The First Impressions for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Are Overwhelmingly Good

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Stormtroopers, an AT-AT Walker and a panoply of droids brought the Star Wars universe to downtown Los Angeles at the premiere of The Last Jedi.

You can purchase tickets here, then watch the trailer below to get excited for opening weekend of "The Last Jedi".

From its beginning 40 years ago, "Star Wars" was influential in changing what today is taken for granted - see "Wonder Woman", "The Hunger Games", "Moana" - by spotlighting a strong heroine capable of saving herself as well as others.

"The best Star Wars movie ever", said ComicBook.com's James Viscardi.

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No spoilers here, don't worry.

The cast came together in LA with director Rian Johnson on Sunday to build buzz for "The Last Jedi", which sees the return of the characters introduced in J.J. Abrams's first entry in the rebooted trilogy. The evening featured dozens of "Star Wars" stormtroopers and droids marching down the carpet into Shrine Auditorium, where lucky viewers - including the star-studded cast - would later get a chance to watch the film before it hits theaters on December 15. Wookiedelphia, Philly's only "Star Wars"-themed brass band, will perform before in the PFS cantina".

Fisher, playing General Leia, finished work on the movie before her death.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Actors Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie and Domhnall Gleeson were applauded at the premiere Image copyright Reuters Image caption Carrie Fisher died last December after completing her work on the movie Is it any good? "The Last Jedi" is the late actress' final onscreen performance in the franchise. "The Resistance is on its last legs", added Isaac.

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