Early reactions for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY are in… get hyped!

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The world premiere for the highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was held in Los Angeles on Saturday night (or rather, the early hours of Sunday morning for the rest of us in sensible time zones). While reviews are still embargoed, the press were allowed to share their reactions on social media. Are you ready for the hype?

So far, the mini reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, with most critics stating Rogue One has far exceeded even the highest of expectations. It’s gritty, intense, and will grip you from the moment the movie starts to the very end. Here are some tweets to whet your appetite.

The main takeaway so far is that, not only have they made an excellent film, but one that will satisfy seriously hard-core Star Wars fans without relying on nostalgia as heavily as The Force Awakens did. It’s a completely new story with all new characters that is going to take the world by storm. If Lucasfilm had any doubts that their spin-off anthology movies weren’t going to succeed, it’s a safe bet that they don’t have to worry about that any longer!

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Also, as with The Force Awakens, a lot of the footage from the trailers isn’t actually in the film, so the marketing team successfully pulled the wool over our eyes again. Apparently there are some big story twists as well, so be wary of spoilers. We’ll have our spoiler-free review up as soon as we can.

There’s only a few days left until Rogue One hits South African cinemas, and now the anticipation is palpable. I didn’t think I could get more excited about this, but I guess I was wrong!

Last Updated: December 12, 2016

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Tracy Benson

All about movies, board games, cider, sci-fi, fantasy and geek culture.

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