After years of anticipation, the seventh chapter in the Star Wars saga had its worldwide premiere last night in Los Angeles. Attendees for Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ first public screening included the cast and crew, a raft of Hollywood’s finest A-list talent and of course, plenty of press.
While the main reviews are still being kept under wraps until 12.01am PST tonight, that’s not stopped those present at the premiere from hitting social media. Bite-size capsule reviews dominated Twitter as soon as the movie let out, and we now have the first reactions.
So, what did that lucky bunch have to say about J.J. Abrams’ second stab at a beloved sci-fi franchise? Here’s a select crop of Tweets from those attendees. And don’t worry, all of these reactions are spoiler-free.
— We Got This Covered (@wgtc_site) December 15, 2015
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 15, 2015
“Star Wars” is back. And it’s never going away again. — DrewAtHitFix (@DrewAtHitFix) December 15, 2015
The Force Awakens is soooo Star Wars, and Daisy Ridley is the business, and #StarWars
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) December 15, 2015
Not going to say much till I see it again but rest assured THE FORCE AWAKENS is the best STAR WARS since 1983…maybe 1980.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 15, 2015
1st Star Wars review: it was epic, awesome & perfect. The cast was stellar. JJ killed it!
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) December 15, 2015
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
You’ll be able to throw in your two cents when the movie hits cinemas worldwide over the next week. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18th, 2015.