Swearing Off Spoilers

I think I’ve finally had enough Star Wars spoilers. This is about the time that fan reviews start coming out in droves, as people race back to their computers from charity screenings and such to post kneejerk reactions to the film. I know the whole damn story by now, so it’s not like I’m avoiding these reviews to keep from finding out that one last shred of something. What I’m trying to stay away from are the opinions of fans who imagine themselves as full-blown film critics. They’re the type of people who can totally ruin a film-going experience.

I want to see Revenge of the Sith with as blank a slate as I can. I want to experience it on my own terms and enjoy the hell out of it without trying to form opinions midway through about whether I agree or disagree with Joe Reviewer’s assessment of a particular storyline or plot development. So, I’m going to try and avoid Star Wars sites for the next two weeks.

It’s a tall order, but I’m sure I can handle it. After all, what am I going to do with the movie is here and then gone and there are no more movies to speculate about? In fact, what’s going to happen to all of these Star Wars websites? They’ve had a great run, but what will happen to their popularity once the movies are over?

These are not things for me to be terribly concerned with. I have a thesis to finish, a child to make with the assistance of a lab, and a whole life to figure out how to live again now that I’m almost done with my Master’s. Worrying about Star Wars shouldn’t be tops on my priority list.

I’m going to go to bed now before I get the urge to visit TheForce.net or MillenniumFalcon.com again.