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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Mar
19
2019
1

The Aquaman Honest Trailer.

They did remarkably little in the way of analysis of Aquaman.

They mostly went with “Do you see this? Do you SEE this?,” on the grounds that since the movie started with full-out gonzo and stayed there there’s not much more to say. And, indeed, there is not: except that this movie was awesomely fun. You should watch it.

Mar
05
2019
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The ‘Robin Hood’ Honest Trailer.

Short version: none of us missed much. Either too silly, or just not silly enough. Or both?

I do agree with Honest Trailers, though: Robin Hood 2058 (‘a “rogue MI5 agent on a mission to avenge injustice” in a dystopian future London”‘) sounds like it might have been fun. It seems to have disappeared into development hell, though. Pity.

Feb
26
2019
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The ‘A Star is Born’ Honest Trailer.

I’m actually wondering now whether I should see A Star is Born 4.0.2.

I didn’t bother because it’s, as the Honest Trailer points out, simultaneously a remake of all the other Stars Are Born and apparently pulling stuff from a movie called Crazy Heart, which is also apparently drawing from the Stars, and it’s all very meta, no? — But apparently (as one reviewer put it) Bradley Cooper can sing, and Lady Gaga can act. Go figure.

Moe Lane

PS: I was expecting to see the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse Honest Trailer today, honestly. But that was because I thought the DVD release date was laste week, not next month. My bad.

Jan
15
2019
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The Halloween (2018) Honest Trailer.

Honest Trailers was mostly “it was all right” about Halloween (2018)

…but when they got to the true crime podcasters in that movie, well.  Honest Trailers had views on them, let me tell you.  Somewhat waspish views, too.  The kind that professionals have when Hollywood gets the technical details wrong.  Seriously, listening to said views was what made me put this one up.




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