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  • Well, if you're like some people, you've already seen it. I have this bad feeling that pirated versions of AOTC are going to be exhibit A in an upcoming rehash of copyright legislation within a couple of years.
    • Actually, I'm one of the people who attempts to go into seclusion to avoid knowing anything about the movie from the time filming wraps until opening night. I unfortunately clicked on a spoiler image link from some rude poster on slashdot yesterday and learned something about the movie I'd rather not have known. I ranted and raved for a long time, and grumbled for quite a while afterward (still grumbling).

      I can't imagine ruining the entire plot of AOTC in a 3" window with my computer's speakers. If I d

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • by djberg96 (2603) on 2002.05.15 11:58 (#8451) Journal
        I avoid commercials for movies I want to see as well. Sometimes, however, the studios themselves give away too much in the previews IMO and, while I can flip the channel or change the radio station, I'm not gonna get up and walk out of the theatre to avoid a preview. I also avoid slashdot articles about any movies I want to see for precisely the reason that you mention - you never know when someone will spoil something.

        I think the first studio-sponsored spoiler example that comes to my mind were the previews for Castaway in which they let you know that he is rescued from the island. I still liked the movie, but I would have enjoyed that movie more if I hadn't known going in that he would eventually get picked up.

        Probably my best experience was with The Matrix. I avoided all previews and really had no idea what the movie was about and enjoyed it that much more because of it.

        • The slashdot article in question wasn't even about Star Wars. The post was a troll that sounded informative, and thus modded up.

          I had a similar experience on the Matrix. I hadn't even heard of the movie when I went to it. It was just something we went to because nobody except me wanted to see TPM again. :)

          J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers