It’s FINALLY here!
Pardon that outburst. Definitely not professional. Of course, after years of waiting for the next installment in the Star Wars saga, professionalism is totally overrated. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens began its theatrical run last night at midnight, and there was no shortage of super fans lining up to be the first to experience the newest adventure in a galaxy far, far away.
If you’re one of those people who actually requires sleep to function, then you probably signed onto your social media accounts this morning with more than a little trepidation. After all, those people who went out to see the film last night would be letting everyone know how it stacked up. And lots of those people would have little hesitance about dropping key plot points before you’d had a chance to see the thing.
Even though, according to the NYSE, spoilers won’t be much of a concern come Monday:
Will you be seeing the new Star Wars @EpisodeVII (NYSE: $DIS) this weekend?
— NYSE (@NYSE) December 16, 2015
Of course, you need a fan’s perspective on this movie, because critics are too academic to truly be trusted with a space opera like Star Wars, one that’s at once hokey and brilliant, thrilling and cheesy. Nah, most critics just focus on the hokey bits like they outweigh the joy of interacting with the Force. So, what are fans saying? Lots of vague, awesome things:
STAR WARS EPISODE VII WAS SO GOOD
— TmarTn (@TmarTn) December 18, 2015
Here’s one the fans of sleep can identify with:
Me right now after staring at my ceiling til 3 am or later contemplating Episode VII #StarWars pic.twitter.com/ZJuSC0UKxn
— Cassaundra Caldwell (@xjustkiki) December 18, 2015
In case you forgot .. I'm a Jedi. Go see episode VII. It was amazing #MayTheForceBeWithYou @starwars pic.twitter.com/fiwKv054oE
— Cole Pendery (@coleIM5) December 18, 2015
Just saw Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. I will be seeing it again tomorrow night. Nothing more to be said.
— Jamie Costa (@CostaJames) December 18, 2015
Though some reviews you do have to take with a grain of salt …
Star Wars Episode VII was the greatest movie I have ever seen
— ashton (@_tilbs) December 18, 2015
Of course, if you’re still curious about a critics insight, Rotten Tomatoes is a bright shining spot in the Star Wars Universe today:
#StarWars #TheForceAwakens is Certified Fresh at 95% with 205 reviews —> https://t.co/gPJcE23N34 ? #Tomatometer @starwars @DisneyStudios
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) December 17, 2015
And if that’s not good enough, CNET has you covered with a totally spoiler free review:
Watch our spoiler-free review of 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' https://t.co/OUA9E7rZNE pic.twitter.com/LOKTThT03I
— CNET (@CNET) December 16, 2015
All in all, it would seem that Episode VII is, somehow, actually living up to the level of hype established by more than a solid year of marketing. Fans’ expectations for this one couldn’t have gotten much higher if God Himself had pre-ordered tickets and then Tweeted about it. Fortunately for fans, though, it seems that J.J. Abrams and his team have delivered in spectacular fashion.
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