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The Internet Is Having Very Strong Reactions to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the legendary franchise’s long-awaited next chapter, finally hit the big screen in the U.S. on Thursday, drawing hordes of fans to theaters across the country. Though the film’s official premiere is Friday, Deadline estimates that Thursday’s preview viewings could rake in more than $45 million alone.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Rian-Johnson-directed Episode VIII has been polarizing among fans who caught an early glimpse Thursday.

Some viewers raved, with several even calling The Last Jedi the best Star Wars movie in years.

I’m a lifelong Star Wars fanatic. I’ve seen every movie at least 5-6 times, some of them far more. Read the books, played the video games, the whole shabang.

First Impression? #LastJedi is the best Star Wars movie since Empire.

— dafinsrock (@dafinsrock) December 15, 2017

All jokes aside, the hate on the #LastJedi is blowing my mind. I love the original films and the franchise and I LOVED The Last Jedi. To me, one of the BEST movies I’ve EVER seen – I felt like a child again. It was great. Why hate on change? All haters can stop tweeting now.

— Meg V. Jones (@ItsMegNotMegan) December 15, 2017

Happy Star Wars Day! Not that I have to convince anyone, but #LastJedi is a total joyride through the universe. Enjoy this moment, @RianJohnson! You and your stellar crew + cast deserve it! pic.twitter.com/stLHG245sh

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 15, 2017

Other viewers, however, let the hate flow through them.

I didn’t think it was possible to make a Star Wars movie worst than The Phantom Menace but somehow, Disney found a way. #LastJedi

— Notoriously Bigga (@Eggie79) December 15, 2017

#LastJedi NEW Move Poster pic.twitter.com/l1Bzk4cJUj

— Pwayne (@Bobby2tone) December 15, 2017

During a dramatic moment of silence in #LastJedi, a man in the theater said “this is absolutely ridiculous” and that’s all I have to say

— ham for the holidays (@hannahhhbethhh) December 15, 2017

And both sides had some choice words for the other.

I feel more passionately about this than anything I’ve felt in a long time: anyone who says #LastJedi is a bad movie is an idiot. You have no idea what you are talking about.

— Egon Alter (@AlterEgon75) December 15, 2017

If you’re a fan and you liked that movie, I seriously hate every inch of your body, mind, and spirit and would absolutely force choke you like Vader if it was physically possible. #LastJedi

— #SupremeLeaderSpanky (@TheSpanky412) December 15, 2017

One thing’s for sure: The Last Jedi is a conversation starter. (And it’s worth noting TIME film critic Stephanie Zacharek found it to be a Star Wars movie that’s truly for everyone.)