YMMV: Honest Trailers

  • Acceptable Targets: Lindsay Lohan apparently played every single deformed monstrosity in the entire fantasy genre.
  • Broken Base: Was Gannon Nickell the better buttery voiced narrator or is Jon Bailey an even better replacement?
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The week after Robin Williams' death, all of the things people asked the Narrator to say were quotes from Robin's films (and one TV series). They did something similar after Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo's passing - one of the things the narrator said at the end of the Ghostbusters trailer was "It's Saturday Night Live!", as well as quoting Jurassic Park in memory of its star, Richard Attenborough, at the end of the Godzilla (2014) trailer. They repeated this trick after Leonard Nimoy died, and every quote at the end of the Mockingjay Part 1 trailer (the first to be made after he died) was a Spock quote (i.e. "Live long and prosper").
  • Draco in Leather Pants:
    • For the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer, the narrator says that Khan is "completely justified in his actions" because he's trying to rescue his family. This overlooks the fact that he orchestrated a terrorist attack on a Starfleet facility and killed several of Starfleet's high command.
    • Also, Admiral Marcus claims that he was plotting to Kill All Humans out of Fantastic Racism as he thinks he and his cohorts are the Master Race. When the Enterprise brings this up, Khan doesn't confirm it, but he doesn't deny it either. He plans on killing everyone on the Enterprise after he's got what he wants as well, and later crashes his ship into Starfleet Headquarters- aka San Francisco- purely out of spite, probably killing hundreds of people. So yeah, he's actually kind of a dick.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With the CinemaSins crew. They often cover the same movies and even collaborated a number of times. They even decided to trade styles for a day when they both tackled The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: One that actually hardly had the time to be funny. The trailer for Taken joked a little about how the film made Paris look like a dangerous place. It was released on January 6, 2015. One day later...
  • Growing the Beard: Arguably, when Jon replaced Gannon Nickell as the narrator after the 13th trailer.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In The Stinger of The Dark Knight Rises trailer, the Narrator, who disliked the film, muses "I'm really worried about Man of Steel now." Man of Steel ended up becoming even more divisive than TDKR, and received worse reviews from critics.
    • In the Dragonball Evolution trailer "Starring" gag, Abridged!Vegeta refers to Ernie Hudson as "Nobody's Favorite Ghostbuster". In November 2014, Hudson wrote an essay on EW detailing how he and his character was forced into this role from a rather major one due to Executive Meddling and the bitterness that haunts him to this very day.
    • The Game of Thrones trailer mentions memorable characters "who were still alive at the time this trailer was written". Right as he says it, the shot is of Barristan Selmy, who died in Season Five. Aww...
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks: Much like CinemaSins, some people miss the satire element, but the more caustic videos that don't really hide the writers' disdain for the movies (The Dark Knight Rises being the most prominent example) will get more of it due to people feeling they are going on a personal tangent rather than trying to create an entertaining video.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The ending of the Avatar trailer has the trailer guy saying, "Ugh, we get it, we'll recycle! Please, just make another Terminator already!". While James Cameron may not be doing it, the Terminator is getting another movie (albeit a reboot).
    • In the Grand Theft Auto V trailer, Trevor is referred to as Breaking Bad. Later on, Steven Ogg, Trevor's voice actor, appeared in an episode of Breaking Bad's Spin-Off, Better Call Saul.
    • Game of Thrones is described as "a show that has people on the edge of their seats wondering what will happen next, while the people that have read the books act all smug 'cause they already know". Pretty funny seeing as the show is now diverging from the books, meaning those people aren't so smug anymore.
    • Their review of The Avengers described Captain America as "No one's favorite character, who just kinda has to be there." Then things...change... This was acknowledged when they did Winter Soldier.
    • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace intentionally invokes this by referencing Marvel's less than stellar attempts at live-action at the end, with the narrator commenting on how they'll never figure out how to make decent adaptations.
  • Internet Backdraft: In the video for The Lego Movie, they talked about how it was snubbed in favor of The Tale Of Princess Kaguya, which they called a movie nobody saw (and erroneously named The Tale of the Tiny Hand Princess?). Studio Ghibli fans were not happy with that one.
  • Les Yay: The trailer guy implies this is the case in "Maleficent", after noting that only true love can exist between two girls.
  • Not So Different: Honest Trailers criticizes Titanic, Transformers, and Star Trek Into Darkness for exploiting Sex Sells. Yet the thumbnails for those videos are the same criticized sexy shots...
    • Possibly lampshaded in the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer when Alice Eve, who plays Carol Marcus, is nicknamed "Thumbnail."
  • Replacement Scrappy: The current Narrator voice, Jon Bailey, sometimes gets fan complaints for not sounding quite like the previous Narrator, Gannon Nickell, who had to leave the series for military service.
  • Tough Act to Follow: The other videos made by Screen Junkies tend to receive less attention and acclaim. This is lampshaded in their "Making of Honest Trailers" video.
    Hal Rudnick: So I know a lot of you guys are big fans of the Honest Trailers, so much so that you say you wish I'd die in a fire so there'd be no more Screen Junkies Show and only Honest Trailers! Sorry! I'm still here!