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Thank you very much IMDB. You ruined half the movie for me.


Now, why would anyone reveal something that's meant to be revealed after 1h 20 min in the movie?
Who is the moron that wrote the 3-line plot on the main page informing anyone who hasn't watched the movie of Nishi's plan?
Absolute stupidity...

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Unfortunately IMDb has a bad habit of doing this sometimes. I was disappointed as well.

It's not over, everybody betrayed me! I'm fed up with this world!

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Yeah right, now I end up avoiding reading IMDB's plot before watching the movie as much as possible, and people think I'm paranoid...

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The plot outline didn't ruin the movie for me at all. I don't think it's really all that spoilerish.

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Imdb is terrible about spoilers. I've had a number of movies spoiled for me here. My advice to you is, never look at imdb about a movie you haven't seen. Best thing to do is find a brief plot summary on another site, then watch the movie and then come here for discussion on it.

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Mao

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I figured out what you call "spoiling" at the thirty-seven minute mark when Nishi was in an office with "dead" Wada. Also, Nishi's words at the volcano? By my reckoning that's under one-third of the way into the film. We already knew a man had committed suicide, and that Nishi's motives for marriage were dubious. The cake? Hello? The first scene pretty much set the plot and needed clues through the reporters' banter. Golly. Oh, and I saw this film before IMDB was created. Then too, some of the Japanese historical literature I'd read extoll mandatory suicide, at the behest of "masters", as regular fare, so I had a little insight. Vengeance too is part the Samurai tradition. In summation, all the pointers were there within forty-five minutes at Wada's funeral when Nishi recruited Wada, asking him if he did not want revenge. A classic Samurai tale in a modern setting, in the making.

All that said, I knew what to expect upon my first visit to South Island, New Zealand, but nothing was ruined by either my viewing of hundreds of pictures, or a dozen films and amateur videos. My point being that Kurosawa's art is in it's exposition, while plotting is merely framing of the canvas. It's what's inside the frame that matters. Just my opinion, nothing more or less.

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What kind of idiot reads a plot synopsis and then gets angry that plot points are exposed?

ADVICE: Don't read plot synopses if you don't want to risk knowing what happens in a film.

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I know! It was like inadvertently watching one of those movie trailers that spoils the entire film before you see it.




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Didn't thought about it that way. This movie was kinda hard to understand at the beginning for someone who doesn't speak English as a first or second language anyway. At least the plot synopsis told me what to expect, turned into a great movie.

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