WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, now in theaters.
Two AMC theater locations that made news this week by posting warnings to moviegoers about a silent sequence in Star Wars: The Last Jedi have removed those signs.
The moment arrives as Vice Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern) crashes her ship into a First Order cruiser at lightspeed to provide her fellow Resistance members with a chance to escape. The sound stops for 10 seconds, intended to underscore the magnitude of the scene. However, some audience members apparently believed there was a technical problem, and complained to theaters, which led to the warnings:
“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.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, the signs were taken down before they went viral. “The sign was up at two of AMC’s 660 locations,” read a statement from the theater chain. “It was removed last week before the media coverage began.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. The film is in theaters worldwide.
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