Trailer Fakery

“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!”

The Wizard, The Wizard of Oz

Spoiler Warning: Thor Ragnarok (& Detective Pikachu)

Hiding Spoilers In Plain Sight

So this post is gonna be a quick and easy one. Something I’ve noticed recently in film trailers is that we’re being shown stuff that isn’t in the movies more and more.

That there is the trailer for Thor Ragnarok, a great campy adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The bit in the trailer I want to talk about the is Thor’s heroic entrance towards the end. He slams into the ground and proceeds to stand up (looking badass the whole time) with lightning shooting around him like a Super Saiyan.

Venit Aevus Ille

It’s a cool shot that shows you that the bad guy is going to get destroyed.

But here’s the thing. During the movie, Thor loses an eye (ala Odin) before he gets to this point in the movie. So when we get to this scene, Thor actually looks like this.

Thor with one eye
O Messiah, O Messiah-ah

Obviously some of this stuff is done to avoid spoilers but it’s still interesting (at least to me). Are we now in an age where we can’t really trust what we see in trailers? There have been times where trailers reference deleted scenes in the past but this seems to be a fairly recent phenomenon. If it’s not though, please let me know if I’m just being stupid/unobservant.

Interestingly this happens to Thor again in the Endgame trailer. They show a regular sized Thor instead of the “fat Thor” we got in the actual movie.

Here’s a quick bonus one for you as well. In the detective trailer we get this shot of Pikachu falling into Charizard’s mouth.

Pikachu Falling - Charizard

While this scene is in the movie, it plays out differently. In the movie Charizard is chewing through a spotlight fixture to get at Pikachu (as he falls). I can’t show you a picture of the actual scene because it’s not out on DVD yet so… sorry about that 😛 .

What is strange about this one is that it’s not really hiding any spoilers? So maybe this one is just a case of changed footage, later on in development.

Anyway. Thanks for reading. Until next time, remember to take care of yourselves. Peace.


Bonus Video

Here’s a video of some optical illusions. Because… themes? I don’t know, I’m sleepy


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