“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” made its world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night, and the first reviews are in — and they’re all 140 characters or less.
Among the lucky first few to see the highly anticipated sequel include actors Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Banks, Bryce Dallas Howard and Josh Gad, the latter of which echoed other positive reactions on Twitter by calling it “incredible.”
“The Force Awakens” hits theaters this Friday and has had massive sell-outs for opening weekend shows. It killed in advance ticket sales — $50 million three weeks ago, and likely double that now — while die-hard fans have been camping out on Hollywood Boulevard since Dec. 5 to get one of the first looks at the new film.
Your most trusted film critics will be publishing their reviews when the embargo lifts at 12:01 a.m. PT on Wednesday, but until then, read significantly shorter reactions below.
— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) December 15, 2015
1st Star Wars review: it was epic, awesome & perfect. The cast was stellar. JJ killed it!
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) December 15, 2015
#ForceAwakens delivers on every level.
— Brett Morgen (@brettmorgen) December 15, 2015
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) December 15, 2015
— Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) December 15, 2015
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 15, 2015
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 15, 2015
We are back in business kids, back in business indeed. Bring on ep 8 #ForceAwakens
— KristianHarloff (@KristianHarloff) December 15, 2015
Well, I've seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. My prediction: #1 at the box office this week.
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) December 15, 2015
Happily surrendering my phone to #ForceAwakens premiere security with everyone. They can have it. Sell it. Let's go! *cartwheels* *fistpump*
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) December 15, 2015
Awesome. The Force has indeed awakened. I can't wait for what comes next. #StarWarsForceAwakens
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) December 15, 2015
— !llmind (@illmindPRODUCER) 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
For the first time since 1983… Star Wars is back!
— John Campea (@johncampea) December 15, 2015