One of the most annoying and dreadful elements to the movie-going experience are the advertising spots before the actual movie commences. Trailers not included, advertising spots are usually old, horrible and sometimes, too long. With this in mind, I had to share this story with you guys; it was too funny. Enjoy…
The Calgary Herald reports that a lawyer named Chen Xiaomei has decided to sue Polybona International Cinema film distributors Huayi Brothers Media Corporation for “wasting her time and violating her freedom of choice ” by not informing her as to how long the advertisements would last. Don’t be confused, however, as she is not doing this out of greed. The amount she is suing for is 71 yuan – about $10.55. The price comes from the price of one movie ticket, the same total in compensation, and one yuan for emotional damages. She has also demanded a letter of apology. While this may sound like a hoax, the case has been accepted by the People’s Court in Xian, though no court date has been established.
How serious does this woman take her precious time? Insanely, too serious. I truly hope she does win. Maybe she will being a revolution regarding this topic. Incredible.
Do you think this will impact the advertising before movies? Do you feel the same way as Xaiomei? I do!