The First Spoiler-Free Impressions of The Force Awakens, Straight From the Premiere

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The first group of non-Lucasfilm employees have finally been allowed to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens last night, and good news! The reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Here are what some of the celebrities, reporters, and lucky bastards who attended last night’s premiere had to say about Episode VII.

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Our own Germain Lussier had one of the most measured responses:

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I may be biased on behalf of my co-worker, but I appreciate Germain’s honesty. I was getting so wrapped up in the hype that I was unconsciously expecting perfection, so it’s great to have a reminder that as awesome as The Force Awakens may be, it’s not going to be flawless. I’m glad to have my expectations tempered a bit before I finally see the movie later this week.

That said, I have already told Germain if he says another word about the film I will murder everyone who has ever talked to him.

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Contact the author at rob@io9.com. Top image: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP.

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Hate to be the pessimist but after this article: http://www.gamesradar.com/star-wars-epis…

I’m gonna wait until my own viewing on Thursday morning at midnight. Also, I seem to remember people loving the hell out of Crystal Skull when it first came out. It was only after the hype died down and people noticed the flaws that it became hated.

Then again I’m a weirdo. I still like Crystal Skull. Don’t judge me. My only redeeming factor is that I hate the SW prequels :(

edit: then again there are some names in that list of tweets that I trust. Going into it a bit more hopeful instead of the “What if it’s shit?” mentality.