Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming this Friday! Of course, you absolutely knew that because you’ve seen the trailers, tie-in commercials, and extremely well-written articles like this one. However, one major dark cloud is being cast over the upcoming event: spoilers, the bane of every geek, nerd, and dorkus malorkus alike. And, as a victim of spoilers once The Force Awakens was released a mere two years ago, I want to help battle them as much as possible. So let’s take a look at a few ways to avoid spoiling the major plot points for The Last Jedi.
Install A Plugin
Because the internet can truly be a wonderful place, there are tools built in to avoid spoilers. Plugins such as Force Block and Star Wars Spoiler Blocker have assisted with blocking spoilers from Chrome browsers for the past few film releases. The only problem is there hasn’t been one released specifically for The Last Jedi as of the publishing of this article. So just make sure to check regularly to see if a plugin becomes available …Unless you read spoilers while you’re looking for the plugin. Just don’t use your computer for awhile.
Wear Headphones In Public
Now, this is already pretty much a given, considering it’s the year 2017 and human contact has been eliminated. However, it’s still a good idea considering people may actually want to talk in person about this film. After all, you wouldn’t want a few people on the bus spoiling who dies, who wins, and who was created for the film just to sell merchandise. Spoiler alert: the last one is Porgs.
Just Stay Away From Social Media
Let’s jump back to 2015 very quickly. It was a simpler time, when I was but an apple cheeked young lad with dreams of seeing a new Star Wars adventure with little previous knowledge going in. However, one groggy morning when I was scrolling through Facebook instead of being a productive member of society, I somehow ended up on a comments section where someone straight up commented (TWO-YEAR-OLD SPOILER ALERT) “Han Solo gets killed by his son in the new movie.” Since this was one of the most traumatic moments of my life (it’s been a pretty easygoing life), I’ve told people to simply stay off social media as the film premieres. While you might miss out on a few days of scrolling past people’s lunch pictures and typo-ridden political rants, I’d say it’s worth it.