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 PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:11 pm Reply with quote  
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  Reepicheep
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Now that Celebration is here and spoilers for The Force Awakens are finally starting to come in, what is your spoiler policy going to be going forward? Are you going to look at every possible detail you can get your hands on? Are you going to look at some stuff and not others? Are you going to look at spoilers up to a certain point and then pull back?

Me? I've chosen to avoid any and all spoilers leading up to the release of The Force Awakens. I got a nice teaser last December and that's all I need. I know my mission is doomed to failure, at least at some level, because spoilers are going to be everywhere, but I think it's worth it to be able to walk into this movie as fresh as possible.

I'll probably be more lenient for future films, but I want this one to be a surprise. I don't think we're going to have this level of uncertainty about a Star Wars film ever again.
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Re: To Spoil or Not to Spoil
 PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:15 pm Reply with quote  
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Reepicheep wrote:
Now that Celebration is here and spoilers for The Force Awakens are finally starting to come in, what is your spoiler policy going to be going forward? Are you going to look at every possible detail you can get your hands on? Are you going to look at some stuff and not others? Are you going to look at spoilers up to a certain point and then pull back?

Me? I've chosen to avoid any and all spoilers leading up to the release of The Force Awakens. I got a nice teaser last December and that's all I need. I know my mission is doomed to failure, at least at some level, because spoilers are going to be everywhere, but I think it's worth it to be able to walk into this movie as fresh as possible.

I'll probably be more lenient for future films, but I want this one to be a surprise. I don't think we're going to have this level of uncertainty about a Star Wars film ever again.


I watched the new trailer, and when they put out another trailer I'll watch that too. I won't watch full scenes, nor will I intentionally seek out news.

I'll probably read the prelude comics, but only AFTER I see the movie.
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I'm a spoiler whore.
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I am going to ride the standard consumer train as if I only "liked" sw instead of........well you all know what's up your on a forum board for sw too. I will watch the trailers, I'll read the comics and books put out to "get you ready" but will not dive into spoilers at all. I want to continue to be wowed about sw for as long as I can!
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General overview of the plot and characters, as well as information on the galaxy leading up to and perhaps including film era. So basically what's released by LFL and Disney, save for the novelizations. But specifics beyond that are a no go for me.
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When Revenge of the SIth came out, I was 16, and I grabbed any spoiler I could find. And I didn't regret it at all. That was so much fun to speculate, how the film will be.
And if I went into the cinema without knowing anything about the story, I would have been totally shocked, I think. Not because the film is bad, but because the story is... intense, to say the least.

So I will do the same for all kind of SW films in the future, I think. Although I won't have time to read any books or comics, only plot summaries, if they will be available.


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^ I only do that for adaptations. I was ridiculously spoiled for the last two Narnia movies and, like you, I didn't regret it at all. If you have a good fan site, the anticipation can be a blast.

I've gotten more and more guarded with original stories over the years though, to the point where I rarely watch trailers for movies I'm anticipating.
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I guess it depends on your definition of spoiler. To me a spoiler is a movie's ending, or crucial plot point revealed by people who have seen the movie before you, or revealed material through leaks.

Promotional and advertising material, and even reviews are not spoilers to me. But to some people a spoiler is any information about the movie at all. I think that's a little weird.

I don't get why people would want to see a movie without any info, I mean like literally, how do you know you want to watch it if you don't know what it's about?

I almost always want to hear at least my friends opinion before seeing a movie because I don't want to waste my time with something I know I won't like.

I don't really care all that much about TFA, but I keep up on most of the news just so I can be a part of the conversation here and around the watercooler aka. facebook.
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
I guess it depends on your definition of spoiler. To me a spoiler is a movie's ending, or crucial plot point revealed by people who have seen the movie before you, or revealed material through leaks.

Technically, I define a spoiler as anything in the last 2/3 of a movie.

Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Promotional and advertising material, and even reviews are not spoilers to me. But to some people a spoiler is any information about the movie at all. I think that's a little weird.

I stay away from reviews and Rotten Tomato scores until after I've seen a movie and have formed my own opinion on it.

Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
I don't get why people would want to see a movie without any info, I mean like literally, how do you know you want to watch it if you don't know what it's about?

I only do it for movies I know I'm going to see regardless. Star Wars, Nolan movies, Pixar movies etc. I'll usually watch a trailer otherwise, though I have had some great theatre experiences going into a movie blind. I like not knowing what to expect sometimes. Sometimes I'll just hear positive buzz about a movie and then go to see it just based off that. It all depends. Every movie is different.

I just think it would be an amazing experience to go into TFA with as little knowledge as possible. I might be able to recapture just a bit of that magic when I saw Star Wars for the first time and everything was new and exciting.
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I'm avoiding spoilers to an extent. I'll probably stop watching the trailer just to not overdo it, and I couldn't resist going to The Force Awakens Exhibit at SWCA, but I'm not going to start listening to spoiler podcasts and searching for sites with spoilers. The less I know, the better.
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