Source - We’ve all been there: The slow, sad realization that that awesome scene in the trailer that convinced you to go and see a movie isn’t actually in the movie itself. It’s far from an uncommon occurrence, but a New Zealand man decided to take the matter to the next level when he realized that recent Tom Cruise actioner Jack Reacher was lacking one particular (but extremely brief) explosion promised by the trailer, complaining to the Advertising Standards Authority about the omission.
The result? Paramount Pictures, which made the movie, is offering to repay the cost of his ticket. Calling the missing explosion “the defining part of the ad that made me really want to go see the movie … aside from having Tom Cruise in it,” the anonymous moviegoer — identified by the New Zealand ASA only as J. Congdon — took Paramount to task for removing “the defining part of the ad that made me really want to go see the movie.”
First of all the fact that this guy won this case is on par with OJ getting away with murdering two people. Because “Jack Reacher” was the fucking tits. Just an awesome, awesome action movie all the way around. Literally astonished that anybody could look a jury straight in the face and say they didn’t enjoy it and not get sent immediately to prison for lying under oath.
But on the plus side, what a precedent this guy set right? How awesome would it be to go to court and sound off on every bad movie you’ve ever seen? If I had known you could sue for a shitty movie I would’ve sued every motherfucker involved in Spider-Man 3. Every single person involved. Tobey Maguire, the producers, the guy holding the boom mic, whoever cast Topher fucking Grace, whichever asshole choreographed that ridiculous dance scene in the jazz club, all of them. Would’ve made them all go through the hassle of splitting up my $14 movie ticket amongst them and paying me back for wasting like 3 hours of my life with that garbage. I’m still haunted by my disappointment walking out of that theater and it was like 6 years ago. Fucking great ending too with the Sandman just dissipating away. Real intense watching sand just blow through the air to close out the trilogy. Dickheads.