Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Ghostbusters was neither this summer’s best film nor this summer’s worst film, but it’s definitely the frontrunner for this summer’s most divisive film. The exhausting culture war over Paul Feig‘s reboot began the moment it was announced and intensified after the trailer was released, peaking with the film’s release in July. But it’s over, at least for now. The dust has settled. We’ve all survived and moved on. And now here comes Honest Trailers to offer their two cents on the whole thing.
The Ghostbusters Honest Trailer takes the unusual step of turning off YouTube comments, which is probably for the best considering the toxic online conversation surrounding this movie. (“You did this to yourself, internet,” scolds the narrator.) But that doesn’t mean they’re pulling their punches. “It’s bad,” the narrator laments. “I’m not gonna lie to you guys. I mean, it’s not as bad as they said it was gonna be, but still, it’s pretty bad.” Watch the Ghostbusters Honest Trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Before Zack Snyder polarized superhero movie fans with Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he polarized superhero movie fans with Watchmen. Granted, Snyder’s adaptation of Alan Moore‘s seminal comic was received a bit better than his most recent films were, but to this day people seem to have severely mixed feelings about it. Fortunately, the Screen Junkies team is here to help you sort out your thoughts. Watch the Watchmen Honest Trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
The long-promised R-rated “Ultimate Edition” of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits Blu-ray this week, so what better time to revisit this year’s most polarizing superhero movie? The Emmy-nominated Honest Trailers series is back at it again with their take on “the blockbuster that united the world’s two biggest superheroes and divided everyone else.” Watch the Batman v Superman Honest Trailer below.
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Even Michael Bay‘s most passionate fans rarely stand by Pearl Harbor. There are people out there that like the movie, but, unlike with the Transformers movies, you rarely get called an idiot online for not being a fan of Bay’s 2001 epic. The film was new territory for the director, but it missed the mark, thanks to miscasting, some tone-deaf humor, and its glossy aesthetic. Which means it’s ripe for getting ripped apart. After the jump, watch the Pearl Harbor honest trailer.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
We’ve hit that time of year when people smugly single out Die Hard as their favorite Christmas movie, as if they’re the only ones who’ve noticed it takes place during the holidays. But all the misguided self-congratulation in the world can’t change the fact that Die Hard is, in fact, a damn great Christmas movie. Actually, it’s just a great movie, period. Even if the increasingly incoherent sequels have dulled John McClane’s shine, the original will always have a place in the action movie canon.
So what happens when the snarkmongers at Screen Junkies set their sights on such a beloved classic? Find out by watching the Die Hard Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
Pan is currently getting some not-so-great reviews on the festival circuit. But lest you be tempted to accuse Joe Wright of butchering an unassailable classic, Honest Trailers is here to remind you that Disney’s 1953 Peter Pan wasn’t so hot either.
For starters, it’s a lot creepier than you probably remembered. The idea of an immortal trickster who spies on you and then kidnaps you to a war zone gets more disturbing the more disturbing the longer you think about it. Besides that, it’s also more sexist, more racist, and more Oedipal than you might have realized as a kid. Watch the Peter Pan Honest Trailer after the jump.
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And now for someone else’s take on Entourage. I’ve been pretty vocal about my fandom of the show turned movie, which opens June 3, and you can read about that at these links. But I’m just one person. What about the legions of people who don’t like Entourage for its seat-of-your-pants lifestyle and language? Well, for today at least, they’re being represented by the best people to take 8 seasons of a show and boil down to a scathing 6 minutes, the team at Honest Trailers.
They’ve made an Entourage Honest Trailer centered on the show and it’s incredibly funny. It lambasts the show for everything people want it to be called out for, and does it with the same zest for life the show has. Unlike the movie, even if you aren’t a fan of Entourage, you’ll love this Honest Trailer. Read More »
This is a bit self-serving but, screw it, we think it’s fun. Last week, I was asked by the team at Screen Junkies to participate on Movie Fights, their weekly internet game show where three people argue about specific movie topics. The show is incredibly popular, generally getting over 500,000 views on each episode. Since this episode’s debut on Sunday, I’ve had hundreds of people message me on Twitter about the appearance.
Movie Fights goes like this. Three panelists are presented with topics and we then argue for our individual points. A judge then chooses a winner, and whoever has the most points at the end, wins. There’s also a speed round at the end. Simple concept, but a lot of fun. On my episode, we discussed the merits of the Point Break trailer, Tomorrowland, which Disney character should get their own movie (based off our article on the topic), which movie flop needs a remake, what movie needs a tie-in video game and what is the best high school movie of all time.
Below, you can watch my episode of Screen Junkies Movie Fights. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
For their 100th episode, the Honest Trailers gang has decided to tackle a movie that’s simply begging to be punished: Fifty Shades of Grey. Based on an erotic novel that was famously conceived as a piece of Twilight fan-fiction, Fifty Shades of Grey is, as the Honest Trailer narrator puts it, “the film adaptation that ended up leaving millions of people around the world asking, ‘Is that it?'”
Watch the Fifty Shades of Grey Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »
Three things are certain in life. Death, taxes, and Internet trailer parodies. The instant a big film trailer hits the web, you know hundreds of people start working on different parodies, memes, and whatever else they can come up with. In the past week, two of the year’s biggest trailers came online: Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Of course, so too came the parodies.
For Batman v Superman, Screen Junkies did an Honest Trailer version of the trailer, and someone else re-edited the footage with shots of Christopher Reeve and Adam West to give it a retro feel. Check out the Batman v Superman trailer parodies below. Read More »