To quote a certain someone from the Mortal Kombat movie, it has begun! Last night was the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a film that has a pretty decent chance at doing well at the box office this weekend, and early reactions to the film have just started to roll in. We decided to gather a smattering of twitter reactions that have no spoilers and are limited largely to enthusiastically positive feelings for J.J. Abrams‘ long-awaited sequel to Return of the Jedi. Though she didn’t share her thoughts on Twitter, Geena Davis reportedly let out a big “whoop” at the end of the film and expressed deep admiration for the film, “especially Rey,” according to Variety. That seems to be the general vibe from those who were there last night, including our editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub, who is among the people whose Tweets we compiled below. And remember, Friday isn’t all that far away.
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
— 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
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 15, 2015
Awesome. The Force has indeed awakened. I can’t wait for what comes next. #StarWarsForceAwakens
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) December 15, 2015
I have some more complicated thoughts on TFA, but will save them for the review. Some faults, but no doubt best Star Wars film since ’83.
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) December 15, 2015
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 15, 2015
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