Midweek Movie Mouth-Off: Studios Keeping Secrets

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As we heard yesterday, Disney’s legal department have already swung into action for a leaked image from the new Star Wars movie, serving a take-down notice on the image-sharing website Imageshack for hosting a still from The Force Awakens.

As James mentioned, this isn’t exactly news, but it is a reminder that studios hold things close to the chest. They’ve got their marketing strategies and they’ll be damned if some random forum user is going to undercut them. But, some people obviously feel differently, wanting to know everything as soon as possible and hating studios for keeping secrets about their precious films.

Personally, I’m on the side of the studio. Keeping details about a movie under wraps isn’t exactly life-changing, and it’s really not going to affect us one way or the other. I’m happy to get information as and when it’s doled out, and official screenshots and trailers tend to be better quality anyway. It also means that there might still be some surprises left by the time you get to sit down in the cinema.

Whose side are you on? Would you prefer stolen images of movie sets and leaked scraps of information to fuel the rumour mill, or are you happy to play along with the official marketing strategy?

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: February 4, 2015

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