Since the dawn of humanity, humans have looked to the exceptional among us to safeguard our way of life. Throughout history, tales of these extraordinary individuals (let’s call them guardians) have been passed down and turned from recounting to legend.
So, it’s understandable that some those allegories may have gotten their wires crossed through the years. Much like the poor movie theater employees who inadvertently screened “Rise of the Guardians” in place of “Guardians of the Galaxy” on the opening day of the latter.
We can point fingers all we want, I assume that some shorthand was misread, but to be honest, I don’t really care about how it happened. What I really want to know is, how long did it take for you all and your moviegoers to realize your mistake?
I can understand the confusion (which was actually made by the computer system). They both have Guardian and of and the in the title (missed it by one word kids…). Then there’s the fact that both have actors with the name Chris in them (Pratt, Pine, what’s the difference really?). I mean it’s a miracle more theaters didn’t confuse these two.
Follow-up question, (and I admit I seriously have no idea how digital projection works) why was it so difficult to fix? Oh yes, they didn’t just start out showing the wrong movie, they tried to fix it and managed to once again start showing the wrong movie.
Really, this is a tale of caution to anyone going to see this movie this weekend (myself included). Know your guardians, and be ready for a refund.