By Andrea Berry and Pedro Cabezuelo
Unless you’ve been living off-grid for the past year, you’ve probably heard about The Force Awakens, the 7th episode in the Star Wars franchise. Maybe you’ve even seen some branding here and there – and everywhere! Two of our Star Wars aficionados give you 25 reasons why you need to see The Force Awakens:
1. So you know what your clients are talking about.
2. So you know what to buy your kids for the holidays.
3. It’s the most multi-generational film ever, and will appeal to those born in the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and, in particular, 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s!
4. This movie will have more marketing tie-ins than any other film in history.
5. You need to find out what happened to Han and Leia. Did they have kids?
6. You can find out where Luke is these days.
7. You’re dying to know if Darth Vader comes back.
8. You need to find out if Yoda is really dead.
9. You’ve often wondered if Internet exists on Endor.
10. Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher still look great!
11. You’ll see a few cool new weapons.
12. It will inspire the next gen of tech entrepreneurs and geeks.
13. So you can tell the difference between a lightsaber and a lifesaver.
14. So you can brush up on your Jedi moves before buying your Legendary Yoda robotic toy.
15. So you can find out if social media exists in the Star Wars universe.
16. So you know what your office-mates have on their desks.
17. So you know what your media contacts are talking about.
18. So you know what to wear to your friend’s Star Wars-themed wedding.
19. So you don’t embarrass yourself and incorrectly talk about Spock the next time Star Wars comes up in conversation.
20. Because science fiction today, is science ‘fact’ tomorrow.
21. So you know the difference between a Wookiee and an Ewok.
22. So you can find out why the Force was sleeping in the first place.
23. Because George Lucas isn’t directing it.
24. Because John Williams is doing the score.
25. So you can debate it on social media.
Are you excited to see The Force Awakens? Do you have any other reasons we should watch it? Leave a comment below.