Let’s be honest; there’s nothing worse than waiting weeks or months to see a movie, only to have it spoiled on social media or by your maniacal friend who just likes to put you through hell. If there’s one place, however, where we don’t expect to see any serious spoilers, it’s in a movie trailer.
A trailer should give audiences a taste of what’s to come in the film without revealing any major spoilers. Sadly, not every studio got the memo, and there are a surprisingly high number of trailers that spoil all or part of the film – as Redditors have pointed out. Come on, trailers, be better.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ (2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a flawed but fun movie. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are both excellent in their roles but were let down by a confusing and convoluted storyline. One of the film’s major issues, as pointed out by Reddit user CheesyObserver, was that huge plot points were wasted in the trailers.
Not only was it painfully obvious that Gwen Stacy was going to die, as a variety of snaps right before her death were included. But worse than that, “the final shot of the movie” was included in the trailer. If Sony ever listens to fans and makes a third amazing spider man movie, they better not spoil it in the trailer.
‘Terminator Genisys’ (2015)
Many fans were delighted with the preparation of Terminator Genisys, hoping the film would live up to the incredibly high quality of the first two in the franchise while taking the series in a bold new direction. Unfortunately, hopes were dashed when a major reveal was spoiled by the movie’s trailer.
Although it would have been a twist no one would have seen coming had they left it out of the marketing campaign, the studio decided to include the shocking revelation that John Connor was actually a Terminator in the tape. -announcement, which Reddit user RasTrent87 still can’t forgive.
‘Cast Away’ (2000)
When it comes to a movie revolving around a man trapped on a desert island, audiences will likely be drawn in by the mystery of whether or not the character manages to escape the island before the end of the story. film. It’s something that made the Castaway particularly infuriating trailer.
As Reddit user Stanzos pointed out, the Castaway trailer included a variety of shots from Tom Hanks Chuck Noland having previously escaped the island and attempting to reacclimate to normal life. A truly puzzling decision.
‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)
It turns out that even one of the most popular and beloved movies of the last few decades can fall victim to the curse of the trailer. The black Knight is as close to perfect as a movie can get, it’s definitely one of by Christophe Nolan best films, but its marketing campaign was rather poor, it seems.
The marketing mistake didn’t escape the eagle eyes of Reddit user Gnarlypizzaseizure, who pointed out that the trailer included shots of by Gary Oldman Jim Gordon after his supposed death. One would think that Batman himself would have spotted this error; maybe he was too busy fighting the Joker.
‘Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ (2016)
Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of the most controversial superhero films of all time. Some fans say it’s a masterpiece that truly embodies the darkness of the DC Universe, while others say it’s too long and slightly boring. which precipitates the construction of the DCEU. One thing all fans can agree on, however, is that the movie’s trailers gave way too much.
Reddit user Justafatgoat pointed out that the trailer spoiled the introduction of wonder womanwhile other fans complained that later trailers spoiled Doomsday’s reveal as the film’s other villain.
‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is widely regarded as one of the best sequels ever made. It has memorable characters, ridiculously exciting settings, and, surprisingly, a lot of heart. Most people don’t have bad words to say about the movie, other than those who remember the trailers.
Reddit user Archamasse is one of those people, and it seems like they’re still upset that the trailer spoiled the surprise twist that by Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator was “actually a good guy” in the sequel. This twist would surely have blown away the audience if it hadn’t been spoiled by the marketing campaign.
‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ (2005)
Audiences are slowly turning to the earlier films and beginning to appreciate the things they do well rather than focusing on the disappointing elements of the trilogy. In general, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is considered the best of the prequels, but many were unhappy with the amount of plot given in the trailers.
Reddit user BushiWon falls into this category, pointing out that nearly every major plot point has been shown in the trailers. Perhaps the prequels would have been more successful had the studio played their cards a little closer to their chest.
“Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)
Thor: Ragnarok was one of the best surprises in the MCU and is easily the best Thor movie to date. It featured great action sequences, unforgettable new characters, and the plot pushed the Infinity Saga closer to its end.
However, many believe the film would have been a better experience had the Hulk’s involvement in the film been left out of the trailers. While Reddit user Bob1689321 understands why the scene was shown in the trailers, there’s no denying that it would have been a hugely exciting reveal for audiences if it hadn’t been spoiled.
“The Invisible Man” (2020)
The invisible Man was one of the best horror movies of 2020. Elizabeth Moss delivered a great performance, as did the rest of the cast, and it included some of the most original and spooky scares in years.
Reddit user edward-andreas was unimpressed with the film’s trailer, feeling that it gave way too much and spoiled too many jumps. It’s also hard to disagree, as almost entire scenes are included in the trailer.
‘Terminator Salvation’ (2009)
There seems to be a pattern emerging here, proving that the terminator The franchise has major issues when it comes to keeping spoilers out of their trailers. Hi Terminatorthe fourth installment in the franchise, was unfortunately no different.
Reddit user Archamasse is clearly not impressed with the franchise’s marketing campaigns, pointing to the many twists and turns that have been spoiled over the years. In the case of Hi Terminatorthe trailers spoiled the fact that Marcus Wright, played by Sam Worthingtonwas actually a Terminator.
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