This is the week that Star Wars: The Force Awakens explodes in cinemas. I have already booked a ticket for a midnight screening. But this post isn’t about the quality of the movie, it’s about when I can tell people about it.
In the lead up I have stayed away from as many fan theories and spoilers as possible. This is because I don’t want to have any preconceptions about the film. I have seen the trailers, and if the movie is as good as that, I will be pleased.
The problem for me comes at 2:30am on Thursday morning. When can I talk about the film? I know that many other fans will see the film shortly after its release, but I don’t want that to mean everyone spoils it for the unlucky people yet to see it.
So, I have to wait long enough to give them a fair chance, but it’s going to be hard to keep my mouth shut for long.
I believe I should wait three days, 72 hours, I feel it’s a good amount of time. That gives people Thursday, Friday and Saturday to see the movie. This should be enough time for everyone to see the movie.
However, if you’re really unlucky and still haven’t seen it after three days, stay offline, don’t watch the news and don’t go to church on Sunday! Because every kid that has seen it will be telling everyone the ending whether you like it or not.