Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting overwhelmingly positive reactions on Twitter. Here are the best ones
Formal reviews won’t be out for a few days, but journalists and others at the screening who shared their initial reactions online said The Last Jedi packed the adventure expected in a Star Wars film.hollywood Updated: Dec 12, 2017 13:47 IST
There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Saturday night in Los Angeles, which many are already praising online.
Rian Johnson, the writer and director of the eighth installment of the franchise, dedicated the night to the late Carrie Fisher, who died after filming had completed.
“She’s up there flipping the bird and saying, ‘Don’t bring this night down with solemn tributes,’” Johnson said on stage at the Shrine Auditorium.
It was in that spirit that Johnson excitedly introduced his cast, including Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac. Hamill and composer John Williams, who Johnson called one of the “greatest living film composers” were among the few who got standing ovations.
“Let’s watch a Star Wars movie!” Johnson exclaimed as the cast took their seats, the lights dimmed and the yellow Star Wars logo and iconic scrawl appeared on screen to signal the start of the film. The enthusiastic audience laughed and cheered throughout much of the two-and-a-half-hour film. One audience member even shrieked “What?!” at a key scene deep in the film.
Formal reviews won’t be out for a few days, but journalists and others at the screening who shared their initial reactions online said The Last Jedi packed the adventure expected in a Star Wars film, but took it into new territory.
#TheLastJedi is incredibly satisfying and hands down Mark Hamill's best performance as Luke Skywalker— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) December 10, 2017
Guys. @rianjohnson has made the most epic, emotionally powerful @starwars film ever. Hands down. My strong advice is to be very wary of spoilers. The less you know about #TheLastJedi, the better. Bravo, bravo, bravo.— Clayton Sandell (@Clayton_Sandell) December 10, 2017
There’s a scene in #StarWars #TheLastJedi that I keep playing over and over in my head, that is so stunning and unexpected that I don’t want to forget how I felt seeing it for the first time. This movie feels unlike any other Star Wars movie in all the ways I hoped. pic.twitter.com/zlDW4yOjp2— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) December 10, 2017
#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 pic.twitter.com/nWWAhlNMJo— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) December 10, 2017
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. pic.twitter.com/fHddWjo201— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) December 10, 2017
THE LAST JEDI is fucking phenomenal. I didn't even think I *could* like a Star Wars movie that much.— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) December 12, 2017
Think of your ideal Star Wars movie. The one you’ve always dreamed of. The Last Jedi is better than that.— Devindra Hardawar (@Devindra) December 12, 2017
THE LAST JEDI is the CREED of the STAR WARS series. It's the high I've been chasing since 1980.— Sean Burns (@SeanMBurns) December 12, 2017
The Last Jedi, which arrives in theatres on December 15, is one of the year’s biggest releases. Early box office projections are for the film to debut in the $200 million range for its first weekend.
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First Published: Dec 12, 2017 13:45 IST