Honest Trailers continues their stroll through blockbuster season by taking a look back at the kind of epic war movie that studios don’t really make anymore.
Braveheart tells the true story of William Wallace (Mel Gibson), a medieval Scottish patriot who is spurred into revolt against the English when the love of his life is slaughtered. You know the line, “They may take away our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!” Well, even though this is a true story, history tells us there were no kilts, bagpipes, facepaint, wife, or princess that ever existed when these events unfolded. Oh, and that whole speech is made up too. Watch the Braveheart Honest Trailer for more! Read More »
Honest Trailers continues their run through blockbuster summer with a look back at the role that solidified Keanu Reeves as a certified action star long before he got pissed off at someone for killing his wife and his dog.
Speed is probably one of the more unbelievable action movies to come out of the 1990s, but that doesn’t stop it from being a non-stop thrill ride that finds a bus tearing through the parts of greater Los Angeles at over 50 miles per hour. And just in case you forget how fast the bus is supposed to be going, don’t worry, because they’ll keep reminding you every five minutes or so. Watch the Speed Honest Trailer below. Read More »
It’s summer blockbuster season, and Screen Junkies is taking advantage of it by bringing forth a series of Honest Trailers looking back at some of the biggest movies from years ago. First up on the docket is The Mummy. No, not the easy target starring Tom Cruise (they’ve already done that one). Instead, it’s The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser where he plays a smoldering hero who is uncannily like Indiana Jones, except he shoots at every problem a lot more. Seriously, every problem. Watch The Mummy Honest Trailer below. Read More »
Detective Pikachu is coming to theaters later this month, but let’s not forget that back in 1998, the craze for Pokémon was so big that it demanded a big screen adventure imported from Japan.
Pokémon: The First Movie brings Ash Ketchum and his little buddy Pikachu to the big screen in the movie that introduces the genetically engineered psychic Pokémon called Mewtwo. Plus, as the Pokemon movie Honest Trailer points out, the movie is somehow against Pokémon fighting with each other except when it’s in an officially sanctioned Pokémon battle. What? Read More »
Marvel Studios may be the king of comic book movies right now, but when the first Marvel Comics title hit the big screen back in 1986, it was anything but good. In fact, it’s probably one of the most perplexingly bad movies ever made.
It’s hard to believe that the wisecracking, inappropriate Howard the Duck was considered to be the most viable Marvel Comics character to get the big screen treatment first. But then again, the 1980s was a wild time, so the thought of a walking, talking, musically inclined playboy duck hooking up with a human woman while being stuck on Earth wasn’t so weird.
Watch the Howard the Duck Honest Trailer below to see what we’re talking about. Read More »
Earlier this year, Glass hit theaters, bringing together M. Night Shyamalan‘s 19-year old grounded superhero drama Unbreakable and his kidnapping thriller Split into one single universe where a superhero finally faces off with two powerful super villains. And by face off, we meet quietly and calmly sit next to each other while a conniving doctor tries to convince them that they’re not characters from a real life comic book. It’s…something else, and the Glass Honest Trailer is just as perplexed as we are after watching this movie. Beware of spoilers! Read More »
Mortal Engines was the movie everyone forgot to see last winter. Even with Peter Jackson’s name attached as producer and a promising post-apocalyptic world for adventure, the prospect of major mobile cities that eat smaller mobile cities wasn’t enticing enough to get viewers into theaters. That’s why Mortal Engines lost Universal Pictures about $100 million when all is said and done. Maybe they should have leaned more on the undead cyborg father. Oh what’s that? You didn’t know about that character? We’ll let the Mortal Engines Honest Trailer fill you in. Read More »
Rather than trying another reboot of the same old Spider-Man that we’ve seen in three different franchises, Sony Pictures finally figured out that they had a whole roster of characters from the Spider-Man comics that they could utilized. But instead of just giving one of them their own movie, they gave a bunch of them their own movie at the same time.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces a whole slew of Spider-People from alternate dimensions, so it only makes sense that the mostly complimentary Honest Trailer takes a cue from the movie and gets help from an alternate reality voiceover. Actually, it gets help from a bunch of alternate reality voiceovers. Watch the Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Honest Trailer to find out what we’re dealing with. Read More »
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Who would have thought that Aquaman would become the highest grossing DC Comics movie at the global box office? Following the doom and gloom of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the inspiration of Wonder Woman, director James Wan steers us right into the weirdest and wildest installment of the DC Extended Universe yet. Thankfully, it’s hell of a lot of fun, even in spite of some truly dumb moments. And there’s just enough stupidity for Honest Trailers to get some good shots in there. Read More »