2017 Oscars Honest Trailer

The Oscars will be handed out this coming Sunday to honor some of the best achievements in film from the year 2016. Of course, the Oscars aren’t necessarily always an indication of the absolute best movies from the preceding year, if only because there’s a lot of politics and money involved, making it impossible for some deserving films to get nominated. And to make sure we don’t forget that the crop of Best Picture nominees this year are not safe from criticism, Honest Trailers has decided to poke fun at every single one of them.

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John Wick Honest Trailer - Keanu Reeves

This week brings one of the most anticipated sequels of the year in the form of John Wick: Chapter 2. The sequel follows the surprise hit of 2014 that blew people away with a barrage of bullets and carefully crafted kick-ass action, courtesy of Keanu Reeves as the title character. That means there’s no better time for Honest Trailers to target the original John Wick, even though there’s much more to compliment than make fun of in the end.

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Shrek Honest Trailer

Last month, Screen Junkies decided to give their fans the power of voting for which Honest Trailers hit the web all through January. We’re well into February now, but we wanted to make sure that we highlighted the movie that fans wanted to see get skewered the most, and you might be surprised as to what came out on top.

Shrek was the movie that fans wanted Screen Junkies to give the Honest Trailers treatment to the most, and they definitely come through with flying colors by delivering an amusing parody of Smash Mouth’s hit song “All Star” from the film’s soundtrack. It’s not quite as cool as Michael Bolton showing up in the Honest Trailer for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but it’ll do for now.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Honest Trailer

Screen Junkies is continuing their Fan Appreciation Month with another Honest Trailer that their most loyal viewers have been clamoring for. With just one more left to go before January is over, the film that landed in second place is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Author Roald Dahl adapted his own book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for director Mel Stuart, and the result is a fever dream of candy and imagery that might seem a bit crazy by today’s standards. But for a film created in 1971, it was completely normal. However, there might be some things you didn’t realize before, like the fact that Grandpa Joe is a con artist who has two coke nails.

Unlike most Honest Trailers though, this one has a special guest in the form of Michael Bolton. Why? Well, he has an album to promote, so there you go. Watch the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Honest Trailer featuring Michael Bolton after the jump. Read More »

Space Jam Honest Trailer

When it comes to entertainment today, the nostalgia train is chugging along rather smoothly as Hollywood remakes, reboots and recycles anything and everything that people loved from decades ago. Now that children of the 90s are starting to have kids of their own, movie studios, TV networks and streaming services are all trying to occupy their spare time with shows like Girls Meets World and Fuller House, as well as sequels like Jumanji. But the one movie that hasn’t been capitalized upon again (at least not quite yet) is the live-action animation hybrid sports comedy Space Jam.

There’s plenty of nostalgic love for the Warner Bros. Pictures movie that brought Michael Jordan and all of the Looney Tunes together on the big screen, and that’s blinded people as to just how lazy the movie really is. Either that or they just don’t care. But Honest Trailers is here to remind you as they deliver the third movie in their Fan Appreciation Week line-up.

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The Princess Bride Honest Trailer

ScreenJunkies is continuing their Fan Appreciation Month with the next installment of Honest Trailers as voted on by their viewers. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure was the first one to get the Honest Trailer treatment this monthafter coming in at #5, and now we have the movie that landed the #4 spot.

The Princess Bride is one of those movies that you either watched endlessly as a kid and have an unwavering nostalgic love for it now, or you didn’t see it until you were an adult and you just don’t get why everyone rants and raves about it. And as Honest Trailers points out, even though it makes fun of the sappy, swashbuckling, medieval love stories of decades past (such as Robin Hood and Zorro), it actually turns out to be the best in that same niche genre.

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Honest Trailer

Over at Screen Junkies, it’s Fan Appreciation Month, so they’re turning in some Honest Trailers that their viewers voted to make happen. And the first one out of the gate is a totally excellent adventure.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is a cult classic comedy about two dimwitted high school students who are told that they have to pass an important high school history exam or risk messing up the future. So what’s the best way to do that? By traveling back to the past and kidnapping a bunch of important historical figures to help them out. There’s no way that will have an impact on the future at all.

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Mortal Kombat Honest Trailer

With Assassin’s Creed in theaters this week (it’s actually playing everywhere now), we’ll see if the video game movie curse can be broken, even though the reviews on the winter blockbuster seem to indicate that it’s another dud in the genre. Therefore, there’s no better time to look back at two of the worst movies adapted from video games, which is impressive considering the larger roster of awful movies from this genre.

Mortal Kombat capitalized on the controversy and popularity of the bloody fighting video game of the same name to deliver a hokey franchise with a poor excuse for a story stringing together mediocre action sequences and some very unfortunately dated visual effects. Now Honest Trailers not only skewers the first film in the franchise, but also the batshit crazy sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

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The Empire Strikes Back Honest Trailer

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting some theaters as early as tomorrow night and the early buzz painting quite a positive picture (along with David Chen’s video review and Peter Sciretta’s spoiler-free review), everyone is all about Star Wars this week. That includes the folks over at Honest Trailers who have decided to tackle what many Star Wars fans regard as the greatest film in the saga: The Empire Strikes Back.

Even outside of Star Wars fans, The Empire Strikes Back is largely considered to be one of the greatest sequels of all time, and as the Honest Trailer points out, it has become the lazy shorthand for anyone trying to hype up the darkness and quality of plenty of other sequels. Beyond that, the quality of this movie is so high that the voiceover guy knows it’s not going to be easy to make fun of this one.

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Suicide Squad Honest Trailer

There was a time when it looked like Suicide Squad could be the movie to get Warner Bros.’ DC franchise back on track, following the disappointing reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a few months earlier. As we all know now, though, things didn’t exactly work out that way. Instead, we were left with a maddeningly sloppy (if intermittently entertaining) mess that did nothing to counter the suspicion that Warner Bros. has no idea what it’s doing.

And if that seems harsh? That’s nothing compared to Screen Junkies‘ assessment of the movie, which rips into the nonsensical plotting, the behind-the-scenes troubles, and Jared Leto‘s disappointing turn as the Joker. Yep, the latest episode of Honest Trailers takes on this summer’s most confounding superhero team-up (or supervillain team-up, rather, I guess), and you can watch it right here.   Read More »