Summer blockbuster season get a big jolt this week with the arrival of Spider-Man: Far From Home. But over at Honest Trailers, they’re celebrating blockbusters the only way they know how: by making fun of them.
Coincidentally enough, as Spider-Man returns to the box office for his second solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we take a look back at another Independence Day blockbuster involving a big screen spider. Except this movie is much hornier, lazier, and it even has its own catchy rap song. Yes, we’re talking about the Wild Wild West Honest Trailer, and boy, it’s a doozy. Read More »
Summer has been full of big blockbusters for years, but back in 1995, the biggest bomb was an entire movie called Waterworld. Making just $88 million in the United States on a reported budget of $175 million, the movie was a massive disappointment. If it wasn’t for the budget being made up with the $175 million made in international markets, things would have been much worse for Universal, but the movie still ended up mostly being a wash for the studio. But why?
The Waterworld Honest Trailer shows reminds us exactly why this movie didn’t connect with audiences. Not only is the high concept simply Mad Max soaking wet, but Kevin Costner isn’t exactly the most charismatic leading man for a summer action adventure. He’s not even likeable when standing next to an insane eyepatch wearing Dennis Hopper. Read More »
Who would have thought that the Marvel Comics characters that no movie studio wanted very much would help launch the most successful film franchise of all-time? Kevin Feige did, and Marvel Studios was so successful that they got bought out by The Walt Disney Comapny before it was cool. And with Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home wrapping up this first era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe this summer, now is the perfect time to tackle (almost) all the movies in the 300th Honest Trailer. Read More »
As the summer blockbuster season continues, Honest Trailers plows through with their skewering of big movies from years ago, and this time they’re unleashing the most majestic form of Nicolas Cage.
Con Air finds Nicolas Cage aboard a prisoner transfer plane with some of the most deadly criminals you’ve ever seen. But he’s the only one who has finished his sentence, and he just wants to get home for his daughter’s birthday. He even has a stuffed bunny for her that sparks the most high stakes unboxing video. Watch the Con Air Honest Trailer for a reminder of why this movie has just as many Oscar nominations as Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Vertigo. Read More »
This summer brings the Men in Black back to the big screen on a global scale with Men in Black International. But after looking back at the original three movies in the franchise with the Men in Black Honest Trailer, we’re not entirely sure we need a retread, especially if it doesn’t include a signature Will Smith riff lecturing people after neuralizing them. Read More »
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 »
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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 »