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"Terrific", "triumph" and "thrilling" are just some of the words that have been used to describe Director J.J. Abrams’ widely-anticipated sequel, with some claiming it's reclaimed the glory of the original trilogy back in 1977.
After what seemed like a life-time of waiting it's only a week until the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' arrives on the big screen, and judging by some of the reviews it's set to be the stand-out film of the series.
"Adults will be floored by tearful nostalgia because this is a classic," wrote The Times Critic Kate Muir in what makes clear the famed Sci-Fi fantasy epic has regained it's former glory. She also praised the film as "humongous piece of cinema" which gives fans " exactly what we were hoping for."
The Daily Mail's Brian Viner claimed the film was "a triumph of escapism and the most exhilarating film yet in this mighty franchise".
If that wasn't enough The Telegraph's Robbie Collin admitted to crying THREE times, claiming director JJ Abraham and his team had "taken a slightly tattered franchise and restored its sense of magic and myth".
As for Harrison Ford's return as Hans Solo, the critic was more than impressed calling the him "terrific" and crediting the actor for giving the character a "rough-chinned world-weariness that's perhaps not entirely acting".
New faces amongst the cast also won over journalists, with Daily Mail's Brian Viner applauding Daisy Ridley as "the real star of the show", before noting that her performance as Scavenger Rey would send her career "into orbit".
The reviews come after the world premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' on Monday night, with some flocking to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Here's a round-up of all the initial reactions and verdicts from the people who were lucky enough to preview the film for the first time ahead of Wednesday's reviews embargo...
A journalist for the Hollywood Reporter was one of the first to tweet following the premiere, at which mobile phones were confiscated.
Star Wars premiere just letting out now. A LOT of smiling faces. #StarWarsForceAwakens— Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni) December 15, 2015
And after the event, EVERYONE was feeling the force...
1st Star Wars review: it was epic, awesome & perfect. The cast was stellar. JJ killed it!— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) December 15, 2015
How was Star Wars? Great. Nothing more to say. Just go. #spoilerfree— andrew stanton (@andrewstanton) December 15, 2015
Not going to say much till I see it again but rest assured THE FORCE AWAKENS is the best STAR WARS since 1983...maybe 1980.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 15, 2015
#ForceAwakens might be the best blockbuster since the original.— Brett Morgen (@brettmorgen) December 15, 2015
And if you can't wait to watch it, click the link below to see the trailer again...