The Public Reacts: Star Wars, what's all the hype about?

The new Star Wars movie is out today, so we hit Oxford Street to find out what the public think about the new release and the mass merchandising push.

The Public Reacts: Star Wars, what's all the hype about?

Most people said that they were planning on going to see the movie and that tickets are selling out fast. 

They agreed that there is a lot of hype around the release, but that it was only to be expected.

When asked whether they thought the new movie would attract a new audience, one man said:

"It's gonna have all the new kids, that have never seen it before and then you've got the older generation that want to see a revamp." 

The general consensus around the mass merchandising was summed up by another man, who said, "you can never have too much of Star Wars".