For many of us, the release of the Battle of Winterfell and Avengers, Endgame are two cinematic occasions long waited for. The anticipation was unrivalled and when they did eventually show on TV and in the cinema, many of us who went to watch were not disappointed.
Interestingly, the issue that often rises from the uncontainable excitement of good cinema is…Spoilers! You see ehn, some folks don’t get to watch these movies as quickly as others, but they still want to experience the same shock and excitement (which they deserve) that the early watchers had.
For instance, the internet was in uproar last week as both GOT, and Avengers were release with super shock elements. And it has to take incredibly restrained to contain the excitement and not spill information. But, not everybody has this restraint and we can’t exactly hate on them, can we? 😊
I will share both sides of the argument:
Those Averse to Spoilers
These group of people claim that the slightest clue or gist of the happenings of a movie or series is as bad as a hate crime, lol. Okay, just kidding. But they take these things very seriously. They believe the entire world of viewers should be quiet and wait from a few days to a week before sharing any spoilers on the movies/series. Especially when movies are still out in cinemas.
How to deal with them
If you are surrounded by those averse to spoilers, there are a few things you should consider as you post or talk about your experience, to avoid being buried alive.
You can give your general point of view e.g. it was great, worth every kobo OR it was crap, waste of my time and money. Avoid mentioning the names of people who died or saved the day, etc.
Give a few days before discussing specifics
If you really care for people averse to spoilers, friends, then give them some time to watch it and encourage them to watch it as soon as they can, so they can join in the conversation.
If you can’t help but post spoilers, anyway, warn your friends and followers on Social media before you post. Let them know your next posts are going to be spoilers and give them an opportunity to avoid viewing your next set of posts or to mute you/block you briefly.
The Unbothered don’t care much for spoilers. They believe those averse to spoilers are selfish and should stay off the net during these periods where viewers will excitedly share their thoughts or till they watch. Or mute certain words related to the movie/series on the social media platforms that allow this. After all, why should the whole world contain their excitement and kill the buzz just because of them?
Spoilers don’t affect their overall experience when watching a movie/series. Even if they view clips of the high points on social media, they will still go ahead to watch and feel the same emotions. Seeing clues or spoilers beforehand could possibly even enhance their experience because they may better understand those scenes. Sometimes when you see something shocking or unexpected for the first time, it can go over your head.
So, which one are you? The Averse to Spoilers or the Unbothered?