Star Wars: Every Musical Connection From The Original Trilogy To Rogue One

Author Thumbnail BY Bayani Miguel Acebedo - April 19, 2017

Rogue One was a huge hit, and it’s actually the very first Star Wars movie not to have John Williams providing the score. Instead, Michael Giacchino stepped in to provide the music for the film, and a video analysis by Sideways on Youtube has decided to give an in-depth look at Giacchino’s musical score.

I really like how Giacchino stepped in for Williams in the movie, and I think he does a very good job in trying to capture his style. It’s cool how he takes themes from the original trilogy and integrates them into the movie.

If I’m being honest, I’m even more impressed with the score for this film as compared to The Force Awakens. The only theme I really liked was the March of the Resistance, and though Rey’s theme is memorable, it’s not really my favorite. Even Kylo Ren’s theme lacked the imposing feel that the Imperial March brings. Even musical cues from the prequels were better in my opinion.

Hopefully we get to see more of Giacchino is Star Wars, because what he pulled off in Rogue One was just amazing.

See Also: Rogue One Composer Michael Giacchino Has Started Recording The Score For Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.