*WTF? How’s this for a head-scratcher?
WHAT, I ask you, has this world come to? Why do people feel they can just SUE on ANY grounds, by ANY means necessary…or in this case, UNnecessary? I am seriously starting to believe that people no longer want to earn their money, they just sit around thinking up ways to sue someone for it: “Hmmm…she rolled her eyes at me. I think I’ll sue!” Sounds like one audience member who saw the film, ‘Suicide Squad’ when it opened, last weekend, fits the bill. Because he feels his favorite actor didn’t get enough screen time, he is threatening to sue…somebody.
And get this, he’s related to a lawyer. I don’t want to assume that relation is egging him on.
I saw the film, and though there were a few minor scenes that I felt were slow, I’ll be damned if I am going to sue the director, or the film’s editors because of it.
But that’s just me.
Suicide Squad, a Will Smith starrer, broke records for an August release, and this dude thinks it may be due to “false advertising” which he feels was evident in the film’s trailer, where Leto was prominently displayed. Yet NOT in the film itself.
And that’s why he is suing both Warner Bros. and DC Comics.
Dude even claims his case has already been accepted by the court and goes forward this Thursday. (Sidebar: Courts “accept” any claims, don’t they? But then, after consideration, also throw some out). The unidentified and disgruntled fan says, “My brother (who is a lawyer) and I are going to sue WB and DC for false advertising, misleading visual images and gaining a profit from us and millions others due to these acts,” he claims.
So there you have it folks. He wants a cut of YOUR money, too!
Oh, and one more thing: He claims he drove 300 miles (from Scotland to London), to see the film. And when he asked for his money back, the theater staff laughed at him (causing him “trauma”).
Leto (and his agent) must be laughing all the way to the bank! And some of the responses to his claims are downright hilarious.
But in this fool’s defense, let me say that using deleted scenes to entice interest in a trailer is old school. Heck, trailers are made and used for promotional purposes generally before a film is even complete. It’s a means to create buzz.
Then the chopping block makes its appearance, and a lot of the film’s footage is left on the floor; giving the janitor something to do.
Dude apparently never got this memo.
ANYway, below is what dude’s full claim looks like. Spelling errors and all.
But hey, maybe it’s just a joke. But then again I fear, maybe not.
Movie Trailers are like food menus, they give you a preview of what your 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(you’re 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 punchs the roof of his car, when Joker drops a bomb with his face all messed up and says, ”BYE BYE!”. Non 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.
Uh…I know he’s in the UK, but isn’t the month number “11” November THERE too?
See the official Suicide Squad trailer below.