Over the weekend, journalists had the opportunity to attend the world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. These special screenings give studios a chance to reveal their prized gems to an audience of critics from different media outlets, with the hopes they'll spread the good word about the film.
Though they're not allowed to give full reviews, critics can give spoiler-free impressions filled with quick thoughts and overall feelings about the movie. We've gone through the trouble of collecting what the critics are saying about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the overall consensus is this may be the best Star Wars film out of the bunch.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is everything. Intense, funny, emotional, exciting. It’s jam-packed with absolutely jaw dropping moments and I loved it so, so much. I’m still shaking. pic.twitter.com/fHddWjo201— 3 Words: Scary. Germain. Guy (@GermainLussier) December 10, 2017
#StarWarsTheLastJedi is great fun!! I’m not going to reveal anything except to say how great the cast is and how surprisingly funny it is. Luke Skywalker/Hamill & Leia/Fisher were awesome. Daisy rules.— Jim Slay-voda (@JimVejvoda) December 10, 2017
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 Yehlblazer (@JoshuaYehl) December 10, 2017
#TheLastJedi is absolutely fantastic - gripping, touching, funny and powerful w/ gorgeous shots and the most badass battles. When it gets going, holy crap does it get going. Hands down the best #StarWars movie since Empire pic.twitter.com/nWWAhlNMJo— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 10, 2017
#TheLastJedi is incredibly satisfying and hands down Mark Hamill's best performance as Luke Skywalker— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) December 10, 2017
It’s AMAZING. Just amazing. Have a lot to process, but WOW. #lastjedi— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) December 10, 2017
"Do. Or do not. There is no try." Bravo, @RianJohnson. You did that! The last 40 minutes had me on the edge of my seat in every moment. Superb storytelling. Exceptional design. I laughed. I cheered. A total joy-ride through the galaxy. So fun. #StarWars pic.twitter.com/u4h4XsdzZA— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 10, 2017
#StarWars: The Last Jedi is so beautifully human, populist, funny, and surprising. I cried when one POC heroine got her moment because films like these leave their mark on entire generations -- and representation matters— jen yamato (@jenyamato) December 10, 2017
The Last Jedi is incredible. Character at the forefront, amazing action and so so so much emotional payoff decades in the making. I will be watching this one a lot. pic.twitter.com/KVOjLhwk27— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) December 10, 2017
And last but definitely not least, we end with Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, on his final thoughts and hopes for the audience as they head to movie theaters this week.
We're Rian Johnson's cast of"Last Jedi"We hope you will enjoy the film— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 10, 2017
It's wonderful to be here-It's certainly a THRILL
You're such a lovely audience-We'd like to take you home with us
We'd LOVE to take you home!💋 #BestFansInTheGalaxy #KeepTheSecretsOfVIII https://t.co/38Ri686AZa
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15 and stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.