Despite the strong and growing negativity in regards to Suicide Squad, the movie made a lot of money over the weekend to set the record for the biggest August opening ever. As these things go, the more money you make, the more you attract people who want to take that money, and so it goes with this latest “Say What?!?!” story surrounding the new David Ayer movie. So what’s going on now? Well, one Redditor is screaming mad about the lack of Joker in the theatrical cut of the movie, and he’s ready to take his outrage all the way to court.
Let be known that when Reddit user “BlackPanther2016” went to see Suicide Squad on the weekend, he was subject to a fraud: so much Joker was teased in the trailers, but many of those scenes were left on the cutting room floor. Can you say “fraud”? Well, “BlackPanther2016” certainly can.
“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!’ 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 a lot 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.”
First of all, Suicide Squad was showing no where near where this guy lived in Scotland that he to drive halfway across the British Isles to see it? I think we get driving an hour or two to see a movie in a prestige format like IMAX, but there wasn’t a regular screening closer to this guy’s house at the local multiplex? That’s weird.
You’ll also note “BlackPanther2016” was aggrieved by the movie theater itself, so don’t think he hasn’t forgotten them in his race to litigate.
“If you advertise something…give me what you have advertised. Period. This is becoming a habit 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 theater showing and what you have paid for based on what they have showed you in their advertisements. Our court process will begin on 08/11/16 this week.”
What exactly that “process” entails, is unknown, but one might assume that its either the day he’s going to file his suit, or, at most, the day of an initial hearing. Considering that a lot of movies have ads that feature clips and scenes that never make it into the finished film, it’s hard to get find too much sympathy for this user’s anger. Plus, speaking ignorantly of the British legal definition of “false advertising”, you can’t really say that this was a case of false advertising; the trailers featured the Joker as a character in the film, and he was in it. Logic has never stopped someone from filing a nuisance lawsuit though…
Suicide Squad is currently in theaters everywhere (including Scotland).