We’ve still got more than two months until the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, and while we already knew Star Wars fans couldn’t wait for the movie, we didn’t realize some of them are already sure it’ll be the best movie in the franchise to date.
According to a new Harris poll in which a little more than 2,000 people were surveyed, 63% of Star Wars fans are convinced The Force Awakens will be the best installment in the series ever (keep in mind that the same series of films once gave us The Empire Strikes Back). For some them, it’s the improved visual effects (36%); for others, it’s a better story (25%), but whatever the case, many fans are already counting on this movie to absolutely blow them away.
Will it? Well, every Star Wars film has been met with a mixed reception on some level, whether people are re-analyzing the original 1977 film or picking apart the prequels. Whatever the case, these results illustrate just how hungry many fans are for new (and maybe getter) Star Wars. Now we just have to see how many of them end up wildly disappointed.