There are only seven more Fridays left in 2012, you guys…How crazy is that?!
This week’s question is a bit esoteric and I’m sure there will be a wide range of answers:
What is the statute of limitations on spoilers?
With the Internet, it’s hard to keep things completely unspoiled given the wealth of information at our fingertips but I think most of us do our best to actively avoid spoilers when possible. However, there are some films that are just common enough that their endings or plot points have been spoiled given their age. For example, if I said King Kong falls off the Empire State building, is that a spoiler? The original film is close to 80 years old now. Surely that is beyond being a spoiler…Right?
Personally, I think 5 years is a pretty acceptable length of time. If you haven’t seen the movie in 5 years then do you really care about spoilers at that point? The flipside is that we can’t see everything, even if we want to and sometimes things just fall by the wayside. I certainly wouldn’t go out of my way to spoil anything for anyone, regardless of time elapsed, but I would probably stop bothering with “spoiler warnings” after about 5 years.
What about you?