12 Movies & Shows That Just Were NOT What You Expected

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it.

Movies and shows are predictable, right? As it turns out, not so much -- at least until you've seen them. Sometimes there's a complete disconnect between what you think you're about to watch and what you wind up seeing. The trailer seems to be selling a completely different movie. A superhero show bears no resemblance to the comic books. Nothing the creators promised winds up in the final show.

Sometimes it's disappointing, but sometimes it's a pleasant surprise. For example ...

12
Entry by CornishPlasty

CRACKED COM What we wanted: Lots of mummy S 3 THE M U M MY What we got: Lots of Tom Cruise

WHAT wWe EXPEGTED The trailers made it look like another Iron Man movie. SPIDER RMAN HomecominG WHAT we GOT A surprisingly good Spider-Man movie.

10
Entry by scandata

CRACKEDOON EXORCISM THE OFEMILY ROSE WHAT WE WERE PROMISED: A chilling horror movie about demonic possession WHAT WE GOT INSTEAD: A courtroom d rama a

9

CRACKED.COM CHILD'S PLAY. (2019) WHAT WE EXPECTED: Another remake that has nothing to say and adds absolutely nothing to the franchise. WHAT WE GOT: T

8

CRACKED.GOM HUGO What I expected: A boy going on fun adventures with his robot. What we got: A boy moping around for two hours, mostly robotless.

7

CRACKED COM SHALAM! WHAT WE EXPECTED: Another downbeat, .desaturated, depressingly boring wad of nonsense from the DCEU. WHAT WEGOTB The frst DE movie

6

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos What I expected: Another cute anime movie. What I got: A remarkably deep fantasy metaphor for the Israel

5
Entry by Kristina Yong

ISSION:IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL WHAT WE EXPECTED: A risky and expensive but futile attempt to keep the franchise going and make some more money. WHAT

4
Entry by Kevin King

HEREDITARY WHAT WE EXPECTED: A mother has to deal with her scary, possibly possessed child. EXORCIST THE SAVAGELY GENERATION'S MORE THIS SPIN WILL Y

3
Entry by TedStixon

The trailers made us expect VENOM to be a dark, brooding film with a touch of humor. VENOM Instead, we got an over-the-top campy comedy with only a to

2
Entry by Kristina Yong

21 JUMP STREET WHAT WE EXPECTED: A movie as lame as the '80s TV show it originated from. SENIOR PROM WHAT WE GOT: An extremely funny, witty movie that

1
Entry by Hildifons

I expected a movie CRACKED COM that followed Bilbo's adventures, from his own point of view, true to the book's spirit. HOBBIT THE I got an overlong C