A University of California at San Diego study found that people enjoy stories more, even mystery and suspense stories, if they know what surprise plot twists are coming. Test subjects were given stories to read. Some copies had “spoilers” inserted, others didn’t. They discovered that people actually preferred the stories that gave away the plot twists in advance. They say this might explain why we’ll watch the same movie over and over again.
- Especially movies like “Groundhog Day”.
- I must be the exception. I still haven’t seen “Titanic” and would appreciate it if nobody tells me how it ends!
- Of course we watch British movies over and over because it takes at least three viewings to figure out what they’re saying.