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It’s pretty easy to make fun of The Hobbit. Each of the films, including the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, come in at around three hours long, while they’re also slightly pompous and filled with moments that are borderline ridiculous. Still, even though it’s easy that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be done.
In the wake of The Little Mermaid's 25th anniversary, Screen Junkies has gone ahead and given the beloved Disney animated classic the Honest Trailer treatment. "But what could anyone find wrong with The Little Mermaid," you ask. This video answers.
Saw turns ten years old this Halloween! To commemorate the occasion, Screen Junkies decided to handcraft a fitting present: a video forcing the franchise to own up to its faults, or to die on the vine. Let the games begin!
X-Men: Days of Future Past was not only one of the most successful blockbusters of 2014, but it was able to correct the path of the X-Men film franchise and set it in an exciting new direction. However, even with those accomplishments, it’s still not safe from the critical analysis of an Honest Movie Trailer.
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Fight Club’s release the boys over at Honest Trailers have given them the only present that they could possibly have mustered. They’ve critiqued its every frame in intimate detail for the rest of the world to laugh and joke over. David Fincher will be so grateful.
Those loveable scamps over at Honest Trailers have taken aim at another recent release, and this is one that plenty of you will have been waiting for. It’s now time to rip apart Michael Bay's Transformers: Age Of Extinction.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier's success is owed in part to the very webseries that would gladly tear it down. It turns out the superhero sequel's helmers, Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, are big fans of Honest Trailers, and set the standards for their story's logic exceptionally high because of it.
In preparation of the awesome looking Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Screen Junkies and CinemaSins held a ceremonial tearing apart of the Tim Burton “classic”, Planet Of The Apes. If you were a fan of Burton's attempt, walk in the other direction of this post. If you're one of those who detested it, it's time for some monkey business.
It's Forrest Gump, a movie hailed by many as a crowd-pleasing contemporary classic. Now it's getting the Honest Trailer treatment. And our appreciation for Forrest and his crew will never be the same.
Fans of the 1998 version of Godzilla, you are warned. Your sacred calf is about to be sacrificed upon the alter of the bigger, badder lizard god, in the hopes that maybe we'll have a better Godzilla flick upon us this weekend. For those of us who lined up to see the biggest summer movie of 1998, only to experience the biggest disappointment of 1998, our day of ultimate judgment has come. So grab your marshmallows, because this turkey's about to get crispy!
A lot of people know just what made “The Wolf of Wall Street” a memorable, if not entertaining movie experience. Most of all the folks at Screen Junkies seem to understand what makes the movie work, as they've displayed in their latest Honest Trailer. Be prepared for a lot of blurring, bleeping, and jabs at a certain recent award winner. It's time to roast this baby with only the delicate precision and pin point accuracy it deserves!
For their 50th entry in this web series, Screen Junkies have taken on Zack Snyder's 300, from its over-the-top machismo to its nonsensical blend of fact and fiction, and its male-to-female nipple ratio.
No matter how recently you see the film upon which they are based, watching ScreenJunkies’ Honest Trailers is kind of like watching one of your favorite films from childhood as an adult - the nostalgic sheen is washed away by now-obvious plot holes and story problems. The latest film to take the plunge is Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, one of the most theatrical experiences cinema had to offer in 2013.
Flawed as the movie may be, I still plan on picking up a copy of when it hits Blu-ray... and it won't just be because of the film itself. Marvel has packed the home video release with all kinds of bonus content, and in the past few weeks they have been slowly teasing it out. Today, however, we have a full bounty.
You should know the drill by now, but here is the warning anyway: this video contains many, many SPOILERS, people, so if those are your kryptonite you may just want to check out something else on the site.
The Rim trailer is pretty funny. I laughed at the futuristic Altoids that block cancer. But Rim is such a big, fat in-on-the-joke endeavor that it can’t be slapped down to size by a few swipes at its “credibility.” It’s a damn blockbuster about robots punching monsters in the face.
I love how they break down the many ways in which Captain Kirk is a horrible leader, from really failing to protect anything in the universe to replacing Simon Pegg with Anton Yelchin as chief engineer. Fictional characters or no, you always want to keep Pegg by your side. Or at least I do. Platonically.
I honestly haven’t watched Superman Returns since my theatrical experience with the film, because I wanted to retain the essence of liking the movie for its ambition without wanting to go ballistic over the ridiculous plot devices that are unrealistic even within a film about Superman.And I got to relive it all.
If you are the kind of person with a blanket hatred for Valentine's Day, you are probably the kind of person with a blanket hatred for The Notebook. As you might be able to tell I'm neither, since even the sappiest nonsense-- like a giant heart-shaped box of chocolates or Nicholas Sparks-- generally has a thing or two that makes it worthwhile
Sam Mendes’ installment in the long-running James Bond franchise did get 007 back on his feet after the dismal Quantum of Solace. And it ranks as the highest-grossing Bond film in the franchise’s 50-year history. But that isn’t enough to satisfy some nitpickers, which is why the latest Honest Trailer at Screen Junkies puts Bond in its sights.
We've already established that we're big fans of the folks who do Honest Trailers, taking some playful and sometimes sharp jabs at some of the most popular movies by recutting their trailers with an honest voiceover. They do a lot of the trailers by request, and it seems plenty of Tolkien fans were inspired by the upcoming release of The Hobbit
The folks at Screen Junkies have made a name for themselves by creating a series of "honest trailers," which take footage from some of the year's most popular movies and recut them with voiceover that's more truthful (a.k.a. snarkier) than what we were given in the marketing. They do it to movies that really deserve their scorn
So, Avengers isn’t flawless. And yes, the stinging criticisms about Iron Man and Captain America’s popularity in the grand scheme of the Marvel universe are spot on (yet still brutal). But if there’s any director out there who can appreciate the joke, it’s Whedon.