Nov
07
2017
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The ‘Stranger Things’ Honest TV Trailer.

This one has a bit of subtext. Or maybe just text. Or at least demonstrates just how fragile people seem to be feeling right now. Personally, I’ve found that decompression helps a good deal with that, but that’s just me.

Nov
01
2017
4

The Spider-Man Homecoming Honest Trailer.

As somebody in comments noted — no, really: there’s a small but finite chance that a Youtube comment is not of the Devil — the Spider-Man: Homecoming Honest Trailer was almost certainly in the queue before Screen Junkies had to deal with the sexual harassment allegations.  So I don’t know whether this is representative of their new style, or not.  Heck, it may be a while before we get another one.

Still, it’s nice to have the series back.

Sep
12
2017
1

The fairly brutal Honest Trailer for The Mummy.

It’s not as brutal as the one that they did for Catwoman, though.  There was something righteous about that particular trailer.  Not self-righteous; just plain righteous.  As if an angel came down from Heaven, because the fate of the three planes depended on it.  In contrast, the one for The Mummy is just aggravated:

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Jul
18
2017
1

This Memento Honest Trailer is genius.

Sheer genius, in that special Nolan way. I laughed like a loon and I haven’t even seen Memento.  …Yeah, I know, but the pile never gets any smaller.

 

Jun
20
2017
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The Power Rangers Honest Trailer.

It… maybe makes me interested in seeing the Power Rangers movie? I mean, I admit that I skipped it: I had a full roster of flicks to watch this year already.  But this sounds like it could be all right for a rental.

Jun
06
2017
2

The Cars/Cars 2 Honest Trailer.

I personally liked Cars more than the Honest Trailers folks did — they didn’t hate it, mind — because it was basically a kids’ flick, and my kids loved it (and Mater Tales), so it did its duty.  But it was entertaining to listen to Announcer Guy skip ahead to Cars 2, only to spiral into a Madness Anagnorisis over thinking too much about the implications of the Cars universe.  Not least because there were a couple of points in there that I hadn’t considered yet.  Since the disquieting world-building needed to make Cars work is something I find interesting, it’s always nice to encounter a new, chilling insight.

May
12
2017
1

The ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Honest Trailer. (NSFW)

This movie… almost broke them. You can see the ragged edge of sanity in a couple of places. It is also, alas, probably not safe to watch at work, partially because it discusses various forms of fetish activities but mostly because it’s about Fifty Shades Darker and you have a reputation to protect.  This is one of those series that people inexplicably go to, but nobody ever wants to admit to it.  Or, at least, nobody I know ever wants to admit to it. Which may suggest that I have a fairly hefty unconscious social filter in place.

[pause]

Right.  Here’s the Honest Trailer.

Apr
11
2017
7

The ‘Rogue One’ Honest Trailer.

To be honest, I didn’t have the problem with Rogue One that Honest Trailers had. I enjoyed the flick. It did what it came to do; it was a proof-of-concept by Disney that established that, sure, you could do successful movies in the Star Wars universe that weren’t revolving around the main trilogies.  We’re not talking high cinema, here, but Rogue One was pretty solid.

SPOILERS IN THE TRAILER.

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.

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