About Honest Trailers and SPECTRE

By now, the Honest Trailers Series of online, parody trailers produced at Screen Junkies.com is well established. Getting an Honest Trailers sendup is a rite of passage for a movie, sometime between being viewed in theaters and at home.

This week, Honest Trailers teed off on SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film. Naturally, some websites wrote about it, including THE PLAYLIST and ESQUIRE. Some fans laugh with it, but others criticize Honest Trailers as self-absorbed and not serious film criticism.

Well, they’re not certainly serious film criticism. Each Honest Trailers entry lasts a few minutes and is full of one-liners. For the SPECTRE entry, the jokes conclude with all the similarities between SPECTRE and 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a comic book-based film with a lot of spy elements. Take a look if you haven’t seen it already.

The thing is, as much as the SPECTRE version of Honest Trailer talks up the 2014 Captain America film, the folks at Screen Junkes still did a parody of it. CLICK HERE to view it.

When it comes to Honest Trailers, it’s best to go along for the ride, or, depending on your view, ignore the series. It ain’t Pauline Kael (or your movie essayist of choice) nor does it attempt to be.

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2 Responses

  1. Well said, Bill. You always have a way of putting things perfectly in perspective.


    Jack Lugo

  2. The Winter Soldier reminded me of Goldeneye, particularly the finale.

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