Movie trailers have an incredibly difficult job; they must somehow convince the public to go out and spend their money to watch a film, simply based on the impression they get from an extremely short trailer. In order to do this, editors often pull little tricks, such as linking together unrelated points of dialogue or including the only funny scenes in the film. But sometimes, as a result of these edits, trailers are so misleading that people get a completely different film than they were expecting. These are 10 of those trailers.
10. Sweeney Todd
The trailer for Sweeney Todd depicts a gory period drama by director Tim Burton. The movie stars Johnny Depp, who plays a once happy barber who proceeds to have his life destroyed and goes back for revenge. Now, the trailer does a good job of summing up the plot, showcasing characters and providing dialogue, but they miss one massive thing. The trailer fails to show that this movie is a full-fledged musical, which is something that most of the gothic teens who went to see it in theaters would have wanted to know. Now, the informed would know this movie is an adaptation of a Broadway show, but it would have been nice for the trailer to give the watcher some indication of this.