Last week some news came out from somebody online who had claimed to have seen a finished version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. If you were like me, you’ve been leery of checking it out because you weren’t sure how much might actually be true. Now Zack Snyder has spoken out about the spoiler-filled post, although his response doesn’t really clear anything up.
In a word, to MTV, he called the post "hilarious," which might imply that he’s saying that it’s mostly, if not entirely, untrue. That might be the case, but then again he could have just said it was untrue and he didn’t say that. What he did say, however, is that he doesn't like spoilers. While this may seem odd for the director who's most recent trailer appeared to give away the entire movie, Snyder says that's not the case. Even if you’ve seen the trailer, you can rest easy, as there is much more we have not seen in then finished film. Says Snyder:
I have the benefit of seeing the movie. It’s cool that [fans] think it’s too much, and I appreciate people not wanting to know, but there’s plenty that they don’t know. There’s a lot of movie that’s not in the trailer.
In the process of calling the Batman v Superman Reddit review hilarious, Snyder goes on to talk about how he hates it when spoilers come out. The director would much rather that fans see the movie mostly blind. While he understands that some fans may wish to find the answers before hand, he wants his movies to be mysteries going in.
If you’re, as an audience member, exploring these articles, looking for answers to questions that you have, maybe you’re okay with knowing before you go. It’s like an individual taste. But like I said, I want people to see the movie without knowing.
Spoilers are a topic that mean different things to different people. While most try to avoid them to some degree, the need to solve the mystery is a nearly universal human experience. We have an inclination to want to know the truth, even while also wanting to be surprised. For most of us getting some information is good, but getting all the information is bad, of course, only getting the details that you want can be difficult.
Where do you fall on the "spoiler spectrum." Has the official trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice already given you more information than you wanted, or have you read every spoiler-filled story on this site?