Word is Very Good from Viewers of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” World Premiere in LA

Last Saturday, December 9, was the world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. With luminaries from the film present, some two thousand moviegoers became the first to see the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy in full, outside of Disney and Lucasfilm.

As the weekend turned, this same audience began storming social media with their opinions on The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, John Boyega, the late Carrie Fisher and more. Fans of the sprawling space opera franchise need not be on tenterhooks for the general US premiere this coming Friday, December 15; the premiere moviegoers say it’s all good.

Foremost of the online praise coming out of Twitter is Gizmodo’s Germain Lussier.

The most commonly-cited thing about The Last Jedi is said to be its unpredictability in the plot. Its predecessor The Force Awakens from 2015 may have been a blockbuster, but back-to-back viewers think that Episode VII is not as surprising as VIII’s twists.

Like Luke Skywalker said in the trailer:

Speaking of Luke, the moviegoers were impressed by how well Mark Hamill returned to the role after over 30 years from the end of the original Star Wars trilogy.

Good words were said about director Johnson himself, who gave a tribute to Fisher, who played General Leia for the last time in this film, before the movie was screened.

And of course, as the mass-market premiere hasn’t actually hit yet, the world-premiere audience is doing their part to shush their fellows to silence regarding spoilers. Oh well.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will have its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday, December 12, and hit all US cinemas December 15.

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