The Force is strong with this one.
The first reviews are in for Star Wars: The Last Jedi — and everybody is blown away.
The world premiere of the eighth chapter in the Skywalker saga, directed by Rian Johnson, took place in Hollywood on Saturday night.
The Force is strong with this one: The world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, took place in Hollywood on Saturday night, and the first reviews have been amazing
Disney has a strict embargo on full reviews until Tuesday, but early spoiler-free Twitter reaction has been universally positive.
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi is everything. Intense, funny, emotional, exciting. It’s jam-packed with absolutely jaw dropping moments and I loved it so, so much. I’m still shaking,’ wrote Gizmodo’s Germain Lussier.
‘I can’t believe The Last Jedi exists. @rianjohnson is a madman and I love him for it. He takes Star Wars to the edge and throws it over. What a crazy, awesome movie. We’ll be talking about this one for a long, long time.’
Blown away: Disney has a strict embargo on full reviews until Tuesday, but early spoiler-free Twitter reaction has been universally positive
SlashFilm’s Peter Sciretta tweeted: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi is so very different, exciting, surprising. So many emotions, so many amazing moments. Stay away from spoilers.
The LA Times Jen Yamato claimed: ‘StarWars: The Last Jedi is so beautifully human, populist, funny, and surprising. I cried when one POC heroine got her moment because films like these leave their mark on entire generations — and representation matters.’
Fandango managing editor Erik Davis wrote: #TheLastJedi is absolutely fantastic – gripping, touching, funny and powerful w/ gorgeous shots and the most badass battles. When it gets going, holy crap does it get going. Hands down the best #StarWars movie since Empire’
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Besides the direction, cinematography, effects and score, performances were also lauded, especially veterans Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher.
‘#TheLastJedi is incredibly satisfying and hands down Mark Hamill’s best performance as Luke Skywalker, THR’s Aaron Couch wrote.
Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican added: ‘You may not always feel how you want to feel, but the feelings will be genuine and deep, and I am grateful for them. Especially when it comes to @carrieffisher.’
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Even Johnson’s director peers were impressed.
Selma director Ava DuVernay tweeted: ‘Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Bravo, @RianJohnson. You did that! The last 40 minutes had me on the edge of my seat in every moment. Superb storytelling. Exceptional design. I laughed. I cheered. A total joy-ride through the galaxy. So fun. #StarWars
Logan director James Mangold wrote: ‘Massive congrats to my friend @rianjohnson for the dazzling writing and directing work he shared tonight! Yes, a great chapter of a blockbuster franchise, spectacular and unpredictable, but also his own voice shining through… kudos!’
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theatres on Friday December 15.
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Coming soon: Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theatres on Friday December 15