The “Force” Presents Itself with Conditions


Bella Susi

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens will be released on December 18th, 2015 as the sequel to George Lucas’s famous saga. The film will resume the lives of former beloved characters thirty years after the last Star Wars movie. Both Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford, and Princess Leia, played by Carrie Fisher, will return.  

Fresh faces will also be introduced. While both the identities and personalities of such new characters is known by few, several names have been leaked. Female lead, Rey, and male lead, Finn, will join the spotlight. R2-D2 and C3PO will be joined by BB-8, an orb-shaped robot. The new figures and heroic faces are rumored to meet through the journey of downed storm trooper, Finn. Other personalities featured in the film are yet to be revealed.

A growing anticipation has prompted extreme Star Wars fans to flaunt their dedication in a variety of ways. A true fanatic has already planned the costume he or she will wear to the premiere. In acknowledgement of dedicated Star Wars’ followers, theaters across the country have established detailed restrictions upon both costumes and accessories.

Audience members may not cover their faces, hide their identities, or endanger others with their apparel. Stimulated weapons are not allowed within the viewing center: this includes light sabers, blasters, and crossbows. Face paint is also prohibited.

No specific reasoning for such restrictions has been supplied. However, in light of recent shootings, fist fights, and brawls at local movie theaters, onlookers believe the rules are basic safety precautions.

By forcing fans to leave their faces exposed, employees reduce the likelihood that an assailant might escape unidentified. They also dissuade potential attackers by depriving them of an easy cover. To continue, the restrictions upon fake weapons limit the chances that a true danger might be disguised as a toy. Such also discourages the emergence of heated pre-show battles by those fans who have fully embraced their personas.

This subtle display of safety precaution may lead big chain theaters to act in a similar suit with regards to their other popular movies. Companies are struggling to find a balance between customer safety and experience.

It seems as though  Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens comes to the public with strings attached. However, a majority of fans still fervently state any experience of the force is well worth it. Either way, the contemporary edition promises to make a splash.