Rian Johnson's highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi finally has screened, and CinemaBlend was in the theater to be part of the first audience to see where this saga is heading. We can't get into spoilers (yet), but we are able to pull together the early reactions on Twitter. Here's what our own Eric Eisenberg had to say...
This is the part of the article where I tell you I was not one of the lucky people inside that theater tonight. So, I'm responding to these tweets just as you are, and the one above is particularly fascinating. What are the surprising moves? Were we lied to about who the last Jedi is? Did we get any answers about Snoke? I have about a thousand guesses. I need to text Eric and see if he'll tell me, except, deep down, I know that's a terrible idea that future me will loathe.
Here's another one from our own Conner Schwerdtfeger...
Hell Yes. Those are some big statements. I feel like I can relax and start fully allowing myself to be excited for this movie. There's always a part of you that holds something back, just so you're not crushed if it turns out to suck. Given all these tweets, I'm not comfortable saying it's good. I'll decide that for myself, thank you very much, but I am comfortable saying it seems like it does not suck. Win!
Here are some more tweets from Collider's Perri Nemiroff, The Goldberg's Adam F Goldberg and Jenna Busch from LegionOfLeia...
We'll have further analysis when we're allowed to talk about the movie in-depth. Full reviews will be up on Tuesday, but we'll have some videos and spoiler-free discussion before then here at CinemaBlend.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017. Get more information and the latest news about it here.
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