10 Completely Misleading Films That Turned Into Something Else Entirely
You can't do a list like this and not start with Drive. It's a well-known fact now that a Michigan moviegoer by the name of Sarah Deming sued the studio for the film's false advertising, but the fun thing was that unlike those other frivolous law-suits you hear about, she might've actually had some sort of point. I mean, look at that trailer. It's basically nothing like the actual film. What we thought we were getting was Ryan Gosling on a neon-drenched rampage, bullets a-flying and violence aplenty. What we actually got was Ryan Gosling on a neon-drenched mood piece, where violence took a back seat to long bouts of staring in corridors. It was an excellent film, but it wasn't the film it warned us it would be. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with Drive I personally love its combination of strange melancholia, the rollickingly awesome electronic score, and the sudden outpourings of awful violence preferred to constant fists-and-bullets all the way through made it all the more powerful and disturbing. Yet clearly, it's not what you might've expected from a film which came with such blood-soaked strangely Fast And The Furious-esque credentials, which leads you to the most unlikely conclusion possible that Ms Deming could potentially win her admittedly barmy case.
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