Is 'Rogue One' the best 'Star Wars' film yet? Here's what Twitter thinks.

Source: Lucasfilm
Source: Lucasfilm

This is not a drill; Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been released in theaters. The first of several planned Star Wars anthology films is poised to be one of the biggest hits of the year, and according to Deadline, has blasted off to $30 million in Thursday night previews — easily the second-highest December number behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

With Star Wars fans flocking to theaters, it is not surprising that reaction to Rogue One is already dominating social media. One of the biggest questions leading into the release of the film has been how fans would react to a self-contained story, whose ending we pretty much already know. Well, the response is positive. Very positive. 

Along with the film's 85% on Rotten Tomatoes (with a slightly higher user score), fans have turned to Twitter to let everyone know how they feel about Rogue One. While most aren't going quite as far to say that it is the best Star Wars film yet, the general consensus is that it is near the top. 

Here's what Twitter thinks of Rogue One:


If you have seen Rogue One, loved it, and are getting ready to voice your appreciation on Twitter, remember, spoilers are not cool.


Rogue One is now in theaters. You can read Mic's review of the film here

Mic has ongoing coverage of both Star Wars and Rogue One. Please follow our main Rogue One and Star Wars hubs.

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Jason Berman

Jason is an arts writer for Mic based in Pennsylvania. His writing can also be found at Screen Rant. You can reach Jason at jberman@mic.com.

MORE FROM

The 'Pretty Little Liars' series finale reveals the identity of A.D. and answers 7 other questions

You won't believe who the father of Alison and Emily's baby is.

7 times women in Hollywood pushed back against the pressure to lose weight

They're not here to fit any sort of body standard.

Kendrick Lamar's "Element." video shows a violent portrait of black life in America

"I done cried for this shit, might take a life for this shit/ Put the Bible down and go eye for an eye for this shit."

Nicki Minaj was given the key to Queens. These 9 verses prove she deserves it.

"A star will arise/ And she'll originate from the streets of Southside"

Here's everything you need to know for the 'Pretty Little Liars' finale tonight

Secrets abound in the 'Pretty Little Liars' season finale.

Algiers' 'The Underside of Power' is a soundtrack for every revolution — past, present and future

'Mic' talks with the experimental, Atlanta-bred group about their latest improbable fusion of industrial, punk, gospel and soul.

The 'Pretty Little Liars' series finale reveals the identity of A.D. and answers 7 other questions

You won't believe who the father of Alison and Emily's baby is.

7 times women in Hollywood pushed back against the pressure to lose weight

They're not here to fit any sort of body standard.

Kendrick Lamar's "Element." video shows a violent portrait of black life in America

"I done cried for this shit, might take a life for this shit/ Put the Bible down and go eye for an eye for this shit."

Nicki Minaj was given the key to Queens. These 9 verses prove she deserves it.

"A star will arise/ And she'll originate from the streets of Southside"

Here's everything you need to know for the 'Pretty Little Liars' finale tonight

Secrets abound in the 'Pretty Little Liars' season finale.

Algiers' 'The Underside of Power' is a soundtrack for every revolution — past, present and future

'Mic' talks with the experimental, Atlanta-bred group about their latest improbable fusion of industrial, punk, gospel and soul.