If you're like me, you unfortunately can't see Star Wars: The Force Awakens until this weekend. Not seeing a major film like this is dangerous for a couple reasons. First of all, it increases sadness because you can't go along with the crowds and see the movie right away. Second, and most importantly, you severely increase your risk of having it spoiled for you online. Originally I had planned on avoiding the internet entirely from Thursday night until Saturday afternoon, but the Rebellion's luck has rubbed off and there is now some hope for us.
The folks over at Priceless Misc have created a Google Chrome app that allows you to block potential spoilers for The Force Awakens. Basically, you can download the app promptly titled "Force Block" onto your Chrome browser and it will flash a warning whenever you enter a website that might contain spoilers. Here is what I was greeted with when I came to Moviepilot to share this information with you:
Obviously this is a great asset to have until you are able to see The Force Awakens. If you go to a website, like Moviepilot, and you want to test fate and continue browsing, just select "continue anyway" and you're good to go. However, I will warn you that "Force Block" does not block Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. If you're concerned about someone you thought you trusted turning to the dark side and spoiling something on your news feed, you still want to avoid those websites until you've had the chance to go.
Happy browsing and may the Force be with us all.
Update: It seems the blocking of Facebook and Twitter does work, but it's a bit choosy on when. It won't block your news feed but it might give you a spoiler warning if you go to someone's profile. Either way I would still exercise caution with Facebook and Twitter.