Let’s face it, no one thought that the Fast and the Furious franchise would last as long as it has. It’s actually surprising that a movie made in 2001 about a bunch of car thieves would expand into an eight film franchise filled with (now) car-thief/international spies. The premise is ridiculous, and yet, it has grossed more than $5 billion worldwide, becoming Universal’s biggest film franchise. In the most recent film, The Fate of the Furious, they upped the ante and had Vin Diesel’s Dominic betray his “family” and team up with a cyber terrorist, forcing them to save both him and the free world. The film was pure popcorn fun, and based on the box office, there’s no slowing this down.
Our good friends at Screen Junkies are at it once again, this time taking on X-Men: Apocalypse. The third sequel in the “First Class” trilogy was not well received by critics and fans. You can see our review of the movie here. After nailing the second film, Brian Singer returned to the director’s chair to have supervillain Apocalypse fight the X-Men. Some parts of the film worked, most didn’t. Screen Junkies, never willing to hold a punch, created an “Honest Trailer” for the latest mutant film.
Depending on how old you are, Fox’s X-Men: The Animated Series was your comic book bible during the ‘90s. The show premiered on Fox as part of their Fox Kids Saturday morning lineup, you know back when there were cartoons on Saturday mornings. The show gave the most accurate-to-the-comics stories from any adaptations that have come from comic books during that time, and probably since then. The show did an exceptional job capturing the feel of the comics during the Jim Lee era. The show covered all sorts of hugely popular stories from the comics including Days of Future Past, Dark Phoenix, Genosha, Mojovision, Weapon X, The Phalanx, and much more. Needless to say, before superhero films exponentially grew, this was the best comic book adaptation we had. I dare you not to hum the theme song!
It looks like the folks over at Screen Junkies are at it again. This time they’ve done an Honest Trailer for Ant-Man. The thing about these Honest Trailers is that they take the obvious and make them really obvious. Their past works include Star Wars and the Back To The Future trilogy. Usually, these trailers work really well with older movies or really bad movies, but Ant-Man was pretty good. So it’ll be interesting to see how this one comes out. Check it out after the jump! (more…)
Jurassic World may have earned buttloads of cash at the box office, but there’s still plenty of fertile ground for this Honest Trailer Treatment. High Heels running lady and even Chris Pratt take a few hits form this one. So grab a beverage, take a look, and let us know which Jurassic World problem bothered you the most? (more…)
ScreenJunkies are at it again, this time they give the Honest Trailer Treatment to George Miller‘s epic masterpiece of practical effects Mad Max: Fury Road. They’ve hit all the bits that might have distracted you if you weren’t waiting for the next crazy as hell car explosion. (more…)
When I think of what might make a fun game (which I do way more often than would be socially acceptable), stepping into the sweaty boots of Batman and beating the absolute shit out of everything in sight is often at the top of the list. It’s a shame then that, with the sole exception of Konami‘s sublime Batman Returns brawler on the SNES, game developers failed miserably to recreate that experience for gamers for decades. It wasn’t until 2009 that ole bats gained his most valuable gaming ally, Rocksteady Studios. Their Batman debut, Arkham Asylum, was everything Batman fans could have asked for and more, but it was far from perfect, especially in that idiotic final encounter with Joker. Luckily, the rogues over at Smosh Games and Honest Trailers were brave enough to take on the game’s eccentricities with a hilarious, brutally honest trailer of its very own. (more…)
Looking to laugh? Well, I hope you’re a fan of Star Trekor like to pick on the franchise mercilessly. Gathered here for your amusement are three videos, all hilarious for their own reasons. First, it’s Spock, Leonard Nimoy, versus Spock, Zachary Quinto in this funny sketch about a bet that’s somehow supposed to be selling Audi’s.
Too funny. My first thought, though? Holy shit, is Nimoy’s hair long! And, I about died when he started singing that Bilbo Baggins song.