Although the review embargo for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still up, a group of lucky individuals that got to see the film in advance have shared their initial reactions on Twitter. As was the case with The Force Awakens, the reception has been incredibly positive.
Found myself tearing up in the middle of a kids Nutcracker performance this afternoon thinking about #TheLastJedi. Some moments are just so incredible and they are hitting me 24 hours later in ways I didn’t expect pic.twitter.com/uvgCKS5Nmn
— 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
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
"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
#StarWarsTheLastJedi is NOT a remake of Empire. Rian Johnson knows you’re thinking it will be and uses that to absolutely SHATTER your expectations. We were SCREAMING at the craziness of it all. As Luke says in the trailer, “This is not going to end the way you think.” pic.twitter.com/2xTAuesIOy
— Joshua Yehl (@JoshuaYehl) December 10, 2017
The general consensus seems to be that director Rian Johnson hits it out of the park and Mark Hamill is at his best.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, 2017.