07:24:21 PM Nov 18th 2015
Should we give this one alternate titles for posters and perhaps book covers? Or should those be separate tropes? I can think of more than a couple movies and books where something that should be a huge twist... is staring at you as soon as you're so much as browsing for it. Plus there's some examples of those already.
06:03:48 PM Jun 26th 2015
Many of the entries on both the trope page and work pages forget that Tropes Are Not Bad and discuss this trope as if it is a detriment. That's going to need quite a bit of clean up, and the explanation should probably be modified to make it clear that being spoiled is not an inherently bad thing.
03:11:44 PM Jun 13th 2012
movies based on real life events should not be included in this trope. its like feeling spoiled in downfall that hitler dies, or in titanic that the ship sinks. a movie that is in this trope (the great escape) says the trailer "spoils" that some of the men do escape. WELL, DUH.
01:10:20 PM Aug 28th 2013
Some historical events fall under You Should Know This Already, like the ones you mention. Others don't. A lot of people might have been vaguely aware that The Great Escape is based on a true story, but not know which characters escape/survive. If there's a chance a significant percentage of your audience might not already know how the story ends, isn't it best to keep it that way?
08:07:39 PM Sep 27th 2011
If someone had never seen the movie before, would it still be this trope?
09:38:49 AM May 2nd 2012
I know it's late for my response, but I think it would qualify more for Late-Arrival Spoiler if the movie is sufficiently old. If it isn't...then I don't know.