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

May
14
2019
2

The ‘Speed’ Honest Trailer.

This is one of their better ones. I don’t know why, specifically. Honest Trailers just pretty much nailed the jokes and the timing on this one, that’s all.

It’s interesting, which ones connect with Honest Trailers. Speed obviously they loved already, and that helped make this a good one; but they hated Catwoman, and that HT was hysterical, too. Maybe it’s just all about the strong emotional response. …Which sounds a lot less profound, now that I’ve typed it out. :shrug: It’s what I got.

May
07
2019
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The Mummy (the good one) Honest Trailer

It’s not bad, but this Honest Trailer of The Mummy (the good one) has one flaw:

…it lacks any appreciation of this scene, which is one of the great scenes.

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May
02
2019
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The ‘Pokemon: The First Movie’ Honest Trailer.

I avoided the Pokemon train when I was younger, because I was too old for it. Now I have kids. So now I’m playing Pokemon Go! — because my eldest loves it — and all of this sounds a lot less incomprehensible than it used to:

This happened with Power Rangers, too.

Apr
23
2019
4

The Howard the Duck Honest Trailer.

Sometimes we don’t appreciate the horrors that Honest Trailers has to view. Multiple times. Just to make us laugh. When that happens, they give us their take on true horror. Like… Howard the Duck.

Note that I’m not putting up an Amazon link for that movie. I’m not a monster. If you haven’t seen it… treasure your ignorance. Treasure it, and cling to it, and never let it go.

Apr
09
2019
7

The Mortal Engines Honest Trailer.

Brutal, but presumably fair. I didn’t actually see Mortal Engines, and apparently neither did almost anybody else. I probably should have, but this Honest Trailer raises a compelling argument as to why I was probably right not to, all along.

…And a part of me is going ‘Dammit.’ It was, perhaps, just not gonzo enough.

Apr
02
2019
1

The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Honest Trailer.

I’ve been waiting for this one, and Honest Trailers still managed to achieve tactical surprise for their take on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse*. I won’t spoil things. Go ahead and watch; it’s clever.

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