This is a friendly thread . Just perusing through some other posts and I became curious about why some people want to know the story before seeing it in the theater or not .
I remember the last time I did that was in 1983, when I started reading the ROTJ novelization the night before seeing the movie. I couldn't put it down. It was so exciting and I couldn't wait to see the movie. But knowing everything (aside from actual shots) really took away from my enjoyment so I think that that is why I try to avoid spoilers for the prequels. Preserving that sense of excitement in the theater is important for me.
But what about the rest of you? For Episode I, spoilers came in all forms-- internet, the pre-release soundtrack, magazines, etc and EP II seems to be worse (better?) for spoilers. Do you avoid them? Why? Do you seek them out? Why?
Oh, and please keep this spoiler-free ! No need to spill Ep II secrets trying to explain any of this. Use Ep I examples if necessary to illustrate a point. Thanks!