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Last night, the Hollywood premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi marked the first time anyone outside of Disney and Lucasfilm got a chance to see Rian Johnson’s long-awaited eighth mainline Star Wars film. (And John Boyega made it after all!) Now, responses have flooded in on social media from attendees, and they’re good, y’all.

They’re really good. Our own Germain Lussier adored it.

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And everyone else posting online is following suit.

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This is incredibly gratifying for Star Wars fans and Rian Johnson fans. The most exciting part for me is the number of people saying they were surprised by The Last Jedi. The Force Awakens was a mostly great movie, but I can’t say anything in it surprised me.

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The possibility of a Star Wars movie that, as Luke says, doesn’t go the way you think, is an intoxicating one. We’ll all get to see that for ourselves when Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters next Friday.

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