Star Wars: The Last Jedi Reviews - Read The First Reactions Here
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The first people to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi are taking to Twitter to deliver their verdicts on the on the forthcoming film. Full reviews won't be up for a few more days, but critics fresh out of the cinemas are offering their two cents, and we've gathered them up for you.
So far it seems The Last Jedi is faring well with critics. In a series of tweets, EW's Anthony Breznican said The Last Jedi "may be the first Star Wars movie that's not just about growing up, but also about growing old."
Luke was right: "This is not going to go the way you think." #TheLastJedi will shatter you - and then make you whole again. pic.twitter.com/PJyYpH5loP— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) December 10, 2017
IGN's Joshua Yehl was equally as enthused about The Last Jedi.
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
Terri Schwartz, meanwhile, praised the performances of The Last Jedi's cast.
Not only are Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill at their very best as Leia and Luke in this movie, but Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver blow Rey and Kylo Ren out of the park. I didn’t expect where those characters went and it’s my favorite part of the movie. #TheLastJedi— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) December 10, 2017
Comicbook.com's James Viscardi went as far as saying The last Jedi is a new benchmark for the series.
No hyperbole - #TheLastJedi is the best #starwars movie. @rianjohnson and co nailed it— James Viscardi (@JimViscardi) December 10, 2017
From what we can gather, The Last Jedi may live up to expectations. GameSpot's Star Wars: The Last Jedi review will go up soon, and we'll have plenty of video coverage on the site too. If you need more Star Wars right now, be sure to check out the latest international trailer and you can also see how Leia became a general from A New Hope to The Last Jedi. The movie will also show how Finn and Poe's relationship advances but won't dwell on a major death from The Force Awakens.
Looking further ahead for the blockbuster film franchise, JJ Abrams--who was hired to helm the ninth film in the Star Wars saga after director Colin Trevorrow left the project--said he wants Episode IX to "take [viewers] places that they haven't gone [before]."
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 17. Its sequel, Star Wars: Episode IX, releases on December 20, 2019. Between those two movies, Solo--the Han Solo standalone film--will debut on May 25, 2018. You can read our full The Last Jedi review for much more.
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