History NeverTrustATrailer / Film

11th Oct '17 6:23:34 AM jormis29
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* Hitchcock deliberately misled audiences with the marketing for ''Psycho,'' making them think that Janet Leigh was the star. Then [[spoiler: her character gets killed halfway through the movie]]. Only then does the real story (the mystery of the Bates Motel) become evident.

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* Hitchcock deliberately misled audiences with the marketing for ''Psycho,'' ''Film/{{Psycho}},'' making them think that Janet Leigh Creator/JanetLeigh was the star. Then [[spoiler: her character gets killed halfway through the movie]]. Only then does the real story (the mystery of the Bates Motel) become evident.
19th Sep '17 4:05:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* The trailor for ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' and its sequels. The trailers and posters for the first two implied that the Mob was taking over black neighborhoods, for the first, and that the Mob was trying to control black neighborhoods in the second. This wasn't the case at all. It was a racist lie to makes whites look bad, but the first was about John Shaft rescuing a black gangster's daughter from the mob, even though it was that gangster who started it in the first place. The second was mostly about Gus Mascola and his black minion, and Shaft wasn't involved until Gus was told that Shaft was him.

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* The trailor trailer for ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' and its sequels. The trailers and posters for the first two implied that the Mob was taking over black neighborhoods, for the first, and that the Mob was trying to control black neighborhoods in the second. This wasn't the case at all. It was a racist lie to makes whites look bad, but the first was about John Shaft rescuing a black gangster's daughter from the mob, even though it was that gangster who started it in the first place. The second was mostly about Gus Mascola and his black minion, and Shaft wasn't involved until Gus was told that Shaft was him.
19th Sep '17 4:05:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* The traitor for ''Film/Shaft'' and its sequels. The trailers and posters for the first two implied that was taking over black neighborhoods, for the first, and that the Mob was trying to control black neighborhoods in the second. This wasn't the case at all. It was a racist lie to makes whites look bad, but the first was about John Shaft rescuing a black gangster's daughter from the mob, even though it was that gangster who started it in the first place. The second was mostly about Gus Mascola and his black minion, and Shaft wasn't involved until Gus was told that Shaft was him.

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* The traitor trailor for ''Film/Shaft'' ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' and its sequels. The trailers and posters for the first two implied that the Mob was taking over black neighborhoods, for the first, and that the Mob was trying to control black neighborhoods in the second. This wasn't the case at all. It was a racist lie to makes whites look bad, but the first was about John Shaft rescuing a black gangster's daughter from the mob, even though it was that gangster who started it in the first place. The second was mostly about Gus Mascola and his black minion, and Shaft wasn't involved until Gus was told that Shaft was him.
23rd Aug '17 5:48:16 PM mimitchi33
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** One trailer for ''The Road Chip'' showed Theodore singing "Baby Got Back" at a party while Dave and his girlfriend give disgusted reactions. In the actual movie, Theodore sings it at a golf course in front of Miles.
18th Aug '17 9:14:23 PM Discar
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* Trailers for ''Film/TheInformant'' made you think it was a goofy, satirical comedy about a dumb, bumbling, inept paper-pusher who keeps trying and failing to inform on his company to the government. In reality, it's based on the true story of a very smart but socially-inept man who [[spoiler: successfully informs on his company to the government, later admits to embezzling over $9 million (or maybe $11 million), and pathologically lies to everyone]]. While the film has some laughs, it's not screwball at all beyond what's in the trailer, and the randomly hilarious narrations and mood dissonance over the film becomes a FunnyAneurysmMoment [[spoiler: when we learn that the narrations and behavior of Mark Whitacre were a result of bipolar disorder and a scumbag-level of brilliant scheming.]]

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* Trailers for ''Film/TheInformant'' ''Film/TheInformant2009'' made you think it was a goofy, satirical comedy about a dumb, bumbling, inept paper-pusher who keeps trying and failing to inform on his company to the government. In reality, it's based on the true story of a very smart but socially-inept man who [[spoiler: successfully informs on his company to the government, later admits to embezzling over $9 million (or maybe $11 million), and pathologically lies to everyone]]. While the film has some laughs, it's not screwball at all beyond what's in the trailer, and the randomly hilarious narrations and mood dissonance over the film becomes a FunnyAneurysmMoment [[spoiler: when we learn that the narrations and behavior of Mark Whitacre were a result of bipolar disorder and a scumbag-level of brilliant scheming.]]
12th Aug '17 10:53:21 AM nombretomado
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* Despite winning widespread critical acclaim including a perfect "4" from reviewer Roger Ebert and still having a 70+ RottenTomatoes score, Scorcese's ''Film/BringingOutTheDead'' is one of history's biggest ever movie bombs, with a net loss of over $32 million. It was felt that its marketing portrayed it too much as a [[Film/TheSixthSense Sixth Sense-]]style supernatural I-see-dead-people plot, which it very much wasn't (the marketing clearly missed the point). It's probably one of the most critically acclaimed movies ever to reach the other wiki's "List of biggest box office bombs".

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* Despite winning widespread critical acclaim including a perfect "4" from reviewer Roger Ebert and still having a 70+ RottenTomatoes Website/RottenTomatoes score, Scorcese's ''Film/BringingOutTheDead'' is one of history's biggest ever movie bombs, with a net loss of over $32 million. It was felt that its marketing portrayed it too much as a [[Film/TheSixthSense Sixth Sense-]]style supernatural I-see-dead-people plot, which it very much wasn't (the marketing clearly missed the point). It's probably one of the most critically acclaimed movies ever to reach the other wiki's "List of biggest box office bombs".
3rd Aug '17 9:12:55 PM Jupree
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* The traitor for ''Film/Shaft'' and its sequels. The trailers and posters for the first two implied that was taking over black neighborhoods, for the first, and that the Mob was trying to control black neighborhoods in the second. This wasn't the case at all. It was a racist lie to makes whites look bad, but the first was about John Shaft rescuing a black gangster's daughter from the mob, even though it was that gangster who started it in the first place. The second was mostly about Gus Mascola and his black minion, and Shaft wasn't involved until Gus was told that Shaft was him.
28th Jul '17 2:35:13 PM crazyrabbits
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* The trailer for ''Film/LaLaLand'' implies that Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's characters fall in LoveAtFirstSight, showing a clip of them instantly kissing

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* The trailer for ''Film/LaLaLand'' has several examples of this:
** The trailer
implies that Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's characters fall in LoveAtFirstSight, showing a clip of them instantly kissingkissing. The clip in question is taken from [[spoiler:a dream sequence at the end of the film, after both characters have agreed to end their relationship]].
** The trailer shows what is apparently Sebastian honking his horn outside Mia's apartment, to which her roommate asks if he does that often and she replies in the affirmative. While Sebastian does do the same trick, the context of the first clip is very different in the finished product - [[spoiler:he's honking the horn near the Boulder City library so he can find her, after she leaves L.A. in shame when her one-woman play seemingly bombs]].
** The filmmakers also subverted this in a quick shot from the trailer. A clip is shown of Sebastian and Mia walking down an L.A. street at night, hand-in-hand, as they pass a busy jazz club. The scene is in the film... [[spoiler:but with Ryan Gosling replaced with Tom Everett Scott, who plays Mia's husband in the epilogue. The scene was reshot to preserve the twist]].



* The ''Film/{{Maleficent}} trailer shows a battle between a human army and the creatures of the Moors. What it doesn't show is that this is in the start of the movie and not its climax.

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* The ''Film/{{Maleficent}} ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' trailer shows a battle between a human army and the creatures of the Moors. What it doesn't show is that this is in the start of the movie and not its climax.



** But at the same time, the tone of the trailers is much more idealistic and heroic than the actual film, in the end the trailers are more serious but not darker because of it, the movie is the dark interpretation, the trailers are more hopeful than the movie itself, so anyway never trust a trailer
25th Jul '17 6:38:56 PM nombretomado
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** The trailers for ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', do a very good job of hiding the plot while still showing off a lot of the action. You'd never know from the trailer that [[spoiler:the film comes off as ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'']]. You also get the impression that the ''Enterprise'' crashes into the San Francisco Bay, when it's actually [[spoiler:the ''Vengeance'' with Khan at the helm]].

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** The trailers for ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', do a very good job of hiding the plot while still showing off a lot of the action. You'd never know from the trailer that [[spoiler:the film comes off as ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'']]. You also get the impression that the ''Enterprise'' crashes into the San Francisco Bay, when it's actually [[spoiler:the ''Vengeance'' with Khan at the helm]].
19th Jul '17 8:03:29 PM jormis29
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* The trailers for ''Film/YourHighness'' make James Franco and Creator/NataliePortman out to be equal billing with star/co-writer Danny [=McBride=]. In actuality, most of Franco's screen time takes place in the middle of the film and Portman doesn't show up for the first 45 minutes. Fourth-billed Creator/ZooeyDeschanel is nothing more than an extended cameo (which somehow became an AvertedTrope as she was barely in the trailers).

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* The trailers for ''Film/YourHighness'' make James Franco Creator/JamesFranco and Creator/NataliePortman out to be equal billing with star/co-writer Danny [=McBride=].Creator/DannyMcBride. In actuality, most of Franco's screen time takes place in the middle of the film and Portman doesn't show up for the first 45 minutes. Fourth-billed Creator/ZooeyDeschanel is nothing more than an extended cameo (which somehow became an AvertedTrope as she was barely in the trailers).
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