The film had its debut at the world premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Those who were lucky to see it early had to sign a confidentiality agreement not to spoil the film.
Veteran Star Wars actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill walked the red carpet alongside the new star wars actors.
They did however tweet their reactions, without revealing any plot details, which were overwhelmingly positive.
Newcomer Daisy Ridley as been praised as “the business” while Harrison Ford “really shines”.
Some noted that there were minor things that they didn’t like with JJ Abrams’ new vision of the Star Wars universe while others said it was the best Star Wars film since Return of the Jedi.
For the rest of us we will have to wait until December 17, 2015 in the UK and December 18, 2015 in the USA. That is if you pre booked tickets, as cinemas are likely to be sold out.
I have some more complicated thoughts on TFA, but will save them for the review. Some faults, but no doubt best Star Wars film since ’83.
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) December 15, 2015
1st Star Wars review: it was epic, awesome & perfect. The cast was stellar. JJ killed it!
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) December 15, 2015
“This will begin to make things right” is the first line of spoken dialogue in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, and I suppose that is true.
— Josh Lincoln Dickey (@JLDlite) December 15, 2015
Star Wars premiere just letting out now. A LOT of smiling faces. #StarWarsForceAwakens
— Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni) December 15, 2015
— Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) December 15, 2015
And without spoiling it, I can say that #StarWarsForceAwakens has the BEST final shot of any Star Wars film. Wow.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) 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
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) December 15, 2015