Updated 07:27 AM EDT, Sat, Oct 23, 2021

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Preparation: Top 6 Things You Need to Know & Do Before Hitting the Theaters

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is right around the corner but are you ready for it?

There is no telling how much avid "Star Wars" fans have missed the franchise, considering the decade-long gap between the last episode and the upcoming one.

Those who have been able to monitor news about the movie will know how much money and heart has been invested in the making of the movie.

Because of this, the Cheat Sheet and other media outlets decided to list a couple of things that need to be done before the big day arrives.

1. "Star Wars" Movie Marathon

As a basic step in learning all about the Star Wars Extended Universe, watching all six movies released prior to the Episode VII screening is a must if one wants to relate to the story.

Some, particularly the younger generation, may need to find decent copies, or even cable channels, that feature two complete sets of the "Star Wars" trilogies.

2. Catch up on NEW "Star Wars"-related Shows

Knowing the new characters set to be introduced in the upcoming film is also a good idea for both youth and the young-at-heart.

Reading online about casting announcements, and even rumors, should do the trick.

According to the Irish Examiner, the "new generation" cast includes Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Andy Serkis as the Supreme Lord Snoke and Domhnall Gleeson playing General Hux.

3. Re-Watch Movies in Chronological Order

Some of you may think this is overkill, but watching the prequels before the first three Star Wars movies may be hold great promise if you want to understand what the entire intergalactic saga is all about.

Here are the movies in chronological order:

  •  Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  •  Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  •  Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  •  Episode IV: A New Hope
  •  Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  •  Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

4. Find the Best Cinema

Finding the best theater for the Star Wars experience should be a jiffy if you know what you are looking for.

The entire experience will depend on where it is watched, so you better check if your city has an IMAX 3D screen.

And, considering how popular the movie is, you may need to purchase your ticket ahead of time.

5. Suit Up

Last week, Variety featured some fans who made Star Wars costumes such as Jedi robes, knitted chain mail armor and even Storm Trooper suits.

According to the Cheat Sheet, acting out a part, even a small one, is part of the fun of the "Star Wars" experience, with the Jedi robe as the most popular costume.

The one-piece outfit may also be bought online for only $60 in Amazon.

6. Watch Trailers Until Premiere

It would not hurt if a fan watches all the trailers considering how amazing the current CGI technology has made them look.

In fact, Cheat Sheet sees each clip as a chance to glimpse J.J. Abrams's "fully-imagined universe."

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