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Posted By Grady Dillon On May 22, 2019 @ 11:59 am In Opinion | Comments Disabled
So you have not seen “Avengers: Endgame.” It has been almost a month since it came out in theaters, but you are still fleeing when you hear someone talking about the movie. That is okay. If you have not seen it, it is probably outside of your control. Maybe you had a lot of homework or plans outside of school you had to attend. Nobody is entitled to spoil anything for you, even if you have not seen the movie. Ethically speaking, you should never talk about a movie or film within the vicinity of someone who plans to see said movie or film.
“Avengers: Endgame” is by far the biggest movie of the decade. It takes all of the previous 21 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and concludes them in a three-hour period. This is a film that took almost 11 years to put together since the first Iron Man movie released on May 2, 2008. I have seen almost every single Marvel movie up until now, including “Avengers: Infinity War,” and I do not want all of those 2,818 minutes to go to waste in a span of 15 seconds.
If I told you 390 days ago half of the entire universe is wiped out with a single snap, you would be raging mad. I would have spoiled all of “Avengers: Infinity War” for you in less than five seconds.
But spoilers do not strictly apply to Marvel movies. This can apply to every single film or TV show you have ever seen. With HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” the most watched show in HBO’s history, people have been spoiling the varying episodes for others who have not seen it. But, there is a large difference between spoiling a movie and spoiling a TV show.
A movie takes a larger commitment to watch rather than a TV show. Plus, unless you set your DVR, you would probably miss your TV show and want others to spoil it for you. Whereas with a movie, if it is no longer on the big screen, it moves to other media, like your phone, TV, tablet and computer. With TV shows, that can take time, or you can download an app to watch it.
But just because there is a difference spoiling a movie rather than a TV show does not mean you can spoil a film for another person unless they explicitly express they do not intend on watching it and they want you to spoil it for them.
For those who have seen “Avengers: Endgame,” do not spoil it for anyone unless they want you to spoil it. I still plan on seeing the movie sometime soon, as well as plenty of other individuals. For those who have seen all of the recent “Game of Thrones” episodes, do not spoil it for people planning on watching the show unless they say they want you to do so.
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