The spoiler free (and not so spoiler free) reviews are slowly unspooling on the internet, which has become a little bit like a minefield, if you haven’t seen the movie.
What I’m comfortable telling you guys is that according to Rotten Tomatoes, as of the 18th of December (in Australia), Star Wars: The Force Awakens is 95% fresh and has had 245 reviews (43 from top critics)!
What I’m also comfortable telling you, is that the reviews are so far very favourable.
Apparently there are a bunch of people on facebook threatening to spoil the crap out of the movie, and post it on every social media platform unless Disney reinstates the former Expanded Universe Star Wars novels to canon, who probably don’t like the film all that much, but other than those guys, every review I have come across has said Star Wars is back.
If you want a taste of the excitement felt by those who have seen the film, without any spoilers, we have some for you below – to save you accidentally stumbling across something that might ruin the film for you.
We also have something bloody awesome that should be being shared everywhere – and that’s the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens singing some of the tunes from Star Wars A Cappella.
First, the reviews, then keep scrolling down for something that is sure to brighten your day.
Charlie Jane Anders from io9 reviews SWTFA here.
Various, straight from the premiere here.
Bryan Bishop from The Verge here.
Peter Sciretta from /Film here.
And now for something crazy awesome:
Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast singing a medley of Star Wars themes A Cappella… right here.