I have just reviewed “The Lord of The Rings” trilogy. I have not seen it since its theatrical release and when I saw it then everything was normal. But now I know about the Wilhelm Scream...
So I had to stop the viewing three times. Once in the second movie and twice in the third episode. Because when I had heard this scream in these movies and it was so much pronounced I just fell in a frustration.
My question: What is the Wilhelm Scream for you in terms of sound design?
IMO If it is a professional joke then it is a very bad joke.