The DC movie universe should already be three years old. We all thought, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy aside, that Martin Campbell‘s Green Lantern was going to kick things off. It was a no-brainer. Much like Iron Man before him, Green Lantern was a very successful and popular comic character who was fairly well-known to the general public. He also had an everyman origin story which opened up the world to crazy possibilities. Fans surely figured, by 2014, we’d see Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern on screen with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash.
Then the movie opened, and things did not turn out well at all. While some enjoyed the movie, most heralded it as an epic failure on every level. Most importantly, the executives at Warner Bros. pretty much dismissed the film and instead focused on Superman as a new universe kickstarter, leading us to where we are now.
So where does that leave Green Lantern, The DC Comics superhero movie that doesn’t quite fit anywhere? It leaves the movie as the perfect subject of a Screen Junkies Honest Trailer. Check it out below. Read More »
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If ever a popular film was ripe for parody, it’s Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Regularly heralded as the worst of the Star Wars films, Clones contains some of the most wooden acting, bad writing, and awkward moments ever seen in big budget sci-fi. Even the action, probably the biggest in all of the Star Wars films, feels flat because it relies so heavily on CGI. On the other hand, the events of this film set up not only The Clone Wars and Anakin’s path the Dark Side, but the love story that brings Luke and Leia to the world. Narratively, it’s so important, but practically, it’s just so bad.
Enter the Screen Junkies, who’ve given the film the hilarious Honest Trailers treatment. It doesn’t touch the Red Letter Media review of the film, but at 3 and a half minutes instead of 90, it gets the job done. Check out the Attack of the Clones Honest Trailer Read More »
The best thing about the Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers are that the crew behind them actually like the movies they’re parodying. Their latest endeavor, The Wolf of Wall Street, shows plenty of reverence for director Martin Scorsese‘s hilarious yet disturbing story of excess. It points out much of what’s great about the movie while also poking fun at its pop culture relevance. It highlights co-star Matthew McConaughey beating Leonardo DiCaprio for the Oscar, the debut of Jonah Hill‘s penis, Scorsese’s love of DiCaprio, and how some audiences totally missed the point of the movie. It’s a super funny video. Watch The Wolf of Wall Street Honest Trailer below. Read More »
As usual, it’s hard to argue with the Frozen Honest Trailer. The team from Screen Junkies has taken the year’s biggest animated film, a multiple Oscar-winner, and expertly, hilariously dissected it. They point out some really funny parallels, the flaws in the songs, and how Frozen is more a Pixar movie than several new Pixar movies and much more. It’s not going to make you like Frozen any less, but, it might make you question some of the choices in the film. Check out the funny video below. Read More »
Warning, if you are easily creeped out, this video will not be easy to watch. The team at ScreenJunkies went against rules of Shia LaBeouf‘s elaborate Los Angeles art installation #IAMSORRY and snuck in a camera. They took off his bag and, well, it’s just weird. Check out the video below. Read More »
Man of Steel came out on Blu-ray this week, so it’s about time for the Screen Junkies team to do their thing. That means Man of Steel gets its own “Honest Trailer” and though I’m a big fan of Zack Snyder’s film, these things always make me laugh. Among the highlights this time around: the Spencer’s Gift reference, the way Superman honors both Dads, product placement and a whole lot more. Check it out below. Read More »
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