Heartwarming / Honest Trailers

  • Any trailer where at least one of the quotations read in the Every Episode Ending are of an actor or entertainer who recently passed away:
    • In honor of the late Robin Williams, the phrases read by the narrator at the end of the trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier were all iconic phrases from Williams' movies.
    • The next week (Ghostbusters) one of the phrases read at the end was "It's Saturday Night Live!" in honor of that show's late announcer Don Pardo.note 
    • And at the end of the next Honest Trailer (CinemaSins' The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer notwithstanding), for Godzilla (2014), one of the phrases at the end of that trailer was "Welcome... to Jurassic Park!" in memory of Richard Attenborough, who played the park's creator John Hammond in the film.
    • At the end of the trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, released four days after Leonard Nimoy's passing, every quote read at the end was dialogue said by or about Spock in honor of Nimoy's most iconic character.
    • The Toy Story trailer, released several days after Christopher Lee's passing, had all the lines read by Epic Voice Guy at the end be quotations from Lee's films.
    • The Street Fighter trailer honored Satoru Iwata by reading out his keynote from GDC 2005: "On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer." Also, they credit M. Bison as "RIP Raul Julia", referring to his role as Bison in the Street Fighter film.
    • The first two quotes at the end of the Fantastic Four (2005) trailer were in honor of Roddy Piper, who had died several days before. Notably, one of them was the famous Chew Bubblegum quote from They Live, which had been butchered as "chem bubblegum" in a previous trailer.
    • Wes Craven was honored at the end of the trailer for The Happening by having all the quotations at the end relate to his films.
    • As a tribute to Lemmy from Motörhead, the first line at the end of The Martian's trailer was this lyric from Motörhead's song "Ace of Spades": I don't share your greed / The only card I need is / the Ace of Spaces, the Ace of Spades.
    • Pearl Harbor:
      • David Bowie was honored at the end of the trailer, having the last three quotations being lyrics from his songs. Fittingly, the very next Honest Trailer after Pearl Harbor was for Labyrinth.
      • The "Starring" section includes an "Also Not Starring..." for some of the Real Life heroes of Pearl Harbor: Kenneth Taylor and George Welch,note  Alice and Dean Darrow,note  Annie Fox,note  and "literally anyone else who was at Pearl Harbor."
    • The Labyrinth trailer also had its own tribute to Alan Rickman, as all but one of the lines read at the end of that trailer were lines Rickman said in his films. The one line Rickman had not said was: "Happy trails, Hans."
    • The Scott Pilgrim vs. The World trailer had a brief tribute to deceased modern-day Looney Tunes voice actor Joe Alaskey: "You're dethspicable".
    • The second Game of Thrones trailer commemorated Prince; in addition to having the lyrics to "When Doves Cry" read out by Epic Voice Guy as the final quote, the second-to-last quote was "Goodnight sweet Prince".
    • The Zootopia trailer ended with the narrator saying "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" as a tribute to Muhammad Ali, who died a few days before the trailer was uploaded.
    • The Pixels trailer gave tribute to Anton Yelchin, who died in a car accident a few days before the trailer was uploaded, with the lines "I can do zat!" and "Ensign Authorization code: nine-five-wiktor-wiktor-two!", both from his first appearance as Pavel Chekov in the first of the new Star Trek movies.
  • In the Honest Trailer for Ghostbusters (1984), Egon, played by Harold Ramis, who had died in February 2014, shortly before the trailer was made, is credited as "Egon, but not forgotten." In the Honest Trailer for Ghostbusters II, he is once again honored as "Harold Ra-missed."
  • In the Honest Trailer for The Lion King, there are comparisons drawn between that movie and Frozen. The punchline to this?
  • Likewise, the narrator says that The LEGO Movie being Merchandise-Driven is just inevitable, not inherently negative or damaging to the film, and feels that he wants to buy some Legos after doing the trailer. The narrator even remembers it fondly in the Minions trailer as an example of how "even shameless marketing can be fun," whereas Minions for him is just a "cynical studio branding exercise."
  • The Furious 7 trailer compliments the, surprisingly, very heartfelt and tasteful way the film handled the death of Paul Walker and said goodbye to his character.
    Narrator: Wow, I honestly never expected a Fast and Furious movie to make me cry. That was really well done. [referring to the transition to the "Starring" list] So... this is an awkward transition...
  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer cites Joss Whedon's Creator Breakdown over the film, and sympathizes with him.
    Narrator: [Joss Whedon] does his best to meet unrealistic nerd expectations [...] and fit in Disney's corporate cross-promotion, in a juggling act so insanely difficult, he turned down the sequel, quit Twitter, and doesn't have any new films in development. Oh, um, guys? I think we just broke Joss Whedon. He needs a hug.
  • Epic Voice Guy crying as he describes Bing Bong in the Inside Out trailer.
  • In the Die Hard trailer:
    • The entire trailer is they just completely gushing about how great the movie is, with Epic Voice Guy even chiding those who thought they would rip on a movie this awesome.
    • Also the part with them praising Alan Rickman for hitting the ground running with Hans Gruber, a fantastic villain that was Rickman's first major film role. This became more notable in that the trailer was made shortly before Rickman died.
  • Putting together a trailer for Labyrinth in just a week after David Bowie's death. Epic Voice Guy even starts out by saying they never thought they'd do this one, but needed an excuse to talk about how awesome Bowie was.
  • After receiving several requests for it, the narrator says that the Honest Trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was made "only because it's Valentine's Day, and we love you, alright?"note 
  • The Insurgent trailer was the first after the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony. The last quote read at the end was "Yay! Leo won an Oscar!"
  • In the Batman trailer:
    • Michael Keaton's casting as Batman is called "one of the best superhero castings of all time".
    • There's even a compliment paid to Jared Leto's Joker.
    • Bob the Goon is listed as "Jack Nicholson's Buddy, who Nicholson insisted on being in the movie or he wouldn't do it".
  • While he finds many things to mock about The Revenant, when it comes to the the "Starring" part, the narrator credits Leonardo DiCaprio as "Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio," and then adds, "Oh, it feels so good to say that!"
  • The end of The Jungle Book trailer has it being compared to Talespin. Epic Voice Guy adds that while the former was ok, the latter was "freaking awesome!"
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:
    • Admitting that despite the outcry over Ben Affleck as Batman, he wound up being awesome, and probably the best part of the movie.
    • Admitting that BvS had some cool moments that its harshest critics were too ashamed to admit were enjoyable and that its biggest flaw was putting too many good elements into a single film.
    • If you look at the footage closely enough, you'll see that they targeted the better-received Ultimate Edition instead of the critically-panned theatrical cut. Despite all the jabs at the film's expense (such as criticizing the "Martha" twist and using the meme it inspired three times), they at least made the effort to target the film when it was at its best.

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