First reactions to ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY are uniformly positive

Based on tweets post-screening at last night's Hollywood premiere.

The film is supposed to open next weekend with a projected box-office intake of $280M-$350M, a smashing blockbuster if there ever was one. Now let's see what the overall critical consensus will be this week when the embargo lifts and reviews come out. I'm supposed to see the film tomorrow morning at 10am, you can rest assured a reaction will be posted.

Disney is milking the Star Wars franchise now for all it's worth. Just like the Marvel movies. This isn't art, it's commerce. ROGUE ONE will probably get $350M + opening weekend and then they'll announce another 6 films.That is just how it works these days. We all know what happened post- Jaws/Star Wars in Hollywood, the 80s was the worst cinematic decade we ever had, that's when the Indie film scene bloomed to the rescue. At least nowadays we have access to so many more films outside of the studio system via different streaming services. The amount of quality indie, foreign films being produced these days is at an all-time high. It's just Hollywood/Disney that has sold its soul to the devil. The problem is the mainstream is eating this stuff up.

My last top 10 entry might change. Glad I didn't publish yet. #RogueOnepremiere
— Gregory Ellwood (@TheGregoryE) December 11, 2016

Embargo but last third – superb and moving #RogueOnepremiere
— Gregory Ellwood (@TheGregoryE) December 11, 2016

Holy Sith! @RogueOneMovie is unbelievably wonderful! No lie: it is #EmpireStrikesBack great! An excellent chapter in the @starwars Universe!
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 11, 2016

#RogueOne screening just wrapped. Oh. My. God.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) 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

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

#StarWars #RogueOne is AWESOME!! SO GREAT!! LOVED it even MORE than #TheForceAwakens!! Fans are going to LOSE THEIR SHIT!!!!!
— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) 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

So much cheering during the movie. Audience loved it
— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) December 11, 2016

My new #StarWars rankings:

1) Empire
2) A New Hope
3) #RogueOne

— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) 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

One word: WOW! I was absolutely enthralled! #RogueOne
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 11, 2016

#RogueOne was incredible. Sooo good. 😭😭😭 I was almost in tears it was that good.
— Tony Revolori (@TonyRevolori) December 11, 2016

Oh my God I loved #RogueOne so much!!
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) December 11, 2016

1sr Rogue One review. It was actually AMAZING!!! Super fun & exciting. Ties in w/episode 4 perfectly. #StarWars
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) December 11, 2016

… there is a complexity that exists in rogue one that I have never seen in another Star Wars film- layers and layers of gray.
— p dubbs (@petewentz) 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

As much as I like The Force Awakens… yes I like Rogue One even more. Thursday can't get here fast enough to see it again!
— John Campea (@johncampea) 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

Perfect Felicity Jones an action heroine I would follow into space battle any day, in a film full of great hero turns #rogueone
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) 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

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

I just saw Rogue One. I'm gonna say it.. this might be the BEST Star Wars movie!! I can't wait…
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) December 11, 2016

ROGUE ONE WAS AMAZING 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
— Veronica Merrell (@veronicamerrell) December 11, 2016

— Vanessa Merrell (@VanessaMerrell) 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

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