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LIFESTYLE: An open letter to those planning to spoil ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’

April 10, 2019 UDOU TEAM

Some people want to watch the world burn, but some of us just want to watch a film without having it spoiled. Don’t spoil Avengers and GoT!

This is an open letter to whoever is planning to spoil ‘Game of Thrones‘ and ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ for all of us.

First off, DON’T.

…because you shouldn’t! I know it may be fun for you to tease other people, or get on their backs by spoiling a film for them—sometimes it could cause quite the laugh to see a friend so upset about a movie. But you don’t know how these people anticipated these films (I say films but ‘Game of Thrones‘ is a series), rushing to reserve seats on the cinema just to be able to experience it firsthand! We’ll go on with the reasons you shouldn’t spoil ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ and ‘Game of Thrones’– or any film or book or series, for that matter– but the bottom line is that you don’t spoil a film for anyone.

It’s inconsiderate.

You may have seen the movie first. Say, you’ve seen it the day before I decided to see it. Bless you, because you have experienced watching it without any idea how it would turn out, full of curiosity, marveling at the turn of events. There is magic in seeing a film for the first time. And you’ve been through that magic, so why ruin the experience for the rest of us? Wouldn’t you say that’s selfish and inconsiderate?

It changes our perception of the movie.

A movie is presented in a certain timeline meant to unfold the events for us one after the other. Now, wouldn’t you say that watching it with the knowledge that Character X will die is different than not knowing? One spoiler can change the whole experience for all of us!

You might not care, but we do.

Okay, let’s say that to you, this is just a film. You might not care about spoilers, we get it! I actually do know some people who like to know how the events turn out before going to watch the film and you might be the same, but that’s you. Hasn’t it occurred to you that maybe others don’t feel the same? Maybe some of us want to experience it without any input coming from people who have watched it already.

So don’t spoil them for us, please? I remember this awful woman from the cinemas when we went to see a movie. It appears it wasn’t the first time she has seen it because she always goes “This is the part where (insert a relevant event in the film)” And if my face could be any more crumpled, I’m sure it was. It totally ruined the film for me! Totally just wanted to face her and let her tell the story and get it over with. I mean, come on, we all paid to see this film, so why do you have to be like that?

Some reminders…

We get that sometimes, out of our excitement about how the film turned out, we immediately want to share it with others. But do be considerate enough to ask if anybody hasn’t seen it yet before discussing it. Because just because you’ve seen it doesn’t mean everybody has. This goes as well for any movie, regardless of its age. I don’t care that ‘Forrest Gump’ is a classic, if somebody hasn’t seen it yet, don’t spoil the movie or that person.

Spoilers in social media are even worse! Do you know how hard it is to prevent yourself from reading spoilers when they are right there in your newsfeed? Some people like to troll, too. They would post things that never happened in the movie. But true or false, if it altered our perception of the film even before seeing it, then the effects are the same. A spoiler is a spoiler.

Now that ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ is so close we can already see them, we can only imagine the excitement that the fans are feeling! Kindly let us have the time of our lives and experience it for ourselves, thank you!

Have you got your tickets already? Who are you going to watch with? We hope they don’t spoil Avengers and GoT for you! Share us your thoughts on the comments down below. Or hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter @UDoUPh.