Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Spoiler Free Early Buzz: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

From slashfilm, The world premiere of JJ Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Force Awakens happened last night in Hollywood California at an unprecedented gala that took over the three big theaters on Hollywood Blvd: El Capitan, The Dolby Theatre and The TCL Chinese Theatre. While full on reviews are embargoed until Wednesday morning at 12:01am, guests in attendance at the premiere were allowed to tweet their brief reactions. After the jump you can find the first First Awakens reactions from the premiere screening.

Twitter Star Wars: The Force Awakens Reviews/Reactions

So what did people think of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? I tweeted the following after the screening:

Awesome. The Force has indeed awakened. I can't wait for what comes next. #StarWarsForceAwakens

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) December 15, 2015

The Force Awakens is everything we want from a Star Wars movie. The film brought me to tears multiple times.

I talked to many people at the premiere party after the screening, and while some people were hesitant to make a definitive reaction after only one viewing, I did not talk to anyone who didn’t like the movie. Most people I talked to said it was certainly better than the prequels, with some ranking it as highly as their second favorite in the series.

One thing was very clear from everyone I encountered: Star Wars is back and everyone seems to be excited about the future of the franchise. Below you can find a round up of tweets from journalists, filmmakers and guests in attendance at the World Premiere screening. The film will be screening for press around the world on Tuesday night, so you’re very likely going to see more tweets at that time. But feel free to browse the tweets below without the fear of spoilers, as I have ensured that all of the reactions are spoiler free:

"Star Wars" is back. And it's never going away again.

— DrewAtHitFix (@DrewAtHitFix) December 15, 2015

I saw #StarWars #TheForceAwakens. And I enjoyed it a lot.

— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) December 15, 2015

Congrats to #JJAbrams and the entire cast and crew on an incredible film. #ForceAwakens made me a giddy 10 year old all over again.

— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 15, 2015

Star Wars is back. That’s for damn sure.

— Jeff Cannata (@jeffcannata) December 15, 2015

This is what we loved about Star Wars. This is Star Wars.

— Jeff Cannata (@jeffcannata) December 15, 2015

#ForceAwakens might be the best blockbuster since the original.

— Brett Morgen (@brettmorgen) December 15, 2015

The Force Awakens is soooo Star Wars, and Daisy Ridley is the business, and #StarWars

— jen yamato (@jenyamato) December 15, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoke to my every emotion. Most of them good, a few not, but overall it was an amazing, overwhelming experience

— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) December 15, 2015

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is a strong, promising kickoff. As a standalone, I'd rank it #3 in the series.

— Josh Lincoln Dickey (@JLDlite) December 15, 2015

#StarWarsForceAwakens totally delivers #nospoilers I repeat #nospoilers again #nospoilers just #wowpic.twitter.com/SD4odRnTZZ

— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) December 15, 2015

Ranking: 1. Empire Strikes Back. 2. Force Awakens. 3. A New Hope. 4. Return of the Jedi. 5 – 8 Prequels. Thank you JJ.#TheForceAwakens

— Adam F. Goldberg (@adamfgoldberg) December 15, 2015

Among its many wonderful qualities, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS passes the Bechdel test.

— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) December 15, 2015

Story, characters, design, humor — #StarWars fans, this is the movie you're looking for.

— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) December 15, 2015

Spoiler free #TheForceAwakens review: pic.twitter.com/Eli6ykyly0

— Matt Martin (@missingwords) December 15, 2015

1st Star Wars review: it was epic, awesome & perfect. The cast was stellar. JJ killed it!

— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) 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



Octopunk said...

Oooh I just skimmed it.

Yes, I'm excited. Still haven't nailed down the plan to see it.

AC said...

Yay! Spoiler free reviews look promising. May try to see it as part of traditional Jewish Christmas, if I can convince our friends; otherwise as soon as we can get decent tix at a humane hour! So January maybe? And should those who see it refrain from reviews or opinions for now? I don't care myself but want to be respectful of any preferences on this.