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NoKidding
06-16-2007, 09:06 AM
So I was having this big argument with a friend about wether it was ok for me to spoil for him the ending of the movie "Zodiac" (ie the killer is never caught). He says it's just as bad as spoiling any other movie or book or whatever, but I think it's ok because it's based on a true event. What do you think?

sraymonds
06-16-2007, 09:12 AM
I'd have to side with you, but it could depend on the type of spoiler. Like the Titanic sinking at the end of Titanic. Real life stuff, I got no problem with, but spoiling what happens to the fictional characters is no go.

Sarcasmorator
06-16-2007, 09:20 AM
That's not a spoiler.

Chu
06-16-2007, 09:20 AM
SPOILERS: JESUS DIES!

There was a Penny Arcade strip I liked where Tycho complained about Gabe ruining the end of King Kong for him.

Anyway, I would make sure your friend actually knows about the real-life events a movie might be based on before spoiling it for him. Sure, everyone and their mother knows about the Titanic, but I'm pretty bad about keeping up with the news and such so I probably don't know what movies out there are actually based on real history, so to speak.

sraymonds
06-16-2007, 09:42 AM
The Titanic thing was the only thing I could think of that pretty much everyone knew. Or the fall of the Alamo. I guess, in the end, it just depends on the event that the movie is depicting.

Balrog
06-16-2007, 02:04 PM
The Titanic thing was the only thing I could think of that pretty much everyone knew. Or the fall of the Alamo. I guess, in the end, it just depends on the event that the movie is depicting.

Refresh my memory, what's the Alamo? I forgot.

Thinaran
06-16-2007, 03:06 PM
The Alamo falls? And I was looking forward to that movie. :'(

Sheana
06-16-2007, 03:48 PM
Refresh my memory, what's the Alamo? I forgot.

You're supposed to remember the Alamo!

Maggie
06-16-2007, 04:10 PM
The Alamo falls? And I was looking forward to that movie. :'(

It'll rise again.

Calorie Mate
06-16-2007, 06:39 PM
That Alamo guy has the best airport.

sraymonds
06-16-2007, 08:12 PM
The Alamo falls? And I was looking forward to that movie. :'(

The movie's been out for like two years, so I didn't think anyone would mind a spoiler. Psst...Texas won the war.

Sarcasmorator
06-16-2007, 08:27 PM
AND THERE'S NO BASEMENT.

ShakeWell
06-16-2007, 11:35 PM
Yeah, dude, not a spoiler. Everyone knows the Zodiac was never caught.

reibeatall
06-17-2007, 09:17 AM
People cried at the end of Passion of the Christ. It's like they didn't know what would happen.

sraymonds
06-17-2007, 09:25 AM
SPOILER: Someone in this thread gets eaten by a vicious creature.

Is it going to be.....YOU?

Makkara
06-17-2007, 09:29 AM
Wait! That must mean that...

that...

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/2716/murderrodentuh0.gif

(Yeah, I know it doesn't make sense, but I just love that crazy critter.)

ShakeWell
06-19-2007, 07:50 PM
SPOILER: Someone in this thread gets eaten by a vicious creature.

Is it going to be.....YOU?

SPOILER: Said creature is likely to be a Grue.