Now that we’ve watched the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, we know more about how things played out between Episode III and Rogue One. Screen Junkies offers their snarky take on the show, its reliance on the popular badass protects insouciant kid trope, and how cutting the prequels down to a 3-minute montage makes them good.
Awesome Honest Trailers
“He’s ready to put the ‘goth’ back in ‘Gotham.” Screen Junkies takes on the literally darkest of the Dark Knight’s movies with an Honest Trailer for The Batman. Along the way, they critique Bruce Wayne’s detective skills, Riddler’s fashion choices, Colin Farrell’s looks, and the movie’s 2-hour 56-minute runtime.
The James Bond movie No Time to Die marked the final performance of Daniel Craig as 007. It offered a satisfying end to this incarnation of Bond, though it wasn’t perfect. Screen Junkies offers their snarky take on the 2-hour and 43-minute spy flick, and its hero’s transition from swaggering ladies’ man to exhausted dad.
We really enjoyed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Except for the typical MCU CGI battle scene at the end, it offered a fresh approach to the superhero genre by making a fun martial arts movie instead. Screen Junkies enjoyed it too, but still took an opportunity to roast some of its more clichéd moments.
Denis Villeneuve’s introduction to the world of Dune was truly epic but left audiences hanging in the end. Screen Junkies throws a little shade at the filmmaker for living up to some grand expectations, then yanking the rug out from under us right before the credits rolled.
(Gore) We were glued to our screen for every minute of Invincible season one. Robert Kirkman’s animated series has great characters, amazing action, visceral violence, and packs an emotional punch. Still, Screen Junkies managed to find a few things to poke fun at, especially the protagonist’s tendency to over-apologize.
To celebrate their 400th Honest Trailer, Screen Junkies takes on not one or two movies, but the entire DC Extended Universe – a series of questionably dark and brooding superhero movies that started with 2013’s Man of Steel. Despite their many flaws, we still keep coming back for more.
(Spoilers) By the time we finished watching WandaVision, we were in love with the series. But, like many of you, we were perplexed by the first couple of episodes, and didn’t know where the journey might take us. Screen Junkies offers their take on the emotional rollercoaster that has us very excited for MCU Phase 4.
Skadoosh! Sure, Kung Fu Panda was formulaic and filled with clichés and fat jokes, but it was still incredibly entertaining. Screen Junkies looks back at the star-studded flick, and how it managed to rise above the rampant mediocrity of other non-Pixar animated movies.
We just looked it up on IMDb, and The Simpsons has been on the air for more than 31 years. Along the way, they’ve had their ups and downs, and in 2007, even had their own feature film. Screen Junkies offers their cynical take on the movie, which is now almost old enough to drive. Also, we are so down for Spider-Pig 3.
In the days before Pixar became king, Disney was struggling to keep its animation fresh and relevant. Screen Junkies looks back with equal parts fondness and snark about the 2002 flick Lilo & Stitch, a surprisingly unconventional movie about a little girl and her blue dog that’s actually a gross and violent alien.
Like many of you, we thought Wonder Woman 1984 was a horrible mess. Screen Junkies applies their razor-sharp brand of cynicism to DC’s disastrously bad superhero flick, which honestly is far too easy of a target. They are right that it was a pretty good tourism video for Washington, D.C. though.
Let’s face it. 2020 will go down in the history books as one of the worst years in modern history. While it’s too soon to turn the year into a big-screen adaptation, Screen Junkies created a trailer for it anyhow, with a little help from guest narrator Patton Oswalt.
If you told us a movie about a plastic spork being dug out of the trash would make over a billion dollars, we’d think you were nuts. But Toy Story 4 managed to do just that while keeping a 25-year-old franchise fresh and fun. Screen Junkies latest trailer reminded us it’s about time for us to queue up a Toy Story marathon.
Sam Raimi’s original The Evil Dead movies were some of the most entertaining, goriest, and outlandish horror flicks of all time. Screen Junkies fondly looks back at The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness as Ash takes on the Deadites with his boomstick and chainsaw hand. Groovy!
The Mandalorian is returning to Disney+ on 10.30.2020, so it only makes sense that Screen Junkies would seize upon the chance to make an Honest Trailer for the hit series. Despite being such an excellent show, they still found plenty of reasons to poke fun at its characters and storylines.
The guys at Screen Junkies take a break from blasting movie trailers to provide their honest take on the streaming services that bring countless movies and TV series into our living rooms every day. At the moment, we’re just grumpy that HBO Max doesn’t work on Amazon Fire, Roku, or LG TVs. Also, we don’t get Quibi at all.
(PG-13: Gore) With its over-the-top violence and incredibly questionable morality, the Amazon Prime series The Boys is definitely not for everyone. We enjoyed the wild ride for its first season, and are looking forward to seeing what’s next. Of course, Screen Junkies has a thing or two to say before season two kicks off.
With movie theaters off limits, Netflix has been keeping us entertained by streaming popcorn flicks into our homes. Despite its flaws, we thought The Old Guard was thoroughly entertaining. Screen Junkies is here to give us their snarky take on the Charlize Theron action movie about a team of immortal mercenaries.
One of life’s must-see movies has to be Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers. It’s loaded with scenery-chewing, quotable quotes, thinly-veiled societal commentary, giant alien insects, and lots of goo. What’s not to like? Screen Junkies couldn’t agree more, and offers their sarcastic take on this brain-sucking classic.
As the number of new movies in theaters is temporarily low, Screen Junkies continues to turn to the past for inspiration, this time setting fire to the 1982 Spielberg classic “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” with a roast that smells like melting Reese’s Pieces. Though the knock-off “Mac and Me” actually got the brunt of the criticism.
Coming off of big budget music videos and commercials, it’s no wonder Michael Bay’s movies have always been so over the top. Watch as Sean Connery, Nic Cage, Ed Harris, and a bunch of great character actors chew the prison scenery in one of the director’s first features, the camp classic action flick, The Rock.
Screen Junkies takes on not just one movie, but three, as it roasts Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade in a single Honest Trailer. From bad stereotypes to Kate Capshaw’s endless screaming, the trilogy had its flaws, but they were packed with great action and fight sequences, and a blast to watch.
Screen Junkies goes back to the ’80s to poke some fun at The NeverEnding Story, a childhood fantasy movie that’s loaded with imaginative imagery and the kind of darkness you’d expect when you hire the guy who directed Das Boot and Outbreak to make a kids movie.
With fewer new movies being released in 2020, Screen Junkies is digging into the archives for classics that they’ve yet to skewer. Sit back and enjoy their take on Luc Besson’s cult sci-fi flick which gave us memes like “Leeloo Dallas MultiPass,” Ruby Rhod’s “Bzzzzzzzzz!,” and the greatest opera solo of all time.
It took them a couple of years to get around to it, but Screen Junkies‘ roasting of Denis Villenueve’s visually spectacular Blade Runner sequel is spot-on. The movie might have been long, deliberately-paced, and self-important, but we still loved every minute of it.