Friday, 23 December 2022

Ana de Armas Fans’ Lawsuit Puts Studios at Risk Over Deceptive Trailers

quote [ Movie studios can be sued under false advertising laws if they release deceptive movie trailers, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. ]

need mine Cuban, Ana de Armas
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[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT]


cb361 said @ 11:44am GMT on 23rd Dec
I remember people complaining that the trailer for Sweeny Todd doesn't mention that the film is a musical.
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:01pm GMT on 23rd Dec
I feel like that's an important thing to mention. Maybe someone was afraid not as many people would go see it if they knew it was a musical.
cb361 said @ 4:35pm GMT on 23rd Dec [Score:2 Underrated]
Yeah. Musicals don't make as much money as gory historical thrillers. So when the studio made a musical, the promotional people decided to market it as a thriller. Which makes sense from their point of view, but in that case why make a musical in the first place?

I'm reminded of all of those web-ads that maket perfectly ordinary online games as soft-porn experiences. I can kind of understand, but if the company so desperately wants to make porn, why don't they just make porn?
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:11pm GMT on 23rd Dec
The lawsuit is a cash grab, but the plaintiff's argument is correct. Trailers are advertisements for the movie. Claiming that a product has a particular characteristic when, in reality, it does not, is false advertising. Claiming that a movie has a particular movie star in it when, in reality, it does not, is false advertising.
cb361 said @ 4:37pm GMT on 23rd Dec
I think their complaint is technically correct, but I can't see how they can expect damages greater than the $3.99 viewing fee.
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:11pm GMT on 23rd Dec [Score:1 Good]
That's one of the rules of lawsuits. Always demand way more than you think you can possibly get. That way, when the judge decides to award you a small percentage of what you asked for, it's still a lot. Asking for millions also makes a small claims case seem bigger and more important than it really is.

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