Williams Strikes Back
Despite the divisive reviews the film itself received, Williams’ Music undeniably remains a fantastic aspect of The Last Jedi. This is not to say that Williams hasn’t changed or added anything in the score, because it is full to the brim of variation. Most of all, I found myself knowing the story simply through listening, from the minor 2nds surrounding Leia’s theme, to the blending of the brass and string sections for the main themes. Even Rose’s theme, while her character itself is divisive, sets itself apart with Williams’ use of a major key instead of a minor one, or a mode, to establish her thesis of love over hate. When Williams brings back old themes, they are blended beautifully and put at the exact moment to garner the most emotion out of the audience. Despite his legacy, Williams is not content to phone in this score; it is on par, or even superior, to his previous Star Wars score. 5 Stars
51st Oscar nomination
Favorites are (with elements from other saga films):
Main Title & Escape (with elements of Rebel Blockade Runner)
Ahch-To Island (with elements of Rey’s Theme & The Jedi Steps)
Revisiting Snoke (with elements of the Emperor’s/Snoke’s Theme, Darth Vader’s Theme, & Ways Of The Force)
The Rebellion Is Reborn (with elements of Rey’s Theme)
Lesson One (love the suspense towards the end, with elements of Rey’s Theme)
Canto Bight (with elements of Cantina Band & Maz’s Counsel)
The Fathiers (love the catchy theme)
The Sacred Jedi Texts (with elements of Yoda’s Theme)
A New Alliance (with elements of the Emperor’s/Snoke’s theme & Rey’s Theme)
The Battle Of Crait (with elements of Battle Of Yavin/Endor III, Rey’s Theme, & March of the Resistance)
The Spark (with elements of Farewell & The Trip)
The Last Jedi (with elements of Anakin Vs. Obi-Wan/Battle of the Heroes & Ways Of The Force)
Peace & Purpose (with elements of Rey’s Theme)
Finale (with elements of Yoda’s Theme, The Battle Of Yavin/Endor III, & Rey’s Theme)
John Williams has high respect from me
By i leik piez
“A new alliance” is the absolute greatest thing I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing!
Mr. Horn back at it again
So much French horn in use in all of the songs! It’s great to hear them being used so much.
These are the songs for the movies that will go down in history and will become a legend that never dies out! 😃😃😃 LIVE FOREVER STAR WARS!
Weakest of the whole series.
John Williams is an undeniable legend. His work on all of the Star Wars movies outside of Rogue One (different composer) have been exceptional. Even the Prequels with standout themes such as Dual of Fates, Across the Stars, And Battle of the Heros are incredible. For The Last Jedi however, the passion just doesn't seem to be there. I dont know if its becuase he's getting up there in years. Or if its becuase the source left little in terms of inspiration. While I stronly disliked the Last Jedi, the soundtrack wasnt bad but left no memorable impression. The best parts of the soundtrack are just rehashes of Rey's theme and Kylo Ren's from the Force Awakens. In my own opinion Revenge of the Sith had the best soundtrack overall with memorable themes throughtout the entire film. This movie however I cant recall a single new song. Maybe its time for John Williams to hang up the towel, or maybe he still has it in him. Time will tell.
Did they tell John Williams to play it safe?
By Type VII
Seriously? The movie itself was horrible as it’s just another Rebels vs Empire (Empire Strikes Back 2.0), but c’mon, no memorable soundtracks?! The Original and Prequel Trilogies had so many different tracks that I can think of right off the top of my head.
This soundtrack was told to borrow a few themes from the original (no problem with that), but be as subtle as possible! I feel sorry for Williams as Disney is trying to play it safe with the Sequels with nostalgia and suppress any new Prequel-like ideas.
I’m totally ready to get this!!!!!
By abby sillard
I’m buying this right away tonight!!!!!!
Girls rock til the end
By Lesser m
I watched the other Star Wars growing up. This is the first time watching the movie at the Theater. The music and cinematography was out of this world.