The force appears to be strong with this one.
Movie critics had their first chance to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the film's Monday night premiere — and the consensus seems to be positive.
After pouring out of the theater onto Hollywood Boulevard, many turned to Twitter to share their first thoughts.
Los Angeles Times film writer Rebecca Keegan hailed the film as the movie Star Wars fans have been waiting for.
Story, characters, design, humor -- #StarWars fans, this is the movie you're looking for.— Rebecca Keegan (@Rebecca Keegan)1450158035.0
Hollywood Reporter Executive Editor Matthew Belloni tweeted that there were many satisfied faces following the premiere.
BuzzFeed's senior film reporter Adam B. Vary assured fans the movie is 100% Star Wars with "something new."
Rest easy: #TheForceAwakens is 100% #StarWars, and something new. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac: welcome.— Adam B. Vary (@Adam B. Vary)1450158194.0
Filmmaker Brett Morgen wrote that the movie "might be the best" since the original.
#ForceAwakens delivers on every level.— Brett Morgen (@Brett Morgen)1450158149.0
L.A. Times Arts and Entertainment writer Steven Zeitchik praised director J.J. Abrams for creating a "thoroughly old-fashioned movie."
From comedy to costumes, fights to fx to overall feel, J.J. Abrams has created a thoroughly old-fashioned movie #StarWarsForceAwakens— Steven Zeitchik (@Steven Zeitchik)1450158465.0
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is set to hit theaters this Friday, with some early screenings Thursday evening.
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