8.5/10
3,926
6 user

Honest Trailers 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2012– )
In this web series the Screen Junkies crew picks out everything that is wrong with a movie and then makes an "honest trailer".
Reviews

Episodes

Most Recent Episode



Previous Episode


Tuesday, November 26

Seasons


Years



13   12   11   10   9   8   … See all »
2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   … See all »
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

How It Should Have Ended (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A look back at how things would have been if your favorite movies had ended just a little differently.

Stars: Daniel Baxter, Stephanie Fisher, Tina Alexander
Everything Wrong with... (TV Series 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Jeremy, a movie goer, reviews movies and points out mistakes.

Stars: Jeremy Scott, Chris Atkinson, Neil deGrasse Tyson
Honest Game Trailers (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Trailers that tell you the truth about your favorite Video Games: Honest Game Trailers. These are the trailers that game developers don't want you to see.

Stars: Jon Bailey, Alberto Acosta, Ian Hecox
The Screen Junkies Show (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A look at the best movies, directors, TV shows and everything else related to movies.

Stars: Hal Rudnick, Nick Mundy, Kristian Harloff
Film Theory (TV Series 2015)
Animation | Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Matthew Patrick goes from Game Theories to theories about the art of film and television storytelling and industry concepts.

Stars: Matthew Patrick, J.M. Gotay, Lee Furst
WatchMojo (TV Series 2006)
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An online show which creates top ten lists on just about everything.

Stars: Rebecca Brayton, Phoebe De Jeu, Stephanie Ng Wan
Epic Rap Battles of History (TV Series 2010)
Short | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A YouTube video series that pits famous historical, pop culture, or fictional characters against one another in rap battle format.

Stars: Nice Peter, Epic Lloyd, Dante Cimadamore
Game Theory (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Matthew Patrick delves into common questions about video game stories and tropes and develops theories to explain them.

Stars: Matthew Patrick, Andy Field, Jirard Khalil
Screen Junkies Movie Fights (TV Series 2014)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Real nerds talk real fights about real movies.

Stars: Dan Murrell, Andy Signore, Hal Rudnick
Screen Rant Pitch Meetings (TV Series 2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

Although they have the best intentions, a movie executive and a screenwriter make terrible decisions while planning popular films.

Stars: Ryan George
TheOdd1sOut (TV Series 2014)
Animation | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

James tells stories and presents his thoughts through animation.

Stars: James Rallison, Boyinaband
JackAsk (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

So ask him some questions and he will ignore them. Cuz he's a Jackask, a big fat freaking Jackask.

Stars: Jack Douglass
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Jon Bailey ...  Narrator / ... 208 episodes, 2012-2019
Edit

Storyline

In this web series the Screen Junkies crew picks out everything that is wrong with a movie and then makes an "honest trailer".

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Be honest, as in, NOT sarcastic...We have to call it like it is ~ Spencer Gilbert.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

misc

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Your Movie Sucks See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Russo Brothers, directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, said they wanted to make their movie Honest-Trailer-proof to avoid the plotholes and tropes lampooned on Honest Trailers. After watching their movie's Honest Trailer, they said they were satisfied and that they accomplishing that goal. See more »

Crazy Credits

Most of the "Honest Titles" and "Starring..." parts re-use the same fonts from the movie titles that were featured in the episodes See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Nostalgia Critic: Planet of the Apes (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not as funny as it once was.
7 September 2016 | by eddie052010See all my reviews

When it originally started, I loved Honest Trailers. The idea was extremely fresh in that what would happen if movie trailers were truthful about the film being advertised? Thankfully, the series in its early days served that premise well, making fun of the shortcomings in many films in a smart and analytical manner. All of this the while having a narrator whose exaggerated deep voice (meaning to spoof similar narrators in actual trailers) delivered the scripts with such an over the top nature that it becomes hard not to laugh at some points (their Twilight episodes are good examples of this - the inability to pour ketchup still cracks me up every time). Because of this, the show in its early days was fantastic and along with other great web shows that mocked films (like How It Should Have Ended & Cinema Sins) showed how movie spoof and satire is alive and well on the internet, especially when film & TV have come up short recently (Seltzerberg anyone?).

However, like many other comedy series, it's fair to say that Honest Trailers is starting to lose its mojo. My main problem with the show is that instead of being a well mixed combination of criticism and comedy like it previously was, one element now dominates. They feel more like straightforward critiques of the films instead of more tongue-in-cheek ones. While this fine if you want that sort of thing, if you were expecting laughs, they are sadly far more sporadic than before, despite some exceptions (like the Frozen or Inside Out HTs). Also, whenever politics gets involved, it's rather cringey rather than funny. When they whinge about how bad the attitudes of old Disney movies were for instance, they come across as nagging Anita Sarkessian SJW types rather than witty comedians. When they mock Donald Trump, not only do they feel like they're going for the low hanging fruit for humour, but also don't offer anything new in that field. Not to mention how they won't be balanced and mock other politicians like Hillary Clinton. That leads me to another point, in that they aren't as brutally honest as before, which not only makes it less funny, but also less different especially when they go for the obvious points about certain films, like their Spider-Man trilogy trailer.

Another issue for me is that the current narrator (John Bailey) isn't as exaggerated as the other ones. I understand that their narrator differed in sometimes in their earlier trailers, but they still kept the tone right, whether they be similarly over the top (like in their original Phantom Menace 3D trailer) or be monotone in an exaggerate way (like their Avatar trailer). However, Bailey doesn't get it quite right, as he isn't very exaggerate and (like many other things in the series) a lot more straight faced than the other narrators. This means that some of the jokes come off as flat and he isn't as entertaining a narrator as his predecessors.

However, the new Honest Trailers aren't completely awful. As I said, as plain reviews they're entertaining and offer some interesting points about certain films, like how in their Hunger Games: Catching Fire supposed feminist icon Katniss Everdeen is helped more by men than that title would imply. Also, there are still some good laughs here and there and some episodes are consistently funny too. And at the very least, they're at least very entertaining videos to watch and their USP is still a breath of fresh air on a platform (YouTube) whose content can become very redundant at points.

As such, while I do think Honest Trailers is no longer as funny as it once was, it's not bad. Far from it, as they're still entertaining critiques of popular movies with occasional laughs. Even so, I do feel that the show's best work is behind them, and now we have a subpar version of what came before. It's like eating at the Ritz and then afterwards eating very nice food at your local pub. Still good, but quite anaemic in comparison as to what came before. And hey, at least you're not eating at some crappy KFC, which is what the rest of YouTube can feel like sometimes.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed