Listen, if we felt compelled to take legal action every time a movie didn’t deliver on the promise of its trailer, we’d currently be embroiled in a class action lawsuit with Cameron Crowe and the cast of “Aloha” for that mess they called a “motion picture.”
One severely disappointed “Suicide Squad” fan, however, has decided to take a stand by threatening to sue Warner Bros. and DC for featuring scenes in trailers that do not appear in the actual movie.
Reddit user BlackPanther2016 shared a long post on the website detailing his or her grievances against the studios for the misleading amount of Joker scenes in the film’s many trailers. Despite a media campaign that put his grimace front and center, Jared Leto’s Joker only appears in select scenes with a screen time totaling around 15 minutes.
“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 writes.
In the post, BlackPanther2016 explains that he or she drove 300 miles to London to see the movie, only to learn that “Suicide Squad” barely featured the Joker. The fan apparently complained to the theater about the “unjust act” and requested a refund, but was kicked out of the venue instead.
And in case you thought the lawsuit has no legal merit (it doesn’t), the Redditor finishes the diatribe with a date for the beginning of court proceedings.
Read the full post, which tbqh has more twists and turns than “Suicide Squad,” below:
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 bullshitery...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.