I unironically didn't know Marlon Brando was in Apocalypse Now until I watched it and it was so fricking hype but I realized most people don'...

I unironically didn't know Marlon Brando was in Apocalypse Now until I watched it and it was so fricking hype but I realized most people don't get to have this experience because people already know what happens in the film before it happens. I feel like so many movies are ruined because of this. It's like the Statue of Liberty reveal in Planet of the Apes, it's so well known now that you can't imagine a world where that twist wasn't famous and people saw it for the first time.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The last time I got this same experience was watching The Sixth Sense as a kid and not knowing the twist beforehand. Marketing today is the main reason why. It feels like every new trailer has to give away the entire plot because "test audiences" / "execs" complain otherwise that they don't know exactly what the story is. YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO, IT'S A TRAILER YOU DUMB FRICKS!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The only time this ever happened to me was when Kevin Spacey showed up in Seven. I had no idea what the frick the movie was about or even knew how popular it was at the time i only ever saw it featured on bravos 100 scariest movie moments

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't know Ford was in Blade Runner 2049 and it was cool to see him there

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      bro I wish I had that experience. I feel the movie would be much better not knowing he was in it.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    brando is so frickin overrated

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its hollywood. They have to hype themselves up or no one will

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I knew Orson Wells was in the Third Man, but he's introduced so late that I forgot about him. Then he appears, takes over the film and transforms it into a 10/10 kino.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A good story is immune to spoilers. If knowing what happens "ruins" a plotline for you, it's not a good plotline, just based purely on a gimmick of withholding information from you.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Surprise is like half the fun of storytelling, both for the audience being surprised and the storyteller making surprises up.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If someone told you before you watched it for the first time what was going to happen in Ran the movie wouldn't suffer for it

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >If someone told you before you watched it for the first time what was going to happen in Ran the movie wouldn't suffer for it
          They'd enjoy it a little less.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            But much more than half as much.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I feel like the fun of movies is akin to solzing a puzzle. Not to say every film is going to be solved or would need solving, but the feeling of watching one, absorbing information and characters and plotlines, is similar to picking up a puzzle piece and trying to figure out where it goes.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                There are some movies that are like this but most movies are not like this.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I would say it's the feeling that's similar. When I watch a movie I usually try to get engaged in it by following along with the information it relays.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      can you name an example of a story that can be told infinite times without getting bad?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Infinite Jest

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Autism

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How would someone ironically know he was in the movie? Also, that fat homosexual fricked the ending up because he wouldnt quit eating. Thats the entire reason he is filmed in the dark and wearing baggy clothes.

    Also, quit watching trailors ding dong. No one is making you

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What are other movies that are greatly enhanced when watching "blind"?
    The usual suspects comes to mind.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fight Club, any mystery or detective story like Chinatown, the Sixth Sense, the Thing-- any film that's story focuses around a big reveal

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Chinatown is better on rewatch. The first time you are too confused to fully appreciate what is going on.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      anything with a jumpscare
      signs, exorcist 3, sinister

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Martyrs. Someone told me to watch it blind after taking some mushrooms. I still haven't fully recovered and that was like fifteen years ago lol

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Taxi Driver
      Robocop
      Total Recall

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I can rewatch Robocop any time

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I had the good fortune to watch the Statue of Liberty thing unspoiled as a kid. When I saw the spikes I intuitively understood what the object was, but when I saw the final shot I understood what it meant it was Earth All Along you've finally made a monkey out of me even though I was like eight or so at the time.

    The one I really feel badly about is Yoda in Empire. Everyone knows what Yoda looks like, but the Yoda character being who he is was a spoiler. Yoda was being coy and teasing Luke a bit to test his patience. No one will ever "organically" have the Yoda spoiler ever again.

    Also the Arnold Schwarzenegger terminator being the good guy in T2 was ruined by ads and promo materials right at the start (I think), even though it's manifestly a "spoiler" in the completed film. The film is vaguely setting us up to think that the clean-cut white cop might be the good guy (back when it was still possible to think this). Neither drone (is seen to) take a life in the intial phase, they just mess some guys up (or the killing happens off-camera).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My wife had the privilege of having never seen From Dusk Til Dawn before. I suggested it, she rolled with it, but I was under the assumption that it was just one of those films everyone was familiar with.

      So she ends up getting in to it as a dark comedy/thriller, then gets her mind blown when hayek transforms. Didn't see it coming at all. I'm so fricking jealous she got to experience that.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >It's like the Statue of Liberty reveal in Planet of the Apes
    It's a kino reveal, and POTA has a lot of other great stuff going on that is still worth a watch.

    My favorite reveal is the end of Predator 2 when Danny Glover gets that gun as a trophy. The date on the gun is 1775, which reveals that the Predator robbed an antique store earlier.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The real point is that the predators have been doing this shit on earth for a long time and they'll keep on doing it whenever they please. Danny Glover is not in charge, and now he knows it. A nobody name is enough to communicate this, as long as a historical-looking prop is used. Still, I found it annoying that it WAS a nobody name. Having the thing say BENJAMIN FRANKLIN would be stupid, yes, but maybe some minor/obscure real historical significance.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The real point is that the predators have been doing this shit on earth for a long time and they'll keep on doing it whenever they please.
        you mean robbing antique stores? yeah definitely

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >maybe some minor/obscure real historical significance.
        kek imagine if you were that minor historical figure and all your wikipedia page said was birth, death, and referenced in Predator 2.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      that's clearly dated 7715, it's from the future

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like this picture needs a sonichu necklace on it

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not a movie, but I didn't know Takeshi was in Yakuza 6.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care for stuff like this. In fact i hate films that heavily rely on stupid plot twists or similar things. It's just as cheap as jumpscares.

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