In my day, all you had to worry about was some jerk exiting a movie theatre yelling something like, “Darth Vader is Luke’s father!”
In this day and age Wikipedia will have the entire plot posted before the first showing! The internet allows us to expand the boundaries of our knowledge in any way we choose. We can upgrade our intellectual knowledge from the comfort of our home or we can fill our heads with even more cultural junk food.
Of course, the pursuit of all things trivial has proven to be the more popular of the two and so millions of people, young and old surf the web daily, hungry for info on their favorite hobby.
What about the latest George Clooney flick? Will he smile so hard he actually fractures his face? Head over to The Movie Spoiler and find out! DO IT NOW!
Or if you prefer to experience the subject matter in the manner it was meant to be enjoyed, with a mixture of youthful curiosity and just a touch of unnerving suspense… stay away from spoilers! Personally, I don’t mind a little advance knowledge; it doesn’t impair my enjoyment in the least, but I’m in the minority. There are, however, exceptions.
I remember consulting Wikipedia for the differences between the film and print versions of The Mist, only to be thoroughly disgusted by the ridiculous – in my opinion – ending. So disgusted, in fact, that I skipped the film – and any enjoyment I would have experienced – all together.
Perhaps I should reconsider my spoiler policy…
- Video: Spoilers for Supernatural – Shut Up Dr. Phil Episode Preview (houseofvampires.wordpress.com)
- ‘Supernatural’ Spoilers: What Just Happened? (aoltv.com)
- Spoiler Alert: You Don’t Need Spoilers (npr.org)
- Let’s talk spoilers (thundiesprattle.com)