With the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens screening last night in Los Angeles, film critics have been very quick to give their initial reactions to the J.J. Abrams directed instalment of the iconic franchise. There is a review embargo in place until Wednesday, meaning writers are limited to their brief verdicts on social media. Here’s a collection of spoiler free reactions from critics.
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
Star Wars premiere just letting out now. A LOT of smiling faces. #StarWarsForceAwakens
— Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni) December 15, 2015
1st Star Wars review: it was epic, awesome & perfect. The cast was stellar. JJ killed it!
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) December 15, 2015
— Rudy Mancuso (@rudymancuso) 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
J.J. nailed it. #StarWarsForceAwakens is wonderful.
— Amy Hennig (@amy_hennig) December 15, 2015
Story, characters, design, humor — #StarWars fans, this is the movie you're looking for.
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) 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
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
Awesome. The Force has indeed awakened. I can't wait for what comes next. #StarWarsForceAwakens
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) December 15, 2015
JJ did it. #StarWarsForceAwakens
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 15, 2015
#ForceAwakens delivers on every level.
— Brett Morgen (@brettmorgen) December 15, 2015