6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Watch Movie Trailers

If you’re like me, you probably binge-watch a lot of TV and movies. You’ll watch a show or two, then watch all of the episodes in one big marathon. But if you do that with movie trailers, it can be dangerous. The reason? Trailers are sneaky! They sneak up on us and tell us way too much information about what’s coming up next without permission—and sometimes even when we don’t want them to! So I’ve gathered some reasons why watching movie trailers are bad for your brain (and why it’s OK to occasionally enjoy them anyway).

It gives away too many spoilers

The trailer is a scene from the movie. It’s not a spoiler for you—it’s for your friends and family who want to see it, too.

The trailer may give away parts of the story that you haven’t seen yet, or even what happens at the very end of the movie. That can ruin it for everyone else who hasn’t seen it yet!

The trailers are longer than the movies themselves

The trailers for movies are often longer than the actual movie. This is because trailers are used to sell tickets and get people excited about going to see a film, and thus, they want to make sure that you’re going to be hooked by their product. In order for this marketing strategy to work, it’s important that people know how much time they’ll spend watching an ad before experiencing any of its content!

In some cases—like with Marvel films—the trailers look so similar in length and style that they could easily be mistaken as just another one of their own teasers instead of being representative samples of the final product at all (which might actually be better). Therefore, when we say “trailers aren’t always accurate” we mean exactly what we say: They aren’t always accurate representations of what kind of experience viewers will have when watching their respective adaptations!

Trailers will force you to watch a bad movie

The trailer is used to sell movies. It’s tempting to think that a movie trailer is an accurate depiction of what you’ll see in theaters, but it’s not the case. Trailers are edited and cut together to make sure that your eyes are drawn toward what they want you to see (and not away from anything else).

For example, A trailer may show one character making an important decision while another character disagrees with them or says something negative about their decision. However, when watching the full movie, neither character makes any such decisions—they’re just talking! And if there had been any conflict between them in real life? You’d probably be able to tell from reading between the lines (or even just by watching them interact).

Trailers are often misleading because they’re edited into a single scene where we get only partial information about how things played out over time or who did what at different points throughout history because these things take place over months instead of weeks or days.

Trailers can spoil the mood

It’s not just the fact that trailers can spoil the mood. They often do a lot more than that, too.

When you watch a trailer, it’s easy to get excited about seeing your favorite movie—and then be disappointed when you actually see it and it doesn’t live up to expectations. That’s why some people avoid trailers altogether: they don’t want any information about their upcoming viewing experience spoiling their mood before they’ve even seen what kind of film they’re about to watch!

There are also plenty of people who would rather stay home with friends or family instead of going out into the world alone (which is why we love Netflix so much). If this describes you, then chances are good that watching movie trailers will make you feel worse than ever before when all is said and done.”

Trailers aren’t always accurate

Trailers are made to sell the movie, so they often leave out important details. For example, if a trailer says that there is an action scene in a car chase that lasts for ten minutes, but it only lasts for five seconds in the actual movie (and even then not all of those five seconds are actually accurate), you might be misled into thinking this is what your experience will be like when you see it in theaters.

Another reason why trailers can be misleading is: They’re edited to make movies look better than they really are! As we mentioned above, most TV shows have shows that air before they air on TV—so if you’ve seen one of those episodes on YouTube or Netflix and thought “Wow! This looks amazing!” then maybe that’s because the episode hadn’t been edited yet when it was shot.

Finally: Trailers can actually be created before all of the actors have signed contracts or otherwise committed themselves to playing their respective roles; sometimes even before scripts have been written yet!

Movie trailers are scripted

They’re edited to tell a story and make the movie look better than it actually is.

The trailer might not be entirely accurate, or it might be misleading about what you can expect from a film, which is why you should watch trailers with caution!

Typically, you should avoid watching movie trailers

With all that in mind, you should probably avoid watching movie trailers. The truth is that they’re typically not accurate and can be misleading. They give away too much information and can ruin the mood of your movie experience.

However, if you want to see a trailer before seeing the film itself—or just want to see what it looks like (and maybe get some spoilers)—you can do so online or on TV at certain times during each season.


There’s no denying that movie trailers can be a highly effective marketing tool. But they also have a reputation for being misleading, and in many cases, they’re not even accurate representations of what will happen in the film itself. As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why it’s better to avoid watching movie trailers altogether—and we hope this article has given some reason for doing so.