When it comes to movies these days, it is hard to see one without stumbling across a spoiler and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘ has certainly had a few revealed so far. Only, director James Gunn isn’t too concerned about this. Not only has he stated that “I don’t get angry over this stuff…” about the shares such as the potential Stan Lee cameo reveal but thinks everyone will enjoy all of the movie regardless. With how much of a fan-favorite the first film has become, I believe this is likely to be true.
Only, Gunn has a more nuanced reason behind that line of thought as he states that spoilers are kind of like “pre-known plot points”:
“So, if you’ve accidentally heard about a surprise in Vol. 2, worry not – you will still be able to heartily enjoy the film. Not only because spoilers don’t matter, but because we’ve created a movie where the story, humor, visuals, music, and emotion don’t rely on surprises even if they did, and that you’ll have a blast whether or not you know a spoiler or two before going in.”
While it ‘s hard to avoid spoilers, and some of them can potentially ruin a film – I have a feeling that Gunn is going to be completely right on this little gem. Knowing parts of what will happen in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ shouldn’t spoil the emotional impact or actually seeing it occur. Part of the enjoyment is the visuals, the music, and all of the details which you can only experience by actually watching the film.
I wouldn’t say this applies to every movie under the sun but not everything that gets released can be so masterfully crafted as the first, and likely second, installment into this series.
Do you agree with James Gunn on spoilers not ruining many films? Is the idea of considering them to be “pre-known plot points” a good one? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ starring Chris Pratt, Zoë Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Glenn Close takes off on May 5, 2017.
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