||[Aug. 21st, 2007|03:30 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Remus and Sirius turn Scabbers back into Pettigrew, he appears wearing a suit, but when he turns back into Scabbers later the suit just stays there. That can't be right.I'm off work sick today, because I woke up this morning with a huge headache, feeling a bit sick. I think I'm mostly better now, but there's no point going in for the last hour is there? No. So I'm watching the DVD of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. When |
1What's the oldest spoiler there is? "He comes back from the dead on the third day!"?
"Yeah, he comes out of his tent eventually and kills Hector"
or even older
"Just wait till you hear what he does on the sixth day."
I'm a bit suspicious of this whole 'spoiler' thing that's cropped up over the past decade or so. Frankly I could care less who did what to whom, as long as whatever it is (film, book, music) is well made, engrossing in and of itself, rather than for any spurious gimmicky reason.1
1. They should reprint the Bible under a new title: "Contains Spoilers!"
Some reviewers justify revealing some stuff on the reason that it's in the first scene of the book/movie/whatever, that it is in fact the basis for the entire narrative.
I think the "could care less" thing is something I've picked up from American TV programmes, of which there are plenty in NZ.
it's in the first scene of the book/movie/whatever
Yeah, that's what I mean by "too sensitive" - that's not a spoiler, it's just what the thing's about. Giving the ending away's poor form though.
2007-08-21 03:31 pm (UTC)
What if it's the first scene of a sequel, e.g. the first scenes of Back to the Future 3? If I hadn't seen Back to the Future 2 then to find out it was in the old wild west might come as something of a shock.
Well, I think it's fair enough with proper new stuff that has twists, I just think it goes on too long, and people are a bit too sensitive about what actually constitutes a spoiler.
I went away for a week, then was kind of rubbish and didn't bother doing anything about it. And I don't have a lot of time now before I go away again, so it'll probably be some time post scrabble picnic.
2007-08-21 02:48 pm (UTC)
Warning - contains spoilers
I was wondering whether anyone would object to my film review, so I didn't point out that Ian Curtis died at the end. Err . . . you did know that, didn't you?
When Apollo 13 came out, a friend of my then girlfriend went to see it and was on the edge of her seat at the end because she'd never heard of the real events and didn't know if they survived or not.
In case you're worried, they did.
Total Universe Spoiler:
1. And God said "Let there be light"
2. Lucifer: from lux (gen. lucis) + ferre "carry" -> Light bringer.
Same guy. It's all smoke and mirrors. Don't say you weren't warned.
YES, I KNOW. IT'S JUST A JOKE