These incredible movie trailers might as well be short films because of how great they are. Granted, they partly look great compared to the movies they were promoting — which were awful. It turns out, many crappy movies were hyped up by some pretty fantastic trailers. If only some of these films had just been contained within the movie trailer. That way audiences wouldn't have had to sit for two hours watching them. Which horrible movies had awesome trailers?
Some of these trailers deserve prestigious awards in their own right, while the movies they previewed were often nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards or "Razzies." Movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Stranger Than Fiction have such wonderful trailers that inspire viewers and balance dry comedy amidst its profundity. Unfortunately, the full-length films were not as successful. In the world of comics, the Man of Steel and Superman Returns trailers were better than both of their respective movies.
Which disappointing films were preceded by amazing movie trailers? Vote for the movies below that had the biggest quality gap between trailer and final cut of the film.
Actors: Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Chris Cooper, + more
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Actors: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pratt, J.K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris, + more
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Actors: Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, Joaquin Phoenix, Jesse Eisenberg, William Hurt, + more
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Time Out New York called this sequel a "shoddy piece of corporate horror." But the first-person view in this trailer is a fantastic promo.
Actors: Jessica Stroup, Daniella Alonso, Lee Thompson Young, Derek Mears, Jacob Vargas, + more
Directed by: Martin Weisz