Random Factoid #276

30 04 2010

Following hot on the heels of yesterday’s factoid announcing my deliberate ignorance of the “Inception” pre-release frenzy, today’s factoid provides some enlightenment as to why that may be.

I hate having movies spoiled, largely because they take away a level of suspense and intrigue from watching it for the first time.

It’s one of the reasons why I have stopped reading so many books that are adapted into movies; while I’m sure they are better, I can usually only muster up the time for a theatrical experience.

I’ve had plenty of movies ruined, too many to even tell here.  The most notable in recent memory is “The Notebook.”  Thanks to a society that assumes everyone has seen it, people freely talk about the story and the ending.  It’s frustrating to know that when I sit down to watch the movie for the first time (believe it or not, I’m one of those three people who hasn’t), I won’t be able to be as riveted by the ending as the millions of others before me.

Anyone else had this unpleasant feeling?  I sure hope you haven’t.  I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.


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