Welcome to the Weekly Movie Thread, your place on the Avocado to discuss films with your fellow commenters. Want to make a recommendation? Looking for recommendations? Want to share your opinions of movies, both new and classic?
Bonus prompt: how are you at successfully avoiding spoilers?
Personally, I’ve never been bothered by spoilers that much. I lived in a world where the big twist as the end of Empire Strikes Back was already a well known piece of pop culture trivia. I will often lurk at the Spoil Sports because I want to know if a movie is worth my time or if I’m ultimately going to be disappointed after being in the theater for 3 hours.
Knowing if the final twist delivers is a huge factor on whether or not I’m going to go out of my way to see it. There’s no worse feeling to me than walking out of the theater feeling like I wasted my precious time, money, and stomach lining. After all, it’s not like I liked Empire Strikes Back less because I knew that [REDACTED].
Still, a lot of is love the thrill of surprise and are not nearly as risk-averse as I am. And if you’re one of those people who like to be surprised, the reality of the online world we live in makes it difficult to remain spoiler free.
It may mean shutting off Twitter for a week.
It may mean not checking up on you favorite YouTube channels on the off chance they put a key spoiler in the thumbnail.
It may mean having to sequester yourself in a monastery, hoping your fellow monks won’t be excitedly chattering about Spider-Man: No Way Home.
It gets even worse if you want to check out a movie that’s over, say, a year old and everyone considers the major plot twists public domain.
So how do you do it? How do you keep from getting spoiled? Or do you even care?