Whilst full reviews can’t be published until Tuesday evening (UK time), reviewers who have seen the film have been able to tease their thoughts on social media following last night’s LA premiere.
And the consensus? It’s good news - and it seems the film is every bit as surprising as the cast have promised.
Terri Schwartz of IGN wrote that Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose is the breakout star, saying: “I cannot understand how much I fell in love with @kellymarietran’s Rose from the start. She is a new heart for the series.
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Fandango’s Erik Davis was full of praise, tweeting: “#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.”
Writing for Cinemablend, Eric Eisenberg warned that it’s not quite a perfect film, but said: “Impressed… It makes some big, impressive and surprising moves that I definitely didn’t expect.