Ryan McAvoy said:
ROTJ has that horrible music sequence which drives me nuts. It’s a foreshadowing of the cringe-worthy moments in the prequels, me thinks.
I disagree that any scene in ROTJ is “horrible” but which music sequence are you talking about? I can think of a few.
that scene with Luke and Leia… it’s very close to the ‘I don’t like sand’
I made that meme specially LOL
this part scared the crap out of me when I was… 4 maybe? I can’t remember how old I was.
Yeah the droid torture is part of what makes Jabba’s palace such a scary place. You keep hearing people saying Droids feeling pain is nonsensical but it’s established in the other movies that they feel pain and pleasure. Star Wars ain’t hard sci-fi and never was.
Ok, point taken about the Luke and Leia scene…they’re not even the same sport.
But the horrible music scene that I was talking about is the one in Jabba’s Palace. I mean some say that it’s the special edition version that’s horrible but I went back to the original and they’re both very cringe-worthy…
I mean, this is just my opinion but I’m a musician and one of the reasons I love Star Wars more than anything is because it’s set in a different Galaxy and not having anything ‘Earth-like’ is very important to me. Of course, somethings are universal, the theme of family, the theme of good vs. evil but the music sounds like it’s taken straight out of a NYC lounge of the time. I hate the fact that it sounds totally like Earth funk-pop music. in ANH, John Williams did such a great job with the Cantina band song, it was influenced by many earth folk styles but blended together in such a way that it sounds ‘alien’. It’s awesome! Compare that to this piece and I just shake my head and try to forget about it.
I guess it’s not about the whole scene, not even the special effects, just the music itself. (including the singer)
This sequence is compeltely absent from my fanedit of Return of the Jedi 😉 (Shameless plug)