D-Fens wrote:I didn't say "this is a scam" because I don't know their intention but if the method is to purposely put out clues that fit other specific movies then why do it that harder way and draw people in rightfully thinking it could be something else.
It could be kept a mystery with no clues or less generic clue wording because nobody was reaching 3 of those answers.
Swicord is obscure, nobody is going back 2 censuses to research it's popularity but Googling "0.6 in a million" gives a page 2 hit of air crash odds, coincidence? Googling Swicord gets you nowhere, even if you somehow went down that route.
A Harry or Medellin bag gets mulitple page 1 Google hits. A massive case of group think? Or were we all supposed to be mistranslating a name using 2 languages to arrive at another generic name and remembering a French artist and album in a 3rd language.
4 of the last 5 Screen Unseen have also been free SFF previews.
Why mention the word "scam" then Kenneth? Whoever set these clues is very clever, possibly a quizzer or a crossword compiler. No matter how obscure, all the clues are legitimate. I enjoyed being unsure for once as to not knowing which film . It's all part of the fun and gets people involved and garners a lot of interest which is no bad thing.
As for free previews, the first SU was a freebie the next day. It's not unusual. However, as we all know freebies are dwindling, not everyone who goes to SU knows about free previews and they show at far fewer cinemas whereas SU seems to show at the majority of Odeon sites. With such a reduced price, it draws crowds if people who probably wouldn't go to the cinema.
I honestly don't understand your problem. You had several options; stay and watch the film, walk when the BBFC card appeared or don't go because there's a chance it won't be the film you're expecting.
Bring on the next Screen Unseen I say!