Star Wars: The Force Awakens - every emotion you'll feel during the film

Star Wars' droids R2D2 and BB8
Image caption Luke what? We're all about the droids

Important bit first; there are no major spoilers in what you are about to read about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Newsbeat has been to the first UK press screening of Episode VII which took place last night.

We agreed not to give too much of the story away which had nothing to do with the stormtroopers patrolling the London cinema.

So instead, here's our emotional guide to The Force Awakens; warning though, it does contain a lot of BB8 cuteness.

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George Lucas chats to JJ Abrams
Image caption You did OK kid (we imagine is what George Lucas is saying to JJ Abrams)

0h 00m: The first thing on screen is the Lucasfilm logo. It gets a massive cheer, obviously. Then as John Williams' classic Star Wars theme kicks in, there's a lot more cheering. This. Is. Very. Exciting.

0h 01m: There is some familiar writing scrolling upwards on the screen. More cheers. I can't tell you what it says, even though I really, really want to as it made the back of my neck prickle. Good start from director JJ Abrams.

0h 10m: Adam Driver's Kylo Ren sweeps in with the full force of the Dark Side. I silently booed. I don't think I was the only one.

Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac at the LA premiere for Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Oscar pretends to punch Adam
Image caption We feel you Oscar, but Adam was only acting evil

0h 11m: Everyone laughs as Oscar Issac's Poe Dameron cracks a joke, Han Solo style.

0h 15m: The first proper look at BB8. He's so cute! Like, kitten cute, but not in a Jar Jar annoying way.

0h 20m: For any Bake Off fans, Daisy Ridley's Rey does some galactic food magic that would make Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood very proud indeed.

0h 21m: OK BB8 is properly acting like a kitten now, if kittens were droids that rolled around.

John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, JJ Abrams, Adam Driver and the droid BB8
Image caption BB8 does not trust Adam Driver while John Boyega and Daisy Ridley totally get the cuteness

0h 29m: Ah so Daisy Ridley keeps her British accent for this but John Boyega has to do an American accent. Interesting.

0h 35m: Rey is cool. Warming to her a lot as she blurts out "I know how to run without you holding my hand".

0h 40m: There's a huge cheer and some whooping for some "garbage". Yes, I am being cryptic.

0h 48m: Do not make Kylo Ren angry. Good use of a lightsaber though if you're in a bad mood; if a little terrifying.

0h 49m: BB8 just made everyone grin with some more cuteness. Thumbs up.

0h 50m: It's the "Chewie we're home" moment with Han Solo! This doesn't count as a spoiler as it was in the first trailer. And despite repeat trailer watching, just got goose bumps again.

Harrison Ford and JJ Abrams
Image caption JJ, I'm home

01h 00m: Minor confusion wondering how the rolling ball that is BB8 manages to get up some stairs.

01h 03m: Feeling intrigued by Maz Kanata, voiced by Lupita Nyong'o, intrigued in a Yoda kind of way. That's not a spoiler either, but I have to say something, or this exercise would be totally pointless.

01h 05m: Earlier confusion regarding BB8 and stairs is answered.

Lupita Nyong'o
Image caption Lupita Nyong'o does not look like this in the film at all

01h 20m: Go a bit fuzzy inside as some old friends meet in a forest. Fuzzy wasn't a reference to Ewoks.

Ok, so for the next 40 minutes quite a bit happens. It's probably best if I don't say much more.

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher
Image caption This lot are good with secrets. So are we.

2h 10m: It's all over. I feel quite drained, overwhelmed, but mostly very happy. I don't want to leave the cinema just yet.

2h 16m: About a third of the audience has stayed until the end credits, I think mainly to chatter excitedly about the plot in a safe environment. Eavesdropping I pick up "that was wicked", "BB8 was great" (see, wasn't just me), and an encouraging "if we stay here can we just watch it again?" I would be totally up for that but I have to go back to the office and write this. You're welcome.

R2D2, stormtroopers, BB8 and the Star Wars new cast for The Force Awakens all waving goodbye
Image caption Until next time then... Star Wars Episode VIII will be out in 2017 with the first spin-off, Rogue One, coming in 2016

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