The Last Jedi

Around the Galaxy: Star Wars News 12.11.17

The Last Jedi Reaction: Where to begin? Twitter, of course...

There could be some unintentional spoilers for The Last Jedi ahead…

As the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi Red Carpet World Premiere” special unfolded on Saturday night, the galaxy began to hold its breath as our earth-bound heroes — specifically the Star Wars journalists we read/follow every day — headed into the theater to get their first look at Episode VIII.

Two and a half hours later, we collectively breathed a sigh of relief. By all accounts, The Last Jedi will be worth the wait for all of us who need to hold on until Thursday.

The below is a compilation, which — while not trying to be comprehensive — will give you a flavor of what people felt after they watched the première.

Last Jedi Reaction from the Twittersphere

We’ll begin, as we often do, with words from Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican, who gave sought to temper reactions and the resulting interpretations to follow…

His own reaction was purposely vague, but kept the anticipation high:

Our friend Germain Lussier at io9 tweeted:

Entertainment Weekly’s Ash Crossan agreed and posted:

The soon-to-be-profiled on MSW Maude Garrett said:

Slashfilm’s Peter Sciretta posted:

And finally, as I step away from my usual suspects on the twittersphere, Ava DuVernay, movie-maker extraordinaire — currently at the helm of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time — wrote:

I’m not sure we need to go further — as nearly every Star Wars outlet has compliled something similar — but I wanted to start the week off on a positive note, and give you some fodder to fill your time as we all wait to see The Last Jedi on Thursday night and Friday.

Also in the meantime, if you didn’t have an hour-and-a-half to devote on Saturday, put on your headphones and watch the red carpet show, below:


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A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.
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