‘Suicide Squad’ has been one of the most hyped movies of recent times, and as such millions of people were left disappointed when it finally came out on Friday and was a complete and utter pile of dross.
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While most of us are fairly content to badmouth it to our friends or just write bad reviews on the internet, one Redditor is taking it to the absolute next level by suing Warner Brothers for false representations about the movie. His beef comes with the fact that the trailer featured lots of Jared Leto Joker scenes that weren’t eventually included in the movie.
Despite the fact many of us would argue that that was a good thing (Leto is fucking terrible and needs to shut up about method acting ASAP), this guy wasn’t happy and is taking it to the legal arena. Apparently his case has already been accepted and will begin this very Thursday.
Here’s the full rant from his Reddit post:
Movie Trailers are like food menus, they give you a preview of what you’re gonna get. If you look at a McDonald’s menu and you choose to get your favourite burger, presented/showcased in a nice picture with pickles, chicken, mild cheese (your favourite, in fact… that’s the only reason you’re getting this burger… because you love mild cheese). So you use your hard worked money to pay for this burger, you get the burger, but only to find out that… this isn’t the burger you ordered. Yes it has pickles and chicken, but it doesn’t have mild cheese… it has regular cheese.
Suicide Squad trailers showcased several SPECIFIC Joker scenes that I had to pay for the whole movie just so that I can go watch those SPECIFIC SCENES that WB/DC had advertised in their trailers and TV spots. These scenes are: When Joker banged his head on his car window, when Joker says, ”let me show you my toys”, when Joker punches the roof of his car, when Joker drops a bomb with his face all messed up and says, ”BYE BYE!” None of these scenes were in the movie. I drove 300 miles to London to go watch these specific scenes they had explicitly advertised in their TV ads… and they didn’t show them to me. Adding to this, they were also 2 specific Katana scenes they advertised that were also the reason I wanted to go watch the movie. These scenes were: Katana’s eyes going black, and a slow motion shot of her and her sword taking souls…in a smokey kind of style. These scenes were advertised several times in the 1st trailer and many TV ads…but they didn’t show it to me in the movie. I wasted alot of money paying and travelling to go watch this movie because of these specific scenes they had advertised to me and all of us saying, ”hey, check out our preview! this will all be in our movie, come watch it on the 5th!!”. All lies. I told the theatre about this unjust act and said I didn’t get what I came here to see…can I have my money back. They laughed at me and kicked me out. So I’m now taking this to court. I want my refund, the trauma of being embarrassed as I was being kicked out and people laughing at me for wanting my refund, and also the 160 pounds of fuel money I used to drive to London from Scotland.
If you advertise something…give me what you have advertised. Period. This is becoming a habbit with movie studios, showing epic scenes in trailers…but their never shown in the movies. It’s unjust.
I just want to say, join me if you feel the same way. Let’s stop this nonsense of false bullsh*tery…and don’t let them bribe you with their ”deluxe premium special directors gold extended edition supreme cut” nonsense. You should get what they advertised as their first theatre showing and what you have paid for based on what they have showed you in their advertisements.
Our court process will begin on 11/08/16 this week.
Nice spelling/punctuation dude. I suppose the crux of his argument is fair enough, but he doesn’t really help himself with stupid comments like driving 300 miles from Scotland (why would anyone have to do that?) and saying that the actions of the cinema staff traumatised him. That just makes him sound like a complete and utter wiener.
Still, if this case actually does end up going to court then it could theoretically change the whole way movie studios produce trailers – it’s not uncommon to use footage from deleted scenes in them to make them more exciting – so it’ll be interesting to watch what happens. Hopefully everyone who wasted their money on that shitty movie will get it back.
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