History NeverTrustATrailer / Film

23rd Jan '18 1:34:49 PM jdodum
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** Not exactly the fault of the marketing department, but promotional posters and trailers for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi,''showed Luke's new lightsaber having a blue blade. It was supposed to be blue, but it was determined that the blade wouldn't have stood out against Tatooine's blue sky in the opening sequence, so the color was changed to blue. Similarly, the film was initially marketed as "Return of the Jedi," but briefly changed to "Revenge of the Jedi," to give it a darker edge, and several posters that feature the "Revenge" title exist. The title was changed back to "Return" before release due to George Lucas' protest that revenge isn't the Jedi way.

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** Not exactly the fault of the marketing department, but promotional posters and trailers for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi,''showed Luke's new lightsaber having a blue blade. It was supposed to be blue, but it was determined that the blade wouldn't have stood out against Tatooine's blue sky in the opening sequence, so the color was changed to blue.green. Similarly, the film was initially marketed as "Return of the Jedi," but briefly changed to "Revenge of the Jedi," to give it a darker edge, and several posters that feature the "Revenge" title exist. The title was changed back to "Return" before release due to George Lucas' protest that revenge isn't the Jedi way.
23rd Jan '18 1:31:26 PM jdodum
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** Not exactly the fault of the marketing department, but promotional posters and trailers for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi,''showed Luke's new lightsaber having a blue blade. It was supposed to be blue, but it was determined that the blade wouldn't have stood out against Tatooine's blue sky in the opening sequence, so the color was changed to blue. Similarly, the film was initially marketed as "Return of the Jedi," but briefly changed to "Revenge of the Jedi," to give it a darker edge, and several posters that feature the "Revenge" title exist. The title was changed back to "Return" before release due to George Lucas' protest that revenge isn't the Jedi way.


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** The editing of the official trailer for ''Film/TheLastJedi'' implies that Rey tells Kylo Ren: "I need someone to show me my place in all this," and he then extends his hand to her. However, fans pretty quickly theorized that the two scenes take place in different locations. Though the context of Kylo extending his hand is fairly similar in the film, Rey says this line to Luke and Kylo is nowhere near to hear it. Also, the trailer includes a shot of Rey running with her lightsaber on Ahch-To (in a scene that was cut) and raising her saber threateningly on Ahch-To (it's a reversed shot: in the film, she lowers it).
8th Jan '18 9:27:09 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* The original Italian trailer for ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' makes it look like Don Benito Rojo is laughing as he watches the Rojos' minions torture Joe. It's actually Esteban that does so in the film proper, with Don Benito serving more of a "good cop" role in the sequence. As for the clip of Don Benito laughing? It's actually from the scene where the Rojos annihilate the Baxters later on.
7th Jan '18 4:25:43 AM crazyrabbits
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** The first trailer also deliberately mischaracterized the film as a {{Reboot}} of the original franchise, via text implying that the events that took place 30 years prior are canon with it (in tandem with a shot of the original firehouse). In the film itself, the original actors ([[ActorExistenceFailure with the exception of Harold Ramis]]) appear as unrelated cameos as different characters, while the firehouse isn't actually used as the team's base until the very end of the film, when they finally get enough money/notoriety to purchase it.

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** The first trailer also deliberately mischaracterized the film as a {{Reboot}} of sequel to the original franchise, via text implying that the events that took place 30 years prior are canon with it (in tandem with a shot of the original firehouse). In the film itself, the original actors ([[ActorExistenceFailure with the exception of Harold Ramis]]) appear as unrelated cameos as different characters, while the firehouse isn't actually used as the team's base until the very end of the film, when they finally get enough money/notoriety to purchase it.
7th Jan '18 4:24:59 AM crazyrabbits
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* ''Film/SevenPounds'' - the trailers gave only a small part of the plot: Will Smith's character is being TheAtoner and helping seven people (drama ensues). The ads also imply this, adding that Smith's character is an IRS agent; his atonement could be monetary. Imagine my surprise when the critics described the film as a ''romantic comedy'' [[spoiler: and Smith's atonement is donating his organs to seven people (the title refers to his heart, which is going to his love interest).]] Never trust a trailer, ads, or critics.

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* ''Film/SevenPounds'' - the trailers gave only a small part of the plot: Will Smith's character is being TheAtoner and helping seven people (drama ensues). The ads also imply this, adding that Smith's character is an IRS agent; his atonement could be monetary. Imagine my surprise when the The critics described the film as a ''romantic comedy'' [[spoiler: and Smith's atonement is donating his organs to seven people (the title refers to his heart, which is going to his love interest).]] Never trust a trailer, ads, or critics.]]
6th Jan '18 5:37:40 PM crazyrabbits
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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 offensive undertones. Even Creator/MelissaMcCarthy said she felt the trailer wasn't representative of the actual movie.

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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 offensive undertones. Even Creator/MelissaMcCarthy said she felt the trailer wasn't representative of the actual movie. movie.
** The first trailer also deliberately mischaracterized the film as a {{Reboot}} of the original franchise, via text implying that the events that took place 30 years prior are canon with it (in tandem with a shot of the original firehouse). In the film itself, the original actors ([[ActorExistenceFailure with the exception of Harold Ramis]]) appear as unrelated cameos as different characters, while the firehouse isn't actually used as the team's base until the very end of the film, when they finally get enough money/notoriety to purchase it.
6th Jan '18 12:14:59 PM crazyrabbits
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSe6tvfedb0 Another commercial]] for ''Begins'' (aired prior to showings of the film on ABC Family) played up the same "love story" angle, to the extent that viewers could be forgiven for thinking the film is a romantic drama[=/=]comedy (a whip noise is heard when Bruce asks if the Tumbler comes in black), where Bruce and Rachel reunite after many years. While it does play a part in the plot, it's nowhere near the most prominent story thread.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSe6tvfedb0 Another commercial]] for ''Begins'' (aired prior to showings of the film on ABC Family) played up the same "love story" angle, to the extent that viewers could be forgiven for thinking the film is a romantic drama[=/=]comedy (a whip noise is heard when Bruce asks if the Tumbler comes in black), where Bruce and Rachel reunite after many years. While it does play a part in the plot, it's nowhere near the most prominent story thread. Additionally, the trailer states that Bruce "fights for family", which is... ''very'' unrepresentative of the character's origin.
6th Jan '18 12:13:23 PM crazyrabbits
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSe6tvfedb0 Another commercial]] for ''Begins'' (aired prior to showings of the film on ABC Family) played up the same "love story" angle, to the extent that viewers could be forgiven for thinking the film is a romantic drama[=/=]comedy (a whip noise is heard when Bruce asks if the Tumbler comes in black), where Bruce and Rachel reunite after many years. While it does play a part in the plot, it's nowhere near the most prominent story thread.
27th Dec '17 8:19:40 PM snowshoecat
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* The marketing for the Australian-American holiday horror film ''Film/BetterWatchOut'' makes the film look like a horror-tinged spin on ''Film/HomeAlone'' where a babysitter and her charges are tormented by home invaders. What is the movie itself actually about? [[spoiler: It's the [[SarcasmMode heartwarming tale]] about a [[EnfantTerrible violent, sociopathic boy]] who tries to seduce his teenage babysitter, stages a break-in with his friend and holds her hostage.]]
18th Dec '17 1:33:36 PM Anicomicgeek
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* While it was among the {{Missing Trailer Scene}}s, the final trailer for ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' had a bit where [[spoiler:Clark noticed the engagment ring he'd intended to give Lois is ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' and framed it as [[IWasHavingSuchANiceDream a dream]] a still-grieving Lois was having, in truth, given their clothes, in context, it was clear that it was part of their reunion after the League brings Clark back.]]

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* While it was among the {{Missing Trailer Scene}}s, the final trailer for ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' had a bit where [[spoiler:Clark noticed the engagment ring he'd intended to give Lois is ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' and framed it as [[IWasHavingSuchANiceDream a dream]] a still-grieving Lois was having, in having. In truth, given their clothes, in context, it was clear that it was part of their reunion after the League brings Clark back.]]
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