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Folks, It’s Time to Stop Watching Star Wars Trailers

I don’t mean the theatrical ones that Abrams made earlier this year so don’t get your knickers in a twist.


In just under a month (or 27 days if you got December 17th tickets), Star Wars: The Force Awakens will march through box offices, which means we’re in the home stretch of the biggest theatrical release in decades. This also means Lucasfilm/Disney is trying to grab anyone and everyone who has been living under a rock or is still somehow unsure about going – thus beginning the deluge of TV spots and clips that tease just a little too much to grab the fence sitters.

Now these teases are nothing earth-shattering, mind you, but if you’re gung ho about seeing the film like many friends I know, all it takes is a little taste to get the wheels turning. You know that feeling: catch a glimpse of a new “thing” and suddenly your mind races to put the Abrams puzzle pieces together. All it takes is a few of these before we piece together story bits, giving us the dreaded movie pain of all: spoilers.

For some people they’re not a big deal and some sick bastards even enjoy them but if you’re still reading this, then you’re probably like me – you want to go into episode 7 pretty much blind and experience it all like new. Like a fresh hot mug of Star Wars you’ve been waiting forever for on a cold winter’s eve. Some are small, like a cool shot from a climatic battle; others are huge, like a peek at a previously hidden character that will have a huge reveal in the movie.

It’s different for everyone but they’re spoilers nonetheless, because we all want to see a movie the way the director intended for us – to not marketing suits. In the end, it all comes down to will power: only you can resist the power of the teasers.

Matt Kondracki is a Contributing Editor to and yes, he’s torturing you with that last link. He’s just the worst.

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