Most of us have at some point watched a movie because the trailer made it look interesting, or funny, or scary, or whatever it was we wanted to see, but when we paid our money we found out that the film wasn’t at all what the trailer made it out to be.
In fact, there was even a contest a few years ago to craft a trailer of a well-known film, using only footage from the film, but making it look completely different from the truth. Here is my favorite – a trailer for Mary Poppins that makes it look like a horror film (Scary Mary):
Well, some people have decided to fight back. They’ve started doing what they call “honest trailers”. They humorously point out all the stupid parts of movies, even ones they like. I’ve embedded my favorites below. Be aware that there are spoilers for these movies in them, so if you haven’t seen one, you may want to skip it. Also be aware that you need a sense of humor about movies that you may have liked. Just yesterday another blogger made a post about how she is sick and tired of people making fun of the stupid parts of movies and it was apparently triggered by the “honest trailer” for Prometheus, which you will find below. For the record, I liked Prometheus, Avatar, and The Dark Knight, but I still think these "trailers" are funny.
The Amazing Spider-Man:
The Dark Knight:
If you liked these, you can find the rest of them here.