Movie Trailers that ruined the movie

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Back when Snake Eyes (with Nicolas Cage) was coming out they were running this trailer that ended with the bad guy (not shown) saying some cryptic line that pretty much sealed it that whoever this guy was, he was the bad guy.

But, you can clearly tell it was Gary Sinise's voice.
So while watching the movie I knew that the turn was going to be Sinise is actually the bad guy.


Any others?
 
In that same vein, THE BONE COLLECTOR revealed the villain in the trailer. I can spot Leland Orser at one hunnerd paces when he's hyperventilating.
 
98% of trailers these days give away the entire movie.
 
Quarantine immediately popped into my head. They not only show the final shot of the film in the trailer, but it was on the theatrical poster, too.
 
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.

The trailer showed a flaming train wreck. Once they build up to the finale they're going to move a bunch of silver by train to help fight back the vampires. By showing the flaming train wreck it's pretty obvious that the silver was never on the train and it was just bait.
 
That ruined ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER for you, did it?
 
No, my wife ruined it by making me watch it. It just gave away any attempt at a clever twist.
 
My condolences. I think ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER are like the four funniest words anyone can put together. It's like something that absolutely cannot happen, yet did.
 
I guess it goes with the territory. She makes me watch AL:VH or Twilight and I make her watch Die Hard and The Raid.
 
Them's the ropes. A lot of people think the key to a happy marriage is "compromise", but it's really about "one-upmanship".
 
See this here what happen when you let a woman read. You let a woman read, you give a woman all kinda idea.
 
The trailer for 300 didn't "ruin" the movie necessarily, but it had all the bad ass parts in it, which made the actual movie underwhelming when I first saw it.

I have to say though, I love me a good movie trailer. I remember Hannah had a really cool one... same with Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
 
Slumdog Millionaire went the opposite direction. I thought that shit was a musical judging by all the trailers.

When I actually found out what it was, I went to see it and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Still don't know why they advertised it like a musical.
 
In a lot of action or horror movie trailers, they'll show a vehicle just getting away from an explosion or leaping to safety. It either gives away the survivors or ruins a chase scene.
 
If we're talking about good movies with MISLEADING trailers that ruined the movie for some people then TKDR and Drive would be my picks (but only because they expected something really different).

I mean, the trailers aren't like what the movie really is.
 
I'd file Fight Club in there, too. In the dross of mainstream movies, I summed it up as a martial arts movie from the trailer I saw. It taught me to pay attention and look stuff up before I made ignorant assertions.
 
If we're talking about good movies with MISLEADING trailers that ruined the movie for some people then TKDR and Drive would be my picks (but only because they expected something really different).

I mean, the trailers aren't like what the movie really is.

Ye, as much as I enjoyed TDKR, the trailer showed a bit too much and ruined the impact of Bane's takeover of Gotham City, imo.
 
If we're talking about good movies with MISLEADING trailers that ruined the movie for some people then TKDR and Drive would be my picks (but only because they expected something really different).

I mean, the trailers aren't like what the movie really is.

If you're talking misleading then I would go with Man of the Year. They didn't know who to market the movie so they tried to market the movie with the idea of "What would happen if Jon Stewart ran, and was elected president!?!". The first 30 minutes were like that, but then it turned into a serious movie about trying to cover up an election fraud.
 
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