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Never Trust a Trailer? You can definitely trust these!


From the YouTube channel Screen Junkies, who struggle hard to make their other videos as popular as these, comes a series that imagines what movie trailers would say if they were truthful, yet still narrated with an epic Don LaFontaine-esque voice. JAZZERCIZE. Sorry, just had to say it.

Honest Trailers.

They describe movies with such Brutal Honesty that you wouldn't even want to watch it if you saw this trailer in theaters. Key targets will be excessive Plot Holes, strange characterization, obvious Product Placement, more plot holes, Special Effects Failure, even more plot holes, bewbs and the actors' stupid faces. Ah, but who are they kidding, often times they still love these movies.

Starring: The writer of Ladies of Rap, Cyclops, and the only one you've ever heard of: Epic Voice Guy. And Epic Voice Guy Sr. We wish him the very best.

Check them out at the link.note 

Has a spin-off, which focuses on video games, called Honest Game Trailers (originally on Smosh Games before moving to Fandom Games in 2019) here. There was also Honest Trailer Anime (not to be confused with Honest Anime Trailers, a fan-made parody), which focused on anime. It was available on Screen Junkies Plus, but went away when that service was cancelled, and the episodes are now hard to come by.

See also Pitch Meetings by Screen Rant, which has a similar schtick but in the form of a writer pitch meeting rather than a trailer.

In a world, where Honest Trailers incorporates so many tropes that it becomes too much for just one page, an index will be needed!

"Thanks for watching. A Lannister always subscribes. And leave a comment with something you'd like to hear me say next time in my awesome voice."
"Shrek is love, Shrek is life."
"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."
"Roses are red, violets are blue, I suck at poems, bewbs."
"I'm actually a deep-voiced woman."
"I used to be a narrator, until I took a nope, not gonna say that."


Sonic the Hedgehog 2022

A little more subtle than 06.

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