November 1st, 2018.
Firstly, yes I know this is trivial. I bought and run a website called “premieres.co” - so believe me I know about Trivial.
In much the same way as I was pissed off when Disney called its Black Panther private/closed event a “European Premiere” earlier this year, I was able to be pissed off yet again by the House Of Mouse, when its “Nutcracker and the Four Realms” EUROPEAN PREMIERE ended up being a closed event with no public access.
Here’s how it went down:
So they called it a Confirmed “European Premiere” at both premierescene and markmeets….. and had done so for WEEKS…
But hold on just a second… there’s a facebook mob calling themselves “What’s on the Red Carpet” and they purported themselves to be the HOSTS of this premiere….
… in other times I might have stayed around to see what I could accomplish from lower angles and creative timing, but that’s another time and another me. It’s not that I had better things to do… but I did have other things to do.
So I went back to The Apartment. And…..
So as much as it pains me to agree with some fat orange in a white coloured house in the District of Columbia, USA… words like “FAKE” and “NEWS” do kind of go together here.
Because calling something “something”, then putting a correction in small print just before allowing everyone to refer to the “something” as “SOMETHING” anyway is just marketing bullshit. And once again, it’s f**king DISNEY that’s doing it.
And again, I have no problem whatsoever with a company celebrating the launch of their new movie however they want. BUT CALLING IT A EUROPEAN PREMIERE or advertising it as a such and then closing it to the public, or retracting it WAY later, is not correct. And if you see stars’ smiling faces in front of a posing board in a newspaper or online and conclude that this was a premiere (wait…. EUROPEAN premiere) … well that’s what f**king Disney wants, and if it bears no resemblance to that implied “truth”, who gives a shit. Does that matter? YES, if language is meant to have any meaning it DOES!
And one day later, the circle is indeed complete:
So in summary : F**k you Disney. Keep buying up your competitors like it’s legal, but my website ain’t for sale.
On the plus side, apparently the movie sucks anyway:
Until next time? Sure, whenever somebody explains to me what “Until” and “Next” and “Time” mean...