The Guardians 2 Texting Lawsuit Finally Has Come to An End
Posted 2017/05/21 0 0
One of the weirder court cases in recent memory has finally been resolved.
For the last few days, a certain court case involving Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has gone viral, mostly due to how silly the whole thing is. Brandon Vezmar and Crystal Cruz met online, and then set up a movie date to see Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. When he asked her to take her texting outside, she then left the theater, leaving him without a ride. The $17.31 he’s suing for is to cover the price of the ticket, and also to make a statement, according to the petition: “the principle is important as defendant’s behavior is a threat to civilized society.” Cruz ended up apologizing and paying back Vezmar his $17.31. She told Vezmar: "The date just didn't work out and I would love to give you your $17.31 if you can just leave this alone."
Vezmar accepted the apology and agreed to withdraw his suit. “It’s settled, man," Vezmar said. "Time to withdraw this court case, absolutely." Still, no word on whether or not they will have a second date.
“I texted him back, ‘This is insane. I’m not paying you back for the date,'” Cruz said. “I laughed it off because I didn’t believe that it would come to this.”
The case quickly hit the news cycle, garnering more attention than either party probably expected. Even James Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 threw in his own two cents on the matter, jokingly writing that Cruz should get "jail time" for her offense. Tim League, CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, a theater chain that's pretty strict about its no texting policy, weighed in on the matter, disliking the idea of a superfluous lawsuit but agreeing with Vezmar's comments about the texting incident being a "threat to civilized society."
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has quickly become a global phenomenon, racing past $500 million globally within a few weeks release. After the massively successful Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s box office opening, Marvel Studios’ next film is Spider-Man: Homecoming opening in theaters July 7. Thor: Ragnarok follows on November 3, then Black Panther on February 16, 2018.