10 Ways Trailers Let You Know A Movie Is Secretly Awful

  • Published: 02 October 2019
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  • Iñaki Barés
    Iñaki Barés  3 hours back


    • Anya Jackson
      Anya Jackson  3 hours back

      I mean the red title one sometimes doesn't work. In the case of something like IT, that title was pretty bold and red, but it broke basically every horror movie record there was to break, and was frickin awesome. Granted, the red font was kind of necessary, seeing as it was iconic to the book.

      • Emily Martin
        Emily Martin  4 hours back

        Midsommar is fuckin good though?

        • Katpricot
          Katpricot  7 hours back

          nice TBHC shirt!!

          • Peyote Pete
            Peyote Pete  18 hours back

            How to make a movie meme video

            • Dani’s Dollies
              Dani’s Dollies  1 days back

              Wow... you just really don’t sound like you enjoy anything... biggest waste of time video I’ve ever watched... not even finishing this video before leaving 😂👋🏽

              • Alyssa Bennett
                Alyssa Bennett  1 days back

                Joker is the exception to the #1 rule

                • blaise russo
                  blaise russo  2 days back

                  From the director of and from the producers of is the easiest tell

                  • marie bonner
                    marie bonner  2 days back

                    Why do they keep showing scenes from the Joker movie I thought everyone loved this movie and the talk was about how many Oscar nominations it will get obviously I have not seen it yet but I hear people talking about it so...

                    • J L
                      J L  2 days back

                      Inglorious bastards was a great movie! Even A Star is Born! How come they put their scenes in here?

                      • C-BIZ OFFICIAL
                        C-BIZ OFFICIAL  2 days back

                        Why do they keep using joker footage in this ?

                        • Callum Brunton
                          Callum Brunton  2 days back

                          Thick of it reference, nice.

                          • Dustin Reed
                            Dustin Reed  2 days back

                            There is no secret they made it obvious. Birds Of Prey and Black Christmas are going to be complete garbage.

                            • ReelKev
                              ReelKev  2 days back

                              Good content but a lot of the movies here are good ones.

                              • Winston Smith
                                Winston Smith  2 days back

                                ALL MATTRESS SETS INCLUDE A 10 YEAR WARRANTY

                                • Jeff Mcleod
                                  Jeff Mcleod  2 days back

                                  Before watching this video: The less dialogue from the movie is shown in the trailer, the worse the movie is.

                                  • Golden moments
                                    Golden moments  2 days back

                                    What a pointless video.

                                    • Joshua Plotkin
                                      Joshua Plotkin  2 days back

                                      did you seriously put Dunkirk as a terrible movie? that movie was fucking awesome you idiot!!!!!

                                      • Elijahvincent coronado

                                        11. If the poster for the movie is basically the plot

                                        • d.marie_radha
                                          d.marie_radha  3 days back

                                          who tf chose the images for this video? like... maybe try relevant choices? next time? for funsies?

                                          • Sam Handwich
                                            Sam Handwich  3 days back

                                            How many of these actually indicate a bad movie? Showing reviews from random critics, not showing the main actor and meh jokes. Sound bite overuse, fades and giving away plot points is just bad trailer design more than anything.

                                            • aliquidcow
                                              aliquidcow  3 days back

                                              Occasionally though, you get a trailer that makes the movie looks terrible and/or completely misrepresents it, but the movie turns out to actually be good. A recent example would be Booksmart - based on the trailer alone I would not have touched that movie with a ten foot pole, but it turned out they'd just taken the most broad comedy moments from a film that's nothing like that. Another much older example is the film East is East, where again they trailed it as a wacky comedy whereas it's actually more of a drama (and a very good one, though I only appreciated that on second watch). I guess in these cases they feel it's impossible to accurately convey the tone of the film in two minutes, so they sell it as something else instead.

                                              • Kai Anderson
                                                Kai Anderson  3 days back

                                                the "better" looking the trailer, the worse the movie usually.

                                                • Mimah 101
                                                  Mimah 101  3 days back

                                                  The Birds of Prey one I already knew. It looks stupid as hell and in starting to hate Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, never even liked Harley as a character to begin with but I like her in Suicide Squad.

                                                  • david mckay
                                                    david mckay  3 days back

                                                    This is not a good way to judge a movie like actually watch the movie

                                                    • Zoe Ann Jordan
                                                      Zoe Ann Jordan  3 days back

                                                      *gets shitty trailer advertisement during this video*

                                                      • McSwiggins Inc.
                                                        McSwiggins Inc.  3 days back

                                                        You haven't a fucking clue what you're talking about

                                                        • AnzuP
                                                          AnzuP  3 days back

                                                          Yet the original terminator 2 trailer gave away that Arnold is the good guy this time around...

                                                          • Julian Zabala
                                                            Julian Zabala  3 days back

                                                            Yeah but sometimes even great movies doubt themselves and use some of these elements in trailers. It's humble, I'm cool with that.

                                                            • dimXlights
                                                              dimXlights  3 days back

                                                              The first ever movie trailer I've ever seen that I knews was going to be a bad movie, was rocket man. You can tell they were copying Bohemian Rhapsody but didn't have the same quality.

                                                              • The Troll Killer
                                                                The Troll Killer  3 days back

                                                                A gay list made by a gay man.

                                                                Nah, I'm just kidding. But for real though this list is pretty terrible.

                                                                • Terri Register
                                                                  Terri Register  3 days back

                                                                  Thank you for this video! These tips will save me lots of time and money. I am forever grateful to you for that. Thanks again 😇

                                                                  • MsTriangle
                                                                    MsTriangle  3 days back

                                                                    Birds of Prey is going to be a stinker

                                                                    • Aegon the Spartan
                                                                      Aegon the Spartan  3 days back

                                                                      The joker trailer was the best trailer i have ever seen. You are a 0 in cinema man. You are just a real joke

                                                                      • Eva BK
                                                                        Eva BK  4 days back

                                                                        This would be better with examples from the actual trailers he describes

                                                                        • Andrew Wishon
                                                                          Andrew Wishon  4 days back

                                                                          Forgot the random sound effect repeated over and over faster and faster and then the screen flashes with every repeated sound effect.

                                                                          • Jadyn Sauro
                                                                            Jadyn Sauro  4 days back

                                                                            GOOD BOYS WAS GREAT WHAT EVEN

                                                                            I feel like there are some great movies shown in this (like midsommar?? which i didnt even watch but I've watched so many videos about it, I basically have AND JOKER WHICH WAS AMAZING)

                                                                            But i think we can all agree that the new fantastic four was a waste of time and money

                                                                            • rashelley89
                                                                              rashelley89  4 days back

                                                                              I know a 'The Thick Of It' quote when I hear one.

                                                                              • Andrew Hart
                                                                                Andrew Hart  4 days back

                                                                                I think you should have called the tropes of modern movies trailers

                                                                                • Emilie
                                                                                  Emilie  4 days back

                                                                                  I will never not notice this stuff now. DAMN IT! Or, thank you. Either way, I'll always be looking for this stuff in trailers now.

                                                                                  • my crazy life
                                                                                    my crazy life  4 days back

                                                                                    I kind of feel like this isnt what the video says it is and is just whatculture nitpicking like a little b*tch just so people can hear them for no reason.

                                                                                    • my crazy life
                                                                                      my crazy life  4 days back

                                                                                      Childs play had the whole from the producers thing and that was great

                                                                                      • Septien Patterson
                                                                                        Septien Patterson  4 days back

                                                                                        Number 1 is the most egregious of all

                                                                                        • Violet Blue
                                                                                          Violet Blue  4 days back

                                                                                          Midsommar, maleficent 2, brightburn are kinda great. IDK what are you talking about...

                                                                                          • Katie Cheshire
                                                                                            Katie Cheshire  4 days back

                                                                                            Subscribing purely because you referenced The Thick of It

                                                                                            • Robert Madsen
                                                                                              Robert Madsen  4 days back

                                                                                              I want my "In a World...." trailers back.

                                                                                              • Gerardo Cardona
                                                                                                Gerardo Cardona  4 days back

                                                                                                If it’s an all female cast, you’re going to have a bad time

                                                                                                • Lucian David
                                                                                                  Lucian David  4 days back

                                                                                                  Dude, your WhatCulture vids are bad. I’m not subscribing!