
Introduced characters, sense of wonder, whimsy, and space action - Din Djarin and Grogu in hyperspace then escapes a pirate attack. I could’ve taken out the space whales, but I didn’t. I like them.
Bo-Katan introduced at Kalevala.
Cut down scenes at Nevarro. Removed pirate standoff outside the school.
Removed Dr. Pershing’s day-to-day scenes. Kept essential scenes with Elia Kane as a necessary story-point for Moff Gideon.
Shortened dialogue with Peli Motto. Scenes are needed because of R5.
Din arrives to Mandalore and gets imprisoned. Grogu escapes and reaches out to Bo.
Pirate King Gorian Shard attacks Nevarro which sets up Act 2.
Carson Teva receives Greef’s call for help.

Act 2

Bo saves Din. Kept most scenes at the Living Waters redeeming both Din and Bo.
Din and Bo fight off Tie-fighters forcing them into the Covert. Preserved action sequence in its entirety.
The Armorer redeems both Din and Bo. Removed all scenes with the flying creature.
Removed scenes with Paz and his son getting abducted. I do like Paz a lot so I kept as much of him around as possible so that his death is emotional. But no more of his son.
Carson arrives to the Covert and Mandalorians answer the call.
Mandalorians save Nevarro.
The Armorer appoints Bo to unite dispossessed survivors to retake Mandalore.
Removed all scenes with the Captain and the Duchess. As much as I love Lizzo, Jack Black, and Christopher Lloyd individually, those scenes weren’t relevant. Bo arrive at Plazir-15 and claims leadership from Axe Woves. That’s it, and it works.

Act 3

Mandalorians arrive at their home planet and find a separate clan living there.
Removed fight scene between Paz and Axe.
Removed big creature action scene forcing them to the Great Forge. It’s better if they just go there.
The rest of Act 3 pretty much plays out as the final two episodes of the season: The Spies and The Return
Removed minor scenes with R5 zapping those mouse droids (except for the bit at the end). It’s better suited as one-long, hallway action sequence John Wick-style for Din. Pretty cool.
Removed scene at the secret garden. I do like the idea that good things still persevere in Mandalore, but sadly I didn't think it added much to the closing sequences.
Removed Paz's son at the Living Waters. Get outta here kid.
Removed scene with Carson Teva at the space saloon. It’s a setup I don’t need for this, unfortunately.
Removed scenes with IG-12 (or -11 rebuilt?) as Nevarro’s new lawman. I just need closure with Din, Grogu, and Greef.
Removed iris-wipe to Grogu’s face (too cheesy). Added feathered iris-wipe to Grogu’s face (cheesy but in a Star Wars way).
Added classic Star Wars credits sequence.
Sadly, Carl Weathers passed away February this year (2024). Added commemoration for him in the credits.
Trailer

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3 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(3)
Audio Editing
 
9.7(3)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(3)
Narrative
 
9.3(3)
Enjoyment
 
9.3(3)
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
This made the Mandalorian Season 3 significantly more watchable. I got 3 episodes in originally and just didn't feel like coming back. This puts everything together in a much smarter way while cutting down on a ton of unnecessary filler.

The only editing issue I noticed was that often times effect audio wasn't as loud as it should have been or there were many times where it felt like the music should have been at the forefront but was way too subdued. Blaster shots often aren't loud enough, fight scene sound effects don't feel powerful, the ships thrusters and blaster effects could be louder to give more punch. I'm unsure if Mando just has worse mixing than say Andor, or if something happened when this was re-processed.

From a story standpoint, I haven't seen all of Mando season 3 in its original format, so I'm just going to review it as I see it. I agree with Besh, that this could have used more subdued scenes to let things sink in and that sometimes the pacing was a little off. The Mandalorians get a plot of land and then immediately go "time to leave and take back Mandalore". The subplot with the geneticist/clone scientist almost feels like it has no reason for inclusion. I'm sure it made more sense in the original story but here he shows up, gets put in prison, and then an hour later gets a minor mention from Moff Gideon and that's about it. I think this was included in order for the spy's message to make full sense in context, but perhaps that could have been cut all together and then just eluded to the idea that Moff Gideon has spies elsewhere, given that his "trade is secrets". Grogu doing flips while running around a ceiling light with "elite warriors" poking at him with shock sticks could have been heavily cut and more implied, him just doing it repeatedly feels silly and minimizes the actual danger he's in. It feels like a video game where you just dodge roll over and over to get away from enemies.

This edit really just brings out all the good parts from The Mandalorian S3. Combat is intense, the narrative is much tighter, focusing less on side quests that serve as really poor filler and it brings the overall focus to the Mandalorian struggle.

Overall, this is a huge, huge improvement and none of my critiques are a reason not to watch this edit. If you want Mandalorian S3 with just the good parts this is as good as it gets for now.

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Owner's reply June 02, 2024

Thank you for the review!!!

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Overall rating
 
9.7
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
Season 3 came in for a lot of stick, which is a pity because there is so much good in there. Thankfully, Gibichung has put the effort in so that you can try to forget that Jack Blacks comedy-face was ever a thing in Star Wars (it was just a bad dream).

The 2.5 hours runtime doesn't feel too long due to the break-neck pace. I actually could have done with another 10-15 minutes in there of some more subdued scenes just to let the overall journey breathe (there is a lot of action!)

Thank you !!

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Owner's reply May 23, 2024

Thank you for the review!

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I loved it! It made me really appreciate and enjoy the third season of the Mandalorian. Which says a lot. When I originally tried watching season 3, I got about 2 1/2 episodes into the season and turned it off. The show's rhythm was off, boring even, and I ended up not watching anymore. But this edit was great, like watching a movie. It was fun, entertaining, and engaging. It zips right along at a brisk pace. What I love about this edit is that I can finally appreciate all the hard work and energy put into the show. Removing all the filler and nonsense helped streamline the story to what was most important. Before, I was just going to write off season 3 and forget about it, but this redeemed the Mandalorian for me. Very grateful. Highly recommend.

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Owner's reply May 13, 2024

Thank you so much for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed it! This is only my second ever 10/10 so I'll cherish this for all time lol

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