‘Rogue One’ Early Reactions: ‘Wonderful,’ ‘Amazing,’ ‘Fans Are Going to Lose Their S–t!’

Stars who attended the premiere of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” hit social media to give it a Standing O

Last Updated: December 11, 2016 @ 2:51 PM

Stars who attended Saturday night’s premiere of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” are weighing in on social media — and the consensus is that it’s out of this world.

Filmmaker Kevin Smith called the new prequel “unbelievably wonderful” and Rainn Wilson prefers the word “amazing,” while film critic Scott Mantz said, “Fans are going to LOSE THEIR S–T!”

Several blocks of Hollywood Boulevard were shut down — and an X-Wing fighter was parked on the street — to prepare for Saturday’s premiere at the Pantages Theatre.

Comic Chris Hardwick went full-on fan boy after seeing the film, posting on Instagram: “Rogue One is a STUNNING film. I cannot recommend it enough. It’s dark, beautiful and satisfying. If you didn’t know Star Wars you’d love it, and knowing it makes it that much better. The references to things you recognize aren’t just member berries, they are justified and strengthen the story. Gareth Edwards has created an absolute gem in the Star Wars universe that will blow your brain out of your head. By the time the end credits hit, the theater was SCREAMING with unbridled excitement. See it as soon as you can before anything gets spoiled!!!”

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He even joked that he took a stack of the commemorative popcorn buckets people left on the floor, adding, “I’m not even ashamed.”

“Rogue One” is a standalone film in the “Star Wars” universe, taking place before the first “Star Wars” film (now subtitled “A New Hope”). Gareth Edwards directed the movie, which stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

Set between the prequel and original trilogies, it follows Jones as Jyn Erso and her efforts to steal the plans for the Death Star, the ultimate weapon of the Galactic Empire, which has terrorized children everywhere since the first “Star Wars” in 1977.

Here are a handful of other celebs who couldn’t contain their excitement: