Fans Post In-Theater Reactions to 'The Force Awakens' to Social Media

The first public responses to the newest 'Star Wars' movie have hit Instagram and Twitter.

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.

Last nigth... #PreEstreno #TheForceAwakens #starwarsday #EpisodeVII #StarWars #17Dic , sin spoilers ...por ahora jajaja.

A video posted by Leonardo Acosta (@leonardoacosta2) on

Finally!!! Made me tear up a little when I saw this #starwars #theforceawakens

A photo posted by Mark Costiniano (@markxiano) on

This is the line for a 5:15 AM showing of a movie. #starwars #theforceawakens

A video posted by Tim (@ruraljuror) on

PREMIERRE Join The Nerd Side #starwars #episode7 #thforceawakens

A photo posted by Ikhwan Zaky (@ikhwanzaky) on

it's finally here...#starwars. #theforceawakens.

A photo posted by Dani Holder (@danimanholder) on

Oh hai there, Imperial Guard. #forceawakens #premiere #theatrelife #tulsastarforce

A video posted by Lindsay Tolle (@belltolles309) on

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