When it comes to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s hard to avoid the massive onslaught of new images, trailers, TV spots, merchandising, and more. We at Collider should know — we report all of it! And sure, everyone’s excited, and there’s something to be said for tantalizing fans with morsels from such a highly-anticipated film. But how much is too much?
Plenty has been written on trailers giving too much away. Personally, some of the movies I’ve enjoyed the most are ones I’ve known the least about going into them. Movies (well, most) are meant to be experienced as three acts, not as a collection of visual clips and soundbites already gleaned from the trailer. And for me, as someone who primarily covers TV, it’s easy to stay away from a lot of movie marketing. Yet for Star Wars, there’s almost no escape.
But do you want there to be? That’s the question we’re posing in the poll below. While on the set of The Flash recently, Tom Cavanagh mentioned off-handedly to us that he was avoiding all Star Wars news, clips, posters, and everything until he actually goes into the theater to watch it. I’ve been thinking about that ever since. The idea is to be wowed like the first time watching Episode IV, a sense of wonder that can, perhaps, be stripped away when everything becomes about anticipation instead of experience.
Do you agree or disagree? Or exist somewhere in between? Let us know below: