The previous two movies in the Disney era of “Star Wars” were well-loved by people who tweeted after seeing it at their respective world premieres in Los Angeles, and it should come as no surprise that the reaction is pretty much the same with the response immediately after the premiere screen of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
The response, in general, is extremely positive and even enthusiastic. TheWrap’s own Umberto Gonzalez called it “AWESOME!” (the all caps and exclamation point are his, meaning he’s super serious about it being awesome), and quite a lot of people who attended Saturday’s premiere are comparing it to “The Empire Strikes Back.” Or, at least, they’re declaring it the new third best film in the series. Others are wisely waiting to make such inflammatory claims, however, until they’ve had time to think about it further.
And yes, people seem to love porgs.
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 10, 2017
— Taran Killam (@TaranKillam) December 10, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is everything. Intense, funny, emotional, exciting. It’s jam-packed with absolutely jaw dropping moments and I loved it so, so much. I’m still shaking. pic.twitter.com/fHddWjo201
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) December 10, 2017
— James Viscardi (@JimViscardi) December 10, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is so very different, exciting, surprising. So many emotions, so many amazing moments. Stay away from spoilers.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) December 10, 2017
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) December 10, 2017
There’s a scene in #StarWars #TheLastJedi that I keep playing over and over in my head, that is so stunning and unexpected that I don’t want to forget how I felt seeing it for the first time. This movie feels unlike any other Star Wars movie in all the ways I hoped. pic.twitter.com/zlDW4yOjp2
— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) December 10, 2017
#StarWars: The Last Jedi is so beautifully human, populist, funny, and surprising. I cried when one POC heroine got her moment because films like these leave their mark on entire generations — and representation matters
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) December 10, 2017
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) December 10, 2017
So a lot happens in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) December 10, 2017
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) December 10, 2017
THE LAST JEDI: A little too long & dragged in the middle, but great fun overall! As good as The Force Awakens; Rogue One is better! More humor than expected, great #StarWars moments, #MarkHamill is awesome! A worthy Episode VIII pic.twitter.com/HHihSa788D
— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) December 10, 2017
The rest of the press, including this writer, will be seeing “The Last Jedi” on Monday. If you want my reaction, tune into my twitter at about 1 p.m. PST Monday afternoon.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” aka “Episode VIII” follows up on JJ Abrams’ “The Force Awakens,” which saw a new generation of characters face off against the offspring of the Galactic Empire, known as the First Order. “The Last Jedi” is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro, alongside returning “Star Wars” veterans Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.