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This Guy Wants to Sue DC for the 'Suicide Squad' Trailer, and We Are at Peak Whiny-Fanboy

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We’ve all gone to movies that were truly terrible — when you realize you’ve spent two hours and 15 dollars (plus snacks) just to be disappointed, there’s a feeling of powerlessness. This isn’t Starbucks — you can’t ask the director to make it again. You just have to leave the theater and go home to your hateful wife, accepting the fact that she’s going to verbally berate you for the rest of your life because when something’s bad, there’s nothing you can do to change it.

Well, one movie fan isn’t gonna take it anymore — Reddit user BlackPanther2016 and his brother — who is a lawyer you guys, for real — are going to sue DC for false advertisement. You see, DC lied to BlackPanther2016 — despite his presence in the trailer, The Joker didn’t have nearly enough time onscreen in Suicide Squad. But could there be another explanation? Maybe Jared Leto’s performance take on the Clown Prince of Crime was just too dark and edgy to show the general populace?

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“That’s right, I carved the word ‘ANARCHY’ into the desk at my adult GED class. You’re just going to have to deal with me!!!!!!”
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According to BlackPanther2016, some specific scenes from the Suicide Squad trailer were not in the final film, including, “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!””. Despite the fact that Harley Quinn herself Margot Robbie has already explained why so much of The Joker was left on the cutting room floor, BlackPanther has a point. It is unacceptable that so many moments from Suicide Squad‘s marketing weren’t in the movie.

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There wasn’t even a scene where The Joker grew to giant-size and loomed over the Suicide Squad while they were on top of a building looking directly into the camera!
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Listen, I know this is just one ranting, angry fanboy who feels entitled to the movie he saw in his head. And his brother is probably a lawyer in the same way that one kid in elementary school’s uncle worked at Nintendo — nah, sorry. We all know you’re lying to sound important, buddy.

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Although my friend Mike Case did always have Nintendo Cereal when I slept over at his house. Maybe he wasn’t lying? Or maybe his mom spent hundreds of dollars on cereal one time in 1988 and they were still eating it up until 1995. They do say it’s more cost effective to shop in bulk.
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But this story of lawsuits and lawyer brothers is resonating with me and the rest of the internet because it is powerful to see someone stand up and say “no more” in a situation where we so often feel impotent. BlackPanther2016 went to a bad movie, and he is taking action — worst case, he gets to present his disappointment to a representative of DC or Warner Bros. in court. Then, in many, many years, when BlackPanther2016’s children are telling stories to their children about their ancestors’ great crusade against the movie industry, they’ll know he made a difference. And they will be proud.

Best case, I guess he gets back his 15 dollars (plus snacks).

 

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