5. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

It’s probably fair to say that Kingsman: The Golden Circle didn’t recapture the success of the original film. However, the sequel did expand on its world considerably, exploring a global network of spies as they work together to stop an international terrorist. It also made use of another of those movie trailers that lied to audiences.

Across several trailers, The Golden Circle heavily teases characters played by Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges. The characters in question are all members of Kingman’s U.S. counterpart, an organization known as Statesman, with the actors implied to have major roles in the movie. Shockingly, the characters in question actually had relatively minor supporting roles in the film.

What’s more, the trailer also revealed that a character killed in the first film had survived, spoiling a potentially major plot twist. So not only did the trailer lie on one front, but it was altogether too honest on another. It’s a terrible way to promote a film, and it did nothing to help the unremarkable sequel’s box office.