Movie trailers are marketing. They’re meant to get you excited for a film so you plop down your hard-earned $10 for 2 hours in a movie theater.
So when the movie doesn’t turn out to be good, or the trailer doesn’t capture what the movie is actually about, you grumble a bit and then move on with your life.
Sarah Deming is not one of those people. She decided to sue FilmDistrict, the distributor of Drive, because the trailer misled her. She basically said the trailer promised a movie like Fast and Furious, but it didn’t turn out that way.
“Drive bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film… having very little driving in the motion picture.”
Sure, the trailer might have promised more action than there was, but this is why movie reviews, movie previews and movie websites exist.
Here are the two trailers for the films. Is the Drive one misleading?
She hopes to make this a class-action for movie trailer on the whole. It just comes off as loud noise to me. Another point she makes about Drive:
Drive was a motion picture that substantially contained extreme gratuitous defamatory dehumanizing racism directed against members of the Jewish faith, and thereby promoted criminal violence against members of the Jewish faith.
I had forgotten there were Jewish characters in the film. Wasn’t the main villain Jewish? Their faith has little to do with the violence they use, or the violence used against them as well. [ClickonDetroit via Slashfilm]