"Great Kid, Don't Get Cocky."
Just over a week ago, we got our first reactions to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but those (extremely-positive) reactions were based solely on 28-minutes worth of footage (not shown in order) and came from a select number of people that Lucasfilm invited. Aside from that, Alan Tudyk revealed that the cast was left speechless after they saw it for the first time and Star Wars creator, George Lucas, personally-called director Gareth Edwards to tell him he "loved" it.
So, after Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had its world premiere on Saturday in Los Angeles, those that attended the event were given permission by Disney and Lucasfilm to share their initial reactions, and as you can guess from the headline above, they found them film to be very enjoyable.
Click on "Start Slideshow" to see the best non-spoilery reactions to Rogue One.
By the way, now that we can confidently assume that Rogue One will receive stellar reviews from film critics, there's a good possibility the film will end up on the high-end of its already lofty $280-350 million projected global opening.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.
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
The 3rd act is really amazing. Some of the best action in any Star Wars movie. Need to see it again asap.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 11, 2016
I expected it to be funny. I didn't expect to be choked up. Moments of true bravery, and some speeches we need right now. #RogueOne— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) December 11, 2016
Last thought (for now): Vader gets a moment of pure horror. Maybe more than one, arguably. #RogueOne— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) December 11, 2016
My new #StarWars rankings:
1) Empire— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 11, 2016
2) A New Hope
One word: WOW! I was absolutely enthralled! #RogueOne— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 11, 2016
So much cheering during the movie. Audience loved it pic.twitter.com/WvLgW7OQWJ— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) December 11, 2016
KS20 and Donnie Yen's Chirrut Imwe were the #RogueOne favorites for me— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) December 11, 2016
I just saw Rouge One. I'm gonna say it.. this might be the BEST Star Wars movie!! I can't wait… https://t.co/CDs0CgmsnQ— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) December 11, 2016
#RogueOne screening just wrapped. Oh. My. God.— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) December 11, 2016
Oh my God I loved #RogueOne so much!!— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) December 11, 2016
Rogue One > Force Awakens IMO— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) December 11, 2016
#RogueOne is FANTASTIC. Incredible action, both planetary and interstellar, and looks GORGEOUS. Most importantly, it feels like Star Wars.— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) December 11, 2016
ROGUE ONE = excellent. People around me saying even better than THE FORCE AWAKENS. Congrats Disney/Lucasfilm/amazing talent involved.— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) December 11, 2016
Takes a bit to get going but #RogueOne turns out to be a kick-ass action pic. And it nails the ending.— Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni) 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
The last time I loved a Star Wars movie as much as I loved #RogueOne, it was 1977.— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) 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
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
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
Thoughts on #RogueOne Great female heroine. Darker than expected. Some prescient speeches and satisfies the fans. It's a great ride.— Nicole Sperling (@nicsperling) December 11, 2016
Rogue One is magnificent. Congratulations @garywhitta!— Max Borenstein (@MAXBORENSTEIN) December 11, 2016