10:08pm PT by Graeme McMillan , Ryan Parker
'Star Wars': First Reactions Show Up on Social Media (Spoiler-Free)
As expected, there's been an awakening when it comes to spoilers, and everyone on social media is sure to feel it over the next few days.
Although there is a review embargo in place for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (until Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, if you were curious), the massive hunger for Star Wars content online is such that some people just couldn't quite keep their thoughts to themselves. Here are numerous reviews that don't ruin anything.
#ForceAwakens might be the best blockbuster since the original.— Brett Morgen (@brettmorgen) December 15, 2015
From comedy to costumes, fights to fx to overall feel, J.J. Abrams has created a thoroughly old-fashioned movie #StarWarsForceAwakens— Steven Zeitchik (@ZeitchikLAT) December 15, 2015
Star Wars premiere just letting out now. A LOT of smiling faces. #StarWarsForceAwakens— Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni) December 15, 2015
1st Star Wars review: it was epic, awesome & perfect. The cast was stellar. JJ killed it!— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) December 15, 2015
Not going to say much till I see it again but rest assured THE FORCE AWAKENS is the best STAR WARS since 1983...maybe 1980.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 15, 2015
Well, I've seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. My prediction: #1 at the box office this week.— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) December 15, 2015
Out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This about sums it up: pic.twitter.com/BPECdYffYy— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) December 15, 2015
There are many things that should be made illegal in response to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: any variation on the phrase "The Force is strong in this one"; any attempt to say "Christmas came one week early for Star Wars fans"; and anyone even thinking of describing the movie as "BB-great." Let's add people who break embargoes and ruin the movie to that list.
After Thursday evening, however, those wanting to remain unspoiled should just switch off the Internet altogether until they've had a chance to see the movie for themselves. Too many Bothan spies would be sacrificed to keep spoilers hidden, otherwise.