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STAR WARS : a few words about spoilers   Print  E-mail 
Written by Graham Reed  
Monday, 11 December 2017



People who post spoilers? You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy .....

In approximately 63 or so hours I'll be watching the new Star Wars movie. As It stands I know almost nothing about it - I don't know the plot, or what characters are in it.

I don't know what planet it starts on (though I can guess), where it goes to, what planet it ends on, what happens in between, what monsters there are, what the ships look like, who lives or who dies (though I suspect the trailers give at least two major plot twists away)..

As of tonight, it is screening in the UK for press purposes, and the reviews are embargoed until tomorrow evening.

Imagine if you knew the result of the cup final, (though Star Wars is much more important than that, obviously), or Game of Thrones, or anything like that. Imagine if you took that knowledge, and used it to deliberately piss people off, and spoil it for them. Not for any reason other than ...because you could.

So please respect the fans and if you do know - keep it to yourself. We will all find out in but a few days from now. Don't spoil things just because you want to build your websites brand with a tweet to drive traffic to increase your advertising revnue. Don't be that guy - or girl. Don't be the bad guy. Don't turn to the dark side.

Actually i know that seems a bit rich saying that. But remember this - I'm just a guy who actually buys tickets for a movie and goes along to watch them with all the other paying audience. I think the last time I went to a press screening for anything was 2001 - volunteering for a magazine working out of a building long since demolished.No, I put my money down like evryone else. I don't get any guestlists, I don't get to see anythign earlier. I put my money down and pay. And this website? Not a single advert on it. There's no advertising revenue here to be gained.(Much to the webmasters criticism!), And I don't want to spoil the film for anyone. I just want everyone to enjoy it for the first time as fresh as can be. But the thing is - I wrote this for a facebook post. But I thought maybe the point might need to be made outside of just there.

I've survived 728 days out of the 731 days between the movies without knowing. Don't spoil it now. Just let us find out for ourselves. The way it is supposed to be.


 
   
     

 
 
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