The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, we let Zack Snyder‘s zombie heist movie Army of the Dead take the wheel. Find out how visual effects made it possible for comedian Tig Notaro to replace Chris D’Elia in a key role in the film, check out the hierarchy of the movie’s uniquely evolved zombies and how they stack up against other hordes of the undead, and have a laugh with the Army of the Dead Honest Trailer. Read More »
Look, maybe it’s time we just stop expecting video game movies to be good. After nearly 30 years of turning them into movies, we don’t have a lot to show for it, and this year’s latest entry is no exception.
Mortal Kombat take a more serious approach to the fighting game, courtesy of director Simon McQuoid, with an adaptation the mythology that has grown with the video game franchise over the past couple decades. But despite an impressive attention to detail and some outstanding martial arts choreography, the Mortal Kombat Honest Trailer reminds us that the movie is nothing more than a pre-game to the real tournament, which is only referenced as a promise for the sequel that may not even happen. Read More »
Marvel Studios continues the recent efforts to make you care about second tier members of The Avengers by giving them their own show on Disney+. Much like WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier gives us two superheroes for the price of one. But thankfully, the series makes them more than bargain bin superheroes, even if the Honest Trailer doesn’t mince words about their forced banter, staring contests, and incessant talk about Captain America’s shield. Read More »
Even though the coronavirus pandemic kept movie theaters closed for most of 2020, nothing can stop Hollywood from rewarding itself with the 93rd Academy Awards. Initially, it seemed as if the line-up of potential nominees would be on the weaker side. But even though awards season arrived a little later than we’re used to, that didn’t stop the heavy hitters from getting limited time in theaters and quicker releases on VOD and streaming, and it hasn’t stopped the 2021 Oscars Honest Trailer from making jokes at the expense of all the Best Picture nominees. Read More »
Godzilla vs. Kong arrived in theaters last weekend, bringing some monster mayhem back to the big screen (and HBO Max) and proving that the box office will have no problem bouncing back when the coronavirus pandemic is over. Unfortunately for Hong Kong, they won’t have much to go back to now that Godzilla and King Kong have made the city their unofficial tag team partner. But as the Godzilla vs Kong Honest Trailer reminds us, the real disaster is all of the human characters we’re forced to meet. Read More »
Now that Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been officially released on HBO Max, it’s free for the nitpicking. Because even though the four-hour cut of the DC Comics superhero ensemble improves greatly on the burnt orange tire fire that Joss Whedon delivered a few years ago, it still has many of the same Mother Boxin’ problems. We’ll let Zack Snyder’s Justice League Honest Trailer take over from here. Read More »
Disney movies always bring some kind of important lesson for children to learn. Whether it’s venturing our of your comfort zone, remembering where you came from, believing in yourself, or following your heart, Disney movies serve as a moral compass for children looking for guidance. Raya and the Last Dragon is no exception, but as the Honest Trailer points out, the lesson turns out to be a little counterintuitive based on what happens on several occasions as the adventure unfolds.
Watch the Raya and the Last Dragon Honest Trailer below to see what we’re talking about. Read More »
Marvel’s WandaVision finally let us spend time with Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany). Not only did it finally help establish the source and limitation of their powers, but it allowed us to finally get a firm grasp on them as characters and connect with their romance that happened largely off-screen. Unfortunately, no matter how ambitious the beginning of WandaVision turned out to be, as the Honest Trailer reminds us, it still concluded with a skybeam and two CGI action figures slugging it out in the sky. Read More »
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This week brings the comedy sequel Coming 2 America to Amazon Prime. It’s been over 20 years since the original Coming to America hit theaters, when Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall were at the top of their game. Do they still have what it takes to bring the laughs, or will they follow in the footsteps of long-gestating comedy sequels like Dumb & Dumber To and Bad Santa 2?
We’ll find out in a couple days whether Coming 2 America has the goods, but in the meantime, the Coming to America Honest Trailer gives credit where credit is due while also reminding us that Eddie Murphy still fell far from the glory of the 1980s, especially when it comes to playing multiple roles in the same movie. Read More »
When you have a beloved animated show like The Simpsons that has been credited with predicting the future over and over again, it should come as no surprise that when they finally get around to turning it into a movie, they’ve already covered all the same ground before. The Simpsons Movie Honest Trailer reminds us about all the plot points in the movie that we’ve seen in episodes of The Simpsons, but ultimately admits that it doesn’t stop anyone from wanting to see a sequel. Read More »