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

Oct 28, 2017
6,415
New Jersey
#1
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.
 
Nov 2, 2017
2,177
bEast Coast
#4
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
 
Oct 30, 2017
10,215
#5
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
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,976
#8
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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
14,103
#10
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.
 
Nov 2, 2017
3,507
#15
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.

 
Oct 25, 2017
850
#16
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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,344
USA
#18

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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,308
#24
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.
 
Oct 30, 2017
2,152
#29
What a train wreck of a movie.
Prometheus trailers were absolutely masterful, Ridley started out as an ad man and he knows how to cut these things. I don't think I've ever been more excited than when I sat down to watch it in the cinema. Then the movie started...
 
Aug 20, 2018
3,680
#30
Prometheus trailer fooling everyone that we'd get a good movie.
fuck, i was on an overseas trip with my crush then and we ponder what to watch and i suggested Prometheus.

I blamed Ridley Scott for the fact that she's still my crush 5 years since then XD

"It's all due to that movie!!"
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,209
#32
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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
9,527
#33
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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,062
#36
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
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,976
#37
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 28, 2017
638
#40
Inglorious Basterds. What we got ended up being so much more.
I was going to say, that trailer made it seem like Brad Pitt & friends were going to be gallivanting around Europe, icing Nazis for 2 hours:


That soldier charging with the minigun wasn't even in the film!
 
Oct 27, 2017
827
#42

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).