STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - The First Reactions Are In And It Sounds Like Luke Skywalker Steals The Show

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - The First Reactions Are In And It Sounds Like Luke Skywalker Steals The Show

The world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi just ended a little under an hour ago, meaning a ton of reactions have started to pour in and it sounds like Disney has another winner on their hands!

By now, you've probably already decided whether or not you're going to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters next week, so these reactions probably won't do much for you. But, if you're like me, and not a big fan of the franchise, and you need some extra convincing to go see it with the rest of world, then these post-premiere reactions should more than do the trick.

Almost everyone is in agreement that this is the best entry in the Star Wars franchise in over thirty years, ranking just below A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back. Rian Johnson's direction seems to attract the most praise as he delivers an exciting and beyond surprising installment in the long-running series.

Out of the cast, Mark Hamill walks away with the title belt for his return as Luke Skywalker, receiving unanimous praise from everyone in attendance. The late Carrie Fisher, in her final film role, delivers an unforgettable performance as well. The Force Awakens cast don't seem to leave as large a mark as the original cast members, but some are saying that both Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver are standouts. 


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Mark Ellis, of Collider, gives the long-awaited film his Jordan seal of approval.

 


Aaron Couch, of The Hollywood Reporter, heaps immense praise on Mark Hamill, who returns in a full-fledged role as the iconic Luke Skywalker. 

 


CinemaBlend's Eric Eisenberg hints at the surprising twists and turns and also heaps more praise on Hamill, who seems to be back in top form.

 


Star Wars superfan Germain Lussier, of io9, was left shaking after exiting the premiere. He loved it. 

 


Peter Sciretta, of slashfilm, hypes up some very surprising and emotional moments, begs fans to stay away from spoilers. 

 


Like many of the attendees above, Collider's Perri Nemiroff also loved the film, giving her thanks to both director Rian Johnson and his team.

 


IGN's Terri Schwartz had a lot of thoughts, looking back on one specific scene that went above and beyond for her. She also heaps praise on relative newcomers Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver, who seem to have very unexpected arcs.

 


Fandango ace Erik Davis praises the visuals and calls the movie the best entry in the franchise since the Empire Strikes Back.

 


Jen Yamato, of the Los Angeles Times, seemed to love the film as well, praising the film's wide range of representation. 

 


Eric Vespe, from CinemaBlend, says the film is incredible, praises the character work and emotional payoff.

 


Scott Mantz, of Access Hollywood, says the movie's a little long, but still a whole lot of fun. He's another to point out that Hamill is beyond awesome in his return.

 


Gregory Ellwood, of The Playlist, was one of the few who left disappointed. 

 


The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg says Rian Johnson absolutely crushes it.

 


IGN's Joshua Yehl was left absolutely stunned by the time the credits rolled. 

 


Ryan Parker, of The Hollywood Reporter, says the movie is amazing, leaving him with a lot to process.

 


Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican offers the most insight and assures fans that the film is radically different than The Empire Strikes Back. 

 


Grae Drake, of RottenTomatoes, went through a whole whirlwind of emotions, leaving the premiere absolutely stunned.

 


Mashable's Laura Prudom gives the film a solid 3, says it ranks behind the A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back.

 


Kyle Buchanan, of New York Magazine & Vulture, offers a few interesting thoughts. A couple things you may not have thought about when you went to see it, but now that you've read them, you probably will.  

 


The always reliable Dave Gonzales says the movie's good, but there's going to be a lot to talk about when the rest of the fandom gets a crack at it.  

 


MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz loved the tension-filled moments that left him with goosebumps and looks forward to seeing where Johnson can take the franchise in his upcoming trilogy.  

 


Finally, Logan director James Mangold offers some immense support for his friend and heaps even more praise on Johnson's incredible work. 

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi features:
Director: Rian Johnson
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
Daisy Ridley as Rey
John Boyega as Finn
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata
Domhnall Gleeson as Hux
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Gwendoline Christie as Phasma
Andy Serkis as Snoke
Benicio Del Toro as DJ
Laura Dern as Amilyn Holdo
Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico
Billie Lourd as Kaydel Ko Connix
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
Mike Quinn as Nien Nunb
Timothy M. Rose as Gial Ackbar
Jimmy Vee as R2-D2
Simon Pegg as Unkar Plutt
Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca Double
Gareth Edwards in an undisclosed role
Warwick Davis in an undisclosed role
Amanda Lawrence in an undisclosed role
Veronica Ngo as Paige Tico


Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15

 
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