Los Angeles [USA], Dec 14 (ANI): The first reviews are in for the highly-anticipated eighth installment 'The Last Jedi' of the epic sci-fi franchise 'Star Wars' and critics are calling it 'Star Wars` 'most exciting iteration in decades'.
The 'Star Wars' creator recently screened the installment and thought it was "beautifully made", said a representative of Lucas.
The representative added, "And in speaking with director Rian Johnson after viewing was complimentary."
The space opera currently boasts a 94 per cent score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, with over 187 reviews counted.
In comparison, 2015's The Force Awakens - also scored a 93 per cent, but with significantly more reviews.
Industry analysts expect that 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' could power to USD 440m opening at the global box office. Meanwhile, the Rian Johnson directorial is heading towards a USD 200m opening at the US box-office.
The flick is slated to release on December 15. (ANI)