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Robert Rodriguez lets everyone know what happened to that missing trailer shot from Predators

Jul. 12, 2010by: Niki Stephens

For those you who saw PREDATORS over the weekend, you may have noticed something was missing.

One shot from the trailer was not included in the final product. Towards the end of the trailer, we see a slightly stunned Adrien Brody being targeted by several Predator laser sights. While some of you may not see it as a huge catastrophe, it actually sparked a wee bit of anger/sadness/depression amongst those who saw the film in the theaters. Why? To some this was the shot that caused many to raise up their hands and say, "F*ck yeah! Predators looks awesome!" You were left wondering, how the f*ck is Brody getting out of this one?

For those of you who don't like watch anything branded with the MTV logo, Rodriguez explains that the shot would "crystallize the idea" of a human being stalked by Predators, so that's why it was filmed exclusively for the trailer. This isn't the first time a movie has left a scene out that came from a trailer. Rodriguez is one of those that has done this sort of thing before, "You don't want people to always know. A lot of my movies have trailer shots that I shoot just for the trailer, so that people haven't seen the movie already but they get the feeling of what it's supposed to represent." He adds that their is a scene that in the film that does deliver multiple lasers.

Rodriguez concluded with this, "It's kind of a good twist to do that. If you go and you think that's what it's going to be, and then it's not that and it ends up happening in another place in the movie."

Extra Tidbit: How many of you are bothered when something like this happens with a film?
Source: MTV Movies Blog

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8:04PM on 07/14/2010
Alot of trailers feature scenes that were never in the movie, sometimes they never make it to the deleted scenes either. My first frustration with this topic was the Legends of the Fall teaser. I still want to know what happened to those shots.
Alot of trailers feature scenes that were never in the movie, sometimes they never make it to the deleted scenes either. My first frustration with this topic was the Legends of the Fall teaser. I still want to know what happened to those shots.
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5:29PM on 07/13/2010

The movie was great so I didn't mind

But the term "bait and switch" pops into mind...
But the term "bait and switch" pops into mind...
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4:53PM on 07/13/2010

So...

If this is how he does things. What is & hat isn't in the Machete movie then? I can no longer support his movies in theatre not knowing what is & what isnt in the movie.
If this is how he does things. What is & hat isn't in the Machete movie then? I can no longer support his movies in theatre not knowing what is & what isnt in the movie.
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1:19PM on 07/13/2010
While it is good that trailers don't show every scene from the movie, but when the trailers have really awesome scenes that dont end up in the final it kinda brings it down a bit. I Loved the Pepper and Tony bit at the beginning of the trailer and I was kinda pissed when it wasnt in it!!!

As for the Predators one...no biggie. Even if there were more predators hunting them it woulda just made the movie longer.
While it is good that trailers don't show every scene from the movie, but when the trailers have really awesome scenes that dont end up in the final it kinda brings it down a bit. I Loved the Pepper and Tony bit at the beginning of the trailer and I was kinda pissed when it wasnt in it!!!

As for the Predators one...no biggie. Even if there were more predators hunting them it woulda just made the movie longer.
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1:12PM on 07/13/2010
Meh, wasn't a big deal to me. There was enough cool shite in the film that I was satisfied. True, it would have been kind of awesome to see Brody confronted by a whole mess of Predators, but then you have to wonder how that would have worked out. In that trailer shot, there are 15 tracker beams. That seems a little excessive, and I'm really surprised no one else thinks so. Sure, it could have been an end of the film kind of shot, like Predator 2, but that's about the only way that shot makes
Meh, wasn't a big deal to me. There was enough cool shite in the film that I was satisfied. True, it would have been kind of awesome to see Brody confronted by a whole mess of Predators, but then you have to wonder how that would have worked out. In that trailer shot, there are 15 tracker beams. That seems a little excessive, and I'm really surprised no one else thinks so. Sure, it could have been an end of the film kind of shot, like Predator 2, but that's about the only way that shot makes any sense.

I actually think it was partially a good move on Rodriguez's part to have that shot in the trailer. It is very enticing and gets the point across. Yes, they probably could have had more Predators in the film, but then that would also be fairly out of place, as the Predators never hunt in huge packs like that. I guess people just need to think a little bit more about that scene to realize that, in the film, there would have been very little logic in it.
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11:33AM on 07/13/2010
forget comparing this to other movies. for predators this was THE MONEY SHOT. this was the climactic scene. and for them to cheapen us out of what we want as predator fans, it was lame. r rodriguez usually delivers in all his movies. the one movie that you figured would be perfect for him, kind of fizzled out. i mean the movie was good and had some cool stuff but overall was too short, too slow and left out a lot of stuff that could've been put in there. too much talking and not enough
forget comparing this to other movies. for predators this was THE MONEY SHOT. this was the climactic scene. and for them to cheapen us out of what we want as predator fans, it was lame. r rodriguez usually delivers in all his movies. the one movie that you figured would be perfect for him, kind of fizzled out. i mean the movie was good and had some cool stuff but overall was too short, too slow and left out a lot of stuff that could've been put in there. too much talking and not enough action. there was some ok homages to the first predator but the whole "hero with the chic at the end of a movie" is so cliche. would've liked for her to have been killed off at some point.
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9:16AM on 07/13/2010

Perfect example

What happened to that beginning scene from Ironman 2 where Tony tells Pepper "You complete me!" after she kisses his helmet? This is one that stands out right now.
What happened to that beginning scene from Ironman 2 where Tony tells Pepper "You complete me!" after she kisses his helmet? This is one that stands out right now.
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10:55AM on 07/13/2010
Didn't leaving that out just ruin the whole movie!?
Didn't leaving that out just ruin the whole movie!?
11:06AM on 07/13/2010
Sarcasm doesn't really work there though, as that clip had no effect on the main content or conflict of the movie.

Though it was a shame it was lost as it was a nice little scene.
Sarcasm doesn't really work there though, as that clip had no effect on the main content or conflict of the movie.

Though it was a shame it was lost as it was a nice little scene.
12:40PM on 07/13/2010
Thanks - when I want sarcasm guidance, I'll take my questions to the AV Club.

So you're saying the .4 second trailer shot had a main effect on the main conflict of the movie? Where were the throngs of people objecting to it as a spoiler at the time it was released? On second thought, there were probably people crying about it at the time, so I'll retract that argument, your honor.
Thanks - when I want sarcasm guidance, I'll take my questions to the AV Club.

So you're saying the .4 second trailer shot had a main effect on the main conflict of the movie? Where were the throngs of people objecting to it as a spoiler at the time it was released? On second thought, there were probably people crying about it at the time, so I'll retract that argument, your honor.
2:13PM on 07/13/2010
Well by that logic any footage released in a trailer would be considered spoilers.

A trailers job is to advertise, to get across the basic gist and feel of a movie and to ask questions that the audience want answering.

This shot isn't one that slightly changes the dynamic between two characters, this is a shot that changes the entire premise and expectations of the movie to make everything seem bigger and more than it actually was. If it wasn't, then why would they bother to change it in the
Well by that logic any footage released in a trailer would be considered spoilers.

A trailers job is to advertise, to get across the basic gist and feel of a movie and to ask questions that the audience want answering.

This shot isn't one that slightly changes the dynamic between two characters, this is a shot that changes the entire premise and expectations of the movie to make everything seem bigger and more than it actually was. If it wasn't, then why would they bother to change it in the first place?
4:47PM on 07/13/2010
"Well by that logic any footage released in a trailer would be considered spoilers."

Actually any footage released in a trailer IS a spoiler, by most accounts. I'm arguing about the weight of the spoilers. I just don't see how this changes the entire dynamic of the movie. Unless the dynamic of the movie completely hinges upon the ratio of Predators to Brodys. I could have sworn there was a whole premise, unimaginatively recycled from the most dangerous game novella, that helped shape
"Well by that logic any footage released in a trailer would be considered spoilers."

Actually any footage released in a trailer IS a spoiler, by most accounts. I'm arguing about the weight of the spoilers. I just don't see how this changes the entire dynamic of the movie. Unless the dynamic of the movie completely hinges upon the ratio of Predators to Brodys. I could have sworn there was a whole premise, unimaginatively recycled from the most dangerous game novella, that helped shape the dynamic presented in the trailer, and was actually born out in the film.

If the ratio of Predators to Brody is the main dynamic of any movie - than that movie sucks by definition, IMHO.

That's why I hated The Pianist - not enough Predators, and too much plot and blah blah blah talk. Make me head hurt.
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8:36AM on 07/13/2010

To those 4 people that give me a thumbs down on my last comment.

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there's a link to an article proving I am right and you all, are in fact, wrong.
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there's a link to an article proving I am right and you all, are in fact, wrong.
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9:18AM on 07/13/2010
Man this is exactly what I was trying to say.

It's a complete bait and switch for people going to see a film that promised Predators EVERYWHERE. Like Brody is REALLY in the shit. And I know a lot of people who felt let down because of this.

Whether people enjoyed the film or not isn't the point, the point is that the trailer created an idea that was a mis-representation of the film. Technically there were twice as many Predators in Predator 2
Man this is exactly what I was trying to say.

It's a complete bait and switch for people going to see a film that promised Predators EVERYWHERE. Like Brody is REALLY in the shit. And I know a lot of people who felt let down because of this.

Whether people enjoyed the film or not isn't the point, the point is that the trailer created an idea that was a mis-representation of the film. Technically there were twice as many Predators in Predator 2
10:33AM on 07/13/2010
I hope you feel vindicated and can carry on with your life.

A lot of times a thumbs down isn't because of accuracy - it's because the person stating facts sounds like a douche to the masses. I'm sure that wasn't the case here.
I hope you feel vindicated and can carry on with your life.

A lot of times a thumbs down isn't because of accuracy - it's because the person stating facts sounds like a douche to the masses. I'm sure that wasn't the case here.
8:35AM on 07/13/2010
I wish more trailers would have alot of fake scenes, better than them revealing too much
I wish more trailers would have alot of fake scenes, better than them revealing too much
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7:34AM on 07/13/2010
No biggie to me.. lots of films have done it. I always figured it was just something that got edited out of the film. Wasnt aware they shoot specific stuff for the trailers. Transformers teaser comes to mind as the biggest exploit of such a technique.
No biggie to me.. lots of films have done it. I always figured it was just something that got edited out of the film. Wasnt aware they shoot specific stuff for the trailers. Transformers teaser comes to mind as the biggest exploit of such a technique.
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7:10AM on 07/13/2010

anybody remember...

the trailer for Jason Goes To Hell?
the trailer for Jason Goes To Hell?
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7:33AM on 07/13/2010
good call...
good call...
3:27AM on 07/13/2010
Anyone who thought that the Predators were so shit at hunting that they'd have to stack the odds 2-1 in their favour probably deserved to be "tricked".

Seriously? You *really* thought there would be 14 or 15 Predators hunting 7 or 8 humans? What kind of hunt would that be?

Bring on the thumbs down. What a wank system.
Anyone who thought that the Predators were so shit at hunting that they'd have to stack the odds 2-1 in their favour probably deserved to be "tricked".

Seriously? You *really* thought there would be 14 or 15 Predators hunting 7 or 8 humans? What kind of hunt would that be?

Bring on the thumbs down. What a wank system.
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10:53AM on 07/13/2010
I think the level of frustration is directly proportional to the amount of time people spent daydreaming on their beds about that one shot, and reenacting the trailer shot with action figures. Time well spent, I say.
I think the level of frustration is directly proportional to the amount of time people spent daydreaming on their beds about that one shot, and reenacting the trailer shot with action figures. Time well spent, I say.
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3:21AM on 07/13/2010

IT WAS IN THE MOVIE!

It grinds my gears when people ask questions, like why this shot wasn't included in the film? I answer, saying that it is, but altered in the film. Anyways I'm pretty sure that's what happened in regards to this movie. Then someone writes a post a little later with a long rant about why the shot isn't in the film. Either I have a bad memory or a lot of you do. Then again, I do smoke a lot of weed.

Maybe perhaps reading an earlier post may answer your questions. Just saying.
It grinds my gears when people ask questions, like why this shot wasn't included in the film? I answer, saying that it is, but altered in the film. Anyways I'm pretty sure that's what happened in regards to this movie. Then someone writes a post a little later with a long rant about why the shot isn't in the film. Either I have a bad memory or a lot of you do. Then again, I do smoke a lot of weed.

Maybe perhaps reading an earlier post may answer your questions. Just saying.
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1:58AM on 07/13/2010
I think this is bullshit on Rodriguez's part. I for one was waiting for that scene the entire movie and when it never came I was a little surprised... however I just chalked it up to it being cut at the last second. I just think that if you're going to film extra scenes for a trailer, don't make the extra scenes the selling point of the trailer. If you can't sell your movie with actual scenes from the actual movie then that is fucked up.
I think this is bullshit on Rodriguez's part. I for one was waiting for that scene the entire movie and when it never came I was a little surprised... however I just chalked it up to it being cut at the last second. I just think that if you're going to film extra scenes for a trailer, don't make the extra scenes the selling point of the trailer. If you can't sell your movie with actual scenes from the actual movie then that is fucked up.
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1:27AM on 07/13/2010

Deus Ex Machina

This shot breeds a Deus Ex Machina. I knew it was NEVER gonna be in the final film.
This shot breeds a Deus Ex Machina. I knew it was NEVER gonna be in the final film.
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11:47AM on 07/13/2010
de·us ex ma·chi·na   /ˈdeɪəs ɛks ˈmɑkənə, ˈdiəs ɛks ˈmækənə/ Show Spelled[dey-uhs eks mah-kuh-nuh, dee-uhs eks mak-uh-nuh] Show IPA
–noun
1. (in ancient Greek and Roman drama) a god introduced into a play to resolve the entanglements of the plot.
2. any artificial or improbable device resolving the difficulties of a plot.
Not sure this applies?
de·us ex ma·chi·na   /ˈdeɪəs ɛks ˈmɑkənə, ˈdiəs ɛks ˈmækənə/ Show Spelled[dey-uhs eks mah-kuh-nuh, dee-uhs eks mak-uh-nuh] Show IPA
–noun
1. (in ancient Greek and Roman drama) a god introduced into a play to resolve the entanglements of the plot.
2. any artificial or improbable device resolving the difficulties of a plot.
Not sure this applies?
12:34PM on 07/13/2010
The shot creates an inextricable situation, thus breeding a deus ex machina.
The shot creates an inextricable situation, thus breeding a deus ex machina.
4:51PM on 07/13/2010
Yeah - your comment seemed pretty obvious to me. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him pass an SAT.
Yeah - your comment seemed pretty obvious to me. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him pass an SAT.
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12:59AM on 07/13/2010

false advertising

So if there was a Toy Story 4 trailer that had all the characters on fire in a nuclear holocaust, and that wasn't in the film, it would be ethical and, dare I say, economically productive to do that? That shot was THE ONE THING that separated predators from the other 2 shitty AVP movies.
I am upset about this because I put a lot of faith in Rodriguez that is probably unwarranted. A friend of mine called him "The Dario Agrento of B action movies" which is a huge compliment. I loved El Mariachi
So if there was a Toy Story 4 trailer that had all the characters on fire in a nuclear holocaust, and that wasn't in the film, it would be ethical and, dare I say, economically productive to do that? That shot was THE ONE THING that separated predators from the other 2 shitty AVP movies.
I am upset about this because I put a lot of faith in Rodriguez that is probably unwarranted. A friend of mine called him "The Dario Agrento of B action movies" which is a huge compliment. I loved El Mariachi trilogy (All three) Sin City was fun, Planet Terror was awesome. We forget he also made the Spy Kids trilogy, which made no sense and is only really good if he has Danny Trejo, Quentin Tarantino or Antonio Banderas in the mix. Damn, I was looking forward to this too.
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11:00AM on 07/13/2010
That makes no sense. You are saying a faked nuclear holocaust scene in a movie would be as momentous and misleading as the inclusion of targeting sights? That's like saying telling somebody you are going to give them a PB&J and giving them a Peanut Butter and Marshmallow sandwich is the same as telling somebody you are going to give them a PB&J, and you give them rat poison instead. If this really "upsets" you, I'd hate to spend a day in your shoes, discovering all of the other banal shit
That makes no sense. You are saying a faked nuclear holocaust scene in a movie would be as momentous and misleading as the inclusion of targeting sights? That's like saying telling somebody you are going to give them a PB&J and giving them a Peanut Butter and Marshmallow sandwich is the same as telling somebody you are going to give them a PB&J, and you give them rat poison instead. If this really "upsets" you, I'd hate to spend a day in your shoes, discovering all of the other banal shit that gets you upset.
12:35AM on 07/13/2010
TBH I didn't really notice. I only saw the trailer one time and my memory of it was hazy...so I never really realized it was absent from the actual movie.
TBH I didn't really notice. I only saw the trailer one time and my memory of it was hazy...so I never really realized it was absent from the actual movie.
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11:02AM on 07/13/2010
You mean you didn't spend every waking moment fantasizing about that scene, between the time you saw the trailer, and the time you saw the movie? Wow - you've got your priorities all messed up, son.
You mean you didn't spend every waking moment fantasizing about that scene, between the time you saw the trailer, and the time you saw the movie? Wow - you've got your priorities all messed up, son.
12:33AM on 07/13/2010
If you ask me, of all the trailer shots that never make the cut, that one seems to make more sense, because it raises the stakes for people hoping to get pumped for the movie, and yet its absence might not steal anything from the actual experience. After all, how do you survive all that targeting? And everyone knew Brody was the star.
If you ask me, of all the trailer shots that never make the cut, that one seems to make more sense, because it raises the stakes for people hoping to get pumped for the movie, and yet its absence might not steal anything from the actual experience. After all, how do you survive all that targeting? And everyone knew Brody was the star.
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12:00AM on 07/13/2010

Deception

I'm a bit surprised how many people on here have defended Rodriguez.

Yes, trailers are often misleading in how they present the plot and yes, every once in a while they include footage that doesn't make the final cut of the film.

This, however, is a different animal. He shrewdly created an iconic shot simply for marketing purposes. Not only is it absent from the film, but the implications (from what I understand) are totally false.

Ignoring the murky ethics, it was obviously a smart
I'm a bit surprised how many people on here have defended Rodriguez.

Yes, trailers are often misleading in how they present the plot and yes, every once in a while they include footage that doesn't make the final cut of the film.

This, however, is a different animal. He shrewdly created an iconic shot simply for marketing purposes. Not only is it absent from the film, but the implications (from what I understand) are totally false.

Ignoring the murky ethics, it was obviously a smart marketing decision as that image probably did more to sell the movie than anything in the campaign.


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11:59PM on 07/12/2010
Didn't bother me at all! The film is great as is.
Didn't bother me at all! The film is great as is.
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11:54PM on 07/12/2010

"He adds that their is a scene that in the film that does deliver multiple lasers."

^^^What the fuck Niki?!!!
^^^What the fuck Niki?!!!
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11:53PM on 07/12/2010

No but...

I like how he explains it's specifically for the trailer to gain interest of an audience, but other than that, yeah I can't stand that shite...!
I like how he explains it's specifically for the trailer to gain interest of an audience, but other than that, yeah I can't stand that shite...!
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11:35PM on 07/12/2010
The shot also doesn't work for a plot reasons so it shouldn't have been in there anyway. Still odd to get a shot just for the trailer.
The shot also doesn't work for a plot reasons so it shouldn't have been in there anyway. Still odd to get a shot just for the trailer.
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11:33PM on 07/12/2010
It's called misleading and very wrong IMO. If this was the case, people could film the greatest trailer ever made, just to have a shitty film that doesn't relate to the trailer play in theatres when it comes out.
It's called misleading and very wrong IMO. If this was the case, people could film the greatest trailer ever made, just to have a shitty film that doesn't relate to the trailer play in theatres when it comes out.
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11:29PM on 07/12/2010
What a dirty trick.
:(
What a dirty trick.
:(
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11:01PM on 07/12/2010
Hmm...so if I show you a commercial of a car with a steering wheel in it, yet I sell you a car without a steering wheel I can just say the commercial had a different twist to get people excited?
Hmm...so if I show you a commercial of a car with a steering wheel in it, yet I sell you a car without a steering wheel I can just say the commercial had a different twist to get people excited?
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10:41AM on 07/13/2010
Not really - that's more like advertising that your movie theater has oxygen in it, but in reality, once the ticket holders take their seats, they sucked the air out of the room so people could die. Of course, to extend that analogy, arguing that "this movie would have been good if only that trailer shot was in it", would be like saying "any movie would have been enjoyable because it had oxygen in the theater, as explicitly promised".

Do people get excited specifically for the "money shot"
Not really - that's more like advertising that your movie theater has oxygen in it, but in reality, once the ticket holders take their seats, they sucked the air out of the room so people could die. Of course, to extend that analogy, arguing that "this movie would have been good if only that trailer shot was in it", would be like saying "any movie would have been enjoyable because it had oxygen in the theater, as explicitly promised".

Do people get excited specifically for the "money shot" when steering wheels are featured in a car commercial? Do you consider that effective advertising? I think you made a point, but the analogy doesn't bear it out, as it's not true.

Although...

Come to think of it, considering all of the bloviating, histrionics and diaper-wetting that is going on over a fucking half second trailer shot - it wouldn't surprise me if the same mentally stunted CHUDs would cheer over the explicit inclusion of a steering wheel, windshield, or door handles.

I'll have to remember that when it's time to sell my car on craig's list.
2:34PM on 07/13/2010
Kudos to you for out ranting my mini-rant.
Kudos to you for out ranting my mini-rant.
10:26PM on 07/12/2010
The man's a regular Shane Dawson.

I hate when they leave stuff out of the movies that was in the trailer. This time around it didn't bother me as much. Probably cause i didn't remember it until ages after the movie.
The man's a regular Shane Dawson.

I hate when they leave stuff out of the movies that was in the trailer. This time around it didn't bother me as much. Probably cause i didn't remember it until ages after the movie.
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10:12PM on 07/12/2010

wasn't his shot in the movie?

I'm pretty sure this shot is in the movie folks. The difference is that there's one laser on brody instead of fourteen. It was just done to put more people in the seats. Studios do these types of things.
I'm pretty sure this shot is in the movie folks. The difference is that there's one laser on brody instead of fourteen. It was just done to put more people in the seats. Studios do these types of things.
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9:42PM on 07/12/2010

And i'm tired of ............

THe only black people available to do movies are Laurence Fishburne or Samuel Jackson. There are way more talented black actors out there that the sight of Morpheus ruined any credibility this movie would have had.
THe only black people available to do movies are Laurence Fishburne or Samuel Jackson. There are way more talented black actors out there that the sight of Morpheus ruined any credibility this movie would have had.
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9:43PM on 07/12/2010
So his character had to be black? Why couldn't of any of the other characters have been cast with talented black actors?
So his character had to be black? Why couldn't of any of the other characters have been cast with talented black actors?
9:42PM on 07/12/2010
I recently watched Toy Story 2, and there is the same scene in the awesome intro scene, when a thousand of robots pointing their lasers on Buzz Lightyear.
I thought it couldn't be a tribute, even if the scene could be cool.
I recently watched Toy Story 2, and there is the same scene in the awesome intro scene, when a thousand of robots pointing their lasers on Buzz Lightyear.
I thought it couldn't be a tribute, even if the scene could be cool.
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9:41PM on 07/12/2010

I haven't seen it yet

That's pretty cool though. It seems like it might be more of a nod to the mood of the film than it is showing you what's happening. Perhaps that shot was a nod to the unfilmed Dutch cameo.
That's pretty cool though. It seems like it might be more of a nod to the mood of the film than it is showing you what's happening. Perhaps that shot was a nod to the unfilmed Dutch cameo.
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9:35PM on 07/12/2010

I THINK I WANT THIS SUMMER MOVIE SEASON TO END

The problem is and I myself am guilty of it,we join together on this site movie geeks alike praising our favorite directors and cinema talents and build up this throne which they can sit. And unfortunately the throne should be burned, our expectations are too much to fulfill and as soon as word leaks of a movie , these studios rush out and just get it made. Adrian Brody was the only asset to an otherwise travesty of a sci fi film The man who made Dusk Til Dawn is no more, Rodriguez has proven
The problem is and I myself am guilty of it,we join together on this site movie geeks alike praising our favorite directors and cinema talents and build up this throne which they can sit. And unfortunately the throne should be burned, our expectations are too much to fulfill and as soon as word leaks of a movie , these studios rush out and just get it made. Adrian Brody was the only asset to an otherwise travesty of a sci fi film The man who made Dusk Til Dawn is no more, Rodriguez has proven his candle has burnt out, it's time for a new light. Free Thomas Cruise........
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9:42PM on 07/12/2010
I think you're greatly overestimating the collective influence of movie fanboy sites. When they want your opinion, they'll ask for it on facebook.

BTW, Rodriguez wasn't the director of this movie, so don't blame him.
I think you're greatly overestimating the collective influence of movie fanboy sites. When they want your opinion, they'll ask for it on facebook.

BTW, Rodriguez wasn't the director of this movie, so don't blame him.
9:04PM on 07/12/2010
It's not a good twist, just a disappointing factor for the audience that looks forward to seeing the particular scene.
It's not a good twist, just a disappointing factor for the audience that looks forward to seeing the particular scene.
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9:00PM on 07/12/2010
Weird, all I kept thinking was "Is this fucking movie over yet?" I didn't care about this shot's exclusion.
Weird, all I kept thinking was "Is this fucking movie over yet?" I didn't care about this shot's exclusion.
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8:46PM on 07/12/2010
People cry when a trailer shows spoilers people whine when a trailer shows a fake scene to not spoil god damn will anyone be happy.
People cry when a trailer shows spoilers people whine when a trailer shows a fake scene to not spoil god damn will anyone be happy.
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9:47PM on 07/12/2010
Wrong site. This is the place where people come to look a gift horse in the mouth, and then whine at it.
Wrong site. This is the place where people come to look a gift horse in the mouth, and then whine at it.
8:36PM on 07/12/2010

someone needs a nap!

Usually when I see "Spoiler alert" or "Minor Spoiler Below" I won't read it... Sorry just thought everyone was as smart as me... SPOILER BELOW













STOP BITCHING!!!!
Usually when I see "Spoiler alert" or "Minor Spoiler Below" I won't read it... Sorry just thought everyone was as smart as me... SPOILER BELOW













STOP BITCHING!!!!
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8:39PM on 07/12/2010
Thing is, you can't really discuss the reasons that the shot not being in the film is annoying without giving away a minor minor spoiler.
Thing is, you can't really discuss the reasons that the shot not being in the film is annoying without giving away a minor minor spoiler.
8:30PM on 07/12/2010

Huh.

I just came from the movie. I had read that the scene from the trailer wasn't in it, but then when I saw this setup, I thought, well there it is... Didn't remember that the trailer showed Brody with a dozen sights on his chest and face. Regardless, pretty good flick.
I just came from the movie. I had read that the scene from the trailer wasn't in it, but then when I saw this setup, I thought, well there it is... Didn't remember that the trailer showed Brody with a dozen sights on his chest and face. Regardless, pretty good flick.
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8:29PM on 07/12/2010
He just needs to be a man about it and admit that he did it so he can get more people to come see the movie. And another thing, I like Danny Trejo just like the next man but does that mean he has to be in all of Robert's action films. Their starting to become like Tim Burton and Johnny Depp or Adam Sandler and Rob Snyder.
He just needs to be a man about it and admit that he did it so he can get more people to come see the movie. And another thing, I like Danny Trejo just like the next man but does that mean he has to be in all of Robert's action films. Their starting to become like Tim Burton and Johnny Depp or Adam Sandler and Rob Snyder.
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8:29PM on 07/12/2010

If the movie is good...

It's not a big deal to me.
It's not a big deal to me.
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8:24PM on 07/12/2010

King Kong

Reminds me of the trailer for Jackson's King Kong. There was a scene with a alligator/snake looking monster in a vast swamp... but the scene was never in the movie. However, I don't remember anyone being upset by it, although it would have been great. This probably happens more than we know.
Reminds me of the trailer for Jackson's King Kong. There was a scene with a alligator/snake looking monster in a vast swamp... but the scene was never in the movie. However, I don't remember anyone being upset by it, although it would have been great. This probably happens more than we know.
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8:24PM on 07/12/2010

thanks for spoiling it, shitfuck

... it's not like I could AVOID reading your FUCKING SPOILER thanks to having text right next to it. WTF is wrong with you, "Guy"? You didn't even have to post that shit.
... it's not like I could AVOID reading your FUCKING SPOILER thanks to having text right next to it. WTF is wrong with you, "Guy"? You didn't even have to post that shit.
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8:28PM on 07/12/2010
Yeah, that kinda pissed me off too. Some people have no respect :(
Yeah, that kinda pissed me off too. Some people have no respect :(
8:35PM on 07/12/2010
I tried to leave a huge gap between the word spoiler and the actual spoiler, so you'd have to click "read more".

On my screen there was a huge gap between the word Spoiler and the rest of the post, sorry if that didn't register on here for anyone else, it was accidental.
Either way at least now you'll probably be less disappointed than everyone else who saw the trailer.
I tried to leave a huge gap between the word spoiler and the actual spoiler, so you'd have to click "read more".

On my screen there was a huge gap between the word Spoiler and the rest of the post, sorry if that didn't register on here for anyone else, it was accidental.
Either way at least now you'll probably be less disappointed than everyone else who saw the trailer.
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8:17PM on 07/12/2010

WRONG

That shot alone promises the possibility of at least fifteen Predators, which isn't really the case and is one of the many reasons people were disappointed with the final product.
That shot alone promises the possibility of at least fifteen Predators, which isn't really the case and is one of the many reasons people were disappointed with the final product.
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9:34PM on 07/12/2010
Really? Who cares how many of them are running around? That's like getting mad at Snakes on a Plane, not because it sucked, but because you got bait and switched on the featured airline carrier.

That sounds like exactly the type of myopic, detail-oriented hoo-hah that causes people to miss the "forest" of overall quality for the "trees" of authentic, yet banal, minutia.
Really? Who cares how many of them are running around? That's like getting mad at Snakes on a Plane, not because it sucked, but because you got bait and switched on the featured airline carrier.

That sounds like exactly the type of myopic, detail-oriented hoo-hah that causes people to miss the "forest" of overall quality for the "trees" of authentic, yet banal, minutia.
5:52AM on 07/13/2010
All I know is that when I'm promised a film called Predator'S' on the promise that there will be many Predators, and then get a film that not only had very few of them, but also only really had them attacking one at a time, it's going to add to the many things that disappointed about the film.

The whole movie could've been done with one Predator just about.
All I know is that when I'm promised a film called Predator'S' on the promise that there will be many Predators, and then get a film that not only had very few of them, but also only really had them attacking one at a time, it's going to add to the many things that disappointed about the film.

The whole movie could've been done with one Predator just about.
10:35AM on 07/13/2010
sounds like you are getting tired of shitty genre movies - you just don't know it yet.
sounds like you are getting tired of shitty genre movies - you just don't know it yet.
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8:12PM on 07/12/2010

@ extra tidbit

IMO, life's a little short to worry about that kind of stuff.
IMO, life's a little short to worry about that kind of stuff.
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8:11PM on 07/12/2010
It's a cool scene, but it's not something that is going to cause me to not see the movie or boycott it.
It's a cool scene, but it's not something that is going to cause me to not see the movie or boycott it.
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