If the reactions on Twitter following the Star Wars new movie premiere last night are any indication, Rogue One might just be the best one of the entire series.
Stars of the film were reunited in Los Angeles at the Pantages Theater to present the first film of the anthology trilogy.
Even though the embargo for the official reviews will end on Tuesday morning, fans took the Tweetosphere by force with their impressions of the movie.
Comedian Dane Cook suggested on Twitter that it might be “the best” Star Wars movie.
Filmmaker and actor Kevin Smith wrote: ‘Holy Sith! @RogueOneMovie is unbelievably wonderful! No lie: it is #EmpireStrikesBack great! An excellent chapter in the @starwars Universe!’
Finally, film critic for Access Hollywood, Scott Mantz, was the most vocal on his impression of what he just saw : ‘#StarWars #RogueOne is AWESOME!! SO GREAT!! LOVED it even MORE than #TheForceAwakens!! Fans are going to LOSE THEIR S***!!!!
A new chapter in the Star Wars universe
Rogue One tells the story of a new recruit in the Rebel Alliance called Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). She is tasked with stealing the plans for the Galactic Empire new superweapon, the Death Star.
The events take place between episode 3, Revenge of the Sith and before the original Star Wars movie, Episode IV : A New Hope.
It also reunites actors Diego Luna, Donny Yen, Mads Mikkelsen as well as James Earl Jones who is reprising his role as the voice of the Empire leader, Darth Vader.
This chapter is the first of the new Star Wars : Anthology series planned by the studios. Two origins stories are also set in between the official movies, one about Han Solo and the other about Boba Fett.
Worries about some reshoots
Back in June, there have been reports about some reshoots requested by the production. It was said as well that veteran scribe Tony Gilroy was summoned to help out with the script.
This sparked nervousness amongst fans.
Peter Sciretta, editor of the website Slashfilm.com, tried to appease moviegoers last night saying that the final product didn’t feel “neutered by reshoots.”
The movie is set to hit theaters on December 16th.