I was torn as to whether this thread would be more appropriate for Cafe Society or In My Humble Opinion. I flipped a coin and it came up heads for Cafe Society.
Are there people who don’t care about spoilers? Folks who believe that if something is good enough then it will stand on its own merits rather than hinging entirely on a clever plot twist or secret? I actually look forward to spoilers since it gives me an idea of if I’m getting myself into a steaming morass of poo that suddenly becomes good once I find the magical gold nugget at the bottom or if the quality of the entertainment is consistent throughout without relying on gimmicks. I mean it’s patently silly for people to bitch, whine and moan regarding spoilers when it comes to movies that have been out for a decade. Seriously who doesn’t know:
Darth Vader is Luke’s father, Kaiser Soze was the gimp, the gay guy shot Kevin Spacey’s character in American Beauty, the chick in The Crying Game wasn’t a chick or Bruce Willis was dead all along in The Sixth Sense
They’ve been out for at least three years and have been talked about more than enough that even if someone didn’t see those movies then they have a fairly concrete idea of the outcome or storyline. The whole experience of a movie, book or show is about getting there not what lies at the very end.
And to those who despair most greatly when cinematic secrets are revealed, why is it so important to be surprised? Of course people will leave the theater talking about how great the surprise was but what if you went to see the movie, experienced the surprise and it really wasn’t that good in the first place. Wouldn’t you rather have heard the spoilers, or intimations of a spoiler, rather than being disappointed?