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"The #1 movie of the year!"

edited 2012-02-17 22:43:05 in General

Can we just sue the entire MPAA for false advertising when they say this about every single movie?  I mean we can observably show when they're nowhere near as successful as previous movies that year, to say nothing of when multiple movies are simultaneously advertised that way.


  • MPAA doesn't have anything to do that. It's the studio's advertising.

  • Oh right.

    Still.  I mean that feels like a really risky claim to be making, whoever's making it.

  • It doesn't say #1 in what.


    Being #1 movie for a week= you can call yourself the #1 movie in America. 

  • Happens in Canada too.

  • You can change. You can.

    happens everywhere.

  • At this point, I just ignore critical blurbs. They use the same ones to the point of meaninglessness.

  • edited 2012-02-17 23:20:48

    It's all over really. Like the usual "4 out of 5 dentist recommend Trident" (brand picked at random)


    They don't tell you it's "out of 5 dentists who would recommend a gum at all coz the first 20 just told you to not chew gum to begin with".

  • I don't really mind as much when they at least say a movie got praise from a specific critic or magazine or something.  I mean at least at some point there was presumably a dude somewhere who said "yeah I like this", dubious as their tastes might be.

    I highly doubt, however, that much positive was ever said about half the movies that use this line.

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