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Has ‘The Force’ awakened you or annoyed you?

Harrison Ford in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Harrison Ford in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The much-anticipated next installment of Star Wars is getting close to its Dec. 18 release date and die hards have been chomping at the bit to catch a glimpse, any glimpse, of what’s in store.

Move previews during NFL football games, merchandise up and down many aisles, and daily commercials are evidence that LucasFilms/Disney isn’t playing around with making sure everyone at least considers forking over an arm and a leg to see their masterpiece.

It has begged the question for us: Will the hype around Star Wars: The Force Awakens prompt you to go see it or will you skip it?

I can’t wait to see it

Star Wars is as classic as American pie. Every since we were kids, slashing a friend with a light saber or simply hearing the soundtrack can pump any normal human being up.

It’s an honor for Lucas Films to build a brand, sell it to a larger brand and enjoy watching someone else’s creativity run wild with the concept George Lucas created. I think all of us should carve time out and watch this classic, even if this is the first time you’re seeing any of the films. I’m counting down the minutes to watch one of the greatest brands ever to splash across the big screen!

I can’t wait until it’s over.

Unless you are between the ages of kindergarten and about sixth grade, please stop talking about this movie. Sure, many of us grew up with Star Wars and many enjoyed it during that time, but for grown people to look forward to this piece of cinematic make believe just baffles me.

Trust me, I love a great film and I credit their ability to build such a brand, but there comes a time in life to put away your action figures and grown up. How do I put this in Disney terms? Remember when Andy from Toy Story had to part ways with Woody and Buzz? It’s kind of like that. Tuck away those weird Princess Leia fetishes, worry more about how you’ll make next month’s rent/mortgage payment than why Mark Hamill (that Luke Skywalker dude) isn’t on a marketing poster and make plans t ospend time with your family/friends rather than stand in line to watch this thing.

You’re about as nutty as the Black Friday campers.

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