Title: the worst spoilers I can think of
Posted: May 11, 2010 (10:44 PM)
Just off the top of my head...
the ending of sixth sense
This one holds a special place in my heart because it was actually spoiled for me two thirds of the way through the film by my sister, who poked her head in the room and casually announced the ending. She did it in an expertly subtle way so I couldn't bitch at her later, but I won't repeat it here in case someone hasn't seen the film.
Luke, I am your father
It's not really relevant anymore since I think it has seeped so much into popular culture that people are BORN knowing this, but imagine the time when it came out? I often wish I didn't know this little fact, so that I could see if it actually is as surprising as Mark Hammill makes it look.
Those who have played it know what I'm talking about. I thought this was irrelevant, too, until I met a girl last year who had never played it before and who was telling us excitedly and in tears all about... you know...
Anything to do with the Song of Ice and Fire series
While we would all like to have the release date of book five spoiled (SPOILER: it's never coming out), pretty much every chapter of this not-short series is a new twist in the path that makes it very difficult to talk about with people who are reading it... as they will undoubtedly talk about it very excitedly at every chance they get and about how this character represents this and that when you know it all changes next chapter... and the chapter after that... and so on...
The Origami Killer
You knew it would sneak on here. Despite what some people might think about this and that aspect of the game, the one thing EVERYONE agrees on is that the mystery of the Origami Killer's identity is the defining moment of the game and a great moment all around.
Anything to do with Lost
Okay, so it's a love or hate it kind of show. But if you love it, it absolutely sucks to know ANYTHING about it. This is a show that is built on false build ups and ridiculous cliff hangers. To take that away reveals its obtuse suckitude. And that's not nice to do to fans.
(spoilers that just suck and no one should care if they know them... I'll be nice and warn you... I'm totally gonna spoil these)
The ending of Knowing
The world is ending and it's all because of... aliens?! Children loving aliens?! What the fuck?! What would've been great as an X-Files movie ends up being a really shitty and obtuse conclusion to a Nicholas Cage film. At least he, and everyone else, burns to death at the end.
Jill Valentine isn't dead
Cid betrays you in FFXIII
I think his betrayal is his third line of dialogue in the game. Seriously. There is such a thing as build-up, Square.
Posted: May 11, 2010 (11:41 PM)
The aliens didn't cause the end of the world. It was going to happen no matter what. Their role in the events was to preserve and ultimately reboot the human race by saving the children and settling them on another planet. They (the aliens) also may or may not be a cosmic interpretation of angels, and therefore might be agents of a God entity.
The movie wansn't really my cup o' tea due to its cliche treatment of atheism, but in retrospect it's kind of an interesting science-fiction take on creation.
Posted: May 12, 2010 (03:49 AM)
I've got a stupid spoiler.
Spock doesn't actually die at the end of Star Trek 2
Spoiled by the title of the sequel, Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock.
Posted: May 12, 2010 (06:42 AM)
I was 6 when my parents took me to see Empire Strikes. Though I was already a Star Wars lover, I was too young to appreciate the fatherhood thing sticking way out over any other part of the film, it was all so sensational.
By the time of Return..Jedi I was 9, and when I saw that I do remember being really excited to find out Leia was Luke's sister.
Posted: May 14, 2010 (05:43 AM)
I remember when I first saw The Empire Strikes Back as a kid, I indeed didn't know - nor was I old enough to catch any foreshadowing, so I was indeed taken totally by surprise. That feeling has become all too rare in the internet age where it can be borderline impossible to avoid spoilers on anything popular. As an example of that, when I started reading Harry Potter, I already knew what was going to happen in six books' time.
Sixth Sense is an odd case for me because I saw that movie in German, and my German wasn't really up to the task. I could barely hold on to what was happening in the first place. It had been spoiled for me a few years previous actually, but I'd forgotten.
FF7 is a rare case in that it got spoiled for me, but I only had myself to blame. Playing the PC version and just having gotten out of the Shinra building, I noticed the movie files were on the game CD for me to watch. I wanted to see that motorcycle escape scene again, so I opened one of the files (having non-descript names) at random. You can guess which one it turned out to be.