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(Short List)   Alien 3 = not set on earth. Hook = not a slasher film. Trailers that lied to us   (shortlist.com) divider line 59
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2014-01-30 09:22:39 AM  
When I first saw Inglorious Basterds, I hated it. I went to a midnight showing expecting 2.5 hours of Nazi killing. Instead it was 2 hours of talking and 15 minutes of quick-burst action, and then the 15 slaughter fest at the end. I was so tired and bored I just wanted it to end.

Now that I've seen it and know what I'm expecting, I enjoyed it. But man that trailer lied.

I would also throw in Pearl Harbor. Expected 2.5 hours of action (I mean Michael Bay directed it!) and I got a 2.5 hour love story with a couple ship blowing up in the middle.
 
2014-01-30 09:23:00 AM  
my guess is that the Inglourious Basterds trailer was intentionally misleading.
 
2014-01-30 09:23:12 AM  
Every movie = not enough tits.

Every day of my life = not enough tits.

Every day of my life = plenty of missionary with the wife.

/ I better stop
// it's starting to rhyme
 
2014-01-30 09:27:32 AM  
Speaking of "not enough tits."

The trailer for American Hustle = Lots of 70's pornstar sex.
The reality of American Hustle = ABSCAM sting operation, Atlantic city mobsters.
 
2014-01-30 09:43:03 AM  
So when you watch thisdo you see anything about a girl trying to be a shiatty popsinger? Anything about LeAnn Rhymes?

My wife wanted to go see this movie that seemed to have slightly waifish, yet still pretty hot chicks dancing on a bar getting wet, that should have been the first sign not to watch.

I walked out of that theater feeling violated.

/it still hurts to this day
 
2014-01-30 09:54:55 AM  
I still feel robbed by The Neverending Story.


/oblig
 
2014-01-30 10:02:11 AM  
Even worse is when what you are shown in the trailer doesn't even farking exist in the movie!
 
2014-01-30 10:05:38 AM  

DigitalCoffee: Even worse is when what you are shown in the trailer doesn't even farking exist in the movie!


What? That never happens!

shutupandwatchthemovie.files.wordpress.com

/There was only one in the movie
//A great movie nonetheless
 
2014-01-30 10:12:57 AM  
When that Alien 3 teaser came out I was soooo stoked.

Enjoy Alien 3, but so not what I was hoping or expecting.
 
2014-01-30 10:12:58 AM  
In defense of the Alien 3 trailer...

Earth is an element. Planets other than Earth have earth. You stand on it. On Earth Everyone can Hear you Scream.
 
2014-01-30 10:13:35 AM  

DigitalCoffee: Even worse is when what you are shown in the trailer doesn't even farking exist in the movie!


My favorite example of that is the portion of the trailer for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" where Steve Martin pushes the lady off the quay. Not in the movie at all.

/nor should it have been: too out of character
//great movie
 
2014-01-30 10:16:47 AM  

Lord_Dubu: In defense of the Alien 3 trailer...

Earth is an element. Planets other than Earth have earth. You stand on it. On Earth Everyone can Hear you Scream.


Except it didn't take place on any planet at all. It took place on a prison ship/station.
 
2014-01-30 10:19:54 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Lord_Dubu: In defense of the Alien 3 trailer...

Earth is an element. Planets other than Earth have earth. You stand on it. On Earth Everyone can Hear you Scream.

Except it didn't take place on any planet at all. It took place on a prison ship/station.


No, it was on a prison that was on a planet. Still sucked, though.
 
2014-01-30 10:21:41 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: scottydoesntknow: Lord_Dubu: In defense of the Alien 3 trailer...

Earth is an element. Planets other than Earth have earth. You stand on it. On Earth Everyone can Hear you Scream.

Except it didn't take place on any planet at all. It took place on a prison ship/station.

No, it was on a prison that was on a planet. Still sucked, though.


Oops, you are right. I could've sworn I remember it floating in space.
 
2014-01-30 10:25:27 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Milo Minderbinder: scottydoesntknow: Lord_Dubu: In defense of the Alien 3 trailer...

Earth is an element. Planets other than Earth have earth. You stand on it. On Earth Everyone can Hear you Scream.

Except it didn't take place on any planet at all. It took place on a prison ship/station.

No, it was on a prison that was on a planet. Still sucked, though.

Oops, you are right. I could've sworn I remember it floating in space.


"Fiorina 161" was the penal/refinery planet. Although I don't remember any exterior shots, making the confusion understandable. In the end, the only way they could have topped the greatness that is "Aliens" would have been to do an all-out bunkhouse battle royale between xenomorphs and marines on earth, but no one wanted to pay for that.
 
2014-01-30 10:29:31 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Lord_Dubu: In defense of the Alien 3 trailer...

Earth is an element. Planets other than Earth have earth. You stand on it. On Earth Everyone can Hear you Scream.

Except it didn't take place on any planet at all. It took place on a prison ship/station.


That was Alien 4. Alien 3 was a prison/foundry on a inhospitable planet.
 
2014-01-30 10:37:55 AM  
Next you'll tell me that Shining isn't about a family growing together while they care for the Overlook Hotel during the off-season, and that Toy Story isn't about different forms of addiction.
 
2014-01-30 10:38:00 AM  

dsmith42: scottydoesntknow: Lord_Dubu: In defense of the Alien 3 trailer...

Earth is an element. Planets other than Earth have earth. You stand on it. On Earth Everyone can Hear you Scream.

Except it didn't take place on any planet at all. It took place on a prison ship/station.

That was Alien 4. Alien 3 was a prison/foundry on a inhospitable planet.


Don't get me started on the inane numbering of  movies.

Alien
Aliens
Alien 3 (where was alien 2?)

The worst, by far:
First blood
Rambo: First Blood Part 2
Rambo III
Rambo
There is no Rambo 2.  The are two "Rambo" films, one with a subtitle, one without.
 
2014-01-30 10:41:10 AM  
Thelma and Louise, anyone?
 
2014-01-30 10:53:16 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Milo Minderbinder: scottydoesntknow: Lord_Dubu: In defense of the Alien 3 trailer...

Earth is an element. Planets other than Earth have earth. You stand on it. On Earth Everyone can Hear you Scream.

Except it didn't take place on any planet at all. It took place on a prison ship/station.

No, it was on a prison that was on a planet. Still sucked, though.

Oops, you are right. I could've sworn I remember it floating in space.



That was the original plan.

http://www.empireonline.com/features/alien-3-tale-of-the-wooden-plan et /

www.empireonline.com
 
2014-01-30 11:03:46 AM  
RyansPrivates:

Don't get me started on the inane numbering of  movies.

Alien
Aliens
Alien 3 (where was alien 2?)

The worst, by far:
First blood
Rambo: First Blood Part 2
Rambo III
Rambo
There is no Rambo 2.  The are two "Rambo" films, one with a subtitle, one without.


You should probably avoid the Fast and Furious films...
 
2014-01-30 11:03:57 AM  
My real submission:

Pan's Labyrinth. Much darker than the trailers implied.

Fake submission:

Shining
 
2014-01-30 11:12:02 AM  
Batman, where the Joker says "Where does he get those wonderful toys?"
 
2014-01-30 11:25:34 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: DigitalCoffee: Even worse is when what you are shown in the trailer doesn't even farking exist in the movie!

My favorite example of that is the portion of the trailer for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" where Steve Martin pushes the lady off the quay. Not in the movie at all.

/nor should it have been: too out of character
//great movie


A lot of movies are being edited right up until they need to ship out the prints/hard drives, so it makes sense that you'll see trailers (especially early ones) with scenes included that didn't make the final cut of the movie.

The Pepper/Tony scene on the plane from the Iron Man 2 trailers is another example of a good scene that was never in the final film.
 
2014-01-30 11:50:31 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Milo Minderbinder: DigitalCoffee: Even worse is when what you are shown in the trailer doesn't even farking exist in the movie!

My favorite example of that is the portion of the trailer for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" where Steve Martin pushes the lady off the quay. Not in the movie at all.

/nor should it have been: too out of character
//great movie

A lot of movies are being edited right up until they need to ship out the prints/hard drives, so it makes sense that you'll see trailers (especially early ones) with scenes included that didn't make the final cut of the movie.

The Pepper/Tony scene on the plane from the Iron Man 2 trailers is another example of a good scene that was never in the final film.


The one where he is throwing up in the bathroom because hes completely hung over? Or the one where Pepper kissed his helmet then throws it out of the plane?
 
2014-01-30 11:52:14 AM  
How about the totally misleading 30 second Adjustment Bureau trailer?

i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-01-30 11:54:58 AM  

yves0010: The Pepper/Tony scene on the plane from the Iron Man 2 trailers is another example of a good scene that was never in the final film.

The one where he is throwing up in the bathroom because hes completely hung over? Or the one where Pepper kissed his helmet then throws it out of the plane?


They are both part of the same scene, but only the kissing the helmet part made it into the early trailers. I can kind of see why they cut it because the kissing the helmet and tossing it out only makes sense with the throwing up part, which is a weird way to start the movie, but  liked the bit of the scene we saw in the trailers.
 
2014-01-30 11:58:02 AM  
William Gibsons script for Alien 3 was pretty good actually, though I think most of it took place on a space station orbiting Earth.

One early version of Alien vs Predator was pretty kick-ass, at least on paper. (Read it like 15 years ago) Not set on Earth, it focused more on a female marine teaming up with a predator and kicking alien ass than the one they actually produced. A shame they didn't film that version, it was very action packed as I remember.

Sorry for slightly off topic, headline made me nostalgic.
 
2014-01-30 12:07:02 PM  
Coyote Ugly..... rented it.

Trailer: Many hot bartenders in scantily clad clothing dancing.

Reality: Whiny small town girl finds true love New York. 10 minutes of hot bartenders.
 
2014-01-30 12:07:22 PM  
the trailer for the american with george clooney made it look like some fast-paced suspense thriller and the movie is nothing like that.  the trailer for drive with ryan gosling was also pretty misleading about it being some action movie with lots of car chases.

the worst ones are the trailers for comedies that actually aren't really comedies.  remember patch adams with robin williams?  the trailer was for some wacky fun comedy about a silly doctor, the actual movie was this depressing drama where his girlfriend gets murdered.
 
2014-01-30 12:10:11 PM  

enderthexenocide: the trailer for drive with ryan gosling was also pretty misleading about it being some action movie with lots of car chases.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-01-30 12:21:46 PM  

lepton68: Batman, where the Joker says "Where does he get those wonderful toys?"


Isn't that in the art gallery scene when Batman rescues Vicki Vale?
 
2014-01-30 12:27:29 PM  

Mad_Radhu: yves0010: The Pepper/Tony scene on the plane from the Iron Man 2 trailers is another example of a good scene that was never in the final film.

The one where he is throwing up in the bathroom because hes completely hung over? Or the one where Pepper kissed his helmet then throws it out of the plane?

They are both part of the same scene, but only the kissing the helmet part made it into the early trailers. I can kind of see why they cut it because the kissing the helmet and tossing it out only makes sense with the throwing up part, which is a weird way to start the movie, but  liked the bit of the scene we saw in the trailers.


I thought it introduced something about Tony we saw throughout the entire film. The Demon in the Bottle story arc from the comics. We are introduced to his alcoholism right off the bat. This gives us something we did not see of Tony in the first film as well. We see him drunk and scared.
 
2014-01-30 12:37:50 PM  
LIAM NEESON PUNCHING WOLVES FOR TWO HOURS!

Oh wait.  That never happened.  Not even once.
 
2014-01-30 12:40:10 PM  
Another one that absolutely mislead me was "Sucker Punch."  The trailers looked amazing - girls with assault rifles, driving mechs, stuff blows up!  But it turned out to be a depressing and slow movie, that randomly interceded with action scenes that were only a girl's imagination.  Couldn't finish it.
 
2014-01-30 12:40:23 PM  

Mulchpuppy: lepton68: Batman, where the Joker says "Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

Isn't that in the art gallery scene when Batman rescues Vicki Vale?


Yes. Right after Bats swings away and bursts through the front doors. Joker slams his hand down and says it.
 
2014-01-30 12:47:01 PM  
Bridge to Terabithia and Pan's Labyrinth.

Both heavily promoted as kid-friendly Fantasy World movies, but actually had very dark stories in the real world.

I especially hated Pan's Labyrinth, went in expecting Satyrs and got Italian Nazis.
 
2014-01-30 12:48:16 PM  
The 2nd Phantom Menace trailer.  Looked great, turned out, well, you know.
 
2014-01-30 12:49:15 PM  
Bridge to Terabithia.
 
2014-01-30 12:58:29 PM  
The Bridge to Terabithia trailer made it look like it was a Disney romp through an enchanted make-believe forest.  The first time I saw it, I thought "there are going to be some pissed off moms in theaters in a few weeks."  Sure enough, when the movie was released there were LOTS of parents who had not read the book and thought it was a kids' movie.

Which was incomprehensible- the movie was actually very well done.  The CGI sequence that made up the bulk of the trailer (but mere seconds of the film) really captured the essence of the kids' imaginary land.  Why they would want to dupe people with such a misleading trailer is a mystery to me.
 
2014-01-30 12:59:52 PM  
I don't mind some degree of misleading in trailers.  Since so many trailers give the whole thing away nowadays, I'm comfortable with having my expectations upended.  Like anything else, there is a balance to be struck.  Don't sell your drama as a comedy, for example.  That just makes an audience angry.

And unfortunately, most people don't go to theaters now unless there's Adam Sandler or Baysplosions in it, so you'll always see movies being sold as such, even if the product differs.
 
2014-01-30 01:20:34 PM  
I think the misleading trailer is the primary reason one of my favorite superhero movies was so hated.

www.selud.com

And yes, I know it had some serious flaws. But still, I thought it was a 'great' movie just the same and I'm excited by the rumor that there's a sequel coming.
 
2014-01-30 01:32:52 PM  

Psylent1: Bridge to Terabithia and Pan's Labyrinth.

Both heavily promoted as kid-friendly Fantasy World movies...


Pan's Labyrinth's R-rating should have been a pretty blatant warning sign.
 
2014-01-30 02:50:27 PM  
The trailer for E.T. made it seem like a dark, scary hunt for an alien.  Instead it was, well, E.T.
 
2014-01-30 03:48:25 PM  

Psylent1: Bridge to Terabithia and Pan's Labyrinth.

Both heavily promoted as kid-friendly Fantasy World movies, but actually had very dark stories in the real world.

I especially hated Pan's Labyrinth, went in expecting Satyrs and got Italian Nazis.


... Bridge to Terabithia was a book. That's been out for DECADES.

Man, if you didn't know what was coming, I...really?

Well, here. This will make it up. There's this *great* animated film about rabbits called "Watership Down". Go rent it for some kids!

(Don't do this).

Wanna be more depressed? Bridge to Terabithia is basically based on something that actually happened. Only she had to change how the girl died, because what happened in real life would have been too unbelievable in the book. (Struck by lightning.)
 
2014-01-30 03:49:18 PM  

RyansPrivates: dsmith42: scottydoesntknow: Lord_Dubu: In defense of the Alien 3 trailer...

Earth is an element. Planets other than Earth have earth. You stand on it. On Earth Everyone can Hear you Scream.

Except it didn't take place on any planet at all. It took place on a prison ship/station.

That was Alien 4. Alien 3 was a prison/foundry on a inhospitable planet.

Don't get me started on the inane numbering of  movies.

Alien
Aliens
Alien 3 (where was alien 2?)

The worst, by far:
First blood
Rambo: First Blood Part 2
Rambo III
Rambo
There is no Rambo 2.  The are two "Rambo" films, one with a subtitle, one without.


AVGN is that you?

6:20 mark
 
2014-01-30 04:23:02 PM  

scottydoesntknow: When I first saw Inglorious Basterds, I hated it. I went to a midnight showing expecting 2.5 hours of Nazi killing. Instead it was 2 hours of talking and 15 minutes of quick-burst action, and then the 15 slaughter fest at the end. I was so tired and bored I just wanted it to end.

Now that I've seen it and know what I'm expecting, I enjoyed it. But man that trailer lied.

I would also throw in Pearl Harbor. Expected 2.5 hours of action (I mean Michael Bay directed it!) and I got a 2.5 hour love story with a couple ship blowing up in the middle.


When I watched it I had a similar expectation and hated the film. It bored me as I didn't think there was any tension in the scenes. I'll have to give it a re-watch now though. Going by what you're saying maybe I'll appreciate it more.
 
2014-01-30 04:27:45 PM  
"The Mummy" was marketed as a creepy action horrorfest, with the mummy coming to get you... coming through the keyhole as sand.... muhahahaha.

Instead we got a Brendan Fraser campfest.  I was still bewildered and waiting for the scary stuff an hour into the film.
 
2014-01-30 04:33:38 PM  

Starhawk: "The Mummy" was marketed as a creepy action horrorfest, with the mummy coming to get you... coming through the keyhole as sand.... muhahahaha.

Instead we got a Brendan Fraser campfest.  I was still bewildered and waiting for the scary stuff an hour into the film.


The Mummy was/is awesome.

Also, all I can do is respectully disagree about how it was marketed. I don;t remember it being pimped as anything more then this.
 
2014-01-30 05:07:27 PM  

Krushinator: William Gibsons script for Alien 3 was pretty good actually, though I think most of it took place on a space station orbiting Earth.

One early version of Alien vs Predator was pretty kick-ass, at least on paper. (Read it like 15 years ago) Not set on Earth, it focused more on a female marine teaming up with a predator and kicking alien ass than the one they actually produced. A shame they didn't film that version, it was very action packed as I remember.

Sorry for slightly off topic, headline made me nostalgic.


That's the plot of the first AVP comic.

images.darkhorse.com

And I've said it before but I'll say it again: the third Aliens movie should have gone with this story

www.rarecomicbooks.fashionablewebs.com

No Ripley. Hicks and Newt survive (though you wouldn't know that from the later retconned versions). The ending is pretty dark, though. (SPOILER ALERT - the aliens take over Earth).
 
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