There are many injustices in this crazy world we live in. War. Famine. Poverty. Discrimination. The list is as endless as the universe is infinite. But for one poor soul, there recently was an injustice so foul that he decided to take matters into his own hands with legal action.
The injustice? The lack of screen time afforded The Clown Prince of Crime in the recent “Suicide Squad” film. Apparently the Joker being only a bit character — something most fans knew for quite a while — troubled this man, who drove from Scotland to London to see the latest divisive outing from the DC Cinematic Universe or whatever its called these days.
Only being given 15 minutes of screen time to glare at Jared Leto, with his shock green hair and tattoos that would make any Juggalo proud, was enough to push this poor man to his breaking point. He took to Reddit, under the name BlackPanther2016, to air his grievances and intent to sue Warner Bros.
“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,” this modern day Ralph Nader of cinema injustice wrote.
He went on with his issues, which included being laughed at when he asked for his money back from the theater he went to (after his 300 mile road trip to see a movie). Why so serious indeed.
“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.”
Then, with a rallying cry rivaled only by William Wallace from “Braveheart,” he added: “I just want to say, join me if you feel the same way. Let’s stop this nonsense of false bullsh****y…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.”
There is even a Change.org petition for those who also felt the brutal boot of disappointment stomping upon their souls because of this film.