Storytelling Scrutiny Squared: Honest Trailers

Today, I start another new feature, Storytelling Scrutiny Squared, where I link to other folks who are interested in storytelling and provide information and insight, and demonstrate appreciation, attitude, or amusement.

One of my favorite sources of information about movies I’ve not seen, and amusement for movies I have, are the Honest Trailers that the Screen Junkies put on the web semi-regularly.

Screen Junkies created Honest Trailers for tons of movies. The most recent ones are Kingsman: The Secret Service and Mad Max: Fury Road, or, as they call it Mad Max: Road Trip.

Screen Junkies also targeted a couple of TV show, like Game Of Thrones or my personal favorite Breaking Bad.

In almost all cases, while the Screen Junkies mock the movies or TV shows they cover at will, and expose flaws and oddities without mercy, you still can feel how much they love what they watch. Which is why the directors or screenwriters of the flicks they love typically take it in good grace, either reluctantly or wholeheartedly.

Occasionally, the Screen Junkies will be somewhat condescending towards movies that they seem to consider overhyped and overrated. (I will not give examples, mind you.) And if you think, well, these movies just had it coming, then a) you are absolutely right, but also b) you are not entirely clear on what condescension means.

Anyway. What are your favorite Honest Trailers? Tell us in the comments!


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