Star Wars: The Force Awakens got its big red carpet premiere in Hollywood on Monday evening and many of the people in attendance posted their spoiler-free impressions of the new film. Below we’ll go through some of the top reactions to the new film from filmmakers, actors and journalists who were all present at last night’s showing of the latest Star Wars movie.
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Let’s start with some critics. Here’s Pete Sciretta of SlashFilm:
Awesome. The Force has indeed awakened. I can't wait for what comes next. #StarWarsForceAwakens
— /Film (@slashfilm) December 15, 2015
Mashable’s Chris Taylor also had a very positive reaction:
I got chills. I got goosebumps. I laughed. I teared up. #TheForceAwakens
— Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) December 15, 2015
Germain Lussier of iO9.com:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoke to my every emotion. Most of them good, a few not, but overall it was an amazing, overwhelming experience
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) December 15, 2015
Eric Vespe from Ain’t It Cool News:
Out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This about sums it up: pic.twitter.com/BPECdYffYy
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) December 15, 2015
Mashable’s Josh Dickey liked the movie a lot but is more tempered in his enthusiasm than others:
Still, any movie that’s better than Return of the Jedi is a very good movie!
Los Angeles Times film critic Zeitchik offers what seems like praise, although that all depends on how you define the term “old fashioned.” In this context, it sounds like a good thing:
From comedy to costumes, fights to fx to overall feel, J.J. Abrams has created a thoroughly old-fashioned movie #StarWarsForceAwakens
— Steven Zeitchik (@zeitchikWaPo) December 15, 2015
Now for the celebrity tweets. Keep in mind that professional actors are much more likely to praise a film than critics are since they don’t want to sabotage their chances of landing a role in a future J.J. Abrams film by trashing his work in the most important film of his career. All the same, it’s nice to see so many being so positive in their early takes.
Here’s Rob Lowe, currently starring in the Fox comedy The Grinder:
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 15, 2015
And here’s Grinder costar Fred Savage:
Rainn Wilson was pretty happy as well:
1st Star Wars review: it was epic, awesome & perfect. The cast was stellar. JJ killed it!
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) December 15, 2015
And Patton Oswalt offers a reaction that will soothe the nerves of long-time Star Wars fans:
JJ did it. #StarWarsForceAwakens
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 15, 2015