History NeverTrustATrailer / Film

19th Feb '17 12:02:18 PM dmcreif
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* One of the trailers for ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks2007'' showed a scene where Dave finds something that he thinks is poop that came from Theodore. Alvin tells Dave that it's a raisin, Dave tells Alvin to prove it, and Alvin puts it in his mouth. After Dave leaves, Alvin spits out the poop and says to Theodore, "You owe me big time!" This scene is in the movie, but in the movie version, it's actually Simon who eats the poop, and Alvin is not even in the scene at all. Not only that, but the trailer shows the chipmunks all wearing their trademark shirts in this scene, while in the film version, this takes place before the chipmunks even get their shirts.

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* One of the trailers for ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks2007'' ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' showed a scene where Dave finds something that he thinks is poop that came from Theodore. Alvin tells Dave that it's a raisin, Dave tells Alvin to prove it, and Alvin puts it in his mouth. After Dave leaves, Alvin spits out the poop and says to Theodore, "You owe me big time!" This scene is in the movie, but in the movie version, it's actually Simon who eats the poop, and Alvin is not even in the scene at all. Not only that, but the trailer shows the chipmunks all wearing their trademark shirts in this scene, while in the film version, this takes place before the chipmunks even get their shirts.
**WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic posited that the switch was the result of Alvin being pissed off at the directors to the point that he refused to have his version of the turd scene in the film. And plays an audio recording as "evidence" of this:
--> '''NC!!Alvin:''' Fuck you guys! No! Fuck you guys all to hell! You want me, ''the star of the movie'', to eat ''shit'' for you?! What the ''fuck'' is wrong with you??! You can take this [[ShockSite 2Girls1Cup]] bullcrap and shove it up your ass! You hear me?! Up. Your. Ass. Where it belongs, not in my mouth! No! No! You already tricked me into doing it for the trailer, you sick bastards! I thought that really ''was'' a raisin! You ''lied'' to me! You ''LIED'' to me! You can ask my dick if I care, because I don't! Kiss my ass in Hell, you pathetic twat!
--> '''NC!!Executive:''' Alvin, no, no, Alvin, calm down. Calm down, Alvin! Y— ''[sighs]'' You don't understand! No, this— Really, this— This is gonna be a— Be really— It's going to be really funny! No, but this is gonna be phenomenal! You're gonna love—! Please, Alvin! ''[Alvin leaves]'' ''[sighs]'' Okay, Simon, you're up.
--> '''NC!!Simon:''' I...don't know if I'm comfortable with this— ''[gets smacked]'' Aaah!
--> '''NC!!Executive:''' You don't get paid as much as Alvin! You wanna see what I can ''really'' do to ya?
--> '''NC!!Simon:''' Proud to be eating shit for you, sir.
9th Feb '17 11:01:14 PM BigKlingy
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** BigBad Valentine never says "Humanity is a virus, and I am the cure" in the film itself, though it does sum up his motives. He does say "I guarantee it" and "Do I look like I give a fuck?", but neither of them are in response to being told "millions of people will die."
4th Feb '17 4:11:37 PM NightShade96
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* ''Film/{{Rings}}'': Most of the trailers make it seem like the core conflict will be about the protagonist trying to stop the BodyHorror Samara is inflicting upon her and avoid her "rebirth" with the help of Vincent D'Onofrio's Blind Character. This is not the case in the actual film. [[spoiler: Or rather, the BodyHorror happens in the very final scene, the "rebirth" concept is only revealed and addressed in that scene, it happens too fast for anyone to stop it, and Vincent D'Onofrio only shows up at the very end to turn out to be the main villain]].
3rd Feb '17 4:21:47 PM NightShade96
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* ''Film/TheDisappointmentsRoom'': The titular room is played up in the film's marketing. However, it barely appears in the movie, and a lot of the movie's events have very little to do with it.
23rd Jan '17 10:44:13 PM Midna
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* Trailers made ''Film/{{Click}}'' out to be another low brow Adam Sandler comedy. In actuality, it is quite the TearJerker, about a man being forced to skip through his own life as he grows old and dies.

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* Trailers made ''Film/{{Click}}'' out to be another low brow Adam Sandler comedy. In actuality, it is quite the TearJerker, it's a fairly depressing drama about a man being forced to skip through his own life as he grows old and dies.



* The trailers for ''Film/InBruges'' make it sound like a harmless little comedy about fugitives. [[{{Tearjerker}} It really, really isn't.]] Some trailers for the film refer to it as an action-comedy. What does that say?

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* The trailers for ''Film/InBruges'' make it sound like a harmless little comedy about fugitives. [[{{Tearjerker}} It really, really isn't.]] ''really'' isn't. Some trailers for the film refer to it as an action-comedy. What does that say?



* The controversial drama ''Film/MysteriousSkin'' needed to omit the references to sexual abuse, homosexuality, and [[ClusterFBomb extremely heavy]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cursing]] to make their trailers suitable for general TV. This naturally put too much emphasis on the "alien abduction" aspect, so it looks like a family-friendly sci-fi movie with dramatic moments here and there. ''[[TearJerker It]] [[AwfulTruth is]] '''[[BreakTheCutie not]]''' [[HarmfulToMinors family]]-[[BittersweetEnding friendly.]]'' [[spoiler: Brian only thinks he got abducted by aliens because he repressed the ''real'' memories of getting molested by his Little League baseball coach.]] While the movie is regarded positively by those who were prepared for its content, people who saw only the trailers may have been surprised after the first twenty minutes.

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* The controversial drama ''Film/MysteriousSkin'' needed to omit the references to sexual abuse, homosexuality, and [[ClusterFBomb extremely heavy]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cursing]] to make their trailers suitable for general TV. This naturally put too much emphasis on the "alien abduction" aspect, so it looks like a family-friendly sci-fi movie with dramatic moments here and there. ''[[TearJerker It]] [[AwfulTruth is]] '''[[BreakTheCutie ''It is '''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not]]''' [[HarmfulToMinors family]]-[[BittersweetEnding friendly.]]'' family-friendly.'' [[spoiler: Brian only thinks he got abducted by aliens because he repressed the ''real'' memories of getting molested by his Little League baseball coach.]] While the movie is regarded positively by those who were prepared for its content, went in expecting a tragedy, people who saw only the trailers may have been surprised after the first twenty minutes.
18th Jan '17 11:01:19 PM Lanthorn
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* Current (January 2017) trailers for ''Film/TheFounder'' depict it as an optimistic story about the creation of UsefulNotes/McDonalds, which is at odds with earlier descriptions of it being rather cynical as the story is about the title character taking the franchise from the [=McDonald=] brothers. It could be trying to ride on the coattails ''Film/HiddenFigures'', an ''actual'' feel-good true story.
17th Jan '17 4:55:02 PM nombretomado
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukRdEVthmWM trailer]] for the Matthew [=McConaughey=]/Kate Beckinsale disaster ''Tiptoes'' plays up the notion that the whole film is a quirky comedy about a woman realizing that her boyfriend's family is comprised of dwarves, the wacky misadventures that follow and the couple's realization that she's pregnant. This, coupled with an out-of-character turn by GaryOldman as the man's wisecracking brother, would lead you to believe that this would be (at the very least) funny. (You would also be forgiven if you thought the film was made in the mid '90s, judging by the trailer. It's not: it was made in ''2003''.) In actuality, ''Tiptoes'' involves Beckinsale's character [[spoiler:not only working to further the rights of "the little people," but also deciding to start a relationship with her lover's brother near the end of the film because he has rejected his dwarf child]]. There are also plot threads that go nowhere (Peter Dinklage, who's seen in the trailer, is given very little screen time, and exists merely to hammer home the fact that dwarves can have relationships with normal-sized people).

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukRdEVthmWM trailer]] for the Matthew [=McConaughey=]/Kate Beckinsale disaster ''Tiptoes'' plays up the notion that the whole film is a quirky comedy about a woman realizing that her boyfriend's family is comprised of dwarves, the wacky misadventures that follow and the couple's realization that she's pregnant. This, coupled with an out-of-character turn by GaryOldman Creator/GaryOldman as the man's wisecracking brother, would lead you to believe that this would be (at the very least) funny. (You would also be forgiven if you thought the film was made in the mid '90s, judging by the trailer. It's not: it was made in ''2003''.) In actuality, ''Tiptoes'' involves Beckinsale's character [[spoiler:not only working to further the rights of "the little people," but also deciding to start a relationship with her lover's brother near the end of the film because he has rejected his dwarf child]]. There are also plot threads that go nowhere (Peter Dinklage, who's seen in the trailer, is given very little screen time, and exists merely to hammer home the fact that dwarves can have relationships with normal-sized people).
16th Jan '17 3:03:57 PM ADrago
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 2016}}'': There was some controversy over the initial trailer, as it made Patty look like a cliche SassyBlackWoman whose only contribution to the team was "street smarts" or some similar stereotype. While Patty does have some SassyBlackWoman traits, they're greatly toned down, and she's actually a much more intelligent character than the trailers made her out to be. The fact that she's a {{Bookworm}} with an extensive knowledge of New York's history and architecture is very relevant to the plot, but the trailers failed to highlight this, giving off the aforementioned UnfortunateImplications. Even Creator/MelissaMccarthy said she felt the trailer wasn't representative of the actual movie.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 2016}}'': There was some controversy over the initial trailer, as it made Patty look like a cliche SassyBlackWoman whose only contribution to the team was "street smarts" or some similar stereotype. While Patty does have some SassyBlackWoman traits, they're greatly toned down, and she's actually a much more intelligent character than the trailers made her out to be. The fact that she's a {{Bookworm}} with an extensive knowledge of New York's history and architecture is very relevant to the plot, but the trailers failed to highlight this, giving off the aforementioned UnfortunateImplications.offensive undertones. Even Creator/MelissaMccarthy said she felt the trailer wasn't representative of the actual movie.



* The trailer for ''Passengers'' implies that Chris Pratt's and Jennifer Lawrence's characters both wake up from stasis on an abandoned spaceship simultaneously, with a major mystery as to why they both woke up. The reality is Pratt's character wakes up due to an electrical failure, develops an obsession with Lawrence's character, and then very purposefully wakes her up for company. None of these plot points are spoilers or twists- they all happen in the first act. The UnfortunateImplications in the actual product contributed heavily to the film's negative critical response.

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* The trailer for ''Passengers'' implies that Chris Pratt's and Jennifer Lawrence's characters both wake up from stasis on an abandoned spaceship simultaneously, with a major mystery as to why they both woke up. The reality is Pratt's character wakes up due to an electrical failure, develops an obsession with Lawrence's character, and then very purposefully wakes her up for company. None of these plot points are spoilers or twists- they all happen in the first act. The UnfortunateImplications in the actual product contributed heavily to the film's negative critical response.[[https://www.moviefone.com/2016/12/15/uh-oh-the-first-passengers-reviews-are-brutal/ negative]] [[https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/dec/15/passengers-review-spaceship-romcom-scuppered-chris-pratt-jennifer-lawrence critical]] [[http://www.cbr.com/review-passengers-soils-its-escapism-with-repulsive-reveal/ response]].
10th Jan '17 7:58:46 AM jmparker78
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* The trailer for the Will Smith film ''Film/CollateralBeauty'' made it look like a weeper about a man who'd suffered a loss finding a coping mechanism by writing letters addressed to "Love, Death and Time", only to have the physical personifications of all three concepts begin showing up, helping him through his trauma. The film couldn't be further from this. [[spoiler: The only thing the film and trailer have in common is Will Smith, having lost his daughter, writing letters to Love, Death and Time. His employees, fearing that his erratic behavior will cost them their company, plan to have him declared mentally unfit so that they can oust him from the company without losing business. The method they choose accomplish this is to hire actors to play Love, Death and Time, surreptitiously film him speaking with them, then digitally remove the actors so that it will look like he's talking to thin air. The film doesn't even pretend for a moment that the actors might be the real personifications. It shows the actors being hired and the filming being planned well before Smith meets any of them]].
4th Jan '17 6:53:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Bandslam}}'' is actually more of an indie coming of age teen dramedy like ''Film/{{Juno}}'' or ''Film/NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist'', not the spiritual sequel to the ''HighSchoolMusical'' franchise the trailers made it out to be. A serious backfire, as the film seriously bombed despite relatively good reviews.

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* ''Film/{{Bandslam}}'' is actually more of an indie coming of age teen dramedy like ''Film/{{Juno}}'' or ''Film/NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist'', not the spiritual sequel to the ''HighSchoolMusical'' ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' franchise the trailers made it out to be. A serious backfire, as the film seriously bombed despite relatively good reviews.
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