Daisy Ridley calls 'Star Wars

Star Wars fans-the reactions are in.

You can purchase tickets here, then watch the trailer below to get excited for opening weekend of "The Last Jedi".

"There aren?t enough words to express how much I LOVED 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi". They range from the greatest Star Wars movie ever (OMG!), to better than Empire Strikes back to the exceptional, but not quite as good as Empire.

No spoilers here, don't worry.

If Leia was hardly unique in the "Star Wars" universe as a take-charge female, "Jedi" has several women share screen time with Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker (who is the last Jedi).

When "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" opened and immediately became a phenomenon as well as the biggest (and most profitable) franchise in film history, Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia was not only romantic and handsome, but a warrior leader of the Rebel Alliance.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will open in New Zealand cinemas on December 14.

"I think it's because the world we live in is a changing and evolving place that it retains the simplicity of those elements", she said.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro.

"The Last Jedi" - filmed on the west coast of Ireland and at Pinewood Studios near London - marks the last appearance of Fisher, who died after already having wrapped her scenes. "The Last Jedi" is the late actress' final onscreen performance in the franchise. The Resistance is on its last legs.

  • Jacqueline Ellis