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Movie trailers that do an effective job of hiding the worst aspects of a movie

JB1981

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Oct 28, 2017
10,420
I give you the theatrical trailer for The Phantom Menace-
- Maybe ... one shot of Anakin running?
- One shot of Jar Jar
Rest is all battle scenes, cool lightsaber fights, space battles:

Also, I don’t like what Lucas did with Portman’s voice. Sounded a lot better in this trailer.
 

Lunchbox-

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Nov 2, 2017
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bEast Coast
Civil war

was able to go hide that Tony Stark was right and cap broke up the avengers and caused the killing of half the universe while housing Tony’s parent’s murderer.

The real villain of the MCU
 

Mona

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Oct 30, 2017
16,441
Batman v Superman trailers all looked like shit

This however

song intro gets me every time, i thought it was the same as the song from Gladiator, but its just the same singer

On Topic: im gonna go with Rathtar's in TFA, they're the worst part of the movie and im pretty sure they're not in the trailers
 

DrArchon

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Oct 25, 2017
11,337

Does a really good job hiding the fact that the best character dies in the first act.
 

ZackieChan

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Oct 27, 2017
5,279
Terminator Salvation featured a bunch of badass shit in the trailer, which was actually all the badass shit in the entire movie. Literally everything not in the trailer was terrible.
 

BossAttack

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Oct 27, 2017
18,054
The Force Awakens trailer. The greatest trailer ever made and completely hides that it's a derivative remake of ANH.

Man of Steel trailer making us think we was about to get TDK version of Superman films.

Prometheus trailer fooling everyone that we'd get a good movie.
 

Unknownlight

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Nov 2, 2017
4,807
While I liked The Last Jedi, I completely agree that the casino planet was the worst part of it. The people who made this trailer knew it too.

 

Megawarrior

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Oct 25, 2017
1,431
The Force Awakens trailer. The greatest trailer ever made and completely hides that it's a derivative remake of ANH.

Man of Steel trailer making us think we was about to get TDK version of Superman films.

Prometheus trailer fooling everyone that we'd get a good movie.
prometheus still makes me sad. what a waste.
 

J_ToSaveTheDay

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,707
USA

Does a really good job hiding the fact that the best character dies in the first act.
That trailer was my immediate thought, too. Still enjoyed the movie, but I did feel it was a lot different and somewhat worse than the impression the trailers gave me ahead of seeing it.

But, also:


Post-Avengers, feels kinda high-stakes in this trailer with all these quotes about desperation and world-ending stuff. Final movie? Levity is kinda disruptively present a lot of the time (and I'm someone who doesn't think MCU quippy humor is bad), the villain really sucks, and... well... I dunno, the actual film just feels so much different to watch than this trailer leads on.
 

Watchtower

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Oct 27, 2017
3,428
Suicide Squad: the thread.

When your trailers are so effective that your shitty movie needs to be hastily reworked into an even shittier movie just to make it match.
 

Jecht

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Oct 25, 2017
2,562
Civil war

was able to go hide that Tony Stark was right and cap broke up the avengers and caused the killing of half the universe while housing Tony’s parent’s murderer.

The real villain of the MCU
I think you really missed the point of the ending of that film and it's follow-ups.
 

Mikebison

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Oct 25, 2017
11,036
Nothing to do with it being a bad movie, but the Hereditary trailers gave off a way different impression of what that movie was going to be about compared with the real thing.
 

hiredhand

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Feb 6, 2019
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Every trailer for a musical that tries its hardest to cover that there is some singing in the film.
 

Aftermath

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Oct 27, 2017
3,756
Of course trailers are gonna show you the best bits thats what they are ads, look at Rogue One, I like that movie but the Trailers even included scenes which weren’t in the actual movie such as the tie fighter flying up to Jyn when she is on the platform etc
 

ZackieChan

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Oct 27, 2017
5,279
Of course trailers are gonna show you the best bits thats what they are ads, look at Rogue One, I like that movie but the Trailers even included scenes which weren’t in the actual movie such as the tie fighter flying up to Jyn when she is on the platform etc
I think that's because they actually changed those scenes after the trailer was out. There was one shot they specifically shot for the trailer though. The one of her in a hallway with the lights turning on.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,137

I remember not being particularly hot on the idea of another Matrix film, but this trailer won me over. The final film is just the three big action scenes featured heavily in the trailer with an hour and a half of filler. No resolution or climax and the film just kind of awkwardly stops as the sequel was going to release six months later(!) to finish the story (which was an even worse film, but that's another story).