The next Star Wars movie hits theaters in a couple days, but not all of us are going to rush out and see it on the first day. In the hopes of getting a half-empty theater, I’m planning to wait until Monday and I’d really like to avoid spoilers in the meantime.
And that’s why I’m thrilled I found Force Block. This simple Chrome extension saves me from seeing any unwanted spoilers. After it’s installed, any webpage that reveals details about the new Star Wars movie will look like this screenshot from movies.com:
As you can see, it hides the spoiler with a splash page that contains various Star Wars references. It gives you a couple options, to either see the page, and risk spoiling the experience, or flee and protect your virgin eyes and ears.
With all the coverage of the new movie, you’re bound to encounter a lot of false positives (this page, for example) which is why the extension has a whitelist.
Of course, if you do ignore the warning and view the page behind the shroud, I hope you’re ready to quickly shut your eyes and close or switch the tab without looking, just in case there’s a spoiler waiting to ruin everything.