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The new ‘Star Wars’ might not suck, says Twitter

“The Last Jedi” premiered this weekend and the attendees took to Twitter to rave about it.

“Star Wars” robot BB-9E at the red carpet premiere of “The Last Jedi.”
BB-8 in black tie?
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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” premiered this weekend to a rush of praise online. Reviewers and industry professionals hit Twitter to express their appreciation for the latest movie in the science fiction saga. This is no “Phantom Menace.”

Director and screenwriter Ava Duvernay called it “a total joy-ride through the galaxy.” Entertainment reporter Germain Lussier left the theater “still shaking.”

The Disney/Lucas Films movie hits theaters Dec. 15. If the Twitterverse is to be believed, you are going to want to avoid spoilers at all cost.

And in case you haven’t watched it a million times already, here’s the official trailer:

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