Fan Poll: Are You Avoiding Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoilers or Embracing Them?

Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 3:22PM
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 3:22PM
Fan Poll: Are You Avoiding Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoilers or Embracing Them?
No, I am Your Father." Those famous words uttered by Darth Vader in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back are considered one of the best plot twists in cinema history, and a defining moment in the Star Wars saga. But, genuine movie surprises like that simply don't seem to occur that often anymore. The Internet has enabled our hunger for information to the point where, for many blockbuster releases, you can feel as though you know what's going to happen in a movie before you even step foot in the theater.

JJ Abrams has said numerous times that he wants to keep key plot points of Star Wars: The Force Awakens a secret, and for that he should be applauded. But between the International Trailer, tonight's ABC Star Wars special, TV spots and featurettes, we're getting worryingly close to knowing too much. Or are we? We want to know how much Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage is too much Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage. Will you be trying to avoid spoilers or are you feverishly searching the Internet looking for as many leaked images and plot points as you can get your hands on? Let us know in the poll below:

Fan Poll:
How Much Star Wars Footage is Too Much?
How Much Star Wars Footage is Too Much?
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If you're trying to avoid spoilers, there was good news last night when reports suggested that Disney would not be holding preview screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens for press and awards groups. That all makes sense, because if there's any movie that doesn't need press promotion and awards to boost box office performance, it's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

JJ Abrams' movie is widely thought to break box-office records when it is released on December 18th, but the studio should find a balance between intriguing and spoiling with their promotional material. The amount of interest and fan theories on Luke Skywalker's whereabouts are testament to the fact that, even in a time where we can find almost all the information we could need, mystery is still the best promotional tool a movie has to offer.

If you're still not convinced that movie surprises are all they're cracked up to be, watch this clip of a kid witnessing the "I am your father" moment for the first time.

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