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Star Wars: Familiarity seems secret to success

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Last Jedi becomes Fandango's top 2017 ticket seller

But there's always at least one exception to the rule, and in this instance, it's definitely the Star Wars series - which continues with new movie The Last Jedi this week.

English royalty became Hollywood royalty in London Tuesday night as Princes William and Harry walked the red carpet for the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" premiere. And this is, after all, a franchise that famously began with the image of a giant spaceship cruising - crawling, really - past a locked-down camera; The Last Jedi begins with the camera plunging through space, hurtling towards a planet, whose sky soon fills with ships coming out of lightspeed, appearing intact like bubbles on an old episode of Pop-Up Video.

"It's not only the most action-packed, it's just the most emotional, it pulls you in several different directions, it's spontaneous", Boyega told Reuters of his impressions of the Walt Disney Co film, which is widely expected to top 2017's global box office. "The film simply drags too much in the middle", Entertainment Weekly's Chris Nashawaty says. His friends in attendance, including Steven Spielberg and Brian De Palma, were deeply unimpressed with the story; De Palma, according to Spielberg, "went off the deep end" and called it "nonsense".

He added: "They have come up with a Luke that when I read the script, I didn't recognise".

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' goes on release in the U.S. and UK on December 15.

Burbank, California-based Disney is anticipating that "The Last Jedi" could reach $200 million on its opening U.S. weekend.

People are adjusting their lifestyles to avoid any "The Last Jedi" spoilers that might leak out before they get a chance to see the movie themselves.

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After meeting representatives from charities, the royal pair met the cast of the film and were presented with stormtrooper helmets. A lot of the excitement comes from our love of the older movies, and director J.J. Abrams cleverly capitalizes on that. And if there's anyone that needs to be impressed, it's probably him.

The 9.79GB update also includes significant balance changes for all Star Wars Battlefront 2 heroes, particularly Lando, Emperor Palpatine and Chewbacca, who've been buffed. "It would feel like we were making an indie movie, just with lightsabers".

Lupita Nyong'o, who plays the motion-captured character Maz Kanata, said the film was also important as a form of escapism. From the creature designs (Total Recall fans will howl) to the straight up joke writing, the film is surprisingly light, considering how dark it gets.

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