Honest Movie Trailers Great for Laughs; Great Waste of Time
January 05, 2014
My youth was hardly misspent, especially the hours I spent reading Mad Magazine spoofs of movies and television shows.
As sophomoric as the humor might have been, no one could find the ridiculous holes in a plot and the schlock in a storyline like the writers at Mad. To this day, I can't see an episode of Little House on the Prairie without laughing out loud. Mad's spoof was titled Little House Oh, So Dreary. Then, there was The Poopsidedown Adventure, Mad's spoof of the original Poseidon Adventure. I giggled all the way through it, while my friends bit their nails.
So imagine my delight when my kids tuned me into Screen Junkie's Honest Movie Trailers. This YouTube channel takes a satirical spin on the promotional trailers of today's popular movies. Like Mad, if there's a hole in the plot, they'll drive a big snarky remark right through it.
We started with The Hunger Games trailer. "In a world where people dress like second rate Lady Gagas and live in a city left over from the Phantom Menace..." With that, I was hooked. The Honest Trailer pointed out just about everything that I found wrong with the movie, even the absence of the Avoxes from the book. I laughed so hard. It was like old times.
So, if you love movies and snarky, "honest" criticism, check out Screen Junkie's Honest Movie Trailers. Then, check out all those movies again and be prepared to laugh.