I Survived 15 Hours and 29 Minutes of Star Wars: A Non-Fans Perspective

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This year was packed with huge blockbuster hits but the final blockbuster for the year came in the form of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

As a non-fan of Star Wars who has only seen the first film I decided to take the plunge and attend the Star Wars Marathon at the Rave Cinemas in Connecticut. I wasn't alone as my boss who happens to be a huge fan was also in attendance.

Of course, having someone else there to translate a few confusing aspects of the film helps a lot.

I thought that there would be an overwhelming amount of die-hard fans who waited in line to see Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens film during its first screening at the theater, however it was nothing like that.

The event began at 3:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 17 and going into the event it was pretty nerve racking and pretty overwhelming.

How in the world am I supposed to watch every single film which accumulates to 15 hours and 29 minutes in the same 24 hours? The answer was taking full advantage of the intermissions granted and making sure I was well rested.

Showing up to the event was awesome and I mostly took in the experience by observing how excited the fans were.

The bottom line is, there wasn't a huge crowd which made it easy to keep my nerves down and the fact that the theatre wasn't crowded made it a lot more comfortable for viewing. The films were played in the correct order from Episode I all the way up to the new film. While a lot of fans prefer the older films, I really enjoyed the visual upgrades in the later ones. The new film itself had a pretty interesting storyline and visually was awesome to watch.

I actually didn't need anyone to translate the film for me and was able to enjoy it on my own. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens lives up to its predecessors in every way and sets fans up for some great storylines ahead.

There probably won't be a next time for something like this but gladly the one and only time was the Star Wars series and I can now say I'm definitely a fan.

We won't be spoiling anything for you in this write-up, check the film out and experience it for yourself.

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