Reviews for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Show Just How Well the Empire Strikes Back With Critics

'The Last Jedi' is expected to take in over $440 million at the box office this weekend.

The reviews are in for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and critics agree that the latest chapter of the saga is out of this world.

"A complete rejuvenation of the saga," writes Ethan Sacks of the New York Daily News, which gives the film four-and-a-half stars. 

 "The force is especially strong in this one," says Vanity Fair

The Chicago Tribune has hailed it as “irresistible,” while The Times of London says: “The ninth film in the series is one of wit and wonder.” 

"Rebellious, bold, and bound to please fans," says People

The Seattle Times says the film has "everything fans of the franchise could want." 

Film website Rotten Tomatoes has said that the film is 96 percent “fresh” of approval on their “Tomatometer.” 

Not all the reviews, however, are raves. 

Variety says the film "is ultimately a disappointment” and “the longest and least essential chapter in the series."  

CNN calls it a "significant letdown."

In Los Angeles, Star Wars mega fans were already lined up for Thursday night's first showing.

Some fans who spoke to Inside Edition Wednesday have been waiting for nearly a week.

“A typical day out here is we wake up really early; we get photographed by tourists," one of the super fans said. "We laugh a lot.”

The Last Jedi is expected to take in more than $440 million at the box office this weekend.