Stars Wars The Rise of Skywalker early reactions: ‘Everything you want and more’

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Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker releases on December 20.

The world premiere of Stars Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was held on Tuesday in Los Angeles. And looking at the reactions, it is safe to assume that the movie has largely received a positive response.

Fandango's Managing Editor Erik Davis called the film "epic."

"Epic. All of it. #TheRiseofSkywalker is a terrific finale that is just stuffed with so much of everything. Action, adventure — answers!! — humor, heart, love, and grit. I spent the entire second half with tears in my eyes - a wonderful way to end the Skywalker story," he tweeted.

Gizmodo said the film would evoke mixed reactions. Gizmodo film critic Germain Lussier shared on Twitter, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has everything you want and more. Which I don’t necessarily think is a good thing. I loved parts, I didn’t love others, and I’m leaving the theater very, very conflicted about it."

Entertainment anchor Jake Hamilton said Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was dark and scary, but also hopeful and beautiful.

Vanity Fair correspondent Anthony Breznican tweeted, "When people talk about #StarWars, they talk about their childhoods. Their best memories. The people they loved and shared it with. #TheRiseOfSkywalker brings back all those feelings. And then some. I absolutely loved it."

Slashfilm founder Peter Sciretta said Star Wars fans will be absolutely thrilled with the concluding chapter.

Screenrants Rob Keyes wrote on Twitter, "Just stepped out of #TheRiseofSkywalker. It’s an immensely satisfying and MASSIVE end to the saga. It somehow addresses issues, problematic characters, and most unanswered questions from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi too."

Mashable's editor Angie J Han tweeted, "#TheRiseOfSkywalker is ummmmmm a lot! tons to love here, no shortage of crowd pleasing moments and twists and cameos, but also quite a bit to ponder. some faves: jannah, d-0, finn of course. and what a lovely send off for our general leia."

However, Cinemablend's Eric Eisenberg found the movie lacking and wrote, "There is good in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. But there is more that is disappointing. There are a number of choices that just don't track, fan service that doesn't work, and ignored details that are missed. I'm bummed. #StarWarsRiseofSkywalker."

Variety's Adam B Vary gave his take on the film and wrote, "I’m gonna need a minute to digest #StarWarsTheRiseofSkywalker. There’s so much movie in this movie. But its best moments are the quietest and most human. Giving this more of a think, though."

Filmmaker Ava Duvernay tweeted, "Wow! #TheRiseOfSkywalker."

The New York Times' Kyle Buchanan shared his two cents on the movie, "Rise of Skywalker could only have been ruder to Rian Johnson if they had motion-smoothed it."

The Hollywood Reporter's Ryan Parker posted on Twitter, "It’s amazing. #lastjedi haters will be very pleased. #RiseOfSkywalker."

Starring Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Issac and Keri Russell among others, Stars Wars: The Rise of Skywalker releases on December 20.