The Internet Reacts to Star Wars: The Force Awakens


It’s that time again, one of pop culture’s most beloved franchises is making waves with a new movie and subtitle. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was announced today, and we’ve grabbed a diverse range of fan (or non-fan) reactions from Twitter, Reddit and Star Wars’ Facebook page. You know, wretched hives of scum and villainy. Let’s take a look at the wide-range of reactions from The Internet.

News like this is bound to make the front page on Reddit. The top comment right now, by /u/BizzyM suggests a few follow up titles for the rest of the Trilogy. We’ll have a few more comments from the witty Redditor crowd, but if you want to take a look at the entire thread, go for it.

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In addition to light mockery, we also have a bit of optimism from the more full-time nerd circuit. We have to be inclined to agree, it’s a killer time to be a nerd or getting into some nerdy things. Oh… and we have some more title suggestions. I’d totally see “The Force is So Fancy”. 

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And, of course, not all Star Wars fans were willing to let the franchise be slapped around by naysayers. A quick jab turns into a useful discussion about the events of the film and the reasoning behind the title. 

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On Star Wars’ Facebook page, the initial reaction was more diffused than one might expect. I’ve seen some massive flame wars happen in the comments here, and I was genuinely surprised at the measured responses. Of course, this is only the top comment. Explore at your own risk.

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One of our favorite Star Wars related Twitter accounts, Depressed Darth weighs in with yet another title suggestion.
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And hey, some people really like what they see.Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 11.11.29 AMI enjoyed how this fan ignored the content of “Attack of the Clones” to concentrate on just the title. Attack of the Clones, as a movie, has been long-lambasted by the Star Wars community – but when the title was announced, there was general excitement as we were about to be treated to a movie about one of the more enigmatic events of the Star Wars movie mythos.
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It’s time to go to school. “Noooooooooo” – the struggle is real. 
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And others couldn’t have cared less about the title – Matt Babb just wants more Star Wars. Title be damned!
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We see what you did here.

Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 11.12.07 AMWhat do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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