Movie studios sure love doing bait and switch.
I suppose it’s hard to market a movie. You should create trailers that give enough to interest the masses, but don’t give away very Far from spoiling the movie. And of course, you have to accurately represent the movie, right?
Well sometimes in order to reach a wider audience and make the most money, production companies completely forget about the last ones completely, and make the wrong trailers…
Sometimes, they create trailers that suggest the movie is a completely different genre or has an entirely different tone. Or they take scenes or quotes out of context and make up a false narrative. Or, even worse, they’re only filming new scenes for the trailer, all without the intention of putting them in the movie.
This happens a lot, and with some big movies too. Here are 14 examples of movies with highly misleading trailers:
edge of tomorrow (2014)
Jennifer’s body (2009)
Eternal sunshine for a clean mind (2004)
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Fast times at Ridgemont High (1982)
jack kangaroo (2003)
red eye (2005)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2006)
black christmas (2006)
The Fantastic Four (2015)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Have you ever been misled by a movie trailer? if so; which of these? Let us know in the comments!