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  • There's nothing worse than watching a trailer for an upcoming movie you're excited aboutonly

  • to realize halfway through that the trailer is giving away the entire plot.

  • And it isn't just a modern problem, either.

  • Marketing companies have been putting major spoilers in trailers for years.

  • Let's take a look at some trailers that totally ruined the movie.

  • And, well, spoilers ahead, obviously.

  • Last House on the Left

  • The trailer for 2009's Last House on the Left leaves no surprise unspoiled as it bounces

  • through the entire script.

  • In the space of two and a half minutes, we learn that two young women have an unfortunate

  • run-in with fugitives, who then execute one and leave the other one in a lake.

  • As they look for a place to hide overnight, the gang ends up at the lake house of the

  • girl they shot.

  • If the trailer had stopped there, it would have been pretty goodunfortunately, it

  • goes on to show the surviving girl making it home, and her parents exacting their revenge

  • on the criminalsincluding the literal final scene of the movie.

  • There's really no point in even watching it now.

  • You know everything that happens.

  • Cast Away

  • It may be one of Tom Hanks' most celebrated roles, but anyone who saw the trailer for

  • Cast Away promptly had the entire plot spoiled for them.

  • In the preview, we're shown the plane crash Hanks' character survives and his arrival

  • on the island where he's stranded.

  • Standard trailer stuff.

  • Really makes you wonder if the guy survives, huh?

  • Well...just keep watching the trailer!

  • It shows Hanks' character building a raft and writing a note detailing how long he'd

  • been on the island.

  • Even worse, it inexplicably tells us that he survives this harrowing journey and makes

  • it back home.

  • The Cast Away trailer is also another one of those previews that uses the last shot

  • of the movie as the last shot of the trailer, so there are literally no surprises left.

  • Thanks for ruining everything, trailer editors.

  • "I… have made fire!"

  • Yup, even that.

  • Shutter Island

  • When the first trailer for Shutter Island was released, Paramount Pictures didn't bother

  • to hide much of the plot.

  • In fact, the trailer pretty neatly summarized the entire thing.

  • It becomes evident early on that the disappearance of Rachel Solando is not the real mystery

  • here, but the existence of an unknown 67th patient at the mental institution and the

  • quickly accelerating deterioration of the main character's grip on reality.

  • Thankfully, the trailer left the big, super twisty twist at the end intact for filmgoers,

  • but that that point, you could pretty much forget about enjoying the ride.

  • The Sum of All Fears

  • The trailer for Ben Affleck's debut as Jack Ryan in 2002's The Sum of All Fears is a lesson

  • in how NOT to do a trailer for a spy film.

  • This clip sets up the main threat early on: will Affleck and Morgan Freeman be able to

  • track down the missing Russian scientists before they can build a nuclear bomb and use

  • it in the U.S.?

  • That sounds like an intriguing plot, and might have drawn a casual viewer to see the movie.

  • Unfortunately, the trailer then destroys all the suspenseful build-up by showing the bomb's

  • detonation.

  • The rest of the story, where Ryan keeps the President from wrongly retaliating against

  • Russia, seems like a major letdown after such a big reveal.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • Naturally, there were several trailers for 2016's mega-movie Batman v Superman: Dawn

  • of Justice.

  • But with the second promo trailer, the studio apparently decided to just give away the entire

  • plot and hope fans were too devoted to the brand to care.

  • The trailer makes no mystery of most of the critical plot points, with scenes in order

  • and all the major beats revealed: Lex Luthor introduces Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent, then

  • manipulates them both to get them to fight.

  • The two superheroes duke it out for a while, which is in the title, so that's fine.. until

  • surprise!—here's Doomsday to fight them.

  • But waitwho appears to save the day?

  • Why it's Wonder Woman, and the duo becomes a trioworking togethecr to battle the bad

  • guy and save the world.

  • Despite all the spoilers, the movie made over $870 million at the worldwide box office,

  • so apparently the strategy paid off.

  • Final Destination

  • All the films in the Final Destination series are pretty bad about putting huge spoilers

  • in their trailers.

  • While we know the entire premise of the movies revolves around the demise of people who cheated

  • fate, spoiling the characters' comeuppance in the trailers pretty much defeats the purpose.

  • In the trailer for the first Final Destination movie alone, we get to see Tod, Ms. Lewton,

  • and Billy meet their gruesome fates.

  • Later installments in the franchise are similarly spoilery, usually revealing the demise of

  • at least a third of the cast along the way.

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

  • In 2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service, Colin Firth's character Harry Hart is shot in the

  • face by Valentine.

  • It's implied that Hart is out of the picture, with Eggsy taking over his role within the

  • Kingsman spy organization.

  • With the first official trailer for The Golden Circle, the Fox marketing team decided to

  • spoil a huge secret in the final seconds of the trailer:

  • "Oh my God

  • Harry?"

  • This revelation didn't sit well with director Matthew Vaughn, who said:

  • "I begged the studio not to reveal it.

  • Because it's the whole driving force of the first act and if you didn't know that

  • scene it would've made the whole audience gasp."

  • Apparently, the marketing guys didn't take the hint, because the second trailer for The

  • Golden Circle even showed Harry in action, along with a reveal of Julianne Moore's character

  • as the big bad.

  • Friday the 13th

  • Although the 1980 horror film Friday the 13th eventually went on to become a massive box-office

  • success and spawned an entire franchise, the trailer for the movie definitely didn't do

  • it any favors.

  • In typical '80s style, the trailer for Friday the 13th has a voiceoverbut this time,

  • the marketing team at Paramount didn't bother trying to entice audiences with a mysterious

  • backstory or synopsis.

  • Instead, they just showed every character's demise while the voiceover counts them.

  • "One."

  • Not only does the trailer have no qualms about spoiling every twist in the movie, it also

  • takes a weird turnin counting up to the 13 in the title, the trailer implies that

  • there will be 12 casualties during the film, but there were actually only ten: the nine

  • victims and Pamela Voorhees herself.

  • So much for truth in advertising.

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