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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

In the recent days, you may have come across a report or two regarding AMC and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. No, the theater didn’t have an opinion regarding whether or not Luke Skywalker was treated badly, but rather had posted a sign on certain locations that said the following, as was discovered and posted by actor Paul Scheer:

“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.”

The scene in question involved the use of lightspeed by the character Admiral Holdo, and the lack of film was indeed used for dramatic effect. Since this post hit the web, fans have been poking fun at it. How many complaints from audiences did AMC receive before they felt the need to actually address this? That’s a question worth asking.

However, it looks like AMC may have reacted to this response by telling theater chains to take down the signs. Here’s what an AMC rep told Variety:

“We are aware that this occurred at two of AMC’s 660 locations. The theatres have removed the sign.”

Okay, so two theaters ain’t half bad, and from the sound of it, it was likely the work of a rogue manager who got sick of telling customers that there was nothing wrong with their theater. I think the real folks who should be apologizing for this outrage are the audience members who didn’t have the common sense to realize that there was no technical problem.

Oh well, such is the way things are in any industry with mainstream consumers.

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SOURCE: Variety

  • Rad4Cap

    “I think the real folks who should be apologizing for this outrage are the audience members who didn’t have the common sense to realize that there was no technical problem.”

    Amen. It is a shame Idiocracy has come far sooner than ever anticipated.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I thought the sign was going to read “The Last Jedi contains a sequence the does nothing to further develop the plot and makes you wonder if anyone working on the film actually test screened it before shipping. This is intentionally done to shake off the fans who expect more from Disney.”

  • Spencer Garver

    Disney cant have it both ways. They either WANT to attract idiots that
    would like this movie but not understand that this part has no sound and
    why, or they are going to have competent movie goers who will
    understand obviously it was an artistic choice to have no sound but the
    movie itself is a dumpster fire.

  • Unc Sam

    “The scene in question involved the use of lightspeed by the character Admiral Holdo”

    Ah yes….the scene that manages to make no sense in isolation but also f**ks continuity for Episodes 4 and 6. Well done Disney.

  • TheOct8pus

    Oh good. I thought I had gone deaf for 10 seconds.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.