'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Premier: In Pictures

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Droid BB-8 arrives at the world premier of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California, December 14. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Actors, actresses, fans, Stormtroppers, and Joseph Gorden-Levitt dressed as Yoda descended on the red carpet of the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Monday for the premier of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Official reviews are embargoed until Wednesday morning, but Variety reports that some present at the premier took to social media straight after the showing to share their largely positive opinions. Actor Rainn Wilson called the film "epic, awesome, and perfect," while director Brett Morgan refered to it as the "best blockbuster since the original."

Fans not lucky enough to attend the premier can come to their own conclusions when the film is released on Friday.

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C-3PO, left, and R2-D2 pose for the cameras on the red carpet. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Chewbacca is naked! Actor Peter Mayhew arrives at the premier minus his "big walking carpet" costume. Kevork Djansezian/Reuters
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Fans at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California, December 14. Kevork Djansezian/Reuters
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Storm Troopers march into Hollywood's Chinese Theater. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Actor Andy Serkis (C) poses with fans as he arrives at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie takes a break from battle to hang with the troops on the red carpet. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Actor Harrison Ford, who reprises his role as Hans Solo, and his wife, actress Calista Flockhart, arrive at the premier. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Stars of the film Adam Driver, left, who plays Sith lord Kylo Ren, and Oscar Isaac, who is X-wing pilot Poe Dameron onscreen, hug it out. Reports from inside the premier suggest Driver's character will be a fan favorite. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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With a black glove on his right hand, John Bodega, who plays Stormtrooper Finn, pays homage to Luke Skywalker. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Oscar winner Lupita Wyong'o has the best bodyguards in the galaxy. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Director J.J. Abrams arrives to soak in the adoration. Steven Spielberg recently said that Abrams had been put under more pressure than any director in history due to the excitement around 'The Force Awakens'. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Star Wars creator George Lucas, left, and director JJ Abrahms at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California, December 14. Kevork Djansezian/Reuters
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