(not a) *Spoiler Alert*

I was reading a review about the last Harry Potter movie that is being released today, errr tomorrow, or whenever it comes out (I don’t keep up with movie releases).

Anyway, a 16 year old girl (I clicked through her profile which was linked to her unsecure Facebook account, but thats for another article) commented on the article saying she was upset that the movie reviewer “ruined” the ending to the movie.

I was speechless. I sat slackjawed at my screen, dumbfounded. I couldn’t believe she was upset that he had “ruined” the ending. If you’ve read the books, or at least wikipedia’d the plot summary, you know how it ends. The movie isn’t going to deviate from the ending much. The people that died in the book, will die in the movie. Sure, dialog and some sequences may be changed, but it’s going to largely be the same, like the previous movies compared to their books.

However, this isn’t the first time this has happened. When I was a senior in high school, the remake of King Kong was released. A good friend of mine pissed off the entire class by saying how it was going end. One of the girls in the class asked how he knew the ending when the movie hadn’t even been released yet. He said, “Look, this movie has been out for over 70 years. Everyone knows how he dies. It’s not a secret. Look up the movie from the 1930s and thats what you’ll be going to see, just with better special effects.”  Well, after most of the class had seen the movie, they came back upset because he “ruined” the ending.

And the problem is, as remakes are becoming more popular, we’ll see it more and more.

I guess some people really are that stupid…

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3 Responses to “(not a) *Spoiler Alert*”

  1. Rosebud was a sled.

  2. Soylent green, it’s people.

  3. Greetings from Falls County,
    Some years back I was at a used book store / comic shop and saw some plastic figures of Belle and ‘the Beast’ from Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The movie was new at the time. When checking out I asked the girl behind the counter if she had seen the film yet. I was informed she and her friends were boycotting the movie because it was exploting the recently cancled TV series by the same name.

    I asked her to repeat that incase I hadn’t heard her right. She was serious! I then asked if she was aware the both the new movie and the TV series were based on a fairy tale – probably French – from the middle ages. She was unfazed.

    This woman was a college student taking pre law courses. Pray for the Republic.

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