ByDJ Foster, writer at
I enjoy movies just as much as the next guy!
DJ Foster

Over the past several months there have been numerous amounts of spoilers regarding all of our favorite movies, and in some cases ruining something special for us all. There are thousands out there who must feel the same way I do about this. So with that being said, I am making a pledge to stop reading spoilers for the following 2 reasons:

1. The temptation!

If you flash a picture of Batman, Superman, or anything Star Wars related, there is no hesitation to move the tiny arrow on my screen to the link and click. On top of all of that, I ruined a MAJOR plot point in Arrow Season 2 by watching the preview trailer for Season 3. Needless to say, I was very sad on the inside. I cannot take the anxiety of not knowing whether or not future movies are going to be any good or not. Although this one is basically all my fault, I put all the blame on the internet!

2. Where is the sense of childhood wonder?

When I was growing up I was excited any time my parents were able to take me to see a movie. The nearest theater was a half hour away from where we lived and it was ALWAYS a privilege to be able to go out with the family. Walking into a lobby filled with the smell of popcorn and holding a ticket was such a spectacular thing for me and I will cherish those moments. BUT, the internet is again to blame for the unwavering amount of shiny things floating around (what everyone likes to call "leaks") that taunt us with those fantastic headlines, "You will NOT believe who dies!!" and, "New set photos show back lot from the air." It has taken away from the nostalgia of going to the cinema not knowing what to expect.

So, due to me not wanting to ruin my future movie experience, I make the following pledge to stop looking in to SPOILERS:

"I pledge to withhold myself from any and all potential movie spoilers that could taint my movie going experience and ruin what is left of my childhood. From this moment forward I will no longer read any movie related articles that are titled with "SPOILERS" so help me God."

In case you have been living under a rock or in a bubble, my inspiration, if you will, comes from the overwhelming amounts of spoilers regarding the following movies:

1. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

2. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Basically anything to do with DC related movies or TV shows)

3. The Avengers: Age of Ultron (Basically anything to with the Marvel Cinematic Universe)


Will You Be Taking The Pledge?


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