While we enjoyed The Rise of Skywalker for the most part, it did try and cram in way too many stories, and had its share of sloppy and too-convenient plot points. Of course Screen Junkies has a lot more beefs about Star Wars Episode IX in their brutally Honest Trailer.
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(Spoilers) Rian Johnson’s surprise hit mystery-comedy Knives Out offered a fun take on the whodunit formula, with its ample mix of quirky characters and plot twists. But that doesn’t mean it didn’t have its share of foibles… and Screen Junkies is here to point them all out as usual.
We thought the latest (and likely last) Terminator movie was actually pretty entertaining – if not all that memorable. It certainly underwhelmed at the box office, and Screen Junkies is here with their thoughts on the dark fate of Jim Cameron’s once-blockbuster franchise.
From 1917 to Joker to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the 2020 Academy Awards has some pretty solid contenders. But regardless of how good a movie might be, Screen Junkies is always ready to roast it. So without further ado, enjoy their very special Oscars edition of Honest Trailers.
If there’s one thing that can be said about Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, it’s that it’s one really, really dark movie. So Screen Junkies is here to lighten the mood a bit, as they poke fun at one of the most depressing character studies since Leaving Las Vegas. Are you laughing now?
From jaw-dropping violence, to quoteworthy dialogue, to endless homages and pop culture references, Quentin Tarantino’s films are both a blast and uncomfortable to watch. Screen Junkies tosses barbs at QT’s cinematic universe and numerous obsessions, while still appreciating the greatness of his work.
“It’s a meaningless line of indifference.” Let’s face it. An all-CGI remake of the animated classic The Lion King was a bad idea from the moment it was born in some executive boardroom. As expected, Screen Junkies simply annihilates this soulless showcase for uncannily realistic singing animals. Disney, please stop the madness.
Screen Junkies looks back at Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film about a writer who becomes unhinged as he simultaneously experiences writer’s block and cabin fever, and his son who seems to be possessed by mysterious forces. At times it’s slow, at times it’s puzzling, at times it’s downright weird, but it’s still a classic.
Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb. Screen Junkies looks back at one of our favorite comic book movies of all time, the campy and hilarious 1966 feature-length Batman movie based on the Adam West and Burt Ward TV series. It also got us thinking: perhaps a touch of humor is how DC could save the franchise.
Alita: Battle Angel was a groundbreaking film when it comes to integrating computer-generated characters into realistic settings, but it was far from a perfect movie. Screen Junkies pokes fun at the movie’s compressed exposition, rushed character development, silly rollerblading sequences, and sequel-bait ending.
Screen Junkies takes a few minutes to remind us of the mess that was Tim Burton’s reluctant follow-up to his 1989 classic, a Batman movie with very little Batman and two too many villains. Even Michelle Pfeiffer’s skin-tight catsuit couldn’t save this movie from being a faint shadow of its predecessor.
After teaming up for the wild and hilarious Men in Black, Will Smith and director Barry Sonnenfeld thought maybe they could make magic in the Wild Wild West. Instead, they just made a wild wild mess. Screen Junkies roasts the hell out of this 1999 dud, which fortunately was not an indicator of the quality of anyone’s future projects.
After numerous requests to do Honest Trailers for individual Marvel movies, Screen Junkies smashed the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe into a single clip. Along the way they trash just about every trope, from the confusion of magic, science, and technology, to daddy issues, to their obsession with ’70s and ’80s pop culture.
Con Air is one of the best/worst movies ever made. It’s filled with great actors working well beneath their usual paygrade, chewing scenery, spitting out cheesy dialog, and blowing stuff up. Screen Junkies offers their take on the film that asked us in no uncertain terms to put the bunny back in the box.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Brendan Fraser first appeared in The Mummy, and to celebrate the auspicious anniversary, Screen Junkies is here to lovingly roast the only Mummy movie worth even talking about. Sure, it was an Indiana Jones knockoff, but we still love it.
While we’re not sure how many of you have actually seen Howard the Duck, we have. While it was definitely weird, perhaps audiences just weren’t ready for it. Screen Junkies offers their scathingly funny take on the 1986 Marvel comic book flick that went from box-office bomb to cult classic.
(PG-13: Language) Screen Junkies pokes fun at this year’s Academy Award nominees and the controversies revolving the ceremony itself. Take your pick from movies with lessons that are obvious yet still unheeded. And Black Panther. Yes it deserves to be there, so stop it.
“Equipped with a sonic screwdriver and a psychic paper – two devices with the power to speed up the plot.” Screen Junkies takes on the long-running BBC sci-fi series with two Honest Trailers. The first one pokes fun at the modern day version, while the second roasts the classic.
“It’s every dad’s paradise, where a father of three children can finally get some peace and quiet…” John Krasinski’s intense horror was a great movie – if nothing else for it’s ability to make audiences be completely silent. Screen Junkies couldn’t resist roasting it anyhow.
From The Dark Knight to Dunkirk, director Christopher Nolan has proven himself as one of today’s greatest fillmakers. Screen Junkies simultaneously honors and roasts Nolan, from his convoluted, non-linear plots, to the repetitive themes throughout his work.
“It all started with Miyamoto seeing ‘King Kong’ and saying, ‘Hey, let’s just do that!'” While we already know the real reason his name is “Donkey,” we still enjoyed Smosh Games‘ parody of Nintendo’s big lug of an ape, and his rise to fame from his early 8-bit arcade days.
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