It's almost as bad as Big Bang Theory without the laugh track.
Nah, I'm only kidding. Nothing is as awkward as Big Bang Theory without the laugh track.
Actually, I think this is proof, if proof were needed, that John Williams is a genius. He is a genius because he makes moments that would otherwise be a bit weird completely epic in the best sense of the word. I mean honestly, when Luke and the gang pick up their medals at the end of Star Wars it's top notch. It's a swinging, well-edited scene with a dose of light hearted comedy and some curious fore-shadowing. Without the music? It's a terrible episode of The Office.
Also: I'll echo the thoughts of Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz when I ask: why the hell does Chewbacca not get a medal?