Honest Trailers is a comedy webseries produced by the Screen Junkies YouTube Channel. The series was created in 2012 by Andy Signore and Brett Weiner.
The series is meant to create fake trailers that reveal the true nature of a movie or TV show. Jon Bailey narrates most of the episodes.
Why It Rocks
- The idea of having fake trailers that reveal the true nature of a movie is a pretty creative idea.
- Well-written research and observations on where work went wrong and various plot holes. In fact, several critics have stated that the Honest Trailers writers could actually improve various movies.
- Despite the show constantly nitpicking movies' flaws, the writers aren't afraid to admit when the work is actually good, and praise it when it's deserved. Most critics would try to hard to tear those works apart, and some of that information may be inaccurate as a result.
- Nearly their whole GMW review was them praising the movie for their well-written characters, thrilling action, great comedy, and Alan Rickman's incredible performance.
- Their video for X-Men: The Animated Series praised the series for doing adaptations of classic X-Men comic stories that were better than or on par with the live-action movies, and Batman: The Animated Series video was them honoring the characters, including the memorable villains.
- Jon Bailey/Epic Voice Guy may speak in the same tone usually, but their have been times when he breaks the role to show actual emotions to certain moments, as if he were a regular fan watching the watching it. It really helps to show to feelings certain people would have towards it.
- Hilarious running gags that actually work out, like the "stares" music and the Alan Raptor (from Jurassic Park III) and honest names and titles.
- Various meta jokes in the videos and collaborations from various people related to the work.
- In their Deadpool, Deadpool 2, and Logan reviews, they got Ryan Reynolds himself, as Deadpool to do his signature meta jokes.
- In their Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory episode, Michael Bolton made a guest appearance.
- In Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse, they got four different voices including Felicia Day, Matt Mercer and Mr. Sunday Movies as Epic Voice Guy's alternate selves.
- Even as a comedy series, they still pay tribute to deserving people.
- In the La La Land/Moonlight video, they referenced the Oscar mix-up, and broke their formula so they could name the Moonlight actors by their actual names, rather than their usual joke names for characters.
- In Pearl Harbor, they called the film out for ignoring the incident's true events and acknowledged real people who did heroic deeds there.
- In response to David Bowie's passing, they created a Labyrinth episode and spent most of it praising David's performance.
- The ending gag where Jon Bailey says various lines requested by the Youtubers in his trailer voice.
- Plus, whenever a celebrity has a recent death, the series dedicates some of the lines to being quotes from the actor themselves, or quotes from some of their characters.
- A couple of unnecessary boob and ab jokes during the first few seasons.
- The first few episodes aren't as good as the later ones.