What if movie trailers were actually honest reflections of the films they were trying to promote? Audiences would certainly know which movies to avoid, but Hollywood would also probably be broke. After all, a movie trailer's job is to make a film look as enticing as possible, not to point out its many obvious flaws.
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The folks over at Screen Junkies clearly dream of a world where movie trailers tell the truth. No bull, no distractions, just a candid representation of the film in question. They've been putting together these "Honest Trailers" for a while now, but for their latest effort they have outdone themselves by assembling a hilarious promo for Marvel's "The Avengers" just in time for its DVD/Blu-ray release. No plot device, character, relationship, or set piece is safe!
See the "Avengers" honest trailer below.
The trailer offers some very valid criticisms of the Joss Whedon-directed superhero spectacular, but it's also a nice reminder that the film's many shortcomings are easily outweighed by the total package. Yes, the Tesseract is a ridiculous MacGuffin. Yes, Captain America is sort of lame. And yes, the first 25 minutes of "The Avengers" are pretty boring. But the comedic "bromance" between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and the action-packed finale completely make up for it all.
What other movies do you think need more honest trailers?