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  • Trailers have come a long way since the days of voice over narrator Don LaFontaine who

  • would spell out the setup for a film in plain detail (while a sizzle real of funny moments,

  • explosions, or heartfelt scenes of dramatic tension flashed on screen).

  • Movie trailers have become increasingly revealing - packed full of eye-popping visual spectacle

  • and story details that spoil major reveals and twists.

  • Here are Screen Rants Best Movie Scenes & Twists Spoiled by Trailers

  • Cast Away

  • The Trailer: Despite a dramatic buildup to Noland's attempted escape, the trailer for

  • the film made it clear that, not only does our hero find rescue, the footage outright

  • shows Noland's bittersweet reunion with Frears. Whether the reunion is a happy one, or not,

  • is left for filmgoers to discover but Noland and Frears' relationship status is about the

  • only major plot development that isn't covered in the trailer.

  • Dream House

  • The Trailer: The trailer wastes no time in revealing the film's biggest twist, that Atenton

  • is a fake identity Ward concocted in psychiatric care - to hide from the tragedy of his family's

  • murder. While the film isn't quite as blatant about revealing that his wife and daughter

  • are apparitions (rather than manifestations of his fractured mind), a trailer shot of

  • ghost Libby opening the basement door plays a key part in the movie's supernatural reveal.

  • REC /Quarantine

  • The Trailer: While REC (and its American remake Quarantine) borrow heavily from superior zombie/rabies

  • outbreak movies, their trailers still manage to ruin one major surprise- the fate of Angela

  • Vidal (which occurs in the closing moments of the 2007 Spanish film and its 2008 remake).

  • While Quarantine wasn't the first horror movie to spoil the fate of a main character or use

  • a climactic scene in trailers (we're looking at you Paranormal Activity), given that Vidal's

  • screaming face is also plastered on Quarantine's posters, it's still a pretty crass and unrepentant

  • marketing move (even by Hollywood's standards).

  • Terminator: Salvation

  • The Trailer: The trailer for the film spends half of its runtime setting up the post-Judgement

  • Day setting (as well as John Connor's�guerrilla rebellion against themachines) and the

  • other half outright spoiling not only the film's most interesting twist (a Terminator

  • that doesn't�know he's a Terminator). Yet, the preview doesn't stop there - since it

  • also lays outWright's entirecharacterarc - specifically thathe chooses his human

  • friends over his machine creators by the end.

  • The Island

  • The Trailer: While the Island trailer doesn't outright spoil why Lincoln and Jordan were

  • created, the footage makes it crystal-clear that the pairare cloned "products" - and

  • that the Island is a cover taleto disguise the compound's true purpose (extending the

  • lifespanof wealthy customers by harvesting organs from living clones).

  • Free Willy

  • The Trailer: Given that Free Willy is a feel-good kids movie, it's no surprise that Jesse succeeds

  • in freeing Willy; yet, trailers for the film left little suspense or doubt to the imagination

  • - since the previews (and poster) place the final sequence front and center. Additionally,

  • theFree Willy trailers don't just spoil howJesse succeeds in liberatingthe titular

  • whale, they also spell-outevery up and down in theboy's�transformation from

  • a selfish and insecure kid to a sensitive and thoughtful caretaker.

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

  • The Trailer:�While not an outright spoiler,�Dawn of the Planet of the Apestrailers put

  • heavy emphasis on several key sequences - that made it clear who would be responsible for

  • violating the human/ape truce. The most egregious example of spoilery Apes marketing wasthe

  • use ofKoba (played Toby Kebbel) placating human enemies with circus-like ape tricks

  • -�easily one of the best moments in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Understandably,

  • 20th Century Fox knew that such a clever moviemoment would tempt casual viewersinto theaters

  • but there's no doubt that the overall impact of the scene (a significantturning point

  • in Koba's character arc)�was undercut by pre-release previews that, across the board,

  • playedthe sequence near-shot forshot.

  • Oblivion

  • The Trailer:�The Oblivion trailer makes it apparent thatthe presumed villains of

  • the movie, the Skavs, are not aliens - they are human freedom fighters waging a guerrilla

  • war against an unseenforce. Led by Malcolm Beech�(played by Morgan Freeman), the Skavs

  • explainthatthe film�s hero, Jack Harper, has been manipulatedby their enemy - and

  • is, unknowingly, working against the survival of his fellow humans. Thankfully, the Oblivion

  • trailers refrain from spoiling one of the film's biggest twists, specifically Harper�s

  • backstorybut,�with the reveal of the Skavs's identity, it wasn't hard for savvy

  • sci-fimoviegoersto fill in the remaining puzzle pieces ahead of directorJoseph Kosinski.

  • Ransom

  • The Trailer: In order to positionRansom as a deviationfrom standardkidnapping

  • thrillers,�the studio put a heavy emphasis on Tom Mullen's unorthodox approach tofinding

  • Sean - outright spoiling one of the film's most interesting developments (as well as several tense standoffs

  • that came before it). Instead, the trailer plays coy with another twist, one that is

  • revealed in the first 15 minutes: Gary Sinise's Detective Shaker is actually thefilm's

  • primary villain/hostage taker.

  • The Avengers

  • The Trailer:�After "killing" Agent Coulson to galvanize the superhero team forward, it

  • was unlikely that another key Avenger would fall in Marvel's first multi-hero team-up

  • film; yet, director Joss Whedon played-up Tony Stark's scene of sacrifice as if it were

  • a real possibility that theAvenger might not make it back to Stark Tower (and Pepper

  • Potts)�alive. Unfortunately, The Avengers trailer undercut any suspense, since it included

  • a memorableshot of Hulk successfully leaping into the air andcatching�a�powered

  • down Iron Man, sucking anytension out of the film's climactic moment (at least for

  • anyone who bothered to watch the preview more than once).

  • Those are our choices for the Best Movie Scenes and Twists Spoiled by Trailers. Got a favorite

  • twist or scene that was spoiled for you in a movie trailer? Tell us yours in the comment

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