Fans FREAK For Rogue One At Première

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Yes, let’s boycott what’s proba­bly going to end up being the single most popular movie of the year:

The force took over Holly­wood on Satur­day night as Disney–Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” premiered to wild applause at the Pantages Theatre.

Celebri­ties and fans cheered through­out the end credits of the film, which has a running time of 2 hours and 18 minutes.

Some observers in the crowd remarked after­ward how surpris­ing­ly action packed and beauti­ful the film looked. Others noted how much they liked the new charac­ters in the prequel, which opens next Friday.

“It was excel­lent,” said fan Chris Canole. “The new charac­ters and story lines really engaged me. It remind­ed me of ‘The Dirty Dozen.’”

The “Rogue One” screen­ing began at 7 p.m. with no intro­duc­tion, unlike last year when Disney Chair­man Bob Iger spoke before “The Force Awakens.”

Felic­i­ty Jones, the Oscar-nominated star of the film, got the night’s biggest raves. Actors Donnie Yen and Alan Tudyk, who play Chirrut Imwe and robot K-2SO, also received enthu­si­as­tic respons­es. The film co-stars Diego Luna, Ben Mendel­sohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitak­er.

Dane Cook told his Twitter follow­ers the movie could be the best of the eight Star Wars films.

Reaction to the first public showing of “Rogue One,” which begins opening in inter­na­tion­al markets on Wednes­day, will no doubt repre­sent a relief to the multi­tudes of Star Wars fans. Disney’s review embar­go lifts Tuesday.

“Rogue One” is the eighth film in the Star Wars franchise but the first to step outside the narra­tive of the other seven films in a stand­alone story set short­ly before the events of 1977’s origi­nal “Star Wars” — though Darth Vader, the Galac­tic Empire and The Death Star remain key elements.

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