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From the Website/YouTube channel ''WebVideo/ScreenJunkies'', [[TakeThatMe who struggle hard to make their]] [[ToughActToFollow other videos as popular as these,]] comes a series that imagines what movie trailers would say if they were truthful, [[MundaneMadeAwesome yet still narrated with an epic]] Creator/DonLaFontaine-esque voice. ''JAZZERSIZE''. [[DistractedByMyOwnSexy Sorry, just had to say it]].

::''[[TitleDrop Honest Trailers]].''

They describe movies with such BrutalHonesty that you wouldn't even want to watch it if you saw this trailer in theaters. Key targets will be excessive {{Plot Hole}}s, strange characterization, obvious ProductPlacement, ''more'' plot holes, SpecialEffectsFailure, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the actors' stupid faces]]. Ah, but who are they kidding, [[AffectionateParody often times they still love these movies.]]

Starring [[https://twitter.com/secretsaucetv Saucy Director]], the writer of ''Ladies of Rap'', [[https://twitter.com/polyphemus Cyclops]], and the only one you've ever heard of: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm6ztRTdcdY Epic Voice Guy]]. [[LegacyCharacter And]] [[https://twitter.com/gannonnickell Epic Voice Guy Sr]]. [[SincerityMode We wish him the very best.]]

[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL86F4D497FD3CACCE Check them out at the link]].[[note]]All videos will have spoilers for the film/TV show that they center on. ''Honest Trailers'' [[TrailersAlwaysLie may not lie]], [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil but they will spoil]].[[/note]]

See also ''Honest Game Trailers'' on WebVideo/SmoshGames.

!!This web series provides examples of the following tropes:


* AbsenteeActor: {{Invoked|Trope}} in the ''Film/{{Boyhood}}'' Honest Trailer, Epic Voice Guy doesn't speak at all during the video; instead, the comments on the film are told either in text frames or through the redub of the song "Hero" by Family of the Year, which played during ''Boyhood'''s real trailer. [[spoiler:Jon Bailey appears in the end of the Honest Trailer, asking if he still gets paid for it]].
* AcceptableTargets: [[invoked]] The narrator commonly mocks these actors.
** Ugly characters are frequently mistaken for Creator/LindsayLohan. So far, they include: a {{Mook}} from ''Film/RoboCop1987'' who has been [[BodyHorror deformed by industrial waste]], [[Creator/JudiDench Dame Judi Dench as M]] in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', a minor but very ugly witch from ''Film/HarryPotter'', Gollum from ''Film/LordOfTheRings'', and the old Fire Keeper from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', and a monster in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.
** The central cast of ''Twilight'': "[[Creator/RobertPattinson Shovel-face]]", "[[Creator/KristenStewart Mouth-breather]]", and "[[Creator/TaylorLautner Teen Wolf]]".
** Creator/MNightShyamalan has elicited more than one negative response from the narrator, including his comment that [[Film/TheLastAirbender one film]] was "M. Night Shat-upon", and beginning the Honest Trailer for [[Film/TheHappening another film]] saying [[SarcasmMode sarcastically]] "Hoo boy, this should be good."
** Creator/VinDiesel is frequently compared to a potato, being credited as Mr. Potato Head in the ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'' trailer, while their ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' trailer has Mr. Potato Head credited as him.
* AccentuateTheNegative: All in jest, though.
** Lampshaded at the end of their ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' video.
--->'''Narrator:''' Oh, who are we kidding? This movie was [[PrecisionFStrike fucking awesome]].
** Also lampshaded in their ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' video.
--->'''Narrator:''' Watch as Cap and [[BadassNormal two non-superheroes]] end up ... actually kicking a lot of ass together, in a really entertaining well-directed movie. What? We had to be honest. It's good. But since Honest Trailers is a comedy series, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Get Ready. For. Nitpicking.]]
** ''Again'' for the ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' video:
--->'''Narrator:''' ''[sigh]'' We're really reaching here. This was a fun movie.
* [[invoked]]ActorAllusion:
** [[Film/TheDarkKnight Mike Engel]] is introduced as [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Rusty Griswold]].
** [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] is introduced as "[[Film/XMen Homeless Magneto]]".
*** [[Creator/SeanBean Boromir]] as "''Series/GameOfThrones'' Reference".
** [[Creator/JosephGordonLevitt Arthur]] as "the son from ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''."
** [[Creator/AnneHathaway Catwoman]] as "[[Film/ThePrincessDiaries The Prince-ASS Diaries]]".
*** [[Creator/JosephGordonLevitt John Blake]] as "[[Film/{{Looper}} Bruce Willis]]"
** [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Gareth Mallory]] as "[[Film/HarryPotter Sexy Voldemort]]".
** Creator/SamuelLJackson is credited in ''Film/JurassicPark'' as "[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Two-Eyed Nick Fury]]".
*** In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' he's credited as "[[Franchise/StarWars Mace Windu]]".
*** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', the narrator comments that "Star Wars must have really blown his (Cap's) mind" while showing a picture of Mace Windu and Nick Fury side-by-side.
** ''Film/{{Les Miserab|les2012}}ablebles'' credits [[Creator/HughJackman Jean Valjean]] as [[Film/XMen Fancy Wolverine]], [[Creator/RussellCrowe Inspector Javert]] as [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Fat Maximus]], and [[Creator/SachaBaronCohen Monsieur Thenardier]] as French Film/{{Borat}}. Played with in the case of HelenaBonhamCarter, who is credited as Creator/TimBurton due to being his wife and frequent collaborator. Inverted with Anne Hathaway, who is credited as Susan Boyle ([[DontExplainTheJoke because she also sang "I Dreamed a Dream"]].)
** In ''Harry Potter'', Snape is credited as [[Film/DieHard Professor Hans Gruber]].
** In ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', [[Creator/RyanReynolds Deadpool]] as "Worse than ''Film/GreenLantern''"
** [[Series/BreakingBad Walter White]] as "[[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Malcolm's dad]]".
** In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', Creator/PeterWeller is credited as Franchise/RoboCop.
** Jaden and WillSmith are credited in ''Film/AfterEarth'' as "[[StealthInsult Son of a]] Film/{{Hitch}}" and "[[Film/ThePursuitOfHappyness The Pursuit of Crappiness]]".
** Creator/ChrisHemsworth in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is credited as "[[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Thunder From Down Under]]".
** When criticizing Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's performance as [[PungeonMaster Mr. Freeze]], they do cold-puns of several Arnie movies, like ''[[Film/TheRunningMan The Punning Man]]'', ''[[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Coldman the Barbarian]]'', ''[[Film/KindergartenCop Kindergarten Ice Pop]]'', ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator Blue]]'', "all right, we get it."
** The ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' trailer calls Creator/KristenBell, "[[Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall Forgotten Sarah Marshall]]."
*** And Creator/IdinaMenzel is "the [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} wickedly]] [[IncrediblyLamePun talented]] [[Creator/JohnTravolta Adele]] [[AccidentalMisnaming Dazeem]]".
** In ''Film/RoboCop1987'', [[Creator/KurtwoodSmith Clarence Boddicker]] as [[Series/That70sShow That '70s Drug Lord]].
** Near the start of the ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', the narrator accidentally introduces the title character with "Meet [[Creator/ChrisEvans Johnny Storm, the Human Torch]]. Wait, no, [[Film/FantasticFour that's the wrong movie]]." Made funnier in a meta sense as in ''The First Avenger'', the costume of the first Human Torch is on display at the expo.
*** Creator/TobyJones[=/=]Arnim Zola is "German Capote", having played Truman Capote in ''Infamous''.
*** And a somewhat inverted example where Creator/DominicCooper, who plays Howard Stark ([[Film/IronMan Tony's]] dad), is introduced as [[Creator/RobertDowneyJr Robert Downey Sr]].
** The trailer for ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' has a stinger to ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' (starring Creator/BryanCranston) and the narrator quips "Good luck, [[Series/BreakingBad Heisenberg]]!"
*** In the trailer for the latter movie, Cranston is credited as "[[Series/BreakingBad Crysenberg]]".
** [[Film/XMen Wolverine]] (Creator/HughJackman) as "[[Film/LesMiserables2012 Logan Valjean]]".
** [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Count Dooku]] (Creator/ChristopherLee) as "[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Darth Saruman]]".
** Their cast list for ''Film/LoveActually'' is nothing but this.
--->''"For real, I'm telling you, that's totally [[Series/TheWalkingDead Rick]]!"''
** Creator/JohnLithgow in ''{{Film/Interstellar}}'' is "[[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun Third Dick From The Sun]]."
** For ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', [[Creator/ZoeSaldana Gamora]] is referred to as [[Film/{{Avatar}} Green Neytiri]].
** In the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' trailer, [[Creator/JamesFranco Harry]] is credited as [[Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful Osborn, the Great and Powerful]].
** In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Creator/ColinFirth is "[[Film/TheKingsSpeech The Kingsman's Speech]]" and Creator/MarkHamill is "[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Professor Joker]]".
** The ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' trailer calls Nicholas Hoult, "[[Literature/AboutABoy About a War Boy]]".
** In the ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' trailer, [[Creator/RamiMalek Josh]] is called "Series/MrRobot", while [[Creator/HaydenPanettiere Sam]] is called "[[Series/{{Heroes}} Save The Cheerleader, Save The World]]".
** In ''Film/FantasticFour2015'', Miles Teller is credited as "[[Film/{{Whiplash}} Were you stretching, or were you dragging?]]" while Creator/KateMara and Reg E. Cathey are credited as "wasted ''Series/{{House of Cards|US}}'' actors".
** In ''Film/AntMan'', Creator/PaulRudd is credited as "Film/{{I Love You Man}}t".
** In ''Film/DieHard'', Creator/WilliamAtherton is credited as "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} That Man Has No Dick.]]"
** One for the Epic Voice Guy himself -- upon describing the Council Spokesman of ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' (voiced by Jon Bailey himself) as "the world's deadliest hobo", he listens to him speak for a moment before deciding that [[ButHeSoundsHandsome his voice sounds actually pretty cool]].
* AdamWesting: The voice in the ''Harry Potter'' trailer was the actual voice from the real trailers.
* AdaptationOverdosed[[invoked]]: The ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' Honest Trailer includes posters and/or clips from nine other ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' adaptations, including three or four which also came from Disney.[[note]]''Film/EverAfter'', ''The Glass Slipper'', Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein's ''Film/{{Cinderella}}'' (the 1997 version), ''Film/ACinderellaStory'', ''Film/AnotherCinderellaStory'', ''Cinderfella'', ''Film/IntoTheWoods'', ''Film/EllaEnchanted'', and ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}''. The ''Into the Woods'' movie and ''Cinderella (2015)'' came from Disney themselves, while the '97 version of the R&H ''Cinderella'' premiered on ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents''. ''Ella Enchanted'' came from Miramax back when Disney owned them, but Disney no longer owns home video rights.[[/note]]
* {{Adorkable}}: They use this word verbatim to describe Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and Augustus from ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars''.
* AdvertisedExtra: [[invoked]]
** For ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', it's Gambit:
--->'''Narrator:''' Get excited when they introduce fan favorite Gambit. Then get immediately disappointed when you realize that he is only in the movie for 5 minutes.
** For ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'', the Dinobots:
--->'''Narrator:''' Also, there are dinosaurs at the end of this movie, but I do not wish to mislead you. They are barely in it. 5 minutes, tops.
** One of the three endings for ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' points out how the scenes featuring Hobbs in the film's actual trailers, i.e. fistfighting with Creator/JasonStatham's character, breaking the cast around his arm and firing a gatling gun, are ''all'' the scenes he's in in the movie.
--->'''Narrator:''' Come on! You've got [[Creator/DwayneJohnson The Rock]]! Use him, for crying out loud!
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' calls Mekhi Phifer, who gets a listing in the film's credits, "Mekhi Phive Minutes of Screentime" in the Starring part. The joke is repeated for the ''Film/TheDivergentSeriesInsurgent'' Honest Trailer.
* AerithAndBob: ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' has "characters with names so complicated, only [[Creator/JRRTolkien a linguist]] could remember them, like: ''[various characters address each other]'' Gandalf, Frodo, Bilbo, Sauron, Saruman, Aragorn, son of Arathorn, Boromir, Faramir, Éowyn, Arwen, Gimli, son of Glóin, ISILDUR, Morgoth, Galadriel, Galas Galathan, Théodred, Grí­ma Wormtongue, Legolas, son of Thranduil ... [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Sam]]."
* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles:
** Brought up in the ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' trailer (the female Inkling is even referred to later as "Hentai Incoming"):
--->'''Narrator:''' ...and it might be one of the most Japanese things ever, combining: seafood, dressing up like a Harajuku girl, and splattering tentacles with wet gobs of goo ... in the world's first PG bukkake simulator.
** In the ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' trailer, the kraken is called "A Japanese Pornstar."
** In the ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' trailer, the opening credits are refered to as "about three minutes of tentacle porn."
* AllOfThem: In the trailer of ''Film/SuperMarioBros'', their answer to the question of [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs how much acid the filmmakers took.]]
* AllStarCast: [[invoked]] In the ''Film/HarryPotter'' trailer:
-->'''Narrator:''' Relive the excitement of acclaimed British thespians ... yelling nonsense.
* AlternateAesopInterpretation: [[invoked]]
** Their analysis of ''Film/TheNotebook'' tells them...
--->'''Narrator:''' Revisit the film that reminds you that no matter how much you love each other, you're both gonna grow old and die.
** Their takeaway from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'':
--->'''Narrator:''' If you're not happy about a contract you signed without even reading, [[MurderIsTheBestSolution get your fiance to murder the person who outsmarted you]].
** The ''real'' lesson we should learn from ''Film/GoneGirl''?
--->'''Narrator:''' Don't have sex with crazy people!
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent:
** In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} is credited as "Comicbook/TheFlash" and the future Sentinels as "Ultron".
** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Thanos is credited as "Darkseid".
* AmericaSavesTheDay: In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', its "message of global unity means only America can save the world."
* AndTheRest:
** In ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' trailer it calls the rest of the cast who are going to die as "Zombie Food."
** In the ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' trailer, after naming two dozen characters the narrator calls the other [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters hundred]] characters as "irrelevant".
** In the ''VideoGame/QuantumBreak'' trailer, the Starring part lists the main characters and just refers to the minor characters as "The sh*tty characters from the TV show parts".[[note]]The game was a hybrid between a TV series and a videogame that let the player progress through the game and then see the consequences of their choices in the TV series episodes.[[/note]]
* {{Angrish}}: From the ''Film/HomeAlone'' trailer.
-->'''Narrator:''' ...and Harry, who sounds like Creator/JoePesci trying not to curse in a PG movie.
* AnimalsLackAttributes: The last question the narrator asks in the ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' trailer is, "Um... where are all the monkey dicks?" He also questions where are the genitals and anuses of the ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' inhabitants.
* {{Anvilicious}}: [[invoked]] Pointed out in ''Avatar''.
-->'''Narrator:''' Together, they'll learn: "[[ArmiesAreEvil Military = bad]]. [[GreenAesop Trees = good]]."
* AnyoneCanDie: In ''Series/BreakingBad'', "get ready for a show where anyone can be killed at any time, and in any way, from boxcutter, to bike lock, to ATM machine, to [[LosingYourHead decapitated-head]] [[AnimalAssassin turtle bomb]], to [[WhyAmITicking exploding grandpa]], to Music/JimiHendrix[[PersonAsVerb ing]], to [[CarFu Pontiac Aztek]]. Now '''that's''' ProductPlacement."
** Also in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', whether you're [[spoiler:Creator/SeanBean, Sean Bean's wife, Sean Bean's best friend, Sean Bean's son, Sean Bean's daughter-in-law, Sean Bean's family dogs, or Sean Bean's unborn grandkid.]]
--->'''Narrator:''' All men must die...who are in any way close to [[spoiler:Sean Bean!]]
* AnythingButThat: The narrator more or less groans throughout the entire ''Film/AfterEarth'' trailer from the very start.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** ''Avatar'' takes us to a futuristic world of spaceships, mech warriors, and... really crappy wheelchairs?
** When doing the casting list in ''Inception'', the cast list ends with Cobb's dreidel.
** In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', their description of Raoul Silva: "An antagonist with a plan so complex, he ''wants'' to get caught, but makes it nearly impossible to find him; knows months ahead of time the exact place to plant explosives during a chase he didn't even know was going to happen; and.... makes Bond gay."
** Also from ''Skyfall'', "When Bond returns to the high stakes world of espionage, he is faced with: word association ''[Bond taking his WordAssociationTest]'', office politics ''[Gareth Mallory talks to M]'', art theory ''[Bond and Q looking at a painting]'', Creator/JudiDench frowning; [[OverlyLongGag a lot]] (''cue every single close-up shot from the film of M with a frowny face''), and absurdly long landscape shots."
** Franchise/IndianaJones: "[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk He discovered the Lost Ark]]. [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom He conquered a Temple of Doom.]] [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade He defeated an Army of Evil.]] And now.... [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull he's looking at a gopher]]."
** The ''Lord of the Rings'' trailer features a montage of people saying each other's really complicated names finishing with... [[AerithAndBob Sam]].
** In ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', "watch as Wolverine's centuries of war are glossed over in one montage, to instead make time for things no one wants to see Wolverine do: go on dates ''[shows shot of Logan caressing Kayla Silverfox]'', chop wood ''[Logan cutting a tree down with a chainsaw]'', get stuck in traffic ''[Logan and Kayla's truck coming up on two stopped cars, and Logan laying on the horn]'', and fumbling around in the bathroom."
** If you watch ''Les Miserables'', in their words, you will:
-->''Experience over two-and-a-half hours of CGI crane shots''\\
''And extreme close-ups''\\
''And the death of Creator/RussellCrowe's acting ability.''
** The ''Harry Potter'' trailer: "Relive the excitement of acclaimed British thespians yelling nonsense, battles that would have been way cooler with lightsabers or if they just moved around a little, and Creator/RupertGrint's dumb face."
** The trailer for ''The Last of Us'' lists the horrific sights in the game as including "torture, suicide, [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Pittsburgh]], dead children, more torture, more dead children, and the ultimate horror of [[FelonyMisdemeanor leaving your best friend hanging]]."
** The trailer for ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' describes it as taking place in a world where humanity goes back to riding horses, fighting with crossbows, and driving the [[ProductPlacement fully loaded 2012 Hyundai Tucson]].
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Narrator's rant at the end of the ''After Earth'' trailer includes, among other complaints, yelling about the eagle that dies from the nightly cold despite natural selection meaning that should have rendered its species extinct by now.
-->'''Narrator:''' It hasn't figured out how to live in the cold over the last thousand years of being an eagle?!
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: In ''Fast Five'', "refuel and ride along while these rebels break every law in the book: of physics, gravity, weight differential, and friction."
* ArtStyleDissonance: The trailer for ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' points out how it blends Creator/{{Pixar}}-esque animation with gory, bloody, heads-blown-off violence.
-->'''Narrator:''' See? This is what ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' was missing.
* AsHimself: What they see Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio in the ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'' as.
-->'''Narrator:''' Leonardo Di[[SoundEffectBleep f***ing]]Caprio stars as a f***ing young hot rich guy who hangs out on f***ing yachts and has sex with f***ing models. Basically Leonardo [=DiCaprio=].
* AskAStupidQuestion: When Deadpool shows up in the trailer for his own movie.
--> '''Narrator:''' Holy crap, Deadpool?\\
'''Deadpool:''' No, it's ''Rhythm Nation''-era Music/JanetJackson. Yeah, I'm motherf*cking Deadpool!
* AudienceParticipation: Viewers' requests for films are featured before each video. And viewers can leave comments with phrases for the narrator to say in his awesome voice.
* AudienceSurrogate: In the ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'' trailer, the narrator introduces Katniss as "A Totally Average Down-to-Earth Girl... Just Like You!"
* AsianRudeness: The trailer for ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' is taken over by a Chinese woman two thirds of the way through, who dismisses Jon with a "Thank you, large American trailer man." ("Hey!")
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish / JapaneseRanguage:
** In reference to the "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/inception Leo Squint]]" meme, they introduce ''Inception'''s star as "[[Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio Reonardo DiCaprio]]".
** Creator/KenWatanabe's accent makes it really difficult for them to understand exposition from him.
* AwardSnub: [[invoked]]
** The trailer for ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'' points out Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio's inability to win an Oscar several times, complete with a montage that lists everyone and everything that [[TakeThat somehow managed to win an Oscar before Leo]].
--->'''Narrator:''' And... Leonardo [=NoOscaro=]. Which is crazy when you think about all the other people who have Oscars, like... Music/ThreeSixMafia, UsefulNotes/AlGore, [[Film/JerryMaguire Cuba Gooding Jr.]], Dean Pelton from ''Series/{{Community}}''... ''[[[LongList goes on for a long while, before culminating with...]]]'' ... and the movie, ''Film/{{Crash}}''\\
'''Leonard [=DiCaprio=]:''' Goddammit!
** Inverted with ''Film/PearlHarbor''. Among its crimes the Narrator lists, he laments that it won Creator/MichaelBay an Oscar... for Sound Design. Cue a clip show of Ben Affleck's character opening a wine bottle with a comically fake "pop!".
* AwesomeButImpractical: They poke fun at ''Film/PacificRim'' for the weapons on the Jaegers.
-->'''Narrator:''' [Gipsy Danger] comes equipped with: ineffective elbow rockets, ''painfully'' slow plasma cannons, and an incredibly powerful sword they forgot they had until about two-thirds of the way through the movie.
* BaitAndSwitch: In the ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'' Honest Game Trailer, we are shown a barrage of requests for ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', then the narrator comments, "We got it on PC, and it still doesn't work. So... maybe next week?" Then, a single request for ''Watch_Dogs'' appears, the narrator decides that they're "Close enough," then starts narrating on the latter.
* BaitAndSwitchComparison:
** "[[Film/BatmanAndRobin In a world full of crime]], ''[shows montage of Mr. Freeze clips]'' one man is determined to kill Franchise/{{Batman}} once and for all. His name... is director Creator/JoelSchumacher.
** "Creator/EwanMcGregor is forced to ''[shows montage of [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Obi-Wan Kenobi]] in scenes with CGI aliens]'' try and act alongside lifeless and emotionless computer characters like Hayden Christensen."
* BestKnownForTheFanservice:[[invoked]]
** ''Titanic'''s rerelease allows a new generation to "remember the excitement of PG-13 boobs, now in James Cameron-approved 3D."
** Creator/EmmaWatson as Hermione is mentioned as Harry Potter's "superior in every way hot lady friend" and is credited as "Your First Erection".
** Creator/ScarlettJohansson as ComicBook/BlackWidow is credited as "ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} with BEWBS" in the ''Iron Man 2'' trailer and as "Leather BEWBS" in ''The Avengers'' trailer. This got better afterwards, with their ''Iron Man 3'' trailer crediting her as "Black Widow" (in the "not starring" part), the ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' trailer credited her as "Film/{{Lucy}}," and the ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' trailer crediting her as "[[ToylessToylineCharacter Good Luck Finding Her Action Figure]]."
** [[BiTheWay The narrator even does with male characters]], with "hot guy" being used to describe many characters including Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio as [[Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet Jordan Belfort]], ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'''s Kristoff and Hans.
** Subverted with ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey''. The narrator says that, while people were hoping for the steamy sex scenes from the book, they were mostly treated to:
'''AND... TENDER MISSIONARY LOVEMAKING.''' What the fuck? Let's get kinky weird!
* BestialityIsDepraved: The ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' trailer describes "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People" as the movie's "other romantic duet" (after "Love Is an Open Door"). Just like the trailer redubs "Love is an Open Door" to sound like it's about intercourse, the same treatment is given here:
-->'''Narrator:''' I'm kinda turned on by reindeer...
* BetterThanCanon: [[invoked]]
** In the ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' trailer, the narrator mentions that the alternate ending [[spoiler: in which Scott ends up with Knives rather than Ramona]] was better than the actual ending.
** The trailer for ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' praises the story in Creator/TelltaleGames' creation as being better and more charming the [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} game series it's based on]].
* BiTheWay: The narrator, who gets easily distracted by fanservice from both sexes.
* ButThouMust: An aversion is lampshaded in the ''Film/MissionImpossible'' trailer.
-->'''Narrator:''' An agency with a silly name... will deliver assignments in a ridiculous way to agents who can choose whether or not to accept them...\\
''[cue montage of MissionBriefing, all saying "should you choose to accept it"]''\\
'''Narrator:''' Um, what happens if they say no? Do we all just... die?
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: ''Film/PacificRim'' is said to include: "[[HumongousMecha Giant Robots]]", "[[{{Kaiju}} Giant Monsters]]", and "Giant Robots Punching Giant Monsters".
* BreadEggsMilkSquick:
** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' is, in their words, from the creators of ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'', ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l9qhlHFXuM The Story of Menstruation]]''.
** In the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' trailer, the Umbrella Corporation is described as the one-stop shop for pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and weaponized crimes against nature.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' trailer, the Narrator stops during the intro and we see him in the recording booth, insisting that they've already done the trailer for this on ''Film/TheHungerGames''. It happens again at the end before "Starring..."
* BrickJoke: In the ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' trailer, the narrator brings up ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' as a perfect Fantastic Four movie. Then, in the ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' trailer, the narrator says it's been ten years since the last ''good'' Fantastic Four movie. Cue a clip of ''The Incredibles''.
* BringMyBrownPants: His reaction to [[spoiler:Brain!]]Andross in ''VideoGame/StarFox64'':
--> '''Narrator:''' Kinda makes a floating monkey head seem normal- OH MY GOD I PEED A LITTLE!
* BrokenAesop: The ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' trailer points out how the "be your own independent woman" aesop rings a bit hollow when Alice declares her intent to ScrewDestiny only to follow it anyway.
--> '''Narrator:''' ... Girl Power?
* BrutalHonesty: The style in which the trailers are narrated.
* BulletTime: In the ''Film/ThreeHundred'' trailer, they note the movie's overuse of dramatic falling stuff, Instagram filters, and............suuuuuperr.....'''slooooooooooowwwwwwww......moooooooooooooooootttttiiiiiiiiiooooooooonnnn'''.
* CallBack:
** In ''The Dark Knight Rises'' video, they announce that it stars the cast of ''Inception''. In the ''Inception'' video, they announce that it stars the cast of ''The Dark Knight Rises''. They also call back to their discontent with ''Rises'' by introducing ''Inception'' with "From [[Creator/ChristopherNolan the director]] of two good Batman movies comes a film that will obliterate your eardrums with [[PreviewsPulse deafening horn noises]]." '''''[[http://inception.davepedu.com BWOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNGGGG]]'''''
** In their trailer for ''Inception'' they showed the video getting flooded with requests for them to make a Honest Trailer of it. This happens ''again'' for both the ''Harry Potter'' series and ''The Matrix''. And yet ''again'' for ''Dragonball: Evolution.''
*** And yet again for ''Guardians of the Galaxy''. It's starting to turn into a RunningGag. ''Fifty Shades of Grey'' has the flooding being followed by a special opening for the 100th episode.
** The ''Film/PacificRim'' speech ends up being a callback to the ''Independence Day'' one, complete with the best movie extra saluting. Hell yeah!
** ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'' references Gale being a better match for Katniss again instead of Peeta.
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'' makes several references to the ''Frozen'' trailer, even doing another "[[IntercourseWithYou Pork Song]]", in this case doing it by rewriting "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"?
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' does the same thing with its songs.
** In the character roll call for ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', they jokingly refer to Pikachu as "Japanese [[Disney/MickeyMouse Mickey]]". Later, in the character roll call for ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', they refer to Mickey Mouse as "American Pikachu".
*** From the same character roll call, Machamp is referred to as "[[Franchise/MortalKombat Goro]]". Later, in the character roll call for ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', Goro is referred to as "Machamp".
** Similarly, in the character roll call for ''Harry Potter'', they refer to Dumbledore as "Gandalf the Gay". In their in the character roll call for ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'', they credit Gandalf as "Straight Dumbledore".
** The ''Film/TheDivergentSeriesInsurgent'' video repeats the narrator stopping his script reading when he thinks they've done the exact same material before, just like he did in the ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' video when he pointed out the similarities to ''Film/TheHungerGames''. This time, he compares the twist ending to that of ''Film/{{The Maze Runner|2014}}''.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted by ''Series/BreakingBad'' where you "journey to scenic New Mexico, because state tax laws make it cheaper to shoot there than Los Angeles."
* TheCameo:
** [[spoiler:WebVideo/RedLetterMedia]] in ''The Dark Knight Rises'' comes to pick apart every plot hole.
** For ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'', the guy from ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' shows up at the end to nitpick, [[spoiler:and is promptly interrupted by the voice guy who starts pointing out [[FunetikAksent bewbs]]]]. The favor's returned when the ''Honest Trailers'' voiceover turns up at the end of the ''Cinema Sins'' video for ''Film/SupermanReturns''.
** The guys at ''[[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Team Four Star]]'' help out on their video on ''Film/DragonballEvolution,'' in-character from their roles in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''.
** Flula Borg, one of the actors in ''Film/PitchPerfect 2'', appears at the end of their trailer for the first film.
** The ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' Honest Trailer features all of the movie narrators who've appeared in the series, with a surprise appearance by [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett]]. They all start saying "Blewbs" in honor of the ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' narrator.
** In a special way, Creator/RyanReynolds reprises his role as the titular character from ''Film/Deadpool2016'', complete with BreakingTheFourthWall and all!
** WebVideo/AndreTheBlackNerd and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic appear in the Honest Trailer for the ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' live musical ''Out of Their Shells''; the former to admit that he likes it, and the latter to show other crappier material the Turtles starred in, seemingly just to drive Epic Voice Guy into insanity.
* CanonDiscontinuity: The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' reboot is "the cool new franchise that used time travel gobbledygook to throw away 50 years of canon. But who cares, 'cause ''Star Trek'' is awesome again!"
* CaptainErsatz: The Honest Trailer for ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' suggests that Ralph, Fix-It Felix and Calhoun as stand-ins for Franchise/DonkeyKong, [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]], respectively, created because Disney couldn't afford the rights for them.
* CaptionHumor[=/=]FunWithSubtitles: While most times they just transcribe the narration, at times the captions do extra jokes. Best example is ''Film/JupiterAscending'': As the narrator sums up the indescribably ridiculous plot, the captions do a NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer while taking extra shots ("If you think the trailer is dragging on, try watching the actual movie").
* CelebrityParadox:
** When noting that Cap's list in ''The Winter Soldier'' claims he watched ''Star Wars'', the Narrator muses that seeing the physical similarity between [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Nick Fury and Mace Windu]] probably blew his mind.
** The Honest Trailer for ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}'' has the narrator marveling at what a sweet voice the UN Commander has (both roles are by the same voice actor.)
* CelebrityResemblance: The ''Film/PacificRim'' trailer refers Creator/GuillermoDelToro as "Latino Creator/PeterJackson"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The Narrator started out as initially denying [[EvenTheGuysWantHim wanting guys too]], as shown in ''The Hunger Games'' trailer, but since ''Man of Steel'' and beyond has openly ogled both guys and gals.
* ChewBubblegum: Or "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin chem]] bubblegum", as the case may be.
* ChirpingCrickets:
** This sound effect is used in the ''Film/StarTrek'' trailer to underscore how boring the idea of Nero drifting around in space for 25 years instead of just warning his planet of their impending demise is.
** Also when [[Film/TheLastAirbender Aang]] is Waterbending... or rather, "doing his greenbelt Karate demonstration."
* ChronicallyKilledActor: Discussed with Sean Bean's fate in virtually every role he plays.
** ''The Lord of the Rings'' is a trilogy "where every main character faces constant mortal danger.... but only Creator/SeanBean dies. [[SarcasmMode Gee, haven't seen that before]]." ''Cue [[DeathMontage montage]] of every scene of every movie that Bean dies in.''
** Referenced indirectly again in their ''Game of Thrones'' trailer.
--->'''Narrator:''' Ride along on adventure where any lead character can die. Whether you're Sean Bean, Sean Bean's wife, Sean Bean's best friend, Sean Bean's son, Sean Bean's daughter-in-law, Sean Bean's family dogs, or Sean Bean's unborn grandkid. All men must die... who are in any way close to Sean Bean.
** And then he actually ''survives'' in [[spoiler: ''Film/JupiterAscending'']]
--->'''Narrator:''' Wait, Sean Bean dies in every ''good'' movie, but survives in ''this'' one? Wow, they couldn't even kill Sean Bean right.
* ClicheStorm: [[invoked]]
** ''World War Z'''s "Starring" list-off instead lists cliches the movie utilizes, including [[MyCarHatesMe dead car batteries]], [[BlackoutBasement flickering lights]], [[JitterCam shaky cam]], [[JumpScare jump scares]], zombies banging on doors, [[IllGirl a kid with asthma]], [[SoMuchForStealth accidental noises]], and [[PreviewsPulse obligatory Inception BWAAS]].
** ''Breaking Bad'' has a "Starring" list-off that lists the clichés present throughout the series, like [[FoodPorn Breakfast]], [[POVCam POV Shots]], [[TastesLikePurple the color Purple]], [[DeadMansChest Corpse Barrels]], [[BaldOfEvil Bald Guys]], {{Foreshadowing}}, [[HollywoodMagnetism Magnets]], rocks[[note]]'''Hank:''' They're minerals[[/note]] ("er, [[InsistentTerminology minerals]]"), [[RageQuit Roof Pizza]], [[ActorAllusion half of]] Series/MrShow, [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Malcolm]]'s [[Creator/BryanCranston dad]], [[RetroactiveRecognition and the world's greatest]] ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' contestant.
** ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' has a starring list comprised of filthy clothing, [[BottomlessMagazines infinite ammo]], basic cable nudity, [[ImprobableAimingSkills improbable headshots]], group debate, Dale Face, ugly cry-face, [[NiceHat Rick's hat]], [[NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont gun safety]], bite checks, zombie extras drinking water, stuff, things, [[HandSignals silent hand gestures]], and Shane rubbing his head.
** ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' lists all of the movie's Creaotr/MichaelBay-isms, including [[OrbitalShot spinning camera]], the military, low angle shots of people getting out of cars, glistening face sweat, [[FanserviceExtra hot babe extras]], a slow motion helicopters, and BOOMS. ''Cue a montage of every fireball explosion in the movie accompanied by "The Stars and Stripes Forever", then adds [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Brick]] [[Creator/SteveCarell Tamland shouting "LOUD NOISES!!"]].''
** ''Film/GreenLantern'' has a lot of clichés from superhero movies, including: [[GoneHorriblyWrong a science experiment gone wrong]], [[ComesGreatResponsibility the themes of power and responsibility]], [[TrainingMontage a rushed training montage]], [[DamselInDistress a kidnapped love-interest]], and [[DeathByOriginStory a traumatic early death of a father figure]].
** ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'': "Prepare for [[BlatantLies a total reinvention of the franchise]] with an all-new cast, all-new villains, and cool new allies... only to end up with the [[ArcFatigue overly long]] piece of sh-''[[[SoundEffectBleep bleep]]]'' where we once again have... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis No... Idea... What's... Happening]]. Hey, if Michael Bay can reuse shots, we can reuse Transformers jokes!"
** ''Film/{{The Maze Runner|2014}}'''s "Starring" segment goes through a list of [[YoungAdultLiterature YA literature]] clichés that the movie uses, namely ones shared by similar recent [[TheFilmOfTheBook YA novel adaptations]] like ''Film/TheHungerGames'' and ''Film/{{Divergent}}''. However, at the end of the list, the Epic Voice Guy is surprised to find out that they ''[[AvertedTrope didn't]]'' use the most common YA cliché of all: the LoveTriangle. He calls it a "huge oversight."
* ClusterBleepBomb: Since ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'' has an average of 3.6 f-words per minute, its trailer has to bleep them out of nearly every clip. Then the Narrator joins in as well and punctuates every sentence with "[[SoundEffectBleep f***ing]]".
* ClusterFBomb: The Screen Junkies supercut video for "Just the F-Words" in ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet''[[spoiler:...is a double-subversion. The supercut shows off perfectly innocuous words that happen to start with the letter 'F', before concluding with one actual F-bomb.]]
* ColonCancer: Their alternative title for [[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Super Heroes]]
-->**"The Avengers: The Movie: The Toys: The Game."**
* ComplexityAddiction: From ''Film/{{Thor}}'':
-->'''Narrator:''' Meet Loki, Thor's brother, who will not stop until he betrays his adoptive father with the help of his real father, in order to kill his real father... to impress his adoptive father? Gee, that makes even less sense than his plan in ''The Avengers''.
* ContinuityPorn: ''The Force Awakens'' has every single narrator for an Honest Trailer (except the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' one, who was [[TheCameo the guy who did the real trailers for the movies]], and the Chinese woman who hijacked ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'').
* ContrivedCoincidence: In ''Film/WorldWarZ'', "Watch Creator/BradPitt survive an [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat un-survivable apocalypse]] thanks to a constant stream of lifesaving coincidences like: never hitting traffic in the middle of mass hysteria; finding an RV with the keys and a loaded gun inside; this friendly mugger showing him where to find medicine; this friendly Mexican family taking him in, no questions asked; these fast zombies who slow down as soon as they are about to catch him; this small child [[BoomHeadshot headshotting]] a zombie on top of him; this plane dropping a ladder down to save him at takeoff; this Israeli soldier killing a zombie about to eat him; surviving this car crash; surviving this plane crash; surviving a spike through his stomach; and shooting up with a randomly picked virus that happens to be curable while also serving as zombie camouflage."
* CoolButStupid: The Narrator's opinion of ''Film/PacificRim''. He dubs it "either ''The Most Awesome Dumb Movie Ever Made'' or ''The Dumbest Awesome Movie Ever Made''."
-->'''Narrator:''' Let's be honest, that movie was super dumb. But I still cannot wait for the sequel!
* CoolLoser: Cracks are made about Peter Parker in the reboot Spider-Man films and Augustus in ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' somehow being losers:
-->"Peter Parker was just an attractive, intelligent, likable, athletic, well-dressed teenage loser."
-->"There, she will meet Augustus Waters; a confident, 6'4", well-spoken, adorkable, polite, funny, star-athlete, philosopher poet with a six-pack."
* CrackIsCheaper: [[invoked]]
** The video for ''VideoGame/ClashOfClans'' bashes the game for being so addictive and charging so much money for allowing players to skip construction times of buildings in the game, which can take several days.
** Similarly, the narrator lets ''VideoGame/CandyCrushSaga'' have it for earning so much money from the game when people pay for power-ups, skipping levels, extra lives and ''being able to buy'' more extra lives. The video even describes it as being "as addictive as crack, but far less rewarding."
* CreateYourOwnVillain: The trailer for ''Film/IronMan1'' points out how Tony Stark constantly invents stuffs that the villains would eventually take and use against him, and humanity in general.
-->'''Narrator:''' Seriously, Tony? Just do the world a favor and stop working.
* CreatorBacklash: Invoked in ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'', which discusses Toho's reaction to the film by featuring the TakeThat scenes from ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'' and ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars''.
* CriticalDissonance: [[invoked]] "Experience [[VideoGame/DarkSouls the]] [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII games]] reviewers said were hard, but never unfair, then realize that's total bullsh*t as you fall victim to: bad camera control, laaaag, and the game's own horrible collision detection. Because when it comes to ''Dark Souls'', bugs are just features that make it more extreme."
* CrossOver:
** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' features a ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' skit, where Spock Prime tells his past self everything he needs to know to deal quickly and efficiently with a whole lot of the problems-of-the-week from the TV series and the next several movies. ''How It Should Have Ended'' returns the favor by featuring the Narrator in ''their'' episode of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N15J4ibej8 How Star Trek Into Darkness Should Have Ended]]".
** ''How It Should Have Ended'' also lent a hand in the ''Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies'' video, where they imagine how the book about the adventure Bilbo is seen writing would actually turn out, with plenty of references to [[invoked]][[TheyChangedItNowItSucks the many changes the films made to the story]] and the scenes they added to [[CallForward tie the story into]] the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy.
** In the same vein, Honest Trailers did a ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' WebVideo/CinemaSins-style video. Cinema Sins, in return, did an Honest Trailer of the same movie.
** In the Honest Trailer of ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', the narrator gets help from the manga/show's characters, voiced by the people of Creator/TeamFourStar, to understand the ''Dragonball'' lore.
* CurseCutShort:
** In TheStinger of ''Disney/FrozenFever'', when the narrator notices something about the snowgies:
--->'''Narrator:''' Do you remember when Disney actually tried to hide the innuendoes in their films? 'Cause those things look like chubby little d-- ''BE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE HONEST TRAILERS''
** After the end of the Honest Trailer for ''Film/DieHard'', Epic Voice Guy reads user-submitted variations of the most famous line from the movie, like "Yippie-ki-yay, melon farmer" and "Yippie-ki-yay, mother funker". At the very end, he starts reading the actual catchphrase, but the video ends before he can finish it with "Yippie-ki-yay, motherf-".

* DamnedByFaintPraise:
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/JurassicWorld'' described it as "the best ''Film/JurassicPark'' sequel ever made... which really isn't saying much", showing the infamous talking Velociraptor dream sequence from ''Film/JurassicParkIII''.
** The trailer for ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' describes it as "The best ''Star Wars'' prequel...by default."
** The Honest Game Trailer for ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' describes it as "one of the best games of all time... [[AllegedlyFreeGame that your parents didn't have to buy for you]]".
** [[invoked]]''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' is described as "the best interactive horror experience since ''VideoGame/NightTrap''", showing some [[{{Narm}} pretty goofy-looking]] footage from ''Night Trap'' where a woman is attacked by a group of armed thugs and has her blood drained by a big, tube-fitted device. However, the video later describes the game as "the best horror game since ''[[VideoGame/SilentHills P.T.]]''", which was considered genuinely scary and whose cancellation angered many.
** ''Film/PitchPerfect'' is described as "the best film of all time... about making noises with your mouth."
* DamselScrappy: [[invoked]] The Narrator's opinion of Mary Jane of the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''.
-->'''Narrator:''' Meet Mary Jane, the love of Peter's life and the worst girlfriend ever. Grow to hate her snaggle-toothed face as she cheats on her boyfriend with Spider-Man, cheats on her fiance with Peter Parker, and cheats on Peter Parker with his best friend. You'll wonder why anyone bothers to save her over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again.
* DancingBear: Invoked in the Honest Trailer for ''Film/{{Boyhood}}'', a movie about a kid growing up that was filmed in about a decade to star a cast aging with their characters.
-->"It's a beautiful movie, but honestly... if you took the same script and shot it over a few months, it would suck."
* DarkerAndEdgier: The narrator goes out of his way to point out how this does ''not'' work in ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and ''Film/AliceInWonderland''.
-->'''For ''Man of Steel'':''' So if you loved the Christopher Reeve Superman movies, but wished they made them less hopeful, killed countless civilians, visualized our worst fears of urban terrorism and had Superman overcome his first villain by murdering him with his bare hands, DC has made the reboot for you, psycho!
-->'''For ''Alice in Wonderland'':''' Enter the joyless, bombed-out post-apocalyptic wasteland known as Underland. Seriously, Wonderland is Underland now. Watch your childhood wither and die as its replaced by a sepia-toned hellhole full of: animal cruelty, creatures licking open wounds and creatures getting stabbed in the eye. [[{{Squick}} Ugh]].
* DawsonCasting: [[invoked]] The Narrator points out that ''Film/{{The Maze Runner|2014}}'' has "a society of grown men actors playing teenaged boys."
* DecoyProtagonist: The narrator considers Max this in the ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' video since Furiosa's struggle to save the brides of the Citadel is the central conflict, with Max taking a more supporting role in the story. During the Starring part, Creator/TomHardy is even called "Tom Hardly-In-The-Movie".
-->'''Narrator:''' Oh, and there's a guy named Max in it too. He just kind of hangs out.
* DeadStarWalking: In the ''{{Film/Godzilla 2014}}'' trailer
-->'''Narrator:''' Prepare for a movie that was sold as a face off between [[Characters/BreakingBad Walter White]] and Godzilla... Yet barely contains any Creator/BryanCranston ... And even less Godzilla. Seriously, there's less than 20 minutes of him: we counted. (''Caption: Only 11 minutes, 16 seconds of Godzilla out of a 122 minute movie'').
* DeathGlare: The narrator cowers at one from Katniss in ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'', after saying that all books must now be stretched into as many films as possible.
-->'''Narrator:''' Okay, we'll see the sequels! Please don't hurt us!
* DeathMontage: Sean Bean gets one during the ''Lord of the Rings'' trailer, where, after pointing out how his character is the only protagonist who died despite the dangerous situations they all got stuck into, [[ChronicallyKilledActor the trailer shows various clips of him dying in other movies]].
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
** Warwick Davis's name is repeated four times in the casting list for ''Harry Potter''.
** Every use of StockFootage in ''Superman IV''.
** ''Film/JurassicPark'', starring the guy from ''Jurassic Park''.
* DerailingLoveInterests: In ''Film/TheHungerGames'' movie trailers, the narrator keeps on labelling Peeta as a plain, [[TheLoad useless load]], clearly preferring Gale over him.
* DesignatedVillain: [[invoked]]In the Honest Trailer for ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', the narrator is surprised that the villains of the game, Team Plasma, are an AnimalWrongsGroup that actually addresses the ethical issues of putting Pokemon in balls and making them fight each other.
* DestructiveSaviour: The sheer amount of property damage caused by Superman in ''Film/ManOfSteel''.
--> ''It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... [[SubvertedCatchphrase coming right for us, everybody run!]]''
* DieHardOnAnX: In the Honest Trailer for ''Film/DieHard'', they point out all the various movies inspired by it. And call the movie ''[[ShapedLikeItself Die Hard in a Building]]''.
* DirtyOldMan: In the ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' crossover of ''Star Trek Into Darkness'', Spock Prime receives a picture of Uhura in a bikini in exchange for telling the past crew of the ''Enterprise'' about future threats.
* DisneyDeath: Noted in ''The Winter Soldier'', with at least four different characters all suddenly turning out to still be alive, in an "awesome twist they run into the ground. [...] Still great, though!"
* DisneyVillainDeath: Noted in ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' with [[spoiler:Koba]], even coupling that scene with a montage of villains falling to their deaths.
* DistractedByTheSexy: All over the place in ''Avatar''. "Meet Neytiri, but most importantly, meet her side bluebs."
-->'''Narrator:''' As you're force-fed the most obvious message ever, it will leave you wondering, "Did I see her nipple?"
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ''Series/BreakingBad'', "the show so powerful [[ArchiveBinge you binge-watch it on Netflix]], so all-consuming [[IDoNotLikeGreenEggsAndHam you push it on your friends even if they don't watch TV]], and so addicting [[MotorMouth you can't shut up about it]]..."
-->'''Narrator:''' [[DontExplainTheJoke It's basically like drugs]].
* DoubleTake: The Narrator's reaction to this line from ''Film/{{Interstellar}}''.
-->'''Dr. Brand:''' Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space.\\
'''Narrator:''' All right, all right, all-what? Wait, what?!
* DoubleStandard: Discussed in TheStinger of the ''Film/FantasticFour'' trailer.
-->'''Narrator:''' Make a Mexican woman put on a blonde wig and blue contacts to play Sue Storm, and no one bats an eye. Cast a black guy as the Human Torch, and everyone loses their minds!
* DuelingMovies: In-universe. Referenced in the ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' trailer.
-->'''Narrator:''' Gear up for the best film about drilling into an asteroid and nuking it, since the [[Film/DeepImpact one that came out two months earlier]].
* DullSurprise: Their largest criticism of the actors of ''Twilight'', especially Creator/KristenStewart.
-->'''Narrator:''' Is every director afraid of telling her to close her mouth?
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their trailer for ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' is spoken with much more enthusiasm than we'd see later, and it was narrated by comedian Ptolemy Slocum, instead of Gannon Nickell or Jon Bailey. It also doesn't have the "Starring" part at the end. And expectedly, it doesn't have the "something to say with my awesome voice" bit.
* EarWorm[[invoked]]:
** They criticize the song "My Heart Will Go On" in ''Titanic'', that "stupid f***ing song that briefly tricked you into thinking Music/CelineDion was hot."
--->'''Celine Dion:''' Near... Far... whereever you are...
--->'''Narrator:''' Good luck getting ''that'' out of your head!
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'s'' "Let It Go", or as they sung it "Get it ouuut, get it ouuut, get this song out of my head!"
** Similarly, 'Under the Sea" from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': "You'll never get it out your head, you'll sing the words until you are dead! Even when you sleep, it plays on repeat, it's so catchy!"
* EndingFatigue[[invoked]]: {{Parodied|Trope}} at the end of their ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trailer, which [[OverlyLongGag ends three times]].
** Second ending: "A film that took so much of Peter Jackson's life, he didn't want it to end, prompting ''five'' completely separate endings that go on and on forever, making it really hard to hold in your pee."
** Third ending: "A film with such fake emotional states, Gandalf will sacrifice himself for his friends, only to [[UnexplainedRecovery somehow come back to life]], making it not really a sacrifice. And a story where the protagonists can't win their own battles without [[DeusExMachina convenient]] ghost armies, living trees, and magical eagles.
-->'''Narrator:''' Ugh, I can't believe we're only halfway through with this Peter Jackson nerdgasm.
* EsotericHappyEnding: [[invoked]] In ''Film/GoneGirl'', "Ben Affleck will get his revenge [on [[spoiler:his vicious sociopath of a wife]]] by [[spoiler: staying with her to start a family]]?"
-->'''Narrator:''' What!? Why would he ''do'' that!? Run, dude!
* EvenTheGuysWantHim:
** Both narrators ''really'' wanted [[Film/TheHungerGames Katniss to choose Gale instead of Peeta]].
--->'''Gannon Nickell:''' I mean, [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday I'm not gay]], but I would totally [[CensoredForComedy s*** Gale's d***!]]\\
'''Jon Bailey:''' I would totally choose Gale... ah, I mean, if I were Katniss... ah, screw it! Gale is hot and I would make out with that face in a heartbeat!
** Also, [[Film/TheForceAwakens Poe Dameron]], [[spoiler:who both agree has a beautiful face and that is a high point of the movie.]]
* EveryoneHasStandards: The narrator will read even the most embarrassing comments (such as "I wear poopy pants!") absolutely deadpan, but comments that screw with his taste in movies ("I LIKED ''Film/{{Fantastic Four|2015}}''", "Creator/MNightShyamalan is the greatest director of all time", "Jar-Jar Binks is the greatest ''Franchise/StarWars'' character") will cause him noticeable cringe and he will sometimes even refuse to read them.
* ExactWords:
** In the closing section of the ''Film/{{Taken}}'' video, when performing fan-requested lines, he responds to a comment asking "say you're a smelly pirate hooker in your next video" by saying "You're a smelly pirate hooker in your next video."
** At times he'll even say exactly what they request, but also add a little something extra. For example, in the ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' trailer, the last request is "I liked ''Film/{{Fantastic Four|2015}}''!" He says it, but immediately adds "Uh, no, I didn't!", and later he responds to a request that tells him to say "''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'' is one of the best sci-fi movies ever made" by saying just that... while adding on "[[TakeThat said no one ever]]." And eventually, a request for "Creator/MNightShyamalan is the greatest director ever" has the narrator struggling to say it, and retching upon conclusion. A similar request for "Jar Jar Binks is the best ''Star Wars'' character" has the narrator struggling to say it again, but in that case he refused to finish it.
** In the ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' trailer, a user named [=DeathBySausage=] left a request saying "Say my username". So the narrator says "my username".
* FailedASpotCheck:
** In ''The Dark Knight Rises'', the narrator makes note that Bruce Wayne apparently "never conducts background checks on his maids or his board members."
** In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Hank Schrader is Walter White's "brother-in-law cop [[CannotTellAJoke who's terrible at telling jokes]], and even worse at recognizing that his own family is running a crystal meth empire."
** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', the narrator notes a "racially unbiased police force" as one of the more unrealistic aspects of the city... while showing as an example a black guy wandering around with a ''rocket launcher'' in hand in front of a cop while said cop does nothing. Apparently, the city has no gun control laws or even weapons ordinances either, and it never occurs to the police to worry about seeing people carrying military-grade weapons around unless they actually start using them.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: InUniverse, the trailer for ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' says the movie "teaches girls that they don't need a prince to rescue them because all men are disgusting loners (Kristoff), greedy murderers (the Duke of Weselton), or lying, manipulative, power-hungry sociopaths (Prince Hans)."
* FakeNationality: [[invoked]] Pointed out in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', "journey to 1970s Canada, [[AnachronismStew where everyone dresses like it's 2009]], and ''[[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent no one]]'' [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent has a Canadian accent]]."
* FanDisservice: The narrator's love for boobs finally catches up to him in the second ''Series/GameOfThrones'' trailer, where Cersei's public shaming removes pretty much any titillation seeing her naked might have had. And then he sees [[spoiler:Melisandre]]'s boobs.
-->'''Narrator:''' AH! My eyes! [[BrainBleach They burn!]]
* FatComicRelief:
** Sums up Kevin James in ''Film/GrownUps''.
--->'''Narrator:''' [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Fat Kevin James is fat!]] ''[montage of Kevin James making fat jokes]'' Did we mention he's totally ''fat''?
** Also Fat Amy in ''Film/PitchPerfect''.
--->'''Narrator:''' If it seems mean-spirited and lazy to laugh at a girl for being fat, don't worry! She does it to herself, so it's totally okay! ''[montage of Fat Amy making fat jokes]'' Hehe! Get it? She's ''fat''!
* FemaleGaze: Referring to Lewis who "can't resist male nudity" in ''Film/RoboCop1987'': "Baaawllz!"
* FightSceneFailure: [[invoked]] The ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' video mocks the movie for the ridiculously filmed fight scenes between Superman and Nuclear Man, describing them as "some of the most poorly executed sissy fights ever put to celluloid".
* FirstWorldProblems: In ''Film/GrownUps'':
--> "Adam Sandler has Adam Sandler problems: he's too rich, and his wife is too hot."
** Also done with Jasmine in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', who has "the ultimate first world problem."
* FiveManBand: In ''Fast Five'', "to pull off one last job, Dom will have to gather everyone's favorite heist movie stereotypes: [[TheAce The hunky mastermind]], [[TheSmartGuy the nerd]], the Creator/BernieMac, [[FunnyForeigner the guy who can't speak English]], and [[BigEater the guy who's constantly snacking]].
* {{Flanderization}}: The Narrator notes that, as the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' franchise continued, the "cool, well-thought-out traps" of the [[Film/SawI first movie]] "turned into complete parodies of themselves", and "[[GoryDiscretionShot horrific violence happening offscreen]]" became "the star of the franchise".
* FollowTheLeader: [[invoked]]
** ''Film/WorldWarZ'' arrives "InAWorld where zombies have already infected every facet of pop culture, comes... another zombie movie. But this time... it's got Creator/BradPitt!"
** The Epic Voice Guy stops the trailer of ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' ''twice'' to remark how similar the plot is to ''Film/TheHungerGames''.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Or in the case of [[Film/PacificRim Gipsy Danger]], forgot about their {{game break|er}}ing [[{{BFS}} sword]].
* FranchiseKiller: [[invoked]]
** Namedropped in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', which killed off the campier, lighter Creator/JoelSchumacher Batman films and prompted [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga a darker and more grounded reboot]].
** The ending of ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' is "an extended dinosaur money shot that we all thought had killed the franchise. But we had ''no idea'' what was coming." Cue Grant's nightmare on the plane in [[Film/JurassicParkIII the next film]] when a raptor addresses him by name.
** The ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' trailer calls it "the final nail in the coffin for [[VideoGame/StarFox a beloved franchise]]'', citing the difficult control scheme that makes the game really hard to play.
* FranchiseOriginalSin:
** Invoked regarding ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', "an amazing film with horrible consequences", namely, the overvaluing of sequels, stars and CGI that has only incrementally improved since then, rather than the story that made all those things work.
** In the ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' trailer, the narrator points out the similarities in {{Wangst}} between Mark Hamill's role as Luke Skywalker and Hayden Christensen's [[AngstDissonance controversial]] portrayal as Anakin. In the same video, he points out that the movie turned Hollwood towards similar special effect-filled action blockbusters, which were a huge deal at the time but are now released every single year.
** The Honest Game Trailer for ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' remarks how the games established several first person shooter gameplay features that some feel nerfed the genre by making the games too easy, such as regenerating health and frequent checkpoints.
--->'''Narrator:''' Back in my day, when we died, we played the whole level all over again. It was super-boring and we liked it!
* FranchiseZombie: [[invoked]]
** The narrator's opinion of the ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' games in general, to the point where the Honest Game Trailer of [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 the third game]] has a DescriptionCut of "[[LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} the franchise's own Jesus]]" ranting that he doesn't think there should be a fourth game.
** The ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, which started out with good games, but has since produced countless lesser ones ranging from mediocre to bad and which the narrator describes as the result of "beating a dead horse for two decades".
--->'''Narrator:''' Seriously, you know your franchise has a problem when [[VideoGame/SonicAndSegaAllStarsRacing the car-racing spinoffs]] are the high point.
* FreudianSlip: In the ''Film/TopGun'' trailer, the narrator tries to impersonate an easily impressionable consumer of military propaganda after mentioning all the things "you love about present-day America", but his attempt doesn't go as smoothly as he'd hoped.
-->'''Narrator:''' Hell yeah! Let's go kiss some dudes! I mean, kiss some ass! I, I mean, buy some planes! Yeah, that's what I meant.
* FridgeLogic: Invoked often.
** "[[Film/TheDarkKnight Wait, why didn't they just blame the Joker for all these deaths?]] He's been killing people for the entire movie!"
** "[[Film/{{Inception}} If Cobb couldn't enter the country, couldn't Michael Caine just fly the kids out to him?]] Oh, whatever."
** "So wait, [[Film/TheNotebook he wrote her hundreds of letters]] but couldn't just call her once?"
** ''Harry Potter'': "If magic is supposed to be secret, why is there a doorway in the most highly-trafficked subway station in London? Why are all the bad boys in one house? Why don't they just expel them? And why isn't it disturbing that this rat on Ron's lap is actually [[spoiler:a grown man]]?"
** And in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' video, [[spoiler:WebVideo/RedLetterMedia appears to pick apart its plot holes just like they did with ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'']].
** Done in the ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' with the fact that keeping the doors closed takes more energy than keeping them open, only for Bonnie to JumpScare him ''([[RunningGag again]])''.
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': They point out that [[spoiler:despite having infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. all the way to the upper ranks]], HYDRA made no attempt to stop Fury from reviving Captain America and forming the Avengers, despite the fact that this would pose a threat to their future plans.
* FreudWasRight: {{Invoked|Trope}} about the Kryptonian ships "shaped like wangs" from ''Film/ManOfSteel''.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: [[invoked]] ''Film/IndependenceDay'', "the film that made blowing up American landmarks cool....until 9/11."
* GRatedSex: The IntercourseWithYou song and "Do Me Eyes" in ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* GagCensor: During the trailer for ''Titanic'', Rose's breast during the nude scene is censored by James Cameron's face.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': "Bang you way through a children's game full of sexually ambiguous supporting characters like: this naked old troll man ''[shows Darunia]'', this little fish girl with her bluebs out ''[shows Ruto]'', this crossdressing princess ''[shows Sheik]'', this ButchLesbian ''[shows Impa]'', and whatever the hell these things are supposed to be ''[shows a Great Fairy]''... ughh."
* GilliganCut:
** For ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', we have this:
--->'''Narrator:''' So traverse the light, and fulfill your destiny... as one of the A-holes who won't shut up about beating the game. Oh, good for you, do it with a Rockband controller, then we'll talk.\\
''[shows actual footage of a player beating the Darklurker with a Rockband guitar controller]''\\
'''Narrator:''' Okay, wow.
** In the ''VideoGame/Starcraft2'' Honest Trailer, the narrator describes the combat system as being marking the units and right-clicking on the enemy.
--->'''Narrator:''' Pssht, how hard can that be?\\
''[video clip of a guy playing the game and typing at ''lightning-fast'' speed]''\\
'''Narrator:''' Uuuhhh... ''yikes''.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: The narrator's take on ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' redefining the original story's concept of "true love's kiss" as being between Maleficent and Aurora:
-->'''Narrator:''' If your movie comes after ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', true love only exists between two girls. ''[{{beat}}]'' Aw yeah.
* GrowingTheBeard: [[invoked]] ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Captain America: He's Cool Now.]]''
* GunPorn:
** Rather than give characters funny nicknames, the Starring part of the Honest Trailer for ''VideoGame/TheDivision'' lists a bunch of pimped-out firearms and, at the end of the list, just calls the bland, non-descript characters in the game "Whatever".
** The ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' Honest Trailer lists the many kinds of cartoonish guns featured in the games.
* GushingAboutShowsYouLike: [[invoked]]
** While there were cases in which the narrator admitted that he liked a movie before, he really has almost nothing but good things to say about ''Film/DieHard'':
--->'''Narrator:''' What, you thought we were gonna crap on ''Die Hard''? The guy's tank top is in the Smithsonian, for crying out loud! This movie is frickin' perfect!
** Invoked and parodied in their April Fools' Day video of 2015, when they did a gushingly positive Honest Game Trailer for the long awaited and [[{{Vaporware}} non-existing]] ''VideoGame/HalfLife 3'', describing it as a gamer's wet dream featuring [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover massive crossovers]] with other franchises such as ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Franchise/DragonBall'' and [[Creator/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]], and features like Oculus Rift support, a mechanic allowing players to record their own dialogue, and long awaited sequels to ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' and ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''.
* GutturalGrowler:
** ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is described as "a gritty continuation of Batman....and his ongoing battle with throat cancer."
** In ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'', the narrator describes Andy Serkis' performance as Caesar as "doing his best Creator/ChristianBale ''Batman'' impression".
* HarsherInHindsight: Pointed out InUniverse in the trailer for ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' when it talks about [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece how 90's the movie is]].
-->'''Narrator:''' Uncomfortable... twin... tower references...\\
'''Reporter:''' The worst act of destruction since the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_World_Trade_Center_bombing World Trade Center bombing]].\\
'''Narrator:''' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks Uhh... umm...]] Le- Let's just get to starring.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "I mean I'm not gay]], [[IfItsYouItsOkay but I'd totally suck Gale's dick."]]
* HeAlsoDid: [[invoked]]
** In the trailer for ''Man of Steel'', where Creator/ZackSnyder is introduced as "The guy who directed ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTheGuardiansTheOwlsOfGaHoole''" as opposed to his more famous films like ''300'' or ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''.
** Similarily, in their ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' trailer, rather than as creator of ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', director David Jaffe gets credited for his work on ''VideoGame/MickeyMania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse''.
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/StarTrek'' credits Creator/JJAbrams as the maker of the then-unreleased seventh ''Star Wars'' movie (''Film/TheForceAwakens'') and ''Series/{{Felicity}}''.
** The trailer for ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' helpfully reminds us that the songwriting duo of this Disney film were the minds behind "[[Theater/TheBookOfMormon Hasa Diga Eebowai]]."[[note]]"Fuck You, God"[[/note]]
** The ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Honest Trailer mentions that Creator/GeorgeMiller, the director of this hardcore, gritty action movie, also directed the considerably cuddlier ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' and ''Film/BabePigInTheCity''.
** The ''[[Literature/{{Divergent}} The Divergent Series: Insurgent]]'' Honest Trailer names director Robert Schwenke and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman as the director of ''Film/{{RIPD}}'' and screenwriter of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', respectively, instead of movies they were credited with that were much better received, such as Schwenke's ''Film/{{Red}}'' and Goldsman's ''Film/CinderellaMan''[[note]]Nominated for a [=BAFTA=] for best screenplay[[/note]] and ''Film/ABeautifulMind''.[[note]]''Won'' an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for best adapted screenplay[[/note]]
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' names director Creator/JoshTrank as the director of ''Film/{{Chronicle}}'' and "a fantastic version of this movie you'll probably never see", referring to the infamous tweet Trank posted shortly before the movie's release.
* HesBack: ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' Honest Trailer sees the return of the original Epic Voice Guy Gannon Nickell. [[spoiler: During TheStinger, the one-off Epic Voice Guys from the ''Avatar'' and ''The Phantom Menance'' trailers also appear.]]
* HeelRealization: In the Honest Game Trailer for ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'': "Wait... am ''I'' the ''bad guy''?!"
* HeroAntagonist: In the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' trailer, Elsa leads the list of people Anna teams up with to save the day ''and'' the list of villains Anna must defeat in her journey.
* HeroInsurance: Batman, "[[Film/TheDarkKnight a silent guardian]] who doesn't give a [[CensoredForComedy f*ck]](!) about racking up millions of dollars in peoples' personal damages."
* HeroicBSOD: The Narrator completely despairs upon seeing [[Film/SpiderMan3 Emo Peter dancing]].
* HilariousInHindsight: Invoked in the Honest Trailer for ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'', referencing Marvel's less than stellar attempts at live-action in the 70s-80s at the end, with the narrator commenting on how they'll never figure out how to make [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse decent adaptations]]. The same joke is invoked in their later Honest Trailer for ''Film/CaptainAmerica1990''.
* HollywoodHistory: "[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Based on the tragedy]] that inspired thousands of heartbreaking true stories comes [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} this fake one]]."
* HollywoodNerd: "[[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan Peter Parker]] was just an attractive, intelligent, likable, athletic, well-dressed teenage loser."
* HostileShowTakeover: Two thirds of the way through the ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' trailer, the narrator suddenly wonders why the rest of the script is in Chinese... only for a Chinese spokeswoman to hijack his role and narrate the rest of the trailer with English subtitles.
* HowIsThatEvenPossible: The narrator's comment about Batman's cell phone surveillance system in ''The Dark Knight'', which downloads an infinite amount of data that's instantly transmitted wirelessly to Batman's eyes. "Hhmph, how is that possible? It takes me five minutes to download ''VideoGame/AngryBirds''."
* HoYay: [[invoked]]
** ''The Lord of the Rings'' has so much manly compassion that you'll think you're watching ''[[Film/BrokebackMountain Brokeback]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Mount Doom]]''.
** The narrator's opinion of the friendship in ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' between Morpheus and Neo, calling Morpheus "the other love of Neo's life"..
** The ''Film/TopGun'' trailer mentions how much the movie "cranks up the homosexual undertones, as every other dude in the movie tries to make hot steamy love to each other". Cue several lines and scenes from the film that could be interpreted as such.
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'' trailer calls Timon and Pumbaa a same-sex couple. "[[NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat Not that there's a problem with that...]]"
** The ''Film/XMen'' trailer refers to several of the handsome young fellows there as "[[TheTwink Twiiinks!]]"
** In ''Film/ThreeHundred'' they point things like: "Men wearing thongs, men getting speared with phallic objetcs, men holding hands, men holding men tenderly from behind, men letting it hang, men getting all wet in the rain, men getting all sweaty on the beach, men playing two flutes at the same time".
** ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'' is said to include, as any other film in the series, overt homoeroticism (shows Dom and Hobbs staring at each other, romantic music playing in the background).
** In ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'': "So experience a more modern take on ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'', where we learn the most important lesson of all: If your movie comes out after ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', true love only exists between two girls. ''[shows Maleficent kissing a sleeping Aurora in the forehead in Aurora's chamber]'' ''Awww yeah.''"
** The ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' trailer describes the games as "three homoerotic bro-fest pain trains".[[note]]The narrator doesn't consider ''Gears of War: Judgment'' a real part of the series.[[/note]]
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: The Narrator comes to realize this with the hero in ''VideoGame/MineCraft''.
-->'''Narrator:''' ... a story about a little blue man who punches a tree, then punches some dirt, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick then ravages the countryside of a peaceful land and steals all of its natural resources to satisfy his unquenchable thirst for pointless construction]]. Wait... Am I the bad guy?
* HypocriticalHumor:
** The Narrator criticizes ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', ''Film/{{Transformers}}'', and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' for exploiting SexSells. Yet the thumbnails for those videos are the same criticized sexy shots... {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''Star Trek Into Darkness'' trailer when Alice Eve, who plays Carol Marcus, is credited as "Thumbnail."
** In ''Film/TheNotebook'', "when Allie and Noah find each other, he'll criticize her for being a pushover, and then constantly tell her what to do. And she will abandon him on numerous occasions."
--->'''Narrator:''' Together, they'll be [[WillTheyOrWontThey so indecisive]], you'll wonder why they're even trying.
** ''Film/PacificRim'' comes from "a completely original sci-fi universe that doesn't rely on any preexisting franchise, as long as you don't count ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, [[Film/RealSteel that stupid Hugh Jackman robot boxing movie]], or every {{Anime}} ever made."
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'':
--->'''Narrator:''' From Rockstar Games, the company that glorifies [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bullying... murder... and ping pong]] comes [[MurderSimulators the game old people claim is turning us into violent sociopaths]]... WHICH IS '''NOT''' TRUE, AND I'll '''F***ING KILL YOU''' IF YOU SAY ANY DIFFERENT!!!
** In the ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' the narrator calls the JumpScare the least original horror trope that you really shouldn't be afraid of in spite of constantly falling for it.
* [[invoked]]IAmNotShazam: "Meet [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Link]], the iconic hero idiots still refer to as Zelda." Ironically, the narrator still credits him as Zelda.
* IdenticalStranger: Characters from one film are often credited as similar characters from another film.
** In ''Inception'', Creator/KenWatanabe as "Creator/GeorgeTakei".
** [[Film/{{Prometheus}} The Engineer]] as "[[Film/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]]".
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker (in his red hair wig) as "Series/NurseJackie", and Aaron Eckhart as Two-Face is "[[Series/BreakingBad Los Pollos Hermanos]]".
** [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gimli]] as "Zach Galifianakis", Merry and Pippin are "Film/HaroldAndKumar", Legolas as "Gwyneth Paltrow", and Gollum as Creator/LindsayLohan.
** [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Judi Dench]] as Lindsay Lohan, and Javier Bardem as "Fred from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''" (in normal form) and also as [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]] (with shot of Silva showing off the effects of cyanide poisoning on him).
** The ''Film/HarryPotter'' trailer has a lot of examples, like referring to Dumbledore as "[[Creator/IanMcKellen Gandalf the Gay]]". It also mistakes Dobby for UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin and Kreacher for LarryKing.
** The ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' trailer has Alicia Silverstone as "90's Creator/EmmaStone"
** ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' credits Sif as [[VideoGame/{{Okami}} Amaterasu]], Frampt as Creator/SteveBuscemi, the Bed of Chaos as [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Groot]], Smough and Ornstein as [[ChrisFarley Farley]] and [[Creator/DavidSpade Spade]], Shalquoir as Franchise/HelloKitty, the Ancient Dragon as [[Film/TheHobbit Smaug]], and the old Fire Keeper as Creator/LindsayLohan.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: "To get back his children, [[Film/{{Inception}} Cobb]]'s team will have to fight anonymous dream soldiers who have no idea how to hit anything with an automatic weapon, or duck."
* InNameOnly: In ''Film/WorldWarZ'', "get ready for the big screen adaptation of [[Literature/WorldWarZ the best-selling novel]] that's got everything you loved about... the title, and [absolutely] nothing else." Later on in the video, a list scrolls by of all the book's awesome moments that were left out of the film.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: In ''Series/BreakingBad'', meet chemistry teacher Walter White. "He's got the kind of cancer that makes you cough '''a lot'''." ''[Cue an [[OverlyLongGag Overly Long montage]] of every instance where Walter White explodes in a coughing fit]''
* InAWorld: Most trailers start with variants of this, along with describing the source book or director.
** For instance, ''Avatar'' starts with "In a world created by fat computer programmers, comes a film so epic it increased ticket prices three whole dollars."
** ''World War Z'' arrives "In a world where zombies have already infected [[BaitAndSwitchComment every facet of pop culture]]..."
** The Honest Trailer for ''Mad Max: Fury Road'' contains almost all the cliches from movie trailers:
---> ''In a World of wall-to wall CGI, where practical action is a thing of the past, a masterpiece of handcraft death and destruction will rise...''\\
''... one woman will rise against him.''\\
''Together, the'll embark on a two-hour game of Mario Kart...''\\
''Journey to a wasteland...''
** The ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' trailer tweaks it starting with "In a year with four different [[Film/KingsmanTheSecretService blockbuster]] [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation spy]] [[Film/{{Spy}} films]], the great granddaddy of them all is back, and it's bringing absolutely nothing new to the table." They also bring their own version of the "If you only see one movie this year..." line:
--->'''Narrator:''' If you only see one movie this year about a hero who belongs to a different era, battling a sleeper cell inside his own organization, with their own octopus logo, against a former that was presumed dead in the snow... you should probably just rewatch ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier The Winter Soldier]]''. It's way better anyway.
* InfantImmortality: In ''Jurassic Park'', relive the "electrifying excitement of watching a child in constant peril, who cannot die."
* InsaneTrollLogic: The ''Honest Game Trailer'' stinger for ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' uses weird math formulas to deduce a sequel, in a parody of the "''Half-Life 3'' confirmed" meme.
-->'''Narraror:''' ''[at the end of the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' trailer]'' "Team Fortress" has twelve letters in it, and has nine character classes in the game. Twelve minus nine equals three ... ''Team Fortress 3'' is confirmed, you guys!
* InstantExpert: In the ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' trailer, the original Epic Voice Guy accuses Rey of being one, and that it makes her less interesting. Even calling her a [[{{Pun}} MaRey Sue]] during the Starring section.
--> '''Epic Voice Guy:''' She's a multilingual, expert mechanic, ace pilot, force-using badass--\\
'''Original Epic Voice Guy:''' --Who's so good at everything, it makes her character completely un-compelling.
* IntercourseWithYou:
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'''s honest trailer rewrites "Love Is An Open Door" as:
-->We are about to poooooooorrrrk\\
Totally gonna pooooooork
** Also from the ''Frozen'' trailer, "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People" gets rewritten as:
-->[[BestialityIsDepraved I'm kinda turned on by reindeer]]....
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'''s honest trailer has this "slow jam" to remix "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?":
-->We are going to pork tonight(Lions are gonna pork!)\\
Yeah, we are totally gonna pooooooork\\
It was nice to be childhood friends with ya,\\
But now it's time to pooooooork
** And then there's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', where "Kiss the Girl" is rewritten as:
--> Sha la la la, go for it dude\\
Her fish friends set the mood\\
For you to pork the girl\\
Sha la la la, why not raise the stakes?\\
Do carpet match the drapes?\\
Find out and pork the girl.
** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'''s "A Whole New World" becomes an "I'll Pork This Girl."
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: [[invoked]]
** In the videos for the ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' games, the narrator gets increasingly annoyed by how similar the games are since they use pretty much the exact same basic mechanics every game, with the exception of [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4 the fourth one]], where you can finally move.
--->'''Narrator:''' Security cameras, furries, {{jump scare}}s, blah blah blah blah blah, you get it by now.
** In the ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' video, the narrator dully lists all the standard Franchise/JamesBond tropes, like gadgets and cool cars.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: At the end of the ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' trailer, from the 1980s, the narrator decides at least it isn't a Marvel film, because (showing images from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Spider-Man_(TV_series) The Amazing Spider-Man TV series of 1977-1979]] and ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'') "they'll never figure out how to make movies. [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Right?]]"
* IWarnedYou: The voice asks if people really want to see an Honest Trailer for Undertale. He follows it up with "Don't say I didn't warn you."
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: A third of the ''Avatar'' trailer is trying to summarize the premise but having to speed up the video to get through all of it.
* JitterCam: ''The Hunger Games'' takes place in "a dystopian future, where the rich dress like second rate {{Music/Lady Gaga}}s in cities left over from ''ThePhantomMenace'', while the poor struggle for survival in unnecessary shaky-cam, but can still somehow afford futuristic [[BuffySpeak projection thingies]]."
* JumpScare: Used as a RunningGag in the ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' trailer.
* JustKeepDriving / SeenItAll: In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', the opening action scene is described as being so action-packed, you'll forget to ask yourself, "Why didn't the conductor stop this train when its entire back carriage '''was ripped off'''? And why aren't these people scared?"
* KissingCousins: TheStinger of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has the narrator realize something in horror about [[OfficialCouple Simba and Nala]]:
-->'''Narrator:''' Wait, if Mufasa [Simba's father] and Scar [Mufasa's brother] are the only male lions in the pride, then Nala's dad is probably... oh no.
* LadySwearsalot: In the ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' video, the narrator describes the female protagonist Ellie as having "the mouth of a salty truck driver", showing a montage of her swearing.
* LargeHam: The announcer. Even more when he's actually shown onscreen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RXhcqdewf0#t=200s ("What a spray! What a lovely spray!")]].
* LastSecondWordSwap: Happens in the ''Disney/PeterPan'' trailer with the Indians. Thanks to so much ValuesDissonance, what should be "The Washington Redskins" quickly becomes "The Washington Re-- uh, D.C. Football Team."
* LatexPerfection: In the ''Franchise/MissionImpossible'' trailer, "one thing is for sure: ''everyone'' is wearing a Franchise/ScoobyDoo mask."
-->'''Narrator:''' ''[after a montage of characters unmasking themselves, while Scooby-Doo noises are dubbed over]'' And I would've gotten away with it too if it weren't for [[YouMeddlingKids that meddling Tom Cruise]]!
* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: Inverted. In the ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' trailer, after Anakin's infamous "I hate sand" line, the narrator says "Come on Creator/{{JJ|Abrams}}, [[Film/TheForceAwakens there's no way you can do any worse than this!]]"
* LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek: ''Film/GoneGirl'', according to the narrator:
-->"Based on the book everyone's mom read on the beach... comes the best-acted, coolest-looking, most well-written ''Creator/{{Lifetime}}'' Movie ever made."
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters:
** The narrator eventually gives up trying to name, or even remember, the characters in ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
-->"Starring...the ten characters whose names you actually remember [Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Robb Stark, Eddard Stark, Tyrion Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Catelyn Stark, Joffrey Baratheon, Arya Stark]! And all these other characters whose names you actually don't remember [Jojen and Meera Reed, Yara Greyjoy, Gendry, Giantsbane and Orell]! Like: The Sneaky Guy [Littlefinger]; The Sneaky Bald Guy [Varys]; Carl Drago [Khal Drogo]; Those [[spoiler:Gay]] Dudes [Ser Loras Tyrell and Renly Baratheon]; Lord Friend Zone [Ser Jorah Mormont]; Grumpy Old Dad [Tywin Lannister]; The Same Person? [Stannis Baratheon]; Sand-San-Sansa? [Sansa]; Bronn? [Bran Stark]; Bran? [Bronn]; Bronn Again? [Robin Arryn]; Sam?/[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Not Sam?]] [Sam]; The One Who [[spoiler:Had A Demon Baby]] [Melisandre]; The Guy That [[spoiler:Got His Dick Cut Off]] [Theon Greyjoy]; Super Hot [Margaery]; Tyrion's Hooker Girlfriend [Shae]; Hodor! [Hodor]; Uhh... [Xaro Xhoan Daxos]; Uhhhhh... [Commander Jeor Mormont]; Now You're Just Messing With Me [Walder Frey]; No Idea [Ser Davos]; Faceless Assassin[[note]]That Guy's Awesome[[/note]] [Jaqen H'ghar]; Not A Clue [Pycelle]; No [Rodrick]; Uh-uh [Osha]; Nope [Benjen]; Nope [Balon Greyjoy]; Nope [Syrio Forel]; Dunno [Luwin]; I Got Nothin' [Mance Rayder]; Not Ringing A Bell [Beric Dondarrion]; Go Make Up Your Own Names, Nerds! [Barristan Selmy]."
** Taken UpToEleven with the Pokemon games in the Honest Game Trailers. There are five trailers (''Red & Blue'', ''Gold & Silver'', ''Ruby & Sapphire'', ''Diamond & Pearl'', ''Black & White''). The narrator lists ALL the Pokemon at the starring part (not their actual names of course, but nicknames.)
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' describes the additions of several new characters to a franchise that already has plenty as "the equivalent of emptying out your toy box and smashing all your action figures into each other."
* LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt: In ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', the narrator refers to Jean Grey's rather suggestive crying and groaning while struggling or being tormented at certain moments as "X-gasms" while the trailer runs a remarkably long montage of them.
-->'''Narrator:''' Is it weird that this is... kinda turnin' me on?
* LongList:
** In ''Film/WorldWarZ'', "meet Gerry Lane. He's just your average, everyday super-attractive, scarf-wearing, Spanish-speaking, airplane piloting, sharp-shooting, skull-bashing, armor-crafting, arm-chopping, prisoner-interrogating, surgery-doing, slo-mo vision-having, antidote-making, eagle-eyed stay-at-home dad."
** The Starring section for ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' has the narrator giving nicknames for all the Gen I Pokemon, including [[SecretCharacter Mew]] and [[TheMissingno Missingno]]. This continues into the Honest Trailers for ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', and ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''.

* MaleGaze:
** As they introduce Creator/AnneHathaway [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises as Catwoman]], the shot zooms in to her butt, while the narrator calls her "[[Film/ThePrincessDiaries The Prince-ASS Diaries]]".
** In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', it's pointed out that Carol Marcus (shown wearing only her underwear) is only there [[MsFanservice for one reason]]... then the camera zooms in on her cleavage.
--->'''Narrator:''' Make that two reasons.
** In ''Franchise/TheMatrix'', Monica Belucci is credited as "BEWBS".
* ManipulativeEditing: They're not always so honest and sometimes will adjust elements of shots.
** For instance, when they complain that first half hour of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' is surprisingly boring, they use a seeming casual shot of [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha Romanoff]], [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]], and [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] on a quiet dock, when in the actual film the audio in the background is of [[spoiler:''the Helicarrier taking flight'']]
** This is particularly bad on ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''. To elaborate: they say that Heimdall can see ''everything'' (which is true). "Except for this spy", "Thor's girlfriend" and "this gigantic ship directly above him". While it is true, the spy is, well, ''a spy''. The fact that Jane can't be seen is treated as something extremely suspicious and Thor immediately sets out to find her. And for the ship, well that's because he was distracted taking down another, equally gigantic, ''invisible'' ship. On foot. With a dagger.
** A minor one in the ''Videogame/UntilDawn'' honest trailer, which names zombies as one of the horror movie tropes that appears in the game and shows a shot of a dead, rotten body with a rat crawling out of its mouth. In the actual game, that's not a zombie at all; it's just a plain, dead body with a rat inside it.
* MediumShiftGag: ''Superman IV'' and ''Top Gun'' are made to look like they were taped on an old video cassette, and ''Series/BreakingBad'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Series/{{Entourage}}'', and ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' are formatted in the style of a television preview.
* MeltingFilmEffect: Seen OncePerEpisode during the "The following is an Honest Movie Trailer" part.
* MemeAcknowledgment[[invoked]]:
** Given [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2013/02/25/oscars-2013-life-of-pies-claudio-miranda-wizard-hair-trend/ lots of jokes were made about long-haired winners at the 2013 Oscars,]] Lucius Malfoy's actor is credited as [[http://www.crushable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MALFOY-4.png "Claudio Miranda."]]
** "Leo Squint" was acknowledged in the ''Inception'' trailer, as seen in the JapaneseRanguage entry.
** The quotes narrated at the end of each vid usually are popular memes.
** The ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' trailer credits Idina Menzel as Elsa as "the wickedly talented [[AccidentalMisnaming Adele]] [[EpicFail Dazeem]]," acknowledging John Travolta's famous 2014 Academy Awards gaffe.
** For ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', Captain Falcon was credited as "[[{{Mondegreen}} Show Me Your Bewbs]]!"
** The trailer for ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', of course, references the infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t0uCWjQ6Og "SHAUN!"]] glitch.
** The trailer for ''Film/Godzilla2014'' names Godzilla as "Real Kaiju Have Curves", a reference to the fact that some who saw the actual trailers complained that the incarnation looked too fat.
** The ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' trailer renames the "arrow to the knee" guard as "Played Out Meme". And then shows footage of the player [[TakeThat beating the crap out of the guy]].
* MerchandiseDriven:
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', though it's not treated as inherently negative or hurting the film -- just inevitable.
** Mocked to hell and back, of course, with the trailer for ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'', which even draws parallels to ''The LEGO Movie'' -- while the latter was at least "fun" despite its "shameless marketing", ''Minions'' is nothing but "a cynical studio branding exercise" for Universal and Illumination, and more of a expensive promotional campaign than a genuine film.
** The "Starring" part of ''Disney/FrozenFever'' lists "the reasons Disney needs to keep ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' relevant", such as an upcoming Broadway musical and a theme park as well as a ton of ordinary groceries and other goods with the ''Frozen'' brand slapped onto them, such as vitamins, canned soup and duct tape.
** ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'', which they describe as "the biggest clusterf*ck of brand synergy since ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''", except all the characters are "sold separately". They proceed to chew the game out for the high cost of characters and in-game objects.
* MilestoneCelebration:
** Lampshaded in-universe on the ''Film/ThreeHundred'' trailer.
--->'''Narrator:''' Can you believe it? We made 50 of these dumb things.
** They celebrated reaching 100 Honest Trailers with the trailer for ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' with a special opening that followed the comment flooding at the beginning.
* MisaimedMarketing: [[invoked]]
** As the opening of the ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'' trailer points out, "From [[Creator/LionsGate the company]] that owns a monopoly on Literature/{{t|wilight}}eenage [[Film/TheHungerGames girl]] [[Film/{{Divergent}} fantasies]], comes the only film about starving children... with its own delicious sandwich tie-in! Subway. Be bold. Eat fresh."
** The trailer for ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' remarks how odd it was that the movie was made into action figures for kids when it's so violent and unchildfriendly, showing a clip of a commercial.
* MoneyDearBoy: [[invoked]] Sometimes used as an explanation for why good, respectable actors take roles in bad or mediocre movies.
** In the ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'' "Starring": "Creator/ElizabethBanks on This Part to Pay Her Mortgage".
** In the ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' Honest Trailer, Creator/PeterDinklage is credited as, [[Series/GameOfThrones "A Lannister Must Have Needed to Pay His Debts"]].
* MonochromeCasting:
** ''The Lord of the Rings'' "will strive to prove that people of all walks of life can work together, as long as they're all white (''Seriously'', even when they die, they come back whiter)."
** ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' has "really, really, really white people".
** In ''Series/{{Entourage}}'', "almost everyone [in Los Angeles] is white".
* MoodWhiplash:
** "From the company that owns a monopoly on teenage girl fantasies comes the only film about starving children... with its own delicious sandwich diet!" from the ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'' trailer.
** The Honest Game Trailer for ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'':
--->'''Narrator:''' ''[speaks in a lighthearted tone and shows clips from cuddly-looking games]'' Some people play games to relax. Some play for fun. ''[switches to his usual epic voice and shows clips from Dark Souls]'' Others just want a game to f*ck them 'til they love it.
** The beginning of the Honest Trailer for ''Film/MagicMike'' rapidly cuts between the flashy performance scenes and the darker, more dramatic plot points.
--->'''Narrator:''' ''[upbeat]'' Meet Magic Mike! He may not be a wizard but he is a hot dude with all the right moves. ''[somberly]'' Who struggles to overcome social stigmas about his job and can't seem to raise enough money to start his dream business no matter how hard he tries.
** Lampshaded in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'', where they go straight from talking about how touching and heartfelt Paul Walker's sendoff was to the puntastic "Starring..." credits.
--->'''Narrator:''' I honestly never expected a ''Fast and Furious'' movie to make me cry. That was really well-done. So... This is an awkward transition, but... who's ready for some car puns?
* MotiveDecay: Commented on in the ''Series/GameOfThrones'' trailer.
-->'''Narrator:''' ...and Daenerys Targaryen, a super-hot queen obsessed with her dragons ("WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS?!"). She's out for vengeance against the people who killed her family. Eventually...one of these days... can we just fast forward to that part?
* MotorMouth: In the ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' video, the narrator gives a LongList of plot holes and questions the game never properly answers, his speech being more and more sped up as he goes.
* MrExposition: In ''Inception'', Arthur is "a sidekick whose only job is to explain the plot."
* {{Mr|Fanservice}}. and MsFanservice:
** In ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', "Jack is an unrealistically sexy peasant. And Rose is a first class [[TroubledButCute suicidal pair of boobs]]."
** In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', "Meet Neytiri, but more importantly, meet her {{side|boob}} [[{{Portmanteau}} bluebs]]."
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Catwoman (Creator/AnneHathaway) doesn't escape their oogles either.
** Black Widow in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' is referred to as "Leather Boobs", mocking her tight-fitting leather SpyCatsuit.
** "In ''Film/JurassicPark'', "And re-witness ''the [[Creator/JeffGoldblum GOLDBLUM]].''" (Steamy music plays over shots of Malcolm lounging around with his shirt ripped open.)
** Creator/EmmaWatson is credited as "your first erection" while playing [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hermione]].
** In ''Man of Steel'', the narrator first calls out Henry Cavill for [[DullSurprise his uninteresting acting]], but then sees him shirtless and forgoes his criticisms.
--->'''Narrator:''' My god, what a beefcake.
** ''Film/TheHungerGames'' films have a RunningGag of the narrator finding Gale hot.
--->'''Narrator:''' I mean, I'm not gay, but I would totally s*** Gale's d***!
** Mystique: "Wait, is she naked? She's totally naked, right? Man, somebody got to paint that on her BEWBS, to make them, you know, BLEWBS... [{{Beat}}] I am so lonely."
** Refers to both Daenerys/Emilia Clarke and Margaery/Natalie Dormer in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as "super hot".
** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', "Poe Dameron's beautiful face" is credited as one of the highlights of the movie.
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
** At the end of the video, viewers can submit comments of quotes they'd like hear the narrator say in his awesome voice. They're often random things, like "poop fiddles".
** The ''[[OverlyLongGag STARES]]'' in ''Twilight'', which are put to epic music.[[note]]"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPPzcXCCPeU Great Ambitions]]" from 0:24 to 0:49[[/note]] They later make a return in the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' Honest Trailer in the form of [[FunWithAcronyms S.T.A.R.E.S.]],[[note]]'''S'''lowly '''T'''urning, '''A'''cting, '''R'''eacting and '''E'''moting '''S'''ilently[[/note]] even using the same epic music.
** In ''Skyfall'', Bond uses the latest technological gadgets, which include a gun, a knife, a shotgun, an old-timey gun (a revolver), and a tracking device "larger than the one Bond used in the 60s'." However, this is averted in the trailer for the next Bond film, ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', where the narrator couldn't sound more bored while he "checks all the old tropes off the list."
--->'''Narrator:''' ''[with half-hearted amazement]'' The car! The gadgets! The catchphrases! Aaand underdeveloped female sex objects.
* MusicalEpisode: ''Film/LesMiserables2012'', the narrator lampshades how annoying it is that the characters convey things in song that would be done perfectly well with normal dialogue.
-->'''Narrator:''' Seriously, they sing ''everything''. So to hit that point even harder, we thought we'd sing the rest of the trailer. ''[And they do]''
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg:
** The ''Film/GrownUps'' trailer describes the actors as "an AllStarCast of comedic actors... and Rob Schneider."
** The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' trailer features "some of Disney's most beloved characters... and also [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]]" and "your favourite ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' heroes... and also [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Vivi]]".
** The trailer for ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' describes it as the adventures of Furiosa... and Max.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The narrator realizes with mounting horror that the Sonic franchise hasn't just produced [[SeasonalRot an increasing number of mediocre-to-terrible games]], but indirectly created the "terrifying hell-pit" that is its fandom, including [[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} Chris-Chan]].
* NamesTheSame: [[invoked]] [[PlayedForLaughs Used for comedic effect]] in the honest trailer for ''Film/HomeAlone'': [[Creator/ChrisColumbus the film's director Chris Columbus]] is credited as "the [[UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus Chris Columbus]] that didn't kill any Indians".
** Also invoked for ''Series/GameOfThrones'', in which the narrator confuses Samwell Tarly for [[Film/LordOfTheRings Samwise Gamgee]] (another fat guy named Sam who supports the main character).
* NauseaFuel: Invoked in the honest trailer for ''{{Film/Gravity}}'', where the narrator watches the first-person shot of Ryan repeatedly spinning backwards early on in the film, and nearly barfs.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Based around subverting this marketing.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands:
** In ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', they criticize how Deadpool, "The merc with a mouth, gets his mouth removed, and trades his cool costume for eight minute abs, and magic eyeshadow. Oh, and he also gets a grab bag of random mutant powers that Deadpool never had."
--->'''Narrator:''' Are we ''sure'' Brett Ratner didn't direct this?
** In ''Superman IV'', "Stare in wide-eyed disbelief at these new, completely made-up powers like rebuilding the Great Wall of China with his eyes, lowering people with his mind, and [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace helping this woman breathe in outer space]]."
* TheNicknamer: The TropeCodifier in any medium. UpToEleven when ''all 152 Pokemon'' from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' are nicknamed -- ''including'' [=MissingNo.=]
* NominalHero / DesignatedHero: The protagonists of ''Fast Five'' "will stop at nothing to take down a sort-of-ruthless drug lord, by destroying poor neighborhoods, destroying rich neighborhoods, killing twenty-two cops with a giant metal safe, and ultimately leaving Rio in way worse shape than when they found it."
* NonIndicativeName: In the ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' trailer, the narrator points out how the changes to the title character turned her name into this trope.
-->'''Narrator:''' Instead, watch as the character whose name literally means "evil" [[PokeThePoodle mildly punks people]], feels sorry, [[FreudianExcuse and is only mean because she was roofied and mutilated by her childhood love]].
* NonhumansLackAttributes: From the ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' trailer:
-->'''Narrator:''' So, how do I put this... where are all the monkey dicks?
* NoOSHACompliance: In the ''Harry Potter'' trailer, child endangerment is described as being no big deal. Cue montage of various characters receiving horrifying injuries from magic spells or other accidents.
-->'''Narrator:''' Seriously, how have they not shut this school down yet?
* NoPronunciationGuide: Sometimes the title of a film will deliberately be said incorrectly.
** ''Les Miserables'' causes particular trouble ("Les Miserabablebles", and later "Less Miserables").
** Titles with Roman numerals tend to have them pronounced as letters, for example: "''[[Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace Superman Eye-Vee]]''" and "''[[Film/AttackOfTheClones Star Wars Episode Eleven]]''"
** Non-title example in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', where the narrator struggles mightily with Svartalfheim before moving on to the next world's name with apparent relief ("Sfar... Sfur... Sfortul... ASGARD!").
** The narrator makes numerous attempts to pronounce ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'', before deciding to screw it and just call the movie ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' instead.
** In the ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' video, the narrator can't figure out how to pronounce creator Scott Cawthon's surname.
** In the ''Film/JurassicWorld'' video, the narrator can't pronounce director Colin Trevorrow's name and just calls him "Not Creator/StevenSpielberg" instead.
** In the realm of Honest Game Trailers, there's ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 Residente Vil-ey]]'', ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Vuh]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Final Fantasy Vii]]''.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer:
** During several scenes of awkward silence in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', and ''Series/BreakingBad'', a caption will appear to point out that the scene is unedited by them.
** Half of the ''Film/JupiterAscending'' trailer is them recapping the plot of the film with no jokes, with captions pointing out that this is the story the filmmakers actually went with. (And also noting that Channing Tatum wears pointy ears, yet the movie was screened at ''Sundance''.)
** After pointing out the most inherently nonsensical moment in the film ''{{Film/Armageddon}}'' -- namely, that training astronauts to operate a drill is somehow harder than teaching a bunch of oil rig workers to be space pilots in only two weeks -- it cuts to an appropriately subtitled snippet of Ben Affleck's audio commentary for the DVD, where he admits he himself didn't understand the reasoning behind the idea.
--->'''Affleck:''' I asked Michael why... and he told me to shut the fuck up. So th-that was the end of that talk. ''[...]'' I mean, this is a little bit of a logic stretch, let's face it. "They don't know jack about drilling"? How hard can it ''be?'' Aim the drill at the ground and turn it ''on''.
* NotQuiteDead: Lampshaded in the trailer for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', where it's revealed that [[spoiler:Bucky, Dr. Zola, Nick Fury, and Crossbones (Brock Rumlow)]] all turn out to still be alive.
* NotSoDifferent: From the ''Frozen'' trailer, the narrator notes that when disaster strikes, Anna saves the day by joining forces with her sister (''Anna and Elsa sharing a laugh''), a merchant (''Oaken''), a hot guy, (''Kristoff'') and a snowman (''Olaf''), to defeat villains like: her sister (''Elsa having a mental breakdown''), a merchant (''the Duke of Weselton''), a hot guy, (''[[spoiler:Prince Hans]]'') and a snowman (''Marshmallow'')!
* NotSoStoic: The narrator usually delivers all his lines in the same epic tone, but when he's talking about certain things, he'll drop the stoicism:
** When he's talking about [[spoiler: the changes done to the Mandarin]] in ''Film/IronMan3'', he's clearly upset.
** And of course, there's his increasing anger that comes out in the Honest Trailer for ''After Earth'', culminating in a case of ScrewThisImOuttaHere.
** In the Honest Game Trailer for ''VideoGame/MarioKart'', the narrator gets upset when he gets hit by a blue shell.
--->'''Narrator:''' A weapon so incredibly evil that it seeks out the lead driver and -- AW COME ON!!! I was right there! This happens every race! Stupid Nintendo! I was like in first the entire freakin' time!
** Calling for the death of King Justin Bieber/Joffrey in the ''Series/GameOfThrones'' trailer. And in the second ''GOT'' trailer, for Ramsay Bolton/[[InvincibleVillain Invincible Joffrey]] to also get a CruelAndUnusualDeath, as he's earning it.
** In ''Film/{{The Maze Runner|2014}}'', the narrator questions the plot, culminating angrily with "And how can trapping a bunch of teenagers in a maze possibly be the solution to any of society problems?! '''HELLO?! ANYONE?! F*CK!'''"
* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: In ''Disney/TheLionKing'' trailer, the narrator says these words immediately after mentioning "a child raised by a same sex couple" (flashes pics of Simba being raised by Timon and Pumbaa) as one of the things he's surprised got included in a G-Rated movie.
* OhNoNotAgain: In the ''Film/AfterEarth'' trailer:
-->'''Narrator:''' From the director of... ''[Creator/MNightShyamalan[='s=] name appears on the screen]'' Oh God, not him again...
* OldShame: [[invoked]] TheStinger for the ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' trailer is clips of the cast and director expressing their regret of the film.
* OlderThanTheyThink: The ''Film/{{Batman}}'' trailer does it "in-universe", pointing out that said movie was already creating controversy and hitting most of the "angry internet nerd bingo" sore points such as changing backstories, odd casting choices, and {{Race Lift}}ing, before the internet was even much of a thing.
* TheOneWith: Honest Trailers that cover whole game franchises or movie series with several entries sometimes do this when listing them all.
** In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' video, they list the movies this way, in order of release:
--->'''Narrator:''' [[Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone The one that started it all]]. [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets The one]] [[{{Sequelitis}} everyone hates]]. [[Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban The one]] [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel everyone loves]]. [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire The one]] [[Creator/RobertPattinson with Shovelface]]. [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix The one]] [[OfficialCouple with the raging hormones]]. [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince The one where]] [[spoiler:Dumbledore dies]] (Oh... Spoilers!). [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The one]] [[{{Filler}} you can skip]]. [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows And the one]] [[TearJerker/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows that made adults cry like little babies]].
** For the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' games:
--->'''Narrator:''' [[VideoGame/MetalGear1 The MSX games]] [[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake you've never played]]. [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid The one that blew your tiny child mind]]. [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty The one where you played as this asshole]] ([[ReplacementScrappy Raiden]]). [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater The one with]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext the alligator hat]]. [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots The one that explained everything]] [[AssPull with "'cuz nanomachines"]] (shows a montage of everytime someone says "nanomachines" in the game).
** For the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series:
--->'''Narrator:''' There's the one you played in diapers (the first game). The one you [[TakeThatAudience suck at]]. No, trust me, [[TournamentPlay you do]] (''Melee''). The one [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks everyone hates for not being]] ''[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Melee]]'' (''Brawl''). And the one I'm still... ''[sounds of button mashing]'' ...playing... as we... speak. Yes! ''[more sounds of button mashing]'' ... right, the trailer! (the [=3DS/WiiU=] version).
** For the ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' series:[[note]]Or rather, the ''Call of Duty'' games developed by Treyarch[[/note]]
--->'''Narrator:''' [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar The one]] that's not called ''Black Ops''. [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps The Cold War one]] with the plot from ''Series/{{Lost}}''. [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2 The one with]] the MultipleEndings [[spoiler:[[InvadedStatesOfAmerica where drones blow up future Los Angeles]]]]. [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3 And the one]] where they just said "f*ck it" and made you into a psychic robot.
** For the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' DLC packages:
--->'''Narrator:''' The ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' [[VideoGame/NaziZombies zombies]] one (The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned). The one that was just a bunch of slapped-together arena fights (Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot). The one that raised the level cap (The Secret Armory of General Knoxx). And the one that [[TakeThatScrappy finally lets you destroy]] [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper those stupid f*cking Claptraps]] (Claptrap's New Robot Revolution). ''[footage of a Claptrap being blasted to pieces]'' [[CatharsisFactor Yeah! Oh, yeah, that feels good.]]
** For the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games:
--->'''Narrator:''' [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 The original games]], [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 whose magic]] [[FirstInstallmentWins will never be recaptured]]. [[VideoGame/SonicChaos The handheld versions that]] [[VideoGame/SonicSpinball are way worse than you remember]]. [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure The Dreamcast one]] [[SeasonalRot where sh*t started to go off the rails]]. [[VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix The one where]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs the designers took a bunch of acid]]. [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog The one designed]] [[DarkerAndEdgier by your edgy younger brother]]. [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 The one where]] Sonic makes out with a human lady. [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed The one where they ran out of ideas and made Sonic into a werewolf]]. [[VideoGame/SonicLostWorld The]] ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' [[VideoGame/SonicLostWorld one]]. [[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Some motion-controlled trash]]. And [[VideoGame/SonicBoom the one where they f*cked up Sonic's arms and everything else]].
** For the ''VideoGame/XCom'' games:
--->'''Narrator:''' The ones with all the micromanaging. The ones you've never played. The one we're all [[FanonDiscontinuity just gonna pretend doesn't exist]]. [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown And the one that proved that AAA strategy games aren't dead]]; there's room for, like... one of them at a time.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The ''Film/PacificRim'' trailer points out Englander Creator/CharlieHunnam's trouble.
-->'''Narrator:''' Meet Raleigh Becket, a hotshot pilot struggling to maintain his American accent.\\
'''Raleigh:''' You know, all these years of living in the past... never really ''thawt'' about the future.
* OhTheHumanity: The narrator is forced into this when "evil" Peter Parker goes dancing in the street.
* OvertOperative: In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', "Suit up with 007, the super-secret MI6 agent, who everyone knows by his real name." ''[cue every instance of a character addressing him as some variant of "James Bond"]''
* TheOtherDarrin: [[invoked]]
** Appears at times. For instance, in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', the Hulk is "Not [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Edward Norton]]" ("[[Film/{{Hulk}} ALSO NOT ERIC BANA]]").
** In ''Film/IronMan2'', Don Cheadle/Rhodey is "Better Terrence Howard".
** TheNthDoctor: The Narrator of Honest Trailers.
* OverlyLongGag:
** One example is from the ''Lord of the Rings'' trailer, as "these unlikely heroes embark on [[SceneryPorn an eleven hour New Zealand tourism commercial]] rife with: walking... roaming... hiking... [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment more walking]]... and strolling. That trailer also [[EndingFatigue ends three times]].
** The ''[[HeldGaze STARES]]'' in ''Twilight''. Best of all, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpU5O_Uur_c they made a supercut]] of '''ALL''' the stares in the series. The video is just a little under ''half an hour''.
** The ''Film/StarTrek'' trailer does this with ''{{LENS FLARE}}S'', and the same music.
** From ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'':
--->'''Narrator:''' All to leave more time for... foreshadowing ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', introducing the plot device for... ''The Avengers'', unnecessarily freezing himself so he can be in... ''The Avengers'', and [[TheStinger an after-credits scene]] that is literally a trailer for... ''The Avengers''.
** The ''Grown Ups'' trailer features almost a minute and a half of the actors' self-indulgent, scripted laughs at the jokes in the movie. It gets old, FAST. Even the announcer gets angry.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative:
** The ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' trailer calls the movie "the best American Godzilla movie ever made, which really isn't saying much," and shows crappy scenes from [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the 1998 Godzilla movie]].
** The ''Film/JurassicWorld'' trailer calls it "the best ''Jurassic Park'' sequel ever made, which really isn't saying much," and shows crappy scenes from ''Film/JurassicParkIII''.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Their opinion of every single 2015 summer blockbuster that was not ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''.
* OverusedRunningGag: The narrator cuts short the ''LENS FLARES'' montage from ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', deciding the audience gets the point already.
* {{Padding}}[[invoked]]:
** From the ''Twilight: Breaking Dawn'' trailer: "Brace yourself for two movies so unnecessarily long that they include [[ProductPlacement five Volvo commercials]], two montages of the previous Twilight movies, four games of chess, and '''the [[PunctuatedForEmphasis MOST]]. [[HeldGaze STARES]]. [[UpToEleven EVER]]!'''"
** The trailer for ''Titanic'', "a film so bloated you can honestly just skip the first half hour (Don't worry, there's still, like, three hours left to go)."
** In ''Man of Steel'', the description of Krypton includes "way too many subplots".
** The trailer for ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'' lampshades the three hour run time of the movie in its own way.....the narrator at one point dozes off and yawns when he is suddenly roused from his nodding off at the mike.
* PanderingToTheBase: Invoked with the trailer for "Transformers: Age of Extinction", the highest-grossing movie in China to date.
* PaperThinDisguise: In ''Avatar'', "follow along with a team of scientists who blend in with the natives by wearing the Gap khaki collection."
* ParanoiaFuel[[invoked]]: ''Film/GoneGirl'' is the movie that left its viewers "wondering if their significant other was planning to kill them!" The narrator also thinks it should alternatively be titled ''Your Wife Probably Wants To Kill You''.
* PatrioticFervor: ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare''[='=]s campaign is described as the following:
-->'''Narrator:''' Experience [[{{Eagleland}} the ultimate American power fantasy]] as you mow down thousands of [[AcceptableTargets faceless Arabs, angry Latinos, and evil Russians]], in campaigns so patriotic they could give [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan]]'s ghost a boner.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Their ''Lord of the Rings'' video lampshades how most of Creator/AndySerkis' post-Gollum roles [[Film/KingKong2005 have been]] [[Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes mostly motion]]-[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin capture ones]].
-->'''Narrator:''' From the award winning visual effects team that launched the career of one man who must now [[SerkisFolk wear skintight Spandex and face dots]] [[UpToEleven for the rest of his life]]...
* PoorMansSubstitute: [[invoked]]
** {{Hunk}} actors with [[DullSurprise questionable acting abilities]] tend to be considered a Poor Man's Substitute of Creator/ChanningTatum. [[Creator/AaronJohnson Aaron Taylor-Johnson]] is credited as "Discount Channing Tatum" in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', and Creator/JaiCourtney is described as a "homeless man's Channing Tatum" in ''Film/TerminatorGenisys''.
** In ''Film/IronMan2'', director Creator/JonFavreau is called "the poor man's Creator/JossWhedon".
** The ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' Honest Trailer calls Creator/JJAbrams "diet [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Spielberg]]".
** The ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles: Out of Their Shells'' Honest Trailer describes the Shredder in the musical as "[[ShapedLikeItself a homeless man's Shredder]]".
* PrecisionFStrike:
** Normally swearing is bleeped out, but a clear f-word is left at the end of ''The Dark Knight'' trailer.
--->'''Narrator:''' Oh, who are we kidding? This movie is fucking awesome...
** There is one for the original ''Film/RoboCop1987'' trailer; it ''is'' bleeped out, but you can still clearly hear it.
--->'''Narrator:''' Rated 'R' for [=RoboCop=]. [[TakeThat Because that's how you make a f*cking RoboCop movie!]]
* PreviewsPulse: Pointed out in the trailers for ''Film/{{Inception}}'' and ''Film/WorldWarZ'', and imitated in the teaser for ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: [[invoked]] The Honest Trailer for the ''VideoGame/MadMax'' video game compares it to other rushed, crappy games based on terrific movies such as ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''Film/TheMatrix'' and ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial''.
* ProductionPosse: [[invoked]] {{Subverted|Trope}} in the ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' Honest Trailer, when the narrator expects the movie to star Creator/AdamSandler's usual guys, but is surprised to see that his co-stars were Josh Gad and Creator/PeterDinklage:
-->'''Narrator:''' Not cool, man! Suck all you want, but don't drag [[Series/GameOfThrones Tyrion]] down with you!
* ProductPlacement: ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' set records for ProductPlacement in real life. So for the Honest Trailer, instead of announcing the actual stars, the narrator announces these stars:
-->'''Narrator:''' Starring: Burger King, Panasonic, eBay, Cadillac, GMC, Music/TheStrokes, Pepto-Bismol, {{Xbox}}, ''Furbies?!'' Pontiac, Mountain Dew, Chevrolet, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Chevrolet]], [[AndStarring and introducing]], [[RuleOfThree Chevrolet]]."
** And the last ''Twilight'' movie is so bloated that the narrator says it contains the equivalent of five Volvo commercials.
** TheStinger for ''World War Z'''s trailer parodies the film's use of this.
--->'''Narrator:''' Man, all the reshoots must have cost a fortune. How'd they afford to pay for that? (''scene of Brad Pitt drinking a Pepsi'') Man, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint that really makes me want a Coke]].
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: In ''Series/BreakingBad'', "[Walter White will] cook crystal meth [[JustifiedCriminal to pay for his expensive cancer treatment]], [[OnlyInItForTheMoney then to save money for his family]], [[ForTheEvulz and then just because]]...."
* PungeonMaster: The narrator says that in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy [[VillainTeamUp team up]], "even though their goals are completely incompatible, to make '''the most puns ever'''." ''[Cue montage of Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy making puns]''
** Also reflected in the starring bit, as for Mr. Freeze he's credited as "[[Film/TheRunningMan The Punning Man]], [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Coldman the Barbarian]], [[Film/KindergartenCop Kindergartern Ice Pop]], Franchise/{{Terminator}} Blue...."
* PunnyName: Actors' names are often punned when read. For instance:
** "[[Creator/MichaelCaine My Cocaine]]" for ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
** "[[Creator/NoomiRapace Noomi Rapeface]]" and "[[Creator/CharlizeTheron Charlie The Ron]]" for ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''.
** "[[Creator/HarrisonFord Harrison Bored]]", "[[Creator/ShiaLaBeouf Shit the Bed]]", and "[[Creator/CateBlanchett Cat Blanket]]" for ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''.
** In ''Film/IronMan2'', Creator/RobertDowneyJr as "[[Series/GameOfThrones Robb Stark]]"
** ''Film/TheNotebook'' has [[Creator/RachelMcAdams Rachel McAdamsApple]] while focusing on [[DontExplainTheJoke her Adam's Apple]].
** ''Harry Potter'' has [[Creator/GaryOldman Hairy Old Man]] and [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skypotter]].
** "[[Creator/IdrisElba Eye Dress Elbow]]", "[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Lokimon]]", and "[[Creator/NataliePortman Portm]][[Series/{{Portlandia}} andia]]" from ''Film/{{Thor}}''.
** "[[Creator/SigourneyWeaver Sick Horny Weaver]]" in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''
** The Film/AttackOfTheClones trailer gave us "[[Creator/HaydenChristensen Hay Don't Act Again]]" and "[[Creator/EwanMcGregor Ewan a Bad Movie]]"
** ''Film/SpidermanTrilogy'' lists Topher Grace as "Gopher Face".
** Creator/SeanBean in ''Film/JupiterAscending'' is credited as "Sean Bee-n".
** ''Everyone'' who's credited in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' (except for Creator/VinDiesel).
--->'''Narrator:''' That's just his name. That's not a pun.
** "[[Creator/KateBeckinsale Kate Beckons Sailors]]" in ''Film/PearlHarbor''.

* RaceLift:
** In ''Skyfall'', there's disbelief at the fact that Ms. Moneypenny's black. Credited as "Miss Moneypenny's black?!"
** The "race bending" of ''The Last Airbender'' is "advertised".
--->'''Narrator:''' Watch as the ethnically diverse heroes you know and love are brought to life as generic white kids, and the ethnically diverse villains... stay ethnically diverse.
** Lawrence Fishburne as Perry White in ''Film/ManOfSteel'' is credited as "Perry Black".
** Discussed in the ''Film/{{Batman}}'' trailer, where the narrator checks the "Cast a black guy to play a white guy" box for the "Break the Internet bingo" he's playing.
* RageQuit: The narrator finds ''Film/AfterEarth'' far too dumb, gives up, and drives off in a huff just before the cast reading.
* RagingStiffie: In ''The Lord of the Rings'', Creator/ElijahWood as Frodo is credited as "Morning Wood".
* RantInducingSlight: The narrator will at times get really angry, such as in a diatribe over meter maids given it's what ''Zootopia'' protagonist Judy Hopps starts as.
* RealTrailerFakeMovie: For AprilFoolsDay in 2015, there was an Honest Game Trailer for ''[[{{Vaporware}} Half-Life 3]]''. The trailer pretty much consists of calling it the greatest human experience ever made.
* RealityEnsues: What happens during the Honest Game Trailer for ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''.
--> (Edward dives into a bale of hay) "Surely this small amount of hay will cushion the impact--*CRACK* OH GOD, MY BONES!"
** ''Honest Action'' explains how some movie injuries would be a lot more severe in real life, by describing how many lives one needs to survive all of them.
* RecurringElement: Each of the ''Film/MissionImpossible'' films involves a rogue IMF agent and an arms dealer.
* RecycledInSpace: The Honest Game Trailer for ''VideoGame/Starcraft2'' names it "''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' IN SPACE!", referring to how the gameplay in the games are essentially the same.
* RecycledScript: [[invoked]]
** The Spider-Man trilogy. Composed of:
##''Film/SpiderMan1'', where Peter Parker struggles with his powers, breaks up with Mary Jane, and fights with a villain that ultimately kills himself;
##''Film/SpiderMan2'', where Peter Parker struggles with his powers, breaks up with Mary Jane, and fights with a villain that ultimately kills himself; and
##''Film/SpiderMan3'', where Peter Parker struggles with his powers, breaks up with Mary Jane, and fights with a villain that ultimately kills himself. "[[LampshadedTrope Wait, did they just make the same movie]] [[RuleOfThree 3 times in a row?]]."
** And also the Franchise/BackToTheFuture trilogy. Composed by:
## Film/BackToTheFuture: where they travel to the past, beat up the bully, fix the future, and set up the sequel,
## Film/BackToTheFuturePartII: where they travel to the past, beat up the bully, fix the future, and set up the sequel, and
## Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII: where they travel to the past, beat up the bully, fix the future, and leave open the possibility for a sequel.
--->'''Biff Tannen:''' There's something very familiar about all this...
** ''Skyfall'''s trailer lampoons how the hard drive Bond is after contains the identity of all NATO agents, which is ripped off from ''Film/MissionImpossible'' and how the ending is a rip off of ''Film/HomeAlone''.
** Jon Bailey actually interrupts his reading of both ''Divergent'' Honest Trailers finding the movie identical to other dystopias (''The Hunger Games'' for the original, ''Film/{{The Maze Runner|2014}}'' for ''Insurgent'').
** ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare''[='=]s storyline is called as such.
--->'''Narrator:''' Pick up all three of the best-selling shooters that are all the same, full of rehashed moments like: slow-motion door breaches; the level where you control a giant gun; [[ControllableHelplessness that part where you look around and wait to die]]; the unnecessary controversial moment; and, the climatic ending where you're seriously injured and the main bad guy is about to kill you... but then he gets distracted by something which gives you enough time to kill him first.
** The first four ''Film/MissionImpossible'' movies, involving a rogue IMF agent and an arms dealer.
** The video for ''Film/AntMan'' points out the plot's similarities to the first ''Film/IronMan1'' movie, such as a brilliant tech industrialist being betrayed by a bald former ally and a supporting character looking at the suit they'll wear in the sequel.
** Relentlessly parodied in ''Film/SupermanReturns'', where all of the homages to the Donner films are said to just be kind of pointless and dull, especially when combined with weepy dramatic subplots and very unsubtle Jesus imagery; at one point, all of the dialogue directly lifted from the first film is just played side-to-side with the original.
--->'''Narrator:''' Christopher Reeve ''IS'' Superman... and Brandon Routh is doing a pretty good impression of him.\\
'''Narrator:''' Kevin Spacey stars as Gene Hackman's Lex Luthor!
** The Honest Game Trailer for ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' mocks the game for how much it copied from ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', such as the story, levels, bosses and enemies.
* RelationshipSue: [[invoked]] Creator/RyanGosling in ''Film/TheNotebook'' is credited as "Perfection".
* ReplacementScrappy: [[invoked]] [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze Tokka and Rahzar]] (who are {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s for [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Bebop and Rocksteady]]) are referred to as, "two lame-ass ripoffs that no-one ever '''asked for!'''"
* {{Retraux}}: The ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' and ''Film/TopGun'' trailers are filtered to make it look like they were ripped from an old video tape.
* RevenueEnhancingDevices:
** ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' 3D. "3D so real, you can actually ''feel'' Creator/JamesCameron stealing money from your pocket."
** As the introduction of ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' points out
---> '''Narrator:''' Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Special Edition [Total Cost: $180]. Plus {{DLC}} [Total Cost: $280].
* RoleAssociation: [[invoked]]
** Twice this is used in a ShapedLikeItself manner. The ''Film/JurassicPark'' trailer credits Creator/SamNeill as "The guy from Jurassic Park" and ''Film/HomeAlone'' has John Heard credited as "The dad from ''Home Alone''".
** ''Film/HarryPotter and the Goblet of Fire'' was "[[TheOneWith The one with]] [[Creator/RobertPattinson Shovelface]]".
** In ''Iron Man 2'', they take a very long time trying to figure out who Justin Hammer is played by, eventually remembering that it's [[spoiler:Creator/SamRockwell]].
--->'''Narrator:''' Oh, that guy from, um, uh... he was in that one movie... Sam... Elliot? No, uh... man, it's bugging me... [[spoiler:Sam Rockwell!]] It's [[spoiler:Sam Rockwell!]] That's the guy. I loved him in [[spoiler:''Film/GalaxyQuest''!]]
** ''Film/StarTrek'' asked important questions like "Oh, Creator/WinonaRyder's still working?"
** In ''Film/ThreeHundred'', the narrator is surprised to see that it stars [[Creator/LenaHeadey Cersei]] [[Series/GameOfThrones Lannister]], [[Series/TheWire McNulty]] and Creator/MichaelFassbender.
** By the truckload in the ''Series/{{Entourage}}'' trailer, which points out the show's celebrity cameos.
* RootingForTheEmpire: Invoked by the narrator when he has this reaction to watching [[StuffBlowingUp the exploding warships]] in ''Film/PearlHarbor'', getting so excited by the action... that he forgets he's cheering on the Japanese bombers blowing up fellow Americans.
-->'''Narrator:''' Dammit Creator/MichaelBay, why'd you make that look so cool?
* RuleOfCool: In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', they point out their disbelief at how the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk could suddenly and inexplicably control his rage, "which doesn't matter, because that shot was ''awesome''."
* RunningGag:
** "[[Literature/{{Twilight}} STARES]]." Also made into an OverlyLongGag set to very EPIC music. Done for X-Men and Godzilla, too!
** "...[[DistractedByTheSexy Bewbs!]]" / "...[[EatingTheEyeCandy Abs!]]" / "...[[NakedPeopleAreFunny Tush!]]" / "...And [[CensorBox pixellated]] Bahls!"
** Shots of characters looking strained from a test of strength will be dubbed: "(Character) pooping."
** Any trailer involving an animated movie will have silly dubs of the songs, with the obligatory love song changed to a song about "porking."
** The constant Bonnie jumpscares in the VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys video. As well as at the end, the narrator is relieved that at least there are no sequels, only for the sequel title to appear. At the end of the Honest Game Trailer for ''Five Nights At Freddy's 2'', the exact same joke is done only to reveal ''Five Nights At Freddys 3''.
** The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' trailers will at least have one Pokemon being called "[[Music/AliciaKeys This (Creature) is on Fire!]]"
** "And leave a comment with a word you'd like to hear me say in my awesome voice."
* SandInMyEyes:
** At the end of ''Film/HomeAlone'', when the old man is reunited with his estranged son, and finally meets his granddaughter.
--->'''Narrator:''' This scene always gets to me. ''[sniffles]'' I'm not crying! ''You're crying!''
** During ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the narrator starts tearing up during the T-800's HeroicSacrifice.
* SceneryPorn:
** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' is criticized for its absurdly long landscape shots.
** Also, ''The Lord of the Rings'' is described as an eleven hour New Zealand tourism commercial.
** ''Film/TheRevenant'' gets poked for its many, many shots of the sky:
--->'''Narrator:''' Yep, that's the sky. Yep, it's still the sky. Oh look, there's the sky again. Sky's not going anywhere. Another sky shot, oh goody. [[LeaveTheCameraRunning Did they just put the camera down and forget it was rolling]]? Aaaaaand... sky.\\
''[later, when another sky shot appears]''\\
'''Narrator:''' Yes, thank you. We know the sky is still there.
* TheScrappy: [[invoked]] Skyler White in ''Series/BreakingBad'' is Walt's annoying wife "who at first you wish would just go away, then later will wish she could just ''get'' away, since she's married to a complete sociopath." ''[shows clips of Walt being hostile to Skyler to demonstrate his point, including his "I am the danger!" scene]''
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Combined with a RageQuit in the Honest Trailer of ''After Earth''; the narrator leaves towards the end after realizing how many terrible {{Plot Hole}}s the movie has.
-->'''Narrator:''' Look, I gotta get outta here. It's just not worth it. You guys don't have to pay me for this one, just call me next week for ''Walking Dead''. ''[drives off]''
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny:[[invoked]] In the ''Videogame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' Honest Trailer, the narrator makes a big deal of the fact that it was the first Pokemon game to have:
-->'''Narrator:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Full. Blown. COLOR!]]\\
''[sounds of ChirpingCrickets]''\\
'''Narrator:''' Look, it was a big deal at the time, all right? Jeez!
* SelfDeprecation: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI22c1YmiN4 The trailer for the Screen Junkies channel]].
* {{Sequelitis}}: [[invoked]]
** "[[Film/JurassicPark Revisit the adventure]] that launched [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs your childhood obsession with dinosaurs]]... and [[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark two really]] [[Film/JurassicParkIII disappointing]] sequels."
** The Narrator feels this way about ''The Dark Knight Rises'', describing Creator/ChristopherNolan as the "director of [[Film/BatmanBegins two good]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight Batman movies]]."
** Their ''Film/IronMan2'' trailer mostly consists of them comparing how it falls short of ''Film/IronMan1''.
** Also for ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' trilogy, where it's even referred to "[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg The Matrix... and its sequels]]".
** The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' is called ''Film/TheGodfather Trilogy'' of superhero movies, "in that the first two are great and the third one sucks a**."
** ''X-Men'' and ''X2'' "proved comic book movies can be awesome", while ''X-Men: The Last Stand'' "proved comic book movies can totally suck balls".
* SerialNumbersFiledOff: [[invoked]] When the movie they're making an Honest Trailers shows similar plot to another movie.
** ''Inception'' is "A supposedly original film that's actually just ''Film/TheMatrix'', except with creepier extras, and unclear rules [of physics]."
** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' is shown to be another big offender.
*** The plot -- that Raoul Silva has stolen a harddrive with a list of secret agents, "which the writer stole from the plot of ''Film/MissionImpossible''."
*** The finale at the Skyfall estate, "an ending so goofy, they just ripped it off from ''Film/HomeAlone''." [[spoiler:''Cue a montage of the Skyfall booby trap sequence. In the montage, clips from the second ''Home Alone'' movie of Harry setting his head on fire are spliced in.'']]
** Subverted with ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''
--->'''Narrator:''' What I'm trying to say is: they're ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 the Space Avengers]]''. But I guess it's technically not stealing if they're ripping off themselves.
** The Honest Game Trailer for ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' points out the game's obvious similarities to the gameplay of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'':
--->'''Narrator:''' Suffer through another brutal action RPG that's as brutal as ''Dark Souls'', because it basically is ''Dark Souls'', but isn't called ''Dark Souls'' to trick people who hate ''Dark Souls'' into trying out ''Dark Souls''.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: During the ''Film/TheDivergentSeriesInsurgent'' Honest Trailer, the narrator gets sick of the franchise's use of "SAT words" like Abdegnation and Erudite:
-->'''Narrator:''' I'm frustrated by the bounteous measure of inorderly and circuitous vernacular in this cinematic offering! ''[{{beat}}]'' See? I have a thesaurus too!
* {{Sexposition}}: "[[Series/GameOfThrones A show]] with so many monologues, HBO will desperately try to keep your attention by [[PunctuatedForEmphasis any...boobs...necessary]]."
* ShapedLikeItself:
** In ''Film/HomeAlone'', John Heard is credited as "The Dad From ''Home Alone''".
** In ''Film/JurassicPark'', Sam Neill is credited as "That Guy from ''Jurassic Park''".
** In ''Film/Deadpool2016'', TJ Miller is credited as "A TJ Miller Type".
* ShoutOut:
** After the narrator rage quits in ''After Earth'', a rather squeaky-voiced Hal Rudnick continues the trailer by saying, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E10TheSpringfieldFiles Uh... I don't think he's coming back.]]"
** For ''Film/StarWars'', Creator/AlecGuinness' starring name comes up as [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E2LisasRival "Genuine Class."]]
** For ''Film/DieHard'', Hans Gruber's name is pronounced like "[[Film/MacGruber MACGRUBEEEERRRRRRRR!!!]]"
* ShownTheirWork: The ''Film/PearlHarbor'' trailer lists several ''actual'' heroes of the attack under "Not Starring," including Kenneth Taylor and George Welch, who really took off and shot down Japanese planes.
* SingleTear / InelegantBlubbering: The ''Spider-Man Trilogy'' trailer contains a montage of Peter Parker doing both of these.
* SkewedPriorities: From ''Film/LesMiserables2012'':
** In the beginning part:
--->''Meet the spirit of human redemption, Jean Valjean\\
A paroled thief now on the run under an assumed identity\\
For reasons never made clear in the entire movie\\\
Who must face off against InspectorJavert\\
An officer with such terrible priorities\\
He'll put the entire city of Paris on lockdown\\
To stop a man who already served his time''
** And:
--->''Leaving Valjean to now care for Cosette\\
[Fantine's] precocious child who is scared of the dark\\
But is totally cool letting some stranger\\
drag her around the city''
** Then finally, a two-in-one hit:
--->''Now at the dawn of revolution\\
One young man will give up everything\\
[[invoked]][[StrangledByTheRedString For a woman he's met through a fence]]\\
Prompting a heartbreaking romance we know nothing about\\
Because the entire subplot is glossed over\\
To make room for countless scenes of Borat''
** From ''Series/GameOfThrones''
--->'''Narrator:''' Watch as everyone fights to sit on the world's most uncomfortable chair, while completely ignoring an invasion of ice zombies that threatens to kill them all.
* SlasherSmile: [[Film/SpiderMan1 Willam Defoe as the Green Goblin]] freaks out the Narrator when he makes this:
-->'''Narrator:''' ...eugh, he looks better with the mask on!
* SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome: [[invoked]]
** Despite making fun of ''Jurassic Park'' in their trailer, the narrator excitedly gushes over the climax with the T. rex.
--->'''Narrator:''' Aw man, what an awesome shot... oohhh, look at how the banner falls! I gotta watch this movie again!
** He also excitedly features his favorite moments of StuffBlowingUp in ''Series/BreakingBad''.
** And gushes about Hulk punching a Chitauri leviathan in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.
** ''Film/PacificRim'' gets called "either The Most Awesome Dumb Movie Ever Made or The Dumbest Awesome Movie Ever Made."
* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein:
** Calls ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'s'' Fixer-Upper as "The One You Don't Know the Words To"
---> So he's a bit of a Fixer-Upper \\
????????? \\
Something something\\
Something something\\
Little bit of love!
** Again for the Zulu chorus in ''Disney/TheLionKing's'' "Circle of Life":
---> I-------- don't know what the words really are\\
(It's okay) (We'll make them up!)\\
No one knows what-a we are a-singing\\
But it's fun to sing it anyway-a!
* SoOkayItsAverage: [[invoked]]
** The Narrator's opinion of ''Film/{{Thor}}''.
--->'''Narrator:''' You've seen [[Film/TheDarkKnight great]] [[Film/SupermanTheMovie superhero]] [[Film/IronMan1 films]], you've seen [[Film/{{Catwoman}} terrible]] [[Film/{{Daredevil}} superhero]] [[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine films]]. Now, prepare for a superhero film that's just kinda... "ehh". I'm mean, I guess they did the best they could adapting [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor a comic book about a bratty space god]].
** The Honest Trailer for the sequel, ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', is pretty cool about it, describing it as "another perfectly adequate Marvel movie".
*** This even gets a call back in the Honest Trailer of ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', when after describing its climax as "an impossible-to-see climax, that takes place at night, ''underwater'', against a cloud... thing." he adds that ''Thor: The Dark World'' looks "pretty good right now" in comparison.
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', very apologetically, notes that it's pretty fun despite its storytelling problems:
--->'''Narrator:''' I mean, it's definitely ''good'', just not ''great'', you know what I mean? Like, certainly ''enjoyable'', but, you know... Aw man, [[InternetBackdraft we're gonna catch hell for this anyway]].
* SoundtrackDissonance:
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' shows a montage of [[StuffBlowingUp the many "BEWMS"]] in the movie, making them hilarious by adding the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mRn9chmRAY "Stars and Stripes Forever."]]
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' adds a "SoundtrackDissonance/YaketySax"-like tune, goofy sound effects and a laugh track to the scenes where Malcolm and the others are chased by raptors in a sequence described as ''Jurassic [[Series/TheBennyHillShow Benny Hill]]''.
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/TheRevenant'' describes the more violent scenes as "so over the top it's one music change from being ''Series/{{Jackass}}''", showing some of the scenes set to "Corona" by Minutemen (the theme song of ''Jackass'') and with clips of the ''Jackass'' guys laughing their asses off.
* SpeakingSimlish: The Narrator points this out in ''Franchise/TheSims'':
-->'''Narrator:''' Create your own story as your Sims babble away in incomprehensible Simlish...\\
'''Male Sim:''' ''[question in Simlish]''\\
'''Female Sim:''' ''[agreement in Simlish]''\\
'''Narrator:''' ...a ridiculous fake language like [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon]] or [[EskimosArentReal Swedish]].\\
'''LetsPlay/PewDiePie:''' ''[angry Swedish [[ForeignCussWord cursing]]]''
* {{Spinoff}}: ''Honest Action'', which has a certified physician analyze action movies and [[RealityEnsues list the injuries the character would receive in the real world]].
** There's also ''Honest Game Trailers'', which focused on video games instead of films or shows.
* SpiritualAdaptation: [[invoked]] Brought up in the ''Film/FantasticFour'' trailer:
-->'''Narrator:''' And don't tell me it's impossible to make a good Fantastic Four movie. It's called ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', [[SacredCow and it's perfect]].
* {{Spoiler}}s: The series openly discusses them, since the videos are released after the film in question is available on DVD. Honest Trailers revealing major plot twists or developments will usually begin with the disclaimer "The following trailer is rated "S" for spoilers".
** ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has a spoiler-free version where potentially spoilery content (even those from the first episode!) was either blurred or bleeped. This includes every mention of dragons.
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' opens with the usual disclaimer, also chiding the movie's real trailer for not showing that kind of discretion by giving away "the only cool part in the entire movie", that [[spoiler:John Connor becomes a Terminator]].
* SpoofAesop: Describes ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' as a movie that "teaches girls everywhere they don't need a prince to rescue them, because all men are disgusting loners ''[shows Kristoff]'', greedy murderers ''[shows The Duke of Weselton]'', or [[spoiler:lying, manipulative, power-hungry sociopaths ''[shows Prince Hans]'']]".
-->'''Narrator:''' Happy now, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jezebel_(website) Jezebel]]?
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' trailer lampshades how Wolverine is always this, in detriment to most other characters.
-->'''Narrator:''' In a world full of other cool X-Men, meet...Wolverine, for the seventh f(bleep!)cking time.
* StalkerWithACrush: The ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' trailer calls Anakin a "a rat-tailed ***hole who's been creepily stalking Padme for the last decade". Cue [[http://youtu.be/4nJS-LPcFfw?t=1m37s montage]] of Anakin's love declarations throughout the movie with dissonant horror movie music added in.
-->'''Padme:''' Please don't look at me like that.\\
'''Anakin:''' Why not?\\
'''Padme:''' It makes me feel uncomfortable.\\
'''Anakin:''' ''[Smirking]'' Sorry milady. ''[stares at her leaving for an uncomfortably long time]''\\
'''Narrator:''' [[{{Squick}} Eyuugh.]]
* StarDerailingRole: [[invoked]] Credits Maria Pitillo in the ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' Honest Trailer as "Career Killer."
* StealthInsult:
** They snuck in a quick TakeThat at ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' during their ''Inception'' trailer.
--->'''Narrator:''' From the director of ''two'' good Batman movies...
** From ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' trailer...
--->'''Narrator:''' From the network that brought you ''Series/BreakingBad'', a show you couldn't stop watching, comes a show so inconsistent you have to keep talking yourself into watching...
** From ''Film/ThreeHundred'':
--->'''Narrator:''' From [[Creator/FrankMiller the guy who]] [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns made Batman comics cool again]], and [[Creator/ZackSnyder the guy who'll]] [[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice probably make Batman movies suck again]].
** The opening to their trailer of ''Frozen'' mentions that it's been 3 years since their last musical (''Disney/{{Tangled}}'') and 18 years since their last GOOD musical (''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'').
** In their trailer for the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' is referenced just once as "the hipster reboot." The ''Spider-Man Trilogy'' is also compared to ''The Godfather Trilogy''... in that "the first two are great and the third one sucks ass."
** In the Honest Trailer for ''Film/PacificRim'', when the narrator mentions a LongList of works from whom the film draws its influences, he mentions [[Film/RealSteel "that stupid Hugh Jackman robot boxing movie."]]
* StillbornFranchise: [[invoked]]
** Makes a crack with this at the expense of ''Film/GreenLantern''.
--->'''Narrator:''' Haha! [[TakeThat They thought there was going to be a sequel. That's adorable...]].
** And again at the expense of ''Film/SuperMarioBros''
--->'''Daisy:''' Luigi, Mario! You have to come with me, I need your help!\\
'''Narrator:''' ''[flatly]'' Yeah, that's not gonna happen.
* StockFootage: ''Superman IV'' reuses "the same flying shots used over, and over, and over, and over again.
-->'''Narrator:''' Seriously, these are all the same shot? You couldn't do one more take? That's... that's lazy, you guys.
* TheStoner: In the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' trailer, the narrator's voice briefly changes into this, after pointing out that the item that can heal the injuries received by the player characters is a green herb.
-->'''Narrator:''' ''[in a Jamaican accent]'' Nothing a little Green Herb can't fix, am I right, mon? Hohohohoho!
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: While the Epic Voice Guy (Jon Bailey) and Epic Voice Guy Sr. (Gannon Nickell) disagree on whether or not ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is a good movie overall, they share the same favourite and least favourite moments.
* StrangledByTheRedString: [[invoked]] The romantic subplot of ''Les Miserabablebles'', as pointed out in the third example for SkewedPriorities above. The HT for ''Film/TheHungerGames'' also claims Katniss and Peeta lack chemistry.
* StrictlyFormula:
** Every Creator/SamRaimi ''Spider-Man'' film is narrated with the exact same plotline: "A story about Peter Parker struggling with his powers, breaking up with Mary Jane, and fighting a villain who ultimately kills himself."
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/IronMan1'' describes a formulaic trend that will dominate subsequent Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse movies: "Take a half-forgotten, B-list superhero, cast an unknown or half-forgotten, B-list actor, have him fight a [[GenericDoomsdayVillain generic villain]] that will only last one movie, fall in love with a generically strong female character, [[DeadpanSnarker make a ton of quips]], [[TechnoBabble talk a bunch of science]], [[DestructiveSaviour destroy some public property]], [[TheCameo cram]] Creator/StanLee [[TheCameo in there somewhere]], [[PillarOfLight shoot a blue beam into the sky]], [[SequelHook set up an]] ''[[SequelHook Avengers]]'' [[SequelHook movie]], and force the audience to sit through 500 visual effects guys' names just to catch [[TheStinger a few extra seconds]]."
** ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' gets jabbed for its use of Creator/{{Pixar}}'s success formula:
--->'''Narrator:''' [A]n emotionally jarring opening, a sentimental protagonist-wacky sidekick duo, and just enough [[ToiletHumor poop jokes]] to entertain your kids while the heartwrenching story makes you reevaluate your entire adult life.
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe:
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', the Bat-Armor "can withstand falls from any height, but sucks against bullets."
** Also, in ''Batman & Robin'', "watch Academy Award winning ladies' man Creator/GeorgeClooney [[MoneyDearBoy phone it in as Batman]], a hero capable of performing impossible feats... except for moving his neck. Or body."
* StupidCrooks: In ''Fast Five'', "gear up to steal $100 million with the dumbest criminals ever as they: take off their masks during robberies, go for leisurely strolls while all of Rio's drug gangs are after them, and drag race cop cars they just stole down the middle of the streets."
* StupidSexyFlanders:
** Both narrators ''really'' wanted [[Film/TheHungerGames Katniss to choose Gale instead of Peeta]].
--->'''Gannon Nickell:''' I mean, [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday I'm not gay]], but I would totally [[CensoredForComedy s*** Gale's d***!]]\\
'''Jon Bailey:''' I would totally choose Gale... ah, I mean, if I were Katniss... ah, screw it! Gale is hot and I would make out with that face in a heartbeat!
** Also, [[Film/TheForceAwakens Poe Dameron]], [[spoiler:who both agree has a beautiful face and that is a high point of the movie.]]
* SurpriseCreepy: About ''Disney/PeterPan'':
-->'''Narrator:''' Revisit the animated classic that will make you say: "This is way creepier than I remember it..."
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: [[invoked]] Their opinion of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
-->'''Narrator:''' You weren't that impressed with [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger his first movie]]. He wasn't your favorite [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Avenger]]. Now, get ready for the sequel that made everyone say... "[[{{HSQ}} Holy s***]]! Who knew Captain America kicked so much ass?"
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
** "And when I say [[[Film/HarryPotter Hermione]] is] hot, I mean only in the ''last'' three movies after [the actress playing her] [[TotallyEighteen turned eighteen]]! Heh heh... [[HypocriticalHumor pervs]]!"
** In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Palpatine is credited as "Definitely ''Not'' the Emperor".
** In the ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay -- Part 1'' Trailer, they give an unconvincing denial of looking at the Creator/JenniferLawrence nude leaks.
** At the end of the ''Flim/MagicMike'' trailer, the narrator insisted that he's not gay or weird... after spending the "Starring" part raving about ''abbbbbs'' and ''asssss'' and ''peccccs'' and having a FreudianSlip about wanting Creator/ChanningTatum, he didn't really fool anyone.
* TakeThat: Pretty much the whole point of the majority of the trailers.
* TakeThatScrappy: [[invoked]] Besides Creator/ShaileneWoodley's performance, the only good thing the narrator has to say about ''Film/TheDivergentSeriesInsurgent'' is that Creator/JaiCourtney's character is killed off (a sort of BrickJoke to how much his performance was criticized in the ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' Honest Trailer).
* TankGoodness: The Honest Game Trailer for ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' focuses mostly on how the Batmobile is esentially a tank. So much so that they call it ''Arkham: VideoGame/WorldOfTanks''.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: [[invoked]]
** In ''Film/JurassicPark'': "Re-experience [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome the ground-breaking CGI that still holds up after twenty years]], [shows shots of the park's 1990s computers] and all of this technology that doesn't."
** In ''Harry Potter'', Hogwarts is a place "where technology seems to have been frozen in the nineteenth century, replacing cell phones and the Internet with quill pens and owls."
** In ''Film/HomeAlone'', "bundle up and relive the early 1990s joy of Micro Machines, starting lineup figures, Johnny Carson, 35 mm cameras, landline phones, answering machines, pre-9/11 air travel, and Macaulay Culkin."
* TemptingFate: At the end of the ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' trailer:
--> '''Narrator:''' At least this is just one of those one-off internet fads that I won't have to play anymor-(''cue trailer for VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'') Oh f***. We're gonna have a million of these, aren't we?
* ThatsWhatSheSaid:
** The narrator says this in the ''Film/ManOfSteel'' trailer in response to Lois Lane's attempts [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything to plug something into a hole and saying it's supposed to go all the way in]].
** The ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' trailer also played on this with all the {{Accidental Innuendo}}es in the movie's "[[FreudWasRight Freudian finale]]" (as the narrator put it):
-->"Luke is the best bush pilot in the Outer Rim Territories."\\
"Look at the size of that thing!"\\
"They came from behind."\\
"...should be able to penetrate the outer defense."\\
"Almost there... Almost there...!"\\
"Didn't go in."\\
"You're all clear, kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home!"\\
"Luke, at that speed, will y'be able to pull out in time?"
-->'''[[Series/TheOfficeUS Michael Scott]]:''' That's what she said! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
* ThemeTuneCameo: The requests at the beginning of ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' are put in a way the PreviewsPulse that accompanies them plays the ''Terminator'' theme.
* TheUnintelligible:
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', chaos will arrive in the form of Bane, a villain who no one can fully understand.
** In the Honest Trailer for ''Film/TheExpendables'', the narrator lampshades this trope by asking "Was that even in English?" after one of Creator/SylvesterStallone's one liners.
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: [[invoked]] The Honest Trailer for ''Film/DragonballEvolution'' chides it for ripping off other movies, such as the volcanic scenes from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', the super-fast punching fight scenes of ''Film/TheMatrix'' and the turqoise filter-filmed brooding of ''Film/{{Twilight}}'', showing the original scenes next to those of ''Dragonball'' for comparison.
* TheyJustDidntCare: [[invoked]] On a few rare occasions, the Honest Trailer will actually call the movie out for getting lazy in some part of the production.
** For ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'', they tear into the movie for its way of recycling shots of Superman flying, most notably one of him flying towards the screen they re-use '''nine times''' in the movie.
** In the ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' video, they point out how the makers didn't bother adding animation to some green screens shown on a series of monitors.
** They rip into ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', of all movies, for reusing several shots and character animations by giving them different lighting or mirroring them, showing the shots side by side for comparison. The video also shows how some shots from the movie made it into ''other'' Disney movies over the years, such as an animation of Mowgli being licked by the wolves being recycled in ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''.
--->'''Narrator:''' That's like... Creator/MichaelBay lazy!
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: [[invoked]]
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/WorldWarZ'' knocks it because of how little of the novel's epic and colorful story was actually used in the film.
--->'''Narrator:''' Man, what a waste of good source material.
** The Honest Game Trailer for ''VideoGame/MadMax'' notes that since the game was inspired by ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', it could have been made into a pretty awesome car combat game or a straightforward car racing game, but was instead made into a dull open world third person fighting game filled with countless tedious side objectives.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck:
** The ''After Earth'' trailer begins with "From the director of... ''[Creator/MNightShyamalan's name appears on the screen]'' Oh God, not him again."
** Happens again in the trailer for another Shyamalan movie, ''Film/TheHappening'', which begins with "From M. Night Shyamalan... ''[{{beat}}]'' [[SarcasmMode Hoo boy, this should be good...]]"
* ThisLoserIsYou: "From Creator/JKRowling, the author of [[Literature/HarryPotter the book series]] that kept Borders open for another few years, comes the movie adaptation for people too lazy to read ''[shows clip of [[FatBastard Uncle Vernon]] grabbing a container of ice cream from the freezer]''."
* ThrowItIn: In-universe. In the ''Kingsman'' trailer, the narrator references how Samuel L. Jackson invoked this trope to give Valentine a lisp, and he wonders if the director was too scared to refuse.
* TimeSkip:
** In ''Skyfall'', "when Bond is abruptly killed, it'll only take the length of one Music/{{Adele}} song before he anticlimatically pops up in the most secluded corner of the globe. That conveniently has Creator/{{CNN}} in English."
** Also mocks the fact that in ''The Dark Knight Rises'', after Bane takes over Gotham, the movie skips over three months, during which there is only "one riot and zero gridlock. Seriously, where is everybody?"
** ''Les Miserables'' has "Not since ''The Dark Knight Rises'' has a movie been so manipulative with its use of time jumps."
* ToiletHumor: In the ''Film/GrownUps'' trailer, they deliberately criticize the overusage of toilet jokes.
* TokenMinority: In the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' trailer, the Demoman (the only dark-skinned class) is said to have been added to the cast to add some diversity to it, [[BaitAndSwitch because he's Scottish]].
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: {{Discussed|Trope}} in the Honest Trailer for ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', which remarks that the revelation that the T-800 ''protects'' John Connor instead of hunting him was given away by the film's actual trailers. The Honest Trailer also remarks that ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' apparently didn't learn from that mistake, since its actual trailers gave away the twist that [[spoiler:John Connor becomes a Terminator]].
* TroubledProduction: [[invoked]]
** ''Film/WorldWarZ'', "a film with so many production problems, people were genuinely surprised when it ''wasn't'' a complete disaster."
** The ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' Honest Trailer mentions how messed up the production of the film was:
---> '''Narrator:''' Geez, what a mess. The movie about ''making this movie'' would be so much better than this movie!
* TrollingCreator: [[invoked]] The Honest Trailer for ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' describes Marvel as messing with their loyal audience with the movie, such as by getting Creator/VinDiesel to appear in movie, but only having say one line,[[note]]Which he actually recorded several times in different tones in different languages[[/note]] getting major actors such as Creator/GlennClose and Creator/JohnCReilly into the cast, but having them play minor roles, and having [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/HowardTheDuck the lead character]] of [[Film/HowardTheDuck their worst film ever]] appear in the post-credit sequence instead of a hint of the next ''Avengers'' movie]].
* TryingNotToCry:
** ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' trailer has the narrator making a game attempt at remaining snarky while summing up the climax of the film, only to break down by the end of it.
-->'''Narrator:''' ''[while sobbing]'' Enough! It's too sad! Just go to starring! Go!
** In ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' trailer, the narrator tries to hold back tears during [[spoiler:[[Heartwarming/TheLastOfUs the giraffe scene]]]].
* TypeCasting: Invoked in the trailer for ''Film/DieHard'' regarding Reginald [=VelJohnson=]:
-->'''Narrator:''' Meet Reginald [=VelJohnson=]. After he was the cop in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'', but before he was the cop in ''Series/FamilyMatters'', he was the cop in ''Film/DieHard''!
* UnfortunateImplications:[[invoked]]
** From ''Transformers'': "But in the meantime, there's gratuitous porny shots of Creator/MeganFox, weird racism, and robot fights that erupt around random hot girls Creator/MichaelBay was trying to pork."
** From ''Film/TheNotebook'': "A love that taught an entire generation of women that it's perfectly okay to string along a sweet, handsome, supportive guy, as long as you're able to satisfy your every impulsive desire."
** They note that in ''Series/BreakingBad'', Walter White and Jesse Pinkman battle some of television's greatest villains, all of which happen to be angry Latino men (ay-ay-ay).[[note]]This requires ignoring the neo-Nazis in the final season.[[/note]]
** ''Film/HomeAlone'' makes a point of telling you to "Witness years of neglect and abuse take their toll on Kevin [=McCallister=] as he shows all the signs of becoming a sociopath, like: manipulation ''[shows Kate sending Kevin up to the third floor after the pizza incident]'', talking to himself ''[shows Kevin talking to himself in the mirror while using deodorant]'', entrapping two nonviolent criminals [Harry and Marv] inside [[Franchise/{{Saw}} a sadistic world of torture from which there is no escape]] ''[shows scene of Harry's head being set on fire with a blowtorch]'', but gosh darn that he's just the cutest little thing."
** From ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'': "From a franchise known for objectifying hot, young women; prepare for a new low, as they make the movie's [[MsFanservice hot chick]] an underage girl, make her boyfriend a legal adult, and literally stop the movie to explain why it's okay for them to pork. [...] If only they put as much effort into justifying the plot as much as they did with having sex with a minor."
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: [[invoked]]
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/IndependenceDay'' lists a bunch of [[TheNineties 90s]] nostalgia triggers from the movie, like [[TechnologyMarchesOn CD-ROMs]], Music/{{REM}} and Fruitopia.
** The Honest Trailer for ''Film/DieHard'' lists a bunch of things from the movie, which came out in [[TheEighties 1988]], that aren't as common today, such as cocaine, indoor smoking, pregnant drinking, making fun of touchscreens [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment and more cocaine]].
--->'''Narrator:''' ''[makes a loud sniffing sound]'' WHOOO! Best decade ''ever''!
** ''Film/Godzilla1998'' is mocked for how dated it is, with a list of [=90s=] stuff that appears in it, such as Kodak disposable cameras, Josta Cola,[[note]]Discontinued in 1999[[/note]] Blockbuster video stores and the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center being described as the worst case of destruction on U.S. soil, the last of which obviously feels very dated after 9/11.
** The Honest Trailer for ''[[WesternAnimation/XMen X-Men: The Animated Series]]'' notes that while it feels very dated, with its old technology and references to [=90s=] pop culture, the show is still enjoyable.
* ValuesDissonance: They invoked and poke fun at Disney about this in the ''Disney/PeterPan'' trailer, first by doing a montage of the sexism in the movie before moving on to showing the unfortunate portrayal of Native Americans. It then goes on to show all the other racial stereotypes in the other Disney films.
* VerbalTic / ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: In ''Series/BreakingBad'', "meet Walter White's partner Jesse Pinkman, a Juggalo without the makeup who prefers the formal term for female dog." ''[Cues a montage of every instance of Jesse saying "bitch"]''
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Naturally comes up in ''Film/ThreeHundred''.
-->'''Narrator:''' A film based on a comic book, based on an [[Film/The300Spartans older film]], based on [[WrittenByTheWinners Ancient Greek propaganda]], based on a [[UsefulNotes/GrecoPersianWars true story]]!
* ViewersAreGoldfish: In the honest trailer for ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', the narrator explains that you'll travel along with two of the most famous cartoon characters of all time (Donald Duck and Goofy), "but don't worry if you forget everyone's name, because they remind you every five seconds." ''[Montage of them introducing themselves as "Sora, Donald and Goofy") And then the narrator calls them "[[{{Webcomic/Dolan}} Dolan and Gooby]]" when he continues.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[invoked]]
** They mistake Creator/EllenPage for a boy in ''Inception''. And [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Legolas]] for [[{{Bishonen}} Gwyneth Paltrow]].
** Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter is mistaken for Creator/TimBurton in ''Les Miserabablebles''.
** The narrator got smacked with this hard InUniverse in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' trailer.
--->'''Narrator:''' You'll also join forces with hot chicks like... Tifa... [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Aeris/th]]... and Sephiroth, whose beautiful silver hair, slender hips, and deep green eyes will leave you breath-- ''[shirtless Sephiroth appears]'' wait, he's a dude!? Aw man! I have his picture up in my bedroom!
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: The Narrator jokes that Peeta's role in ''[[Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire Catching Fire]]'' as "his never ending journey to [[JustFriends escape the friendzone.]]"
-->"Holy shit that worked. Not bad, Cake Boss, not bad."
* VillainHasAPoint: According to the Narrator, the human antagonists in the ''Film/XMen'' movies:
-->'''Narrator:''' Watch as all mutant-kind must band together to defeat evil government officials out to prove that mutants are dangerous... which they totally ''are''! ''[cue montage of mutants being dangerous with [[SoundtrackDissonance comedic music playing over it]], ending with Charles Xavier being brainwashed into snuffing out humans with his mind.]''
* VillainyFreeVillain: The Narrator considers Khan to be this in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''.
-->'''Narrator:''' [Khan]'s a ruthless villain so diabolical he'll... not kill Spock ''[Khan shoots Spock's gun out of his hand]'', let Kirk express his feelings ''[Khan does nothing while Kirk punches him repeatedly]'', and [[StrawmanHasAPoint ultimately be completely justified in his actions]]. ''[Khan talks about wanting to save his family]'' ...you've gotta admit, he's got a point.
* VomitDiscretionShot: TheStinger for ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' shows how different it would be had Ariel's top half been a fish instead of her bottom half. Eric covers his mouth as if he were about to toss his cookies.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: [[invoked]]
** The narrator points out that ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' would be very different if told in another medium:
--->'''Narrator:''' Laugh along at the mix of expert [=CGI=] and comically bad Live Action -- that covers up the horrific reality of what you're actually watching! Like this cop killing his own parents! The destruction of an entire city... the brutal beheading of one of the films heroes! And the fact that [[spoiler:this father and son have created a sentient universe in their basement that they can destroy at any time!]]
** The narrator has a similar reaction to ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'':
--->'''Narrator:''' Follow along with this kids' film slash noir crime thriller full of bright colors, cute characters, allegories to contemporary racial and... class politics... police discrimination... affirmative action... tokenism... sexism... and racial slurs?
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[invoked]] The Honest Trailer of ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' asks how much acid the filmmakers took. After seeing the infamously InNameOnly Goombas dancing with each other, the narrator decides "Okay, all of it. All of the acid."
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: "[[Film/{{Skyfall}} Wait, whatever happened to that hard drive they were looking for?]] Wasn't that the whole point of the movie? No? Oh, OK."
* WTHCastingAgency: [[invoked]]
** During the "Starring" portion of the ''300'' trailer, the narrator breaks from giving witty nicknames to voicing his shock at some of the actors who got cast.
--->'''Narrator:''' [[Series/GameOfThrones Cersei Lannister?]] [[Series/TheWire McNulty?]] And Creator/MichaelFassbender?!
** During the "Starring" portion of the ''Film/SupermanReturns'' trailer, the narrator wonders what is Creator/ParkerPosey[[note]]an actress known for acting in independent films that gained her the nickname "Queen of the Indies"[[/note]] doing in a ''Superman'' blockbuster.
* WorstWhateverEver:
** ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' is referred to as ''The Worst Batman Ever''.
** The "Just Sayin" reporter from ''Iron Man 3'' gets called the "Worst Movie Extra Ever." They even hijack the ''Iron Man 3'' WebVideo/CinemaSins video to point it out again.
* WriterOnBoard: Inverted - another narrator took over the trailer of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', to make sure that the main narrator does not get too complacent because of his fanboyism.
* TheXOfY: "Travel to [[Series/GameOfThrones Westeros]], a place where everything is the Thing of Nouns." Hand of the King, Light of the Seven, Brienne of Tarth, Lord of Bones, Lord of Light, Master of Coin, Mother of Dragons, Son of Dolf, Son of Fire, Warrior of Light, Bank of Braavos, Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North...
* YouAreNumberSix:
** In ''Skyfall'', Severine is credited as "Random Bond Girl #732."
** In ''Ant-Man'', Darren Cross is credited as "Disposable Marvel Villain #9."
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: "Will Smith as [[Film/AfterEarth Cipher Rage]]... Hehe, okay guys, very funny, what his real name?" (Followed shortly by this trope, name dropped)
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''[[WesternAnimatiom/{{Shrek}} "Shrek is love,]] [[MemeticMutation Shrek is life."]]''\\
''[[WesternAnimation/{{Rejected}} "I am a banana."]]''\\
''"Join me, and together we can rule the ga."''\\
''"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"''\\
''"I am a smelly butt-head who liked to wear dresses, and I poop."''\\
''"I'm all about that bass, 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble."''\\
''"[[RosesAreRedVioletsAreBlue Roses are red, violets are blue]], I suck at poems, bewbs."''\\
''"[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim I used to be a narrator, until I took nope, not saying that.]]"''