Sep
17
2019
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The Fairly Brutal X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX trailer.

Brutal, but probably fair. I dunno, I didn’t see it. I gotta be told that the movie didn’t suck before I’ll watch an X-Men film these days. And apparently that strategy works like gangbusters!

Although, honestly? I’m not sure how they’re going to port all of this into the MCU. The entire ‘society thinks mutants are bad’ thing that Marvel liked to do worked fine in the comic books, but it feels kind of… hokey, now.

Ach, well: we’ll let Ryan Reynolds sort it all out.

Sep
10
2019
1

The ‘This is a Public Service’ ALADDIN remake Honest Trailer.

I discovered something interesting: now that I’ve seen this Honest Trailer for ALADDIN, I genuinely have no interest in seeing the movie at all. Not in the “Well, that was dumb” sense; in the “I feel now that I have actually seen the movie” sense. Although, sure: it looks dumb, too. But that’s never stopped me before!

Gotta agree with the Honest Trailer people, too: The Rise of Jafar would have been a more interesting movie. No, wait, that’s coming out in October.

Aug
27
2019
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The GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS ‘I respectfully disagree with’ Honest Trailer.

I generally find Honest Trailers reasonably aligned with my own opinions on movies. But I don’t agree with them on this one. I liked GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS.

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Aug
13
2019
1

The MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Honest Trailer. [UPDATED]

[UPDATE: My lovely and talented wife wishes it to be known that she always knew how stupid the movie was; what was driven home for her was how tedious it was. The management regrets the error. – Mgt.]

Oddly enough, my wife decided to watch MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE last night. Right to the point where she realized anew how incredibly stupid it was, and then she stopped. You can kind of tell that Honest Trailers agrees with her, only with more exasperation because they played with these toys growing up so it’s kind of personal, OK?

Moe Lane

PS: Do I want to know why the title isn’t, you know, “He-Man?”

Aug
06
2019
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The AVENGERS: ENDGAME Honest Trailer.

Although I’m confused, because I thought the AVENGERS: ENDGAME DVD comes out next week. I think that something funky may have happened with the release date. Anyway: it entertains. I’m looking forward to watching the movie again when it finally does show up physically*. There are details I figure I missed the first time.

Moe Lane

*That should probably be a general rule for you, from now on. They seem to be increasingly comfortable with retroactively altering digital copies of flicks, after the fact. Even when the changes are unobjectionable they’re not really unobjectionable, you know what I mean?

Jul
23
2019
4

The BATMAN RETURNS Honest Trailer.

In a lot of ways, Batman Returns is more of a Tim Burton film than Batman itself was. And, as Honest Trailers kind of noted: this one was more of a Burton film than a Batman one. Mind you, I liked the first two just fine, but I think that the director and scriptwriters were more interested in Bruce Wayne than in Batman, and more interested in the various villains than in either facet of the hero.

Which is actually all right. Burton got excellent work out of Nicholson, Pfeiffer, De Vito, and Walken, and that’s nothing to sneeze at. I mean, look at what happened to the franchise with the next two movies. Or don’t, or at least don’t too closely; SAN loss might result.

Jul
02
2019
18

The Wild Wild West Honest Trailer.

This movie infuriates me, in an intellectual sort of way.

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Jun
18
2019
2
Jun
11
2019
3

The Captain Marvel Honest Trailer.

It’s very insightful — which is to say, it matched my opinion of the movie. I never thought that Captain Marvel was actually bad for what it was, which was a Marvel origin story. It occurs to me that that’s the problem that most Marvel origin stories had: they’re only origin stories, instead of the ‘superhero + something else’ model that the best MCU flicks have*.

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Jun
04
2019
5

The Con Air Honest Trailer.

How I love this movie.

I do not love Con Air because it is absurd; I love Con Air because it is absurd, and that at a critical moment in production everyone involved realized that it was absurd. There are a couple ways a movie can go once that realization has been made, and in Con Air‘s case the collective decision was made to just keep going and see where absurdity would take them. In this case, it took them to one of the best action flicks ever made.

Dang, now I have to go and watch the movie again.

Moe Lane

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