Masking a plot by using scenes cut out of order that are actually in the game, is NOT the same as using shots that never were in a movie and never were intended to be (to cover the "Oh we cut that in editing" eventual comments). The trailer posted above for Infinity War is a great example of this and I totally forgot that scene from the trailer (it is obvious why this shot was made given the ending of the first movie but it is still deceptive).
. . .also give me a break with the bolded. They can reshoot/reedit a movie, but they can't re-upload a trailer that is reflective of the actual product? Ok. Sure.
. . .a judge has already determined that the case has merit and is allowing it to continue development (as a class action lawsuit). I look forward to more of these hard hitting legal takes.
But a lawsuit is overkill for obvious reasons. You could just ask the theater for a refund. I would totally empathize with the theater employee thinking you need to fuck off and just accept that sometimes you see a film you don’t like, but it’s at least FAR more reasonable than taking it to court. You lost, what, at most $20 over a ticket (and that’s if it was IMAX)? Cry me a fucking river. Anyone taking this to court is making a KAREN look sane in comparison. At least they keep their bullshit in the store, you’d be wasting the time of a bunch of people over this nonsense.
Also, oh wait, they didn’t even see it in theaters, they rented it. WOW. So ten seconds of research online could have “spared them the trauma” of seeing the film that DARED to not have an actress in it. Oh, and this shit has been available since 2019 (see below). But hey, clearly this warrants going to court when (checks Amazon rent price) they lost a whopping FOUR DOLLARS. DEAR GOD. On a totally unrelated note, remember that episode of It‘s Always Sunny where the McPoyles are suing over $200 in a superior court and the judge is baffled when he reads the amount? Yeah, and this case is $4. *cough*
This is a story you have to read to believe.
And spare me the “well, they could have removed the trailer”. You know people this fucking entitled would have played the angle they never saw the new version. Plus, is Universal supposed to find a way to remove articles regarding the cast from every website out there?
Hell, what if a release date gets changed after a trailer is released? “I spent a dollar on gas driving to the theater and the film isn’t even out yet! Universal tricked me, I’m taking this to court!”
Anyone who supports this level of entitlement sounds EXTREMELY stupid. Didn’t realize Gaf had a few Omega-level Karens lurking in it. Yikes.
Here’s an idea: if your only interest in a film is based ENTIRELY on a single actor/actress, maybe double check to make sure they’re in the film? Universal is not responsible for anyone being a dumb motherfucker.
Also, wow, a single dipshit judge thinks this has merit. Wow, you really owned me there, we all know every single judge has always made the right call throughout history. Like that judge a few years ago who gave a rapist only six months because “we don’t want to ruin his life over one bad decision”. Hey, based on your “logic” and “clear expertise in law”, I guess rapists should get a slap on the wrist. I wouldn’t have thought that, but you truly enlightened me!
Also, learn what the word “virtually“ means. You pointing out ONE judge supports it doesn’t contradict what I said at all.
Like, morons try to sue people over the most dumbass of reasons all the time. My entire college class laughed their asses off when our professor recounted hearing about a guy trying to sue a sunshield manufacturer after he crashed his car while having it over his windshield and the dude’s argument was, “well, the sunshield didn’t say on it anywhere to remove it while driving!” If your idea of a good time is speaking up for these morons, be my fucking guest.