Watch: We got a bunch of non-fans together and convinced them to watch Star Wars for the first time

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Syfy Wire Staff
Dec 16, 2016

As Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits the big screen, we thought it’d be fun to track down some folks who have never watched any of the movies, lock them in a room, and put in a Blu-ray of A New Hope. So how did it go?

Despite never having seen the movie, they did have some general pop culture knowledge about the franchise at large — though, as any Star Wars fan knows, you don’t get all of it in the first film. You have to wait for that Darth Vader reveal, y’all. We keep the camera on them as the movie plays, so you get the first-timers' responses to everything from Jawas to lightsaber battles (and Porkins). Spoiler alert: There's a lot of giggling.

But when it’s all said and done, are any of them actually going to be Star Wars fans? Kind of. Maybe. Yes? Well, a few of them, anyway.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens this weekend.

Check out our video below and let us know what you think: