The first reactions to Star Wars: The Last Jedi are in (No Spoilers)
It "might be the best Star Wars movie ever."
A long time ago in a galaxy, far, far....actually, slash a lightsaber through that sentence because audiences don't have to wait long to see the next Star Wars adventure. Yes, that's right. The wait is almost over.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is nearly upon us as Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Breaking Bad) has the unenviable task of topping the box-office behemoth that was The Force Awakens. The fact that Johnson has already been given the responsibility to create a brand new trilogy is a very good sign, but what about the next installment of the world's most beloved saga?
As for the plot, here's what we're being told: "Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn, and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past."
While the official reviews are embargoed, a few journalists shared their spoiler-free opinions on Twitter and it's fair to say that The Last Jedi is shaping up to be an absolute triumph.
In fact, one journalist even remarked that it "might be the best Star Wars movie ever." Considering the brilliance of The Empire Strikes Back and A New Hope, that's high praise indeed.
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It's also the longest film in Star Wars history. We think it's fair to say that the Force is strong with this one.
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
I am STUNNED by #StarWars #TheLastJedi. I gasped, I laughed, I screamed, I cried and I had the time of my life. Rian Johnson pulled it off, making what might be the best Star Wars movie ever. pic.twitter.com/0VE5M90dsH
— Joshua Yehl (@JoshuaYehl) December 10, 2017
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) 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
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a triumph. So many big moments, so much emotion, so much to digest. Had the whole crowd cheering and woah’ing.
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) December 10, 2017
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 10, 2017
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) December 10, 2017
— James Viscardi (@JimViscardi) 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