'Star Wars' Twitter Mania: 8 Amazing Tweets About 'The Force Awakens', Including Emo Kylo Ren
The force is strong in social media; from Facebook to Instagram, it seems like you can't click onto a site without glimpsing a lightsaber. But perhaps nowhere has Star Wars mania hit so hard as on Twitter. There, people can enthuse about the movie, debate plot points, and even poke some (good-natured) fun at the franchise. Here are some of the best Tweets celebrating The Force Awakens, Star Wars, and the fandom that made it the biggest movie of all time.
Note: Mild spoilers for the whole Star Wars franchise appear below (including Episode VIII). If you're not up to date, run out and see The Force Awakens before you read these Tweets. Better safe than sorry!
Felt extra safe on the subway tonight due to all the folks with lightsabers.
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) December 19, 2015
LA Times writer Rebecca Keegan appreciates the additional security Star Wars has afforded us. Let's just hope those Jedi are know the proper safety techniques for handling a lightsaber.
Seriously, No Spoilers
If anyone spoils Star Wars for me I will end your whole bloodline — Victoria Fiorenze (@thegeek_chic) December 16, 2015
Victoria Fiorenze has no qualms about unleashing a dark vengeance on anyone stupid enough to spoil the epic movie. Mark us down as impressed by her intensity, and also a little scared.
Luke Skywalker Needs A Hug
I would never Netflix and chill. The Jedi code forbids it. I Netflix and die alone. — Very Lonely Luke (@VeryLonelyLuke) January 3, 2016
The new Star Wars movie has given birth to tons of hilarious and clever parody accounts, but Very Lonely Luke might be the finest of the bunch. Fair warning: if you haven't seen the movie yet, steer clear of this Twitter--spoilers abound. But for everyone else, the account is a sincere delight and a brilliant lampooning of poor Luke.
When is the Empire going to finally realize that Storm Troopers are simply not an effective military force? — RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) December 17, 2015
While many fans were just delighted to see the return of a galaxy far, far away, The Office star Rainn Wilson (and major Star Wars fan) was asking the tough questions and analyzing the strategic effectiveness of the Empire. Maybe if they paid more attention, the leaders of the Empire wouldn't always be dealing with those troublesome rebels. Just saying.
Don't Judge A Darth By Its Cover
(walks up to theater in full Darth Vader costume, speaks in Darth Vader voice) "One for 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip."
— Patrick Walsh (@thepatrickwalsh) December 11, 2015
Various fans are enjoying the Star Wars franchise for entirely different reasons--if only to confuse the poor guy working the ticket counter at the movie theater. And hey, who says Darth Vader isn't a fan of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore? Everyone needs a hobby.
The Real Dark Side
I just improved #StarWars #TheForceAwakens by 10000% #JarJarBinks pic.twitter.com/tQJSJfUsYs — Olly Gibbs (@ollyog) October 18, 2015
Some fans were disappointed that their favorite, beloved character Jar Jar Binks was not featured in the newest installment of the franchise. Their hurt was so vast that many created these tributes to Jar Jar Binks. Just kidding. Nobody misses Jar Jar Binks; he was horrifying, and these posters are delightfully terrifying.
dear diary i think my voice is changing but it could be that i'm wearing a helmet with a voice changer now — Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) January 7, 2016
If you haven't had enough of Star Wars parody accounts, be sure to check out the wildly entertaining Twitter feed of Emo Kylo Ren. These angsty posts prove that being a teenager is hard enough without having to deal with Jedis and Sith lords. It's one of the funniest accounts out there (and even interacts with the Very Lonely Luke Skywalker Twitter).
The Tie-Ins Are Strong With This One
I've reached the point where I hate things that don't have a star wars promotional tie-in — Chris Ziegler (@zpower) December 19, 2015
There is a Star Wars tie-in for virtually any piece of merchandise you can imagine. If you can dream it, there's a Star Wars tie-in. While some people got heartily sick of the seemingly inexplicable franchise marketing that had sprung up overnight, others adored it (and eagerly stocked up on Star Wars fruit and razors).