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Early Fan Reactions To ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

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Over the weekend, Disney and Lucasfilm held the premiere of Rogue One in California. If we’re to believe the Twitter reactions of the ones lucky enough to attend, we’re in for one helluva great movie, according to Movie Web.

Wil Wheton, leech smorgasbord and star of that other outer space franchise, tweeted:

“The last time I loved a Star Wars movie as much as I loved #RogueOne, it was 1977.”

Rainn Wilson, Juno‘s snarky convenience store clerk and star of America version of The Office, tweeted this:

“1sr Rogue One review. It was actually AMAZING!!! Super fun & exciting. Ties in w/episode 4 perfectly. #StarWars”

Steven Weintraub, writer for Collider, tweeted:

“The 3rd act is really amazing. Some of the best action in any Star Wars movie. Need to see it again asap.”

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And Anthony Breznican, author and writer for Entertainment Weekly, tweeted this:

“!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#RogueOne”

Aaaaaand this:

“People worried about #RogueOne not being a gritty war film need not worry. It’s intense, relentless. You can practically taste the grit.”

It appears Disney and Lucasfilms have another hit on their hands. How could it not be a success, though? Other tweets mentioned various screeners said the movie is better than last year’s The Force Awakens. No small feat considering fans had waited 32 years for a Star Wars continuation.

Rogue One follows a host of Rebels led by Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) who try to steal the blue prints of the Death Star. It’s essentially a MadLib covering events between Revenge of the Sith and the A New Hope.
Besides Jones, the cast includes Forest Whitaker, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and the velvety smooth register of James Earl Jones back as Darth Vader.

Gareth Edwards directs from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters this week! Scavenge your tickets while you can!

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Ryan Malik
Ryan is a screenwriter with a BFA in Film from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. He's a connoisseur of Batman, Ghostbusters, Hitchcock, Scorsese, Stephen King, and Pop-Tarts. Tweet me @Theaterfilms1