Originally Posted by tonysidaway
I'm probably the closest this forum has to being impervious to spoilers and I'm a bit disappointed to see no discussion of the plot here yet.
I honestly can't imagine how knowing something would stop me enjoying an otherwise well made film. I don't normally expect to see people coming out of films and saying stuff like "who would ever have believed that..." and so on. If that were truly the reason we watch a film, couldn't the writer just scribble it down on a scrap of paper or put up a billboard or something? That's just not what makes a film worth watching.
In fact, if I'd known that Fight Club isn't just about a bunch of idiots fighting for fun I might have watched it in the cinema instead of seeing it on television one bored Friday years later.
I'll watch the film tomorrow, most likely, and I'll probably have something more to say on the "spoiler" aspect of the experience after I've seen it. Meanwhile I'll be watching this thread closely.
As someone who shares a lot of these same viewpoints as you, I'll say this about the big spoiler(s) of 2049 and why I wish I hadn't come across them.
It's not so much that it's a big "mind = blown" moment like the reveal in The Empire Strikes Back or Fight Club. Rather, like the reviews have said, 2049's central plot is a mystery. Officer K's goal in the movie is to solve a particular case.
I had thought from reading the reviews and participating in months' worth of speculating here on NeoGAF and elsewhere that I had a good idea of where this was all going. The spoilers I came across revealed that there's more to this mystery.
Plus these spoilers also leave a mark on how I now have to think about certain parts of the original film itself. That isn't a bad thing and of itself, but I feel like the experience would be better overall if this was information I was receiving directly from watching the film, rather than reading accounts of it online.