From: Lakeport, CA USA
Registered: Jan 2004
posted 09-07-2017 08:41 PM
Received an email today where Warner Brothers is asking theatres to pull all one-sheets for GeoStorm with the tagline "Brave the Storm". They are doing this out of sensitivity for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and potentially affected by Hurricane Irma. The studio says new one-sheets will be sent soon.
No indication at this time they are changing the October 20 release date.
posted 09-08-2017 05:49 AM
How stupid. As somebody about to go through a potentially catastrophic storm, I can guarantee you that a slogan on a one sheet will have less than zero effect on me. Who the hell cares?
If you go through a storm, it doesn't mean that you can never see anything about a storm again. This takes PC over sensitivity to a new level.
The only morons that would complain about something like that are the people that HAVE NOT gone through the storm. People in Texas that were devastated by Harvey and the people in Florida (and possibly more states) about to be devastated by Irma have MUCH more important things to care about.
There was a period where they made a lot of WWII movies. Did the WWII veterans melt or protest? I could be wrong but I don't think so.
posted 09-08-2017 11:10 AM
A very memorable gaffe along those lines happened the day after the accidental shooting of an innocent man by police officers on a London tube (subway) train that was parked at a station platform. Less than 10 yards from the scene of the shooting was this movie poster. Note the tag line:
Apparently it stayed up for several days before someone pointed out to the station's management that it was in somewhat poor taste, given the recent events.
posted 09-11-2017 10:33 AM
I still remember how 20th Century Fox considered whether or not to delay the May 19, 1995 release of Die Hard With A Vengeance.
The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City had been truck-bombed one month earlier on April 19 by domestic terrorists. 168 people were killed, including 19 children and 3 pregnant women. Several hundred more people were wounded.
The plot of Die Hard With A Vengeance revolved around a mad bomber wanting revenge for his brother's death from the first Die Hard movie.
Fox went ahead and released the movie on schedule, which is what they should have done IMHO. The movie had been in development for years. Only an idiot could think a movie studio could whip out a Die Hard sequel in just a couple weeks to capitalize on a national tragedy. The same thing goes for people thinking movie studios would time a disaster movie's release right after two big hurricane strikes.
posted 09-13-2017 04:07 PM
It must be a regional recall because I just (five minutes ago) received the one-sheets that say Brave the Storm from the film warehouse, and I haven't received any email about it from anyone either.
From: Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
Registered: Feb 2012
posted 09-13-2017 05:00 PM
The Canadian branch just didn't get the memo yet.
I still remember there was some serious debate back in 2001/2002 whether the second installment of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings franchise should get a name change. "The Two Towers" was just too confronting, according to some. Never mind that Tolkien came up with the title, long before the WTC Twin Towers were even built...
From: Freehold, NJ, USA
Registered: Apr 2001
posted 10-17-2017 01:11 PM
Have not posted in eons, but I'm still alive and kicking. I remember the Spiderman trailer, and yes, I too saved it and I'm sure many of us who worked 35MM booths did so as well.
I can certainly understand the pulling of that trailer. This recall, not so much.
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