50 Trailers That Ruined The Movie

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    • SiMan

      Jan 9th 2012, 13:15

      I ruined the Two Towers book for myself by flicking ahead a few pages to see how long the chapter was and catching a glimpse of "said Gandalf." It does always annoy me in trailers when they do give away spoilers though.

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    • LushMcD

      Jan 9th 2012, 13:20

      Is it really a spoiler when the film is based on a book? Am I wrong or do most people read the book and then see the movie...so they should know what is coming!!!

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    • FBHStevens

      Jan 9th 2012, 13:29

      To be fair, the spoiler referred to in the trailer for Contagion happens really early on in the movie so I'm not sure it really qualifies as a spoiler....the real story is what happens after.

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    • seethisif

      Jan 9th 2012, 13:54

      Another Bond film that spoiled for me was Die Another Day....I was at Uni when this film came out and there was only one cinema so they constantly showed this trailer every week until I knew it frame by frame...of course, I thought it would be a cool start to have Bond out run a sun ray machine....no, this happens towards the end of the movie...what about a plane crash...nope near the end....it's just awful. That's why I don't watch that many trailers on the internet or in the cinema. I have seen the Dark Knight Rises trailer once and that is enough. I know it is coming out. That's all I need to know.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jan 9th 2012, 14:17

      The new Thing had a spoilerific trailer where it showed everyone who was the Thing.. annoying. But that said this isn't something new.. if you watch old trailers of movies that tend to be on the DVD extras they give away absolutely everything.

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    • a7sox

      Jan 9th 2012, 15:15

      first movie I thought of when I saw the feature title was Piranha 3D. Every trailer had the last shot from the movie, which was probably the only decent twist or scare in its 90 minutes.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jan 9th 2012, 16:15

      Warrior is a great film, but the trailer gives away any tension regarding the big semi-final set piece.

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    • nkutzler

      Jan 9th 2012, 16:58

      I was ashamed to see a Nolan film on the list, because he never shows anything from his movies. But Gordon was a pretty big spoiler, even I I wouldn't have noticed it being so engrossed in the movie at the time. How I went back to theaters four more times didn't make a difference, though.

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    • thedanieljson

      Jan 9th 2012, 17:34

      This is an odd contribution, but the trailer for Rocketeer very massively gave away that Timothy Dalton's character wasn't only a bad guy, but a Nazi too. You don't discover that until half way through the film!

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    • Ratter

      Jan 9th 2012, 17:53

      Does the Funny People one really count though, seeing as how Sandler coping with the disease is only half the movie with other half being how he tries to sort his life out after being cured.

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    • Mirela

      Jan 9th 2012, 19:06

      I reckon Tucker and Dale vs Evil should be on here. Totally ruined the film for me.

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    • FBJHelton

      Jan 9th 2012, 19:45

      Too many of these examples are describing "spoilers" that are actually part of the title or the whole concept of the plot. A twist is something unexpected that happens mid-way through the film or during the climax, but the device that moves the story forward at the end of act one is the premise of the film. People need to understand that if they are to be interested in seeing the movie. Who would actually see "From Dusk Until Dawn" unless they knew there were vampires in it? If the trailers didn't make that clear, the audience would be angry because they would feel deceived into seeing a different kind of movie than what was marketed. However, Robert Zemeckis has publicly stated that he wants to ruin the big reveal in his movies because he thinks the audience wants to know how the movie ends before going in to see it. He's a great filmmaker, but a lousy marketer.

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    • StevePotter

      Jan 9th 2012, 19:46

      Yeah, but who wouldn't have figured out that Gordon was alive anyway? He's known as COMMISSIONER Gordon, not Lieutenant.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jan 9th 2012, 20:20

      GORDONS ALIIIIVE?? ( Had to be done) :D

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jan 9th 2012, 20:43

      This is the first feature or news article by someone other than George Wales in about a week. Did everyone take their hols at the same time?

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    • timbatman

      Jan 9th 2012, 21:09

      Oh so true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE most trailers at the moment! They pretty much show you the whole plot and way too many money shots! I wish people would use their brains more.

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    • seethisif

      Jan 9th 2012, 21:40

      If you see the Walt Disney logo during a trailer sequence (that's what they call it in cinema land), you basically know what is going to happen. Underdog fights against the odds and wins respect amongst his or hers or its peers or the girl/man (not at the same time - c'mon it is Disney) of his or her's dreams becomes a reality and they live happily ever after or both. That is pretty much every Disney film ever made. Just watched the trailer for Invincible (how well did that movie do huh?) and we all know how that is going to turn out (haven't seen it nor am I going to). Real Steel, National Treasure, Sorcerer's Apprentice....I could go on but I won't. In this case, watching the trailer will save you the trouble....90 minutes reduced to 2 and half and that's 149 seconds too long....

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    • seethisif

      Jan 9th 2012, 21:43

      Trailers should focus on setting up the characters and a little, not a lot, of the story. In my opinion, trailers should be 1 minute and 30 seconds long. I know study shows that 2 and half minutes makes people remember the film but haven't we got the internet, friends and Total Film for that? Come on, who's with me?

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jan 10th 2012, 0:11

      um... sorry, I'm busy.

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    • nkutzler

      Jan 10th 2012, 6:10

      Regarding From Dusk Till Dawn, the only good part of the movie is the runaway. It'd almost be better if the movie was cut short when they get to the vampire. If I saw those creatures during the preview, I probably wouldn't watch the movie, regardless of any spoilers.

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    • 2Dglasses

      Jan 10th 2012, 11:15

      c'mon, most of these arent spoilers in the true sense of the word. naturally the trailer has to reveal something about the plot...it just shouldnt be anything UNFORESEEN. Hence anything from a well known book shouldnt count. while it looks ok, the trailer for 'the darkest hour' seems to show a lot-ironically.

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    • Seedorf

      Jan 10th 2012, 19:50

      How can showing a pregnant woman in the trailer for Children of Men, be a spoiler? If one is to leave that out, how would one describe the film? How would the film be sold to people who might be interested in seeing it? The film is set in a world where nobody can conceive, and some bloke escorts a woman somewhere. Why? Can't say.

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    • Sonicality

      Jan 11th 2012, 12:07

      The FD5 trailer doesn't really give the deaths away... it shows the setups, sure, but one of the trademarks of the series (which is used very heavily in 5) is that the setups are misleading and the actual cause of death is something else.

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    • FBDGiovanetto

      Jan 11th 2012, 12:32

      Really the Children of Men "spoiler" was not really a spoiler.. I mean that is the entire plot of the movie, a man who finds the one pregnant girl left in this world. what would the trailer have been like if that was not part of the known story? "oh yeah worlds a mess no one can have kids...maybe something interesting will happen" it doesn't real give you a compelling reason to watch the movie

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    • RAND0Mpirate

      Jan 12th 2012, 3:25

      Why wouldn't they chow Sam Worthington in the Terminator: Salvation trailer? He was the main character!

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    • Mattsimus

      Jan 16th 2012, 0:23

      For a start Terminator Salvation was better than the trailer and it didnt ruin s**t, why hide the inevitable, kinda like peter jackson not hiding away from showing Kong in all his big hairy glory right from the start, so we all know what to expect....untill you actually see the movie and realise theres a lot more too it! As for the two towers being ruined by its trailer I mean.......PLEASE!!! Did you not see them film, plus it did start with this thing called a BOOK!!!! (Which ppl read)........................... MATTMAN X

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    • Hadouken76

      Jan 16th 2012, 19:13

      Maybe Sam Worthington didnt taste so good, RandomPirate? :D

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