One Star Wars: The Last Jedi Scene Is Causing Movie Theaters To Post Warning

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Star Wars fans have had mixed opinions about the latest installment in the franchise, but we had no idea this was necessary. Apparently, some movie theaters are posting warnings about The Last Jedi, all thanks to a certain scene from the movie — a scene that just so happens to have been one of the most striking parts of the entire film.

If you’ve already seen The Last Jedi, you know that when Laura Dern‘s character, Admiral Holdo, crashes her ship into a First Order vehicle, which kills her but saves the life of countless other members of the resistance, everything in the movie goes silent. For a lot of fans, that silence was really impactful and helped viewers to fully embrace the weight of that moment, but it seems that doesn’t go for everyone who’s seen the film.

According to Entertainment Weekly, some AMC theaters have chosen to post a flyer outside of the theaters letting moviegoers know that the 10 seconds of silence in the movie is totally intentional… because apparently, some people have been concerned that something’s wrong with the movie during that scene and have complained. Nope, that’s not it — it’s a choice director Rian Johnson made that was unconventional but also deeply effective.

“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,” the flyer says. “While the images continue to play on the screen you will hear nothing. This is intentionally done by the director for a creative effect.”

And here’s the flyer itself:

It’s true, everyone: the sound isn’t cutting out during The Last Jedi; that silence is supposed to happen. The stark moments of quiet are pretty jarring during a movie that’s been loud and action-packed from the moment it began, but that’s the beauty of it. There’s no way anyone can watch that scene play out for the first time and not be completely grabbed by it. Rian definitely made the right choice, and hopefully, with this warning posted, people will recognize that.. and maybe not complain about the sound cutting out during the movie to the poor theater employees.

Now, can we go back to debating whether or not things with Luke Skywalker went down the right way? When it comes to everything that unfolded in The Last Jedi, there’s so much more to talk about than those seconds of silence.