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Here are the early reactions to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Star Wars The Force Awakens Early Reviews

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:

Mashable’s Chris Taylor also had a very positive reaction:

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Eric Vespe from Ain’t It Cool News:

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:

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:

And here’s Grinder costar Fred Savage:

Rainn Wilson was pretty happy as well:

And Patton Oswalt offers a reaction that will soothe the nerves of long-time Star Wars fans:

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.