Film Clickbait Is the Best Twitter Account for Pop Culture Nerds

Breaking down Hollywood headlines so you don't have to

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been a frequent target of Film Clickbait's vitriol.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been a frequent target of Film Clickbait’s vitriol. (Photo: Twitter)

Print and web headlines have gotten progressively more clickbaity of late, particularly in film journalism. Any article revealing even the most minor spoiler or piece of casting news has a breathless headline promising the reader “won’t believe” what they’re about to read.

Enter Film Clickbait, an invaluable Twitter account for anyone who wants just the facts without the drama. The account, whose admin is unidentified,  saves viewers clicks by retweeting clickbait headlines while at the same time “spoiling” the information they reveal.

In recent days Film Clickbait, which somehow still has fewer than 10,000 followers, has been having a field day demystifying the new superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:

I just have one question: is there a post-credits scene?

I just have one question: is there a post-credits scene? (Photo: Twitter)

In the lead-up to last month’s Oscars, Film Clickbait was at its sassy best calling Hollywood media out on its absurdity:

Sickest burn of the year.

Sickest burn of the year. (Photo: Twitter)

 

Funny how that works.

Funny how that works. (Photo: Twitter)

 

I love the Oscars, and even I wouldn't go this far.

I love the Oscars, and even I wouldn’t go this far. (Photo: Twitter)

But Film Clickbait doesn’t always need an awards show or a big tentpole movie for its content—regular old Hollywood is dramatic enough on its own:

That's a fair point.

That’s a fair point. (Photo: Twitter)

 

Come on Variety, get it together.

Come on Variety, get it together. (Photo: Twitter)

 

Will it be Deadpool, Batman or something else?

Will it be Deadpool, Batman or something else? (Photo: Twitter)

 

Film Clickbait won't be giving out a final rose.

Film Clickbait won’t be giving ABC the final rose. (Photo: Twitter)

 

Was that so hard?

Was that so hard? (Photo: Twitter)

Film Clickbait is the pop culture cousin of accounts like Saved You A Click, which “spoil” general news articles that have similarly sensational headlines.

Film Clickbait Is the Best Twitter Account for Pop Culture Nerds