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YMMV: Honest Trailers
  • Broken Base: Was Gannon Nickell the better buttery voiced narrator or is Jon Bailey an even better replacement?
  • Critical Research Failure: When discussing Pacific Rim, the Narrator asks why Gipsy Danger didn't just whip out its BFS and kill Otachi and Knifehead immediately. While the point stands for Otachi, the sword hadn't been installed yet during the Knifehead fight 5 years earlier.
    • A minor example, as well as probably a case of Adaptation Displacement, in the X-Men trailer, where the Narrator points out how Rogue only gets "the crappy part of her powers" (her Power Parasite ability), but not the flight and super-strength she had in the first cartoon. Anyone familiar enough with the comic knows power parasite actually is the only ability her mutation grants her; the Flying Brick abilities were only something she gained by absorbing Ms. Marvel's powers, which obviously never happened in the movie franchise.
    • Another minor example from the same one includes mentioning that Psylocke didn't appear—expect she did appear as one of Magneto's brotherhood in X-Men: The Last Stand.
    • During the Guardians of the Galaxy honest trailer, they reference it 'scraping the bottom of the barrel' by basing it on an obscure team from the seventies. While the Guardians did originate there and are relatively obscure, the movie is based on an entirely different incarnation of the team from the comics canon who are better known... by comparison at least.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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 Cinema Sins 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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!

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