Trailers are an integral part of film-making. They help you build excitement and establish a fan base. Whether it’s by showing off exciting set pieces or revealing just enough to grab our attention, while still keeping most of the biggest surprises hidden away, studios have been using movie trailers for decades now to market their films. Considering the cutthroat competition, studios hire special experts who usually deal in editing trailers. But sometimes, in all of this, we forget that trailers are a mere reflection of the actual movies. Hence, we get you five such movie trailers of 2016 that successfully managed misrepresent the movie they are marketing.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
Well, it’s just disappointing. With two iconic characters at your disposal, the stakes were always gonna be high and oh boy! They messed it up big time. From trimming down the runtime to ordering reshoots, it just did not pan out well. Though the ultimate cut ironed out a few kinks but it wasn't as great as fans were expecting, after all.
After the backlash that BvS received, Warner Bros. decided to take a lighter route sprinkled with humor. This went against what director, David Ayer had envisioned for the film leaving it riddled with plot holes. The trailers did their job by enticing the audience with few magical background songs and some awesomesauce scenes. But most of these scenes never made it in the theatrical version. What a pity!
This comes off as a surprise! We all were led into believing that Will Smith’s character communicates with the physical embodiment of Time, Love and Death but in fact *spoiler alert* they are just actors. Whaaaat!
Maybe superhero movies had a bad year this time around. One more to join this list is X-Men: Apocalypse. The first trailer of X-Men, with their portrayal of Apocalypse as a clunky-looking humanoid, had the fan base divided. But the subsequent trailers convinced them otherwise. Unfortunately, the film was way off the mark.
Infer-No! That is how most fans reacted to the film. Contrastingly, the trailer was pretty solid and a glimpse of our beloved Irrfan Khan was enough for the fans of the classic duology to go crazy! Let’s just say it didn't go as per the plans.
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