Well, it wasn’t exactly legal, but we knew it was coming. How could millions of geeks wait 10 years to see another Star Wars movie and not record the cathartic cheers during the iconic crawl of The Force Awakens?
Judging by the critical reaction the movie is a return to form — i.e., a hell of a lot better than the prequels. Fan reactions have been equally stellar, but that might just be because of the years of pent-up excitement. We’ll know in a few weeks what the true reaction to The Force Awakens is once the nerdy afterglow begins to wear off.
In the meantime, here are some of the best social media reactions of fans showing their appreciation for the new movie so far. Sensitive readers may want to note that slight spoilers lie ahead.