Apparently, Japan is taking their Star Wars-watching experiences very seriously. According to THR, fans can choose between the Light and Dark sides of the Force for specific 4DX screenings of the recently-released Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Based on what side you choose, the vibrations, tilts, wind, fog, strobe, and other aspects of 4DX differ from each other. The same goes for the lightsaber fights, which have different reverb effects, and even the scenes involving First Order ship and Rebel ships differ in atmosphere.
Apparently, audiences in Japan have been split 50-50 on their selections, and we can only imagine that it’ll make audiences hungry to check out the film at least once more, so they can feel the 4DX differences between the two different versions.
So far, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has performed fairly well in Japan, taking in around $55 million — which is substantially less than The Force Awakens’ $97.8 million haul, and much better than Rogue One’s $39.2 million haul. We wonder if these 4DX experiences will help the film stick around for a much stronger box office performance, though we doubt it’ll make a huge difference.
Sadly, as of this writing, there are no plans for these Light and Dark versions to expand beyond the Land of the Rising Sun. Maybe with Episode IX, audiences will be able to choose their destiny, but for now, we can only dream of how awesome these two different versions of the film are.
Would you pay to see the film in 4DX on either the Light or Dark side? Let us know down below!
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