Few scenes in film are as triumphant as the end scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The pageantry! The celebration! The swelling John Williams soundtrack! Well, maybe it isn't so impressive when you take away that last bit.

Auralnauts reimagined what the end of Star Wars sounded like without all that pesky fanfare. Basically, it's kind of a stodgy bummer. The whole thing feels a bit like a really muted, awkward high school graduation, and Han Solo's wink to Leia feels oddly inappropriate in a room full of folks awkwardly coughing.

Well , it's still leagues better than the end of The Phantom Menace.

Auralnauts via Laughing Squid

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