Can spoilers be avoided?

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by enkidoamark, May 25, 2009.

  1. enkidoamark

    enkidoamark Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Posts:
    839
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Ok, Sorry if I'm rehashing an old topic, I'm new here. I wasn't on the boards before the first movie and I'm wondering if its possible to avoid spoilers on here as the new movie gets closer. Assuming that there's some chance that some surprise will be left after all of the trailers and TV spots, and its given away in either official tie-ins or leaked stuff, what's the chance I can hang out on the boards for the next month, avoiding everything that says SPOILERS!! and not have any remaining surprises ruined? If there's something really mind-blowing in the movie that we're not supposed to know (I don't know, grimlock shows up or something like that) I would love to be surprised when I see the movie.
     
  2. Malikon

    Malikon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Posts:
    1,014
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    spoilers are impossible to ignore. Not everything will say *spoiler* and you never know when someone will go, "Prime DIES!" or something that you didn't get any warning of.

    Revenge of the Sith got ruined for me that way. They're kind of unavoidable despite the good intentions of lots of people.
     
  3. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Posts:
    4,838
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +2
    Enkidu, I'm your pal Gilgamesh, please return to the palace!



    Er.. I mean, i guess the site does everything it can to avoid posting major spoilers, but to be really really safe, I think the best thing is to avoid the forum for a while. Still, careful browsing should avoid any spoilers as long as the forum members take care in their thread titles.
     
  4. enkidoamark

    enkidoamark Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Posts:
    839
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Well, heres the other thing. Was there anything in the first movie that was a big surprise? OMG! The autobots win! Never saw that coming. Is it really just who's there? If so, the toys are going to ruin that anyway. Is there an example of something really shocking in the first movie that you wouldn't have known just from the toys, the trailers and the TV spots?
     
  5. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Posts:
    24,150
    News Credits:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    291
    Likes:
    +33
  6. enkidoamark

    enkidoamark Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Posts:
    839
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
  7. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2000
    Posts:
    9,935
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    Originally: Huntington Beach, CA, Now: Cincinnati
    Likes:
    +39
    Between that and staying out of the Movie Forum you should be OK.
     
  8. realCliffjumper

    realCliffjumper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Posts:
    988
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +2
    I have avoided the movie thread section since that novelization came out and I was still spoiled a little. I plan on staying unspoiled, so I have to be careful when reading even the news section. Sorry guy, no way to avoid it. Though I am still trying to avoid them. Thusfar, I have only heard one spoiler from the novelization, and I already regret knowing it. :p 
     
  9. StarSaber79

    StarSaber79 Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Posts:
    1,565
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +5
    I didn't want to be spoiled by others so I am now reading the book.:eek: 
     
  10. Scourgatron

    Scourgatron What of it?

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    745
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Likes:
    +19
    reading spoilers wont ruin the movie one bit for me. I can visualize it in my head but the actual scenes will be ten times better that what I could come up with.
     
  11. Scythe

    Scythe Future Foundation

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Posts:
    4,266
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    No, no they can't. At any time, any one poster can just drop the bomb.

    "Ultra Magnus dies...."
     
  12. Autobot_Wall-E

    Autobot_Wall-E The Musical

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Posts:
    2,044
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    one time in the general news section I accidentally said something someone didnt want to know. sometimes things just slip out without thinking about it.
     
  13. Shockscream

    Shockscream Chairman of Nerd Day

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Posts:
    2,817
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +4
    Avoiding spoilers is possible. However, it will require you isolating yourself from any and all Transformers-related items -- websites, toys, books, games, magazines -- until after the release of Revenge of the Fallen. This is true:

    As we are human, there is no way to completely stop ourselves from revealing some information. We are not to know what someone else knows. It is simply impossible. Additionally, what I define as a "spoiler" may differ from what you or Autobot_Wall-E defines as one (and hence the source of his trouble with the person being told something that they don't want to know).

    For me, the spoilers on this site and any other that I come across in the course of my Internet scouring and reading (which includes the IDW prequels, The Veiled Threat, the IDW adaptation, and the novelisation when it comes tomorrow) do not ruin the movie experience. I agree with this:

    How I see things is always different to how they appear on screen. Even re-reading the TF1 novelisation the other week I found myself imaging designs for the robots that differ from those that exist on the movie even though I have seen it dozens of times. I imagine different voices -- Starscream always sounds like Chris Latta to me when I read a TF novel and Megatron always sounds like Frank Welker. For me, seeing the scenes I imagined made manifest is a constant surprise and delight. They are always different.
     
  14. Starscreamer95

    Starscreamer95 'Civil' Nintendo Fanboy

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Posts:
    9,205
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +7
    If you leave the Internet, then yes.
    But wait... It'll just keep on calling out to you.
    Once you join the Internet, you cannot leave.
     
  15. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Posts:
    14,115
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +181
    I think it's just impossible any more for people to avoid spoilers given the way these mega event films are handled.

    You never know when a trailer is going to show up on TV that gives away too much so not only can you not go to the movies you couldn't watch TV either if you didn't want to get spoiled by a trailer.

    You can't go anywhere near the toys until after the film is released because toys give away far too much. All that work they did to cover up the alien thing in Indiana Jones 4 and it was Hasbro with the toys that let it out of the bag long before the film's release.

    Comic books, novels and kids books before the film's release that you have to avoid.

    And even if you managed to avoid the Transformers fan site you can never 100% be sure that you will not bump into a spoiler somewhere else.

    Spoilers are just something you have to learn to live with if you are going to be a fan of the big movies. But then again like someone said is there really anything to spoil in most films these days. I mean it's not like you get an Empire Strikes Back or Deep Blue Sea holy crap shocker very often any more. Most big films now are fairly formulaic and predictable, sort of like it doesn't take a genius to figure out which side will win in the GI Joe movie.
     
  16. cnic

    cnic Decepticon

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Posts:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    My thoughts exactly. Just wanted to add, unless you go into "Stasis Lock" from the time that the movie is starting production, until you go see it in the theaters, you will, some how, some way, be spoiled in one aspect or another.
     
  17. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    1,788
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +5
    Ebay:
    You've got about a month left. If you really want to remain spoiler free, I'd just relax and not jump on any of the boards till you've seen the movie.

    Well done on remaining nonspoiled this long, though. Kudos to you.
     
  18. enkidoamark

    enkidoamark Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Posts:
    839
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Well, I've seen the trailers and TV spots, I'm talking about big plot stuff that the producers are purposely saving for the actual viewing of the movie. Though, like I said before, I don't know if there's a lot of that going on in these movies anyway. Seems like Bay might think that the $9.50 we put down to see the movie just pays for the right to see the robots and explosions on a really big TV. :bay  That being said, there's no way in hell I'm waiting until the movie to buy the toys, though I may be able to avoid reading the bios. I think I'll just stick to the toy forum and the non-movie news for my boards fix and hope for the best. Thanks for the good discussion.
     
  19. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Posts:
    14,115
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +181
    Given that spoilers are almost impossible to avoid I think the trick these days is to turn it into something positive. Instead of thinking of spoilers as ruining a film I tend to see them as a taste of the film to get excited about the movie. A bit like cooking, a taste of the food doesn't ruin your meal it just lets you know where the flavor of the meal is headed.
     
  20. phreakybot

    phreakybot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Posts:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Likes:
    +0
    spoilers have never bothered me. reading about it is one thing... seeing it on the big screen is completely different.

    I went and bought the movie novel, just finished it today... LOVED IT... and still can't wait to see the movie KNOWING how it ends. Some people just like to whine, I think.
     

Share This Page