For a movie called Aladdin, all of the buzz leading up to the release of Disney’s remake of the classic 1992 animated movie was about the horrifying version of Genie as played by a buff, computer generated, blue Will Smith. Thankfully, Genie wasn’t all that terrifying in the final cut of the movie. Instead, the most offensive effrontery was not having the ambition to do anything more copy and paste the original Aladdin and make it just charming enough to vaguely please everyone to the tune of $1.04 billion.
Watch the Aladdin Honest Trailer below for a more scathing dig into the Disney remake. Read More »
Back in 1990, ABC was the place for family friendly entertainment. Full House stars Bob Saget and Dave Coulier delivered the one-two punch of cheese with America’s Funniest Home Videos and American’s Funniest People. But for two nights in November that year, family night was interrupted by a murderous dancing clown named Pennywise in Stephen King’s IT, and he definitely had different kinds of teeth to scare you. Watch the IT miniseries Honest Trailer for a deeper dive into the Stephen King adaptation. Read More »
Pretty much everyone thought the 2016 reboot of Godzilla simply didn’t have enough of the giant, radioactive lizard for a movie that bears only his name as the title. But Godzilla: King of the Monsters probably didn’t need to overcompensate this much in order to make up for it.
As the Godzilla: King of the Monsters Honest Trailer points out, this movie has plenty of kaiju action, whether it’s Godzilla vs Rhodan or Ghidorah, or just one of his two enemies messing shit up. The only problem is that you can barely see any of it through all the rain, snow, debris or whatever other particles get in the way of actually just seeing a nice clean monster fight on the big screen. Read More »
Back in the summer of 2009, the romantic comedy that swept everyone by storm was (500) Days of Summer. But for anyone who was actually paying attention to the movie, you must remember that this is not a love story. In fact, this isn’t even really a romance, because in retrospect, it’s all a little one-sided, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s character Tom really needed to learn how to listen to Summer (Zooey Deschanel) instead of forcing her to be the girl the screenwriter he’s standing in for always dreamed of. Watch as the (500) Days of Summer Honest Trailer tells it like it is. Read More »
Transformers: The Movie may have come to the big screen in 1986, but it wasn’t until 1987 that we got the first live-action movie based on a line of action figures in the form of Masters of the Universe. Inspired by the toys and animated series with the much more manly title of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, this movie has a few characters fans love, and some random ass characters that no one gives a shit about taking up 50% of the film’s running time. And that’s just one of the problems, as pointed out in the Masters of the Universe Honest Trailer. Read More »
Alita: Battle Angel is the second movie starring Christoph Waltz that featurs some very prominent big eyes. But it’s the only one that takes place in the 26th century where X-Games style sports are still all the rage and a robot girl called Alita (Rosa Salazar) who loves chocolate can defy death at the hands of an endless array of cybernetically enhanced humans with knifes for limbs. James Cameron had been wanting to make this movie for years, but he left it to Robert Rodriguez instead, for better or worse.
Watch the Alita Battle Angel Honest Trailer below. Read More »
When Joel Schumacher took over the Batman franchise with the campy, wacky installments of Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, fans were pretty displeased. But let’s not forget that despite how dark and twisted Tim Burton‘s take on Batman was, it was also campy and wacky in its own way. We’re talking about a movie that has penguins with rockets, an army of clowns equipped with various weapons, and some kinky Bat on Cat action. We’ll let the Batman Returns Honest Trailer break it down for you. Read More »
There are plenty of superhero movies out there for kids to enjoy nowadays. But what we’ve been missing a superhero movie with some truly frightening monsters that will make them never want to see a superhero movie ever again. All you have to do is say, Shazam!.
The Shazam Honest Trailer has arrived to show us that not only can movies made for families be absolutely terrifying, but Marvel and DC Comics aren’t all that different. While Marvel Studios has a parade of movies with estranged daddy issues, DC Entertainment has a parade of sad moms with tragic pasts and questionable decisions. We must stop this rivalry and focus on having two parents who do the right thing and care about their kids! Read More »
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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 »