Star Wars: The Force Awakens had its official premiere last night in Hollywood, and as soon as the film was over, people took to Twitter to share their opinions.
For the most part, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive, with many calling The Force Awakens the best Star Wars film since the original movie, A New Hope, back in 1977.
From the tone of the film to the fight sequences to the way director J.J. Abrams made the film feel "old-fashioned," it sounds like those who were concerned about the movie resembling the prequel trilogy more than the original installments can rest easy.
Here are some spoiler free first reactions to The Force Awakens.
#ForceAwakens delivers on every level.— Brett Morgen (@brettmorgen) December 15, 2015
From comedy to costumes, fights to fx to overall feel, J.J. Abrams has created a thoroughly old-fashioned movie #StarWarsForceAwakens— Steven Zeitchik (@ZeitchikLAT) 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
Of course, not everyone was as enthralled with the newest Star Wars film. Devin Faraci from Birth. Death. Movies. admitted that while the movie was more than alright, he wished it didn't try so hard to emulate the original trilogy.
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is ok. I know it's poetry, I know it rhymes, but does every line have to rhyme with the last poem?— devin faraci (@devincf) December 15, 2015
THE FORCE AWAKENS proves JJ Abrams is an auteur: once again we have great characters, propulsive fun, sort of shitty, dumb story.— devin faraci (@devincf) December 15, 2015
The official reviews for the movie are embargoed until Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. PT, but if you're looking to settle some of that anxiety that's been building since the film was first announced, this should help out some.
The Force Awakens opens everywhere Friday.