Mar
14
2017
2

The remarkably brutal “Beauty and the Beast” Honest Trailer.

And not just the obvious stuff, either.  There’s some implications about being a sentient piece of housewares that you will not consider until after you see this trailer, and you may not be all that happy about having those implications brought to your attention.  Kids’ movies can go to weird places.

 

Mar
07
2017
2

Ain’t gonna lie: I’d watch Disney Princess Avengers.

Sans Pocahontas, of course.  She needs to be switched out with either Mulan or Cuzco; and I’d only go with Cuzco if he somehow retained his ability to transform into a llama at need. So, yeah, Mulan.  She’s easily the best tactician of the Disney princesses*, after all.

This is, of course, from the Moana Honest Trailer, which I’d talk more about except DISNEY PRINCESS AVENGERS. That drove everything else out of my head, sorry. (more…)

Feb
07
2017
2

‘Honest Trailers: John Wick.’

I like this one, because it raises an important point: Keanu Reeves starts series well, but he doesn’t have the best record when it comes to the sequel. Also: John Wick really didn’t cheat on the action sequences, did it? I totally missed it until after they compared it to Taken.

Dec
06
2016
8

The somewhat brutally exasperated ‘Suicide Squad’ Honest Trailer.

I understand why, too.  I liked Suicide Squad, but DC still hasn’t gotten its stuff together yet when it comes to movies.  Which is, like Honest Trailers, I am also somewhat worried about the Wonder Woman movie.  I would very much like them to not throw away the multiple advantages that they have, going in, with that property.

Oct
18
2016
3

Welp. Honest Trailers did the new Ghostbusters.

And they turned off the comments, going in.  …Which was the right play, there.  Something for everybody in this one, I think. Or perhaps “a pox on all the houses, including Honest Trailer’s.”  Seriously, they ended this one kind of yelling at themselves.

I really didn’t think that the new Ghostbusters was that bad, honestly. They edited it too much and lost an important scene or two, but it wasn’t Batman & Robin or anything. But that’s apparently a minority opinion, these days.

Aug
25
2016
3

Huh. This Honest Trailer is really trying to sell me on The Jungle Book.

I skipped it because I never really watched the original movie – read all the Kipling books, of course – and I have a jaundiced view of this trend of the Mouse to live-action all of its animated stuff. But Screen Junkies really loved this flick. I mean, they made almost no fun of it at all:

I should maybe take The Jungle Book more seriously, then?

Aug
16
2016
8
Jul
19
2016
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This Honest Trailer really locks some stuff about Batman v. Superman.

I mean, I liked the movie well enough. It’s not up to MCU standards, but Batman v. Superman had some very decent elements in it. Mostly, as that video points out, involving Batman. Ben Affleck actually worked as both Batman and Bruce Wayne for me; and, hey, no origin story. It can be safely assumed that we already know the history there! Which is great. It may confuse the dickens out of 30th century researchers who may not be familiar with the iconography of the Early Middle American Period, but then they can always just ask Superboy anyway.

…No, I have no idea who could properly direct a Legion of Super-Heroes movie, either. It’s a tough question, isn’t it? You’d probably want to just turn it into a miniseries, or something.

Jul
12
2016
9

Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters 2.

I liked it more than these guys did, but… yeah.  I liked it in spite of itself.  And Ghostbusters 2 really, really tried to make me not like it.

May
15
2016
2

The Deadpool Honest Trailer.

You’ve probably seen it. If you haven’t… DO NOT WATCH IT AT WORK. Unless your boss is cool. Then you can show it to him or her and get points for being hep.

I can’t wait for my youngest child to turn 18 so that I can buy the movie.

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Apr
16
2016
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The ‘Ant-Man’ Honest Trailer.

A little old, but what the heck. Anyway, I’m struck by the way that Honest Trailers seems as tolerantly baffled as I am at how Marvel keeps managing to create decent, respectably good flicks out of the most unlikely raw material. I mean. Ant-Man. It should not have worked. But it did, to the point where I may now buy it off of Amazon.

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