Protect Yourself From 'Star Wars' Spoilers With This Chrome Extension

The time has come.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters around the world this Friday, which means the Internet will soon become one massive ocean of Star Wars-related discussion, speculation, jubilation, disappointment, and more. The film's stars and director J.J. Abrams have done an impressive job keeping a tight lid on plot details surrounding the new film, so naturally when that lid is finally popped, the nuggets inside will give fuel to a firestorm of fandom only one of Hollywood's most established franchises is capable of generating.

Unless you bought tickets way ahead of time, though, it's unlikely you'll be seeing The Force Awakens until sometime in the days and weeks after its December 18 release. That's totally fine, and respectable, even, because it likely means you don't need to camp out to secure a spot and wait hours in line to get into a theater showing it. However, it does mean you'll be much more vulnerable to the inevitable rush of spoilers flying all over the Web. That's where a Chrome extension called Force Block comes in handy.

Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. Force Block blocks off entry to any page it encounters that may have spoilers — such as articles with keywords focusing on the film's title or characters — and shows you a random Star Wars quote instead. Of course, if you want to try your luck and dive into the page anyway, you absolutely can, but know that you've been warned if you do.

Look alive, people. The force is back.

(H/T: Engadget)

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