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Initial post: 13 Feb 2013 20:22:59 GMT
Do you hate it when you read the back of a DVD / Blu case of a film you may like the sound of only for the back to tell you everything that's going to happen in the film - long winded descriptions. Yesterday my girlfriend bought a romantic comedy from POUNDLAND just looking at the cover. I'm glad she did because before she put the film on I read the back to see what it was about.

The back literally told the entire story from beginning to end (even giving away the ending) hence it ruined the film for me and I didn't need to watch it.

Is there any films in your collection that do that and what do you think when they do that?

Posted on 2 Jun 2013 11:18:24 BDT
Avatouir says:
I remember reading the letters page in the Metro a few years ago complaining of product placements in film. the example they gave was the ending of a film that was just out with a comment like "they defeated the enemy with brand X shampoo". Yeah thanks for that dude!

Posted on 2 Jun 2013 16:59:28 BDT
Paul Tapner says:
I'd already seen it on tv so I knew what happened in the episode in question, but the dvd for the second season of the tv show Jericho gives away a major plot development in the blurb for one episode on the inside sleeve.

Posted on 2 Jun 2013 19:33:04 BDT
What bugs me is when the box or someone announces there is a great twist, I would say be very definition are meant to be surprise, just cause they don't say exactly what happens, you still waiting for it and probably guess it.

Posted on 2 Jun 2013 19:33:39 BDT
What bugs me is when the box or someone announces there is a great twist. I would say be very definition are meant to be surprise, just cause they don't say exactly what happens, you still waiting for it and probably guess it.

Posted on 2 Jun 2013 20:21:49 BDT
Paul Tapner says:
I worked out the ending of the Sixth Sense in advance. Just by hearing about the plot. And that there was a great twist in it. It just seemed so obvious what the twist would be. Whether I would have worked it out if I hadn't heard in advance that there was a twist is not something I'm sure about.

Posted on 2 Jun 2013 20:55:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jun 2013 20:56:25 BDT
My point exactly Paul mate, same thing happened with me and Deads Man Shoes. I always go mad when some prat says you will love this it's got a great twist.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 09:52:39 BDT
Avatouir says:
Totally Paul. Unless the twist is so left field you would never have seen it coming even if I told you (like the one from Fast and Furious 6) then please don't tell us
Although the way Sixth Sense was done you'd probs have guessed the twist early on anyway

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 11:26:49 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jun 2013 11:28:37 BDT
gille liath says:
I have to say, I didn't!

It's not the first time that particular twist has been used - Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman, for example - but I think the cleverness of Sixth Sense is almost in the *second* time you watch it. Only then do you notice how well the scenes are arranged, so that - whilst they continue to seem natural - the kid is the only one who responds to Bob Willis' character. And even when you know what's going to happen, it still has that sense of uneasiness and tragedy.

I think that's the point, for me: the best films / books aren't ruined by knowing the ending. Only the trashier ones are.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 15:08:17 BDT
J.Yasimoto says:
Too true. I first watched The Sixth Sense on a plane journey. I was so impressed by the ending (I didn't see it coming - I rarely do) I watched it again on the return flight. Seeing as I usually leave 5 - 10 years between rewatches that was, and still is, a record for me.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 21:17:26 BDT
gille liath says:
I guess you don't have a big DVD collection then?

Or maybe you do...

Posted on 3 Jun 2013 22:22:02 BDT
Jenny bb says:
I hate being told a film is very funny. You just know it won't be!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 23:24:46 BDT
Its the same as being told a film is going to be very scary, once someone say that your expectations hit the roof.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2013 07:00:15 BDT
J.Yasimoto says:
But if you're told a film's scary but turns out funny, or if you're told a film's funny but turns out scary, that's much better!

Gille, I mainly watch new films of which 95% won't ever be viewed again. My rather small collection consists of classics I'm happy to revisit. But even those have been watched at the most 3 or 4 times.

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 08:25:10 BDT
Avatouir says:
The worst spoiler for me was TITANIC. They mentioned that it sank in the end. What a spoiler....oops!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 10:38:08 BDT
gille liath says:
And what about Happy Ever After?..

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 10:50:09 BDT
The worst was Snakes on a Plane, they gave away literally the entire plot by putting the title on the front of the box

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 13:28:10 BDT
Avatouir says:
And let's not forget Saving Private Ryan

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 15:02:28 BDT
Ha ha ha

Titanic made me laugh they even told you right at the start Diacprio dies (or at least it was obviousl) and in a film where everyone knows whats going to happen anyway it surely would of be better to try and have one surprise left.

The only surprise I got from Titanic is how crap it was and the fact that James Cameron could make a film worse than True Lies.

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 15:07:56 BDT
Wodawick says:
The new version of 'The Wicker man' was a good tittle considering the lead actor was Nic Cage though I'd have gone for the Wooden man myself a much clearer explanation.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 18:08:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jun 2013 18:08:52 BDT
Avatouir says:
Actually there was a 53 film called Titanic. If you think the 97 version was bad you should check (or not) that one out. A Night To Remember was probably the best film about the 1912 disaster. Better acting too

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2013 16:57:39 BDT
M. Redgate says:
Didn't the fact that it was a romantic comedy from Poundland tell you not to watch it without reading the back cover?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2013 13:04:56 BDT
Same thing happened to me.

Posted on 18 Feb 2014 18:02:33 GMT
I hate it when on film trailers, the voice over starts coming out with all these adjectives supposedly by film critics and then you watch the film yourself, and it turns out to be a stinking pile of crap:@

Posted on 19 Feb 2014 09:33:31 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Feb 2014 09:36:25 GMT
C. J. Taylor says:
I hate being told something is "the funniest / scariest / etc.... film of the year" ............... in January !!!
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Initial post:  13 Feb 2013
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