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 A bit of Beam Me Up, Scotty! is in effect here, as Pardo's famous quote was actually "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!"
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.
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 A pair of buddy fighter pilots, not unlike Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett's respective characters in the movie, who fought in the battle and took down six Japanese airplanes together. Alice and Dean Darrow,note A nurse and fighter pilot who met when she treated him after the battle and who married each other. Annie Fox,note The first woman in the United States military to earn a Purple Heart. 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 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.
The final quote at the end of the Gladiator trailer was "That was the droid I was looking for" in honor of Kenny Baker, famous for portraying R2-D2 in the Star Wars films, who died the weekend before the trailer was released.
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."
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 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 trailer was released on February 9, 2016.
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!"
Admitting that despite the outcry over Ben Affleck as Batman, he wound up being awesome, and probably the best part of the movie. They also praise Gal Gadot for her performance as Wonder Woman, noting that she was very underused in the movie.
Acknowledging 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.
For Watchmen, the narrator praises the cast for doing justice to their comic-book counterparts (except for Malin Åkerman) and gives special mention to Jackie Earle Haley for nailing Rorschach.
For The Jungle Book (2016), the narrator basically spends the rest of the video gushing about the film, with only a few, minor nitpicks that doesn't stop his praise.
For Ghostbusters (2016), the narrator admits that while the movie ended up not being good, it still wasn't as horrible as everyone who made up their minds months in advance said it was going to be. The Stinger also defends the movie on the grounds that if you didn't like it, don't watch it and keep on stepping, and that there is no excuse for going after the cast for being in a mediocre movie. This is no doubt at least partly referring to the racist, sexist Twitter troll attack on Leslie Jones following the movie's release. Like Batman v. Superman, this trailer also relied on the Extended Version, which attempted to address some of the theatrical cut's issues with continuity and characterization.
For Finding Dory, the narrator spends most of the trailer calling the movie an inferior cash-in of Finding Nemo. However, when Dory reunites with her parents, the announcer audibly starts sobbing.
Narrator: Damn you, Pixar, Even your B-material makes me cry!
John Wick gets a special mention for taking advantage of modern film production technology to create cool, exciting action scenes and not relying on overused camera tricks like Jitter Cam or quick cuts to create tension.
When the Honest Trailer for La La Land becomes one for Moonlight, the "Starring..." section begins with, "Starring all these people who would have been thanked had that guy from Price Waterhouse Cooper not been too busy taking selfies to keep track of the envelope...", and proceeds to refer to all of the major cast members by their real names.
When doing an honest trailer of Cars, the narrator quickly realizes that the movie isn't nearly as bad as some people claim it to be, and thus he has hardly anything negative to say about it. So, he decides to let this movie be and to do Cars 2 instead.
The narrator describing Wonder Woman as a 'flawed, but important movie', acknowledging that while the film itself has its own share of flaws (the villains' campiness, implying All Germans Are Nazis in WWI, etc.), it's still an inspirational, well-made film that finally gives a superheroine to be proud of, and Wonder Woman being a superheroine that DCEU desperately needed right now for her many positive yet realistic traits.
While it still lampoons the series for its '80s nostalgia (even pointing out that it makes references to '80s works that appeared after the specific date the series is supposed to take place), the Honest Trailer for Stranger Things points out that, contrary to what critics of the show claim, its acclaim does not come solely from that, but it actually has a good plot with a great young cast.
In the Honest Trailer for Batman Forever, while the narrator does point out that this movie marked the decline of the Burton/Schumacher Batman quadrilogy, it did have 3 redeeming qualities: the thumbs up gif, the epicSealsong, and that no matter what people say, it still wasn't as shitty as Batman & Robin.
While it is still in part to mock them for working on a film they found so terrible, the narrator gives his condolences to the people who spent years of their lives working on The Emoji Movie.
The narrator noting how Robin Williams' performance in Jumanji was one of the reasons it turned out so great:
In Kong: Skull Island the director Jordan Vogt-Roberts actually guest starred in the trailer and gave his own criticisms for his film. This was before his twitter rant towards CinemaSins and Jordan Vogt-Roberts has gone on record for saying that he prefers constructive and thoughtful criticism than thoughtless ones. Some directors can be self-absorbed about their films and it's nice to know that some directors know how to take a joke or respect the values of free speech.