When you see Star Wars: The Force Awakens ... remember that a lot of people can't see it opening day or opening weekend but are very excited about it, so please don't post major spoilers.
I'm usually spoiler-neutral -- I actually like learning about plot twists, because I look forward to seeing how the movie builds to them -- but this is an unusual situation. People care really really deeply about this one.
Brent's simple request is one I hope (but doubt) people will take notice of.
As someone who thrives on the concept of story, I love to be genuinely surprised by a sudden twist or plot development in a film or TV show I'm watching.
But that is becoming harder and harder these days, thanks to the Internet culture of "spoiling" films just to have the dubious honour of being the first to shout out: "This is what happens, suck it!"
It's akin to scribbling the name of the killer on the front cover of a murder mystery novel. Or being Homer Simpson coming out from an early showing of The Empire Strikes Back...
Yes, there has to be some unwritten statute of limitations on spoilers. The embargo is soon to be lifted on the 'professional' reviews, but for the first week or so after The Force Awakens opens, I hope people are respectful of the fact that not everyone (myself included) will see this highly-anticipated movie on opening night.