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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
This image released by Lucasfilm shows John Boyega as Finn in a scene from, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
This image released by Lucasfilm shows John Boyega as Finn in a scene from, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.(AP)

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.

This image released by Lucasfilm shows BB-8 in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. (AP)

“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.

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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