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No Sound in Star Wars The Last Jedi Scene

This Last Jedi Scene Is So Shocking That 1 US Cinema Chain Is Warning Moviegoers

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below!

Anyone who's seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi can attest that a number of scenes in the film come as quite a shock. There's the jaw-dropping moment with General Leia Organa using the Force at the beginning, and Luke Skywalker's heartbreaking grand finale at the end. But just before the last bit of the film wraps up, a scene featuring Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern) was so extraordinary that AMC is having to post warnings outside their cinemas for moviegoers.

In the scene in question, Holdo bravely decides to sacrifice herself to save the remaining, escaping rebel ships by flying her own ship directly into a First Order destroyer at light-speed. As the two massive vessels collide, director Rian Johnson cuts all sound for around 10 seconds. The effect enhances the dramatic and emotional impact of the fatal crash, and is a Star Wars franchise first.

The lack of audio is so surprising that filmgoers have reportedly been complaining to AMC, confusing it for a technological error. To attempt to solve the issue, spoiler-free warnings have been posted outside AMC cinemas to let audiences know what's up:

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"Please note: 'The Last Jedi' contains a sequence at approximately 1 hour and 52 minutes into the movie in which ALL sound stops for about 10 full seconds. While the images continue to play on the screen you will hear nothing. This is intentionally done by the director for a creative effect."

While we haven't seen the flyers ourselves, actor and comedian Paul Scheer posted one to his Facebook page.

If you're wondering why the studio decided to make the scene soundless, The Last Jedi's VFX supervisor, Ben Morris, had a great explanation about the creative choice during a recent interview with Collider.

"We had always hoped that would resonate, both as a story beat and as a striking visual, and when I heard all of the cries and gasps in the silence, it was just fantastic," he said. "We realised that it worked. That's never really happened in Star Wars before."

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