Fans have been giving their verdicts following the weekend’s premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The Star Wars spin-off film premiered on Saturday night (December 10) in Los Angeles, before it hits cinemas worldwide on Friday (December 16).
Taking to social media, those who attended the premiere have described the film as “incredible”, “moving” and “intense”. However, one fan did criticise the movie’s plot for being “needlessly murky”.
Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton, meanwhile, wrote in a blog: “The last time I loved a Star Wars movie as much as I loved Rogue One, it was 1977.”
See some more reactions from the premiere below.
ROGUE ONE had me from the opening to the very end. Incredible action mixed with a script fans are going to love. Going to make people happy.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 11, 2016
Star Wars fans will be very happy with #RogueOne. It's fun, action packed, doesn't feel neutered by reshoots. Donnie Yen and K2so standouts.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) December 11, 2016
Holy crap did I love Rogue One. It’s gonna take days to wipe the smile off my face. So many surprises and so much fun. Get excited.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) December 11, 2016
#RogueOne is pretty much everything I was hoping for & then some. So moving/satisfying for so many reasons. Already dying for a 2nd viewing.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) December 11, 2016
Perfect Felicity Jones an action heroine I would follow into space battle any day, in a film full of great hero turns #rogueone
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) December 11, 2016
People worried about #RogueOne not being a gritty war film need not worry. It's intense, relentless. You can practically taste the grit.
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) December 11, 2016
So… #RogueOne? It's freaking great! So many crowd-pleasing moments! It's emotional, exciting and incredibly satisfying. Loved it!
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) December 11, 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in Disney’s planned “Anthology Series” of spin-off films. The series will continue with the currently untitled Han Solo prequel movie due in 2018.
Members of the alt-right who championed Donald Trump’s election victory have taken to Twitter to oppose the new movie which one member criticised for using a “multiculturalism anti-American agenda in a science fiction Disney movie”.
According to The Independent, the row kicked off after the film’s scriptwriter Chris Weitz last month posted a tweet, which has since been deleted, which stated: “Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organisation, opposed by a multi-cultural group led by brave women.”
This apparently led to a group of alt-right members to create the #DumpStarWars. One member tweeted: “Stop using your multiculturalism anti-American agenda in a science fiction Disney movie. We just want to enjoy a fun movie. #DumpStarWars.”