If you're like me, when you saw the commercials and print ads for Bandslam, you thought it was going to be a D-list High School Musical 4 and you were certain that you would never ever see that film in this or any other lifetime. In fact, if somebody said that you would either have to see Bandslam or die, you would probably choose death.
But then Deadline Hollywood Daily ran a fascinating expose about the film's horrible marketing campaign after the movie tanked its first weekend out of the gate. Here's a film that received an 89% approval rating from top critics on Rotten Tomatoes, that was being compared to the finest work of John Hughes and Cameron Crowe, that was hailed for its hip, edgy take on the teen genre, and that was directed by Todd Graff, who helmed the hilarious cult classic, Camp.
However, simply because HSM's Vanessa Hudgens was in it, the studio did try to sell it as D-list High School Musical 4, and it died.
I really really really want to see this movie now.
Read "Behind-The-Scenes Of Bandslam & Summit" for the whole juicy story.