With Blade Runner 2049 out it was inevitable we would get an Honest Trailers response.
I have to admit that they aren’t exactly wrong on some of those points, but back in the 80s when I saw it in the theater (at the Varsity Theater, when it was the New Varsity and they used to play movies after their first run) a lot of the appeal was the strange, semi-familiar but futuristic atmosphere and cross-cultural melting pot of LA.
And then there was Spaceship Warlock that totally played on that vibe back in the day.
Of course, there is a Cinema Sins Everything Wrong with Blade Runner video on YouTube as well. It is a bit brutal. But I watched it myself this week and… I still like it. So take that YouTube critics!
With the launch of Alien: Conevant, another entry in the Alien franchise, which stopped being great after the first two movies, Honest Trailers went back and took a look at the second of the two entries worth seeing, Aliens.
If I recall right, I saw this with Potshot in a theater in Fairfield back in 1986.
Of course, if you’re not a fan Cinema Sins decided to nitpick Aliens as well this week.
Just because UltrViolet’s post about Rogue One at End Game Viable reminded me how great this Honest Trailer was. I supposed I could have just put this in the comments at his site, but whatever. Both his post and this video contain spoilers.
I still enjoyed the movie… I actually just got my BluRay copy of it… but as with all Star Wars movies, there are issues you just have to deal with.
Also, the How It Should Have Ended video about Rogue One is pretty spiff too.
Screen Junkies celebrated their appreciation month by asking viewers what five movies they should send up with their special Honest Trailers treatment. The picks were all good, but out of the five my favorite was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
For those interested, the other four were:
For the launch of Rogue One I thought it was worth a look back at the one Star Wars movie that even the Honest Trailers team has a problem nitpicking.
That British show we wait all year for and then delivers three 1 hour episodes (which is how they get packaged for the US market), one of which is generally not great. I mean, even Downton Abbey or Game of Thrones gives us ten episodes a year.
On the whole, an episode of Sherlock is generally better than any given episode of Elementary, but since we already have ten times as many episodes of Elementary, which started after Sherlock, I have spent much more time actually being entertained by Elementary.
Still, I am eager for those three next episodes coming in January.
About sums it up for me… but I wasn’t too impressed with the movie.
Before we watch the whole series again in anticipation of the new movie, might as well watch a trailer for the original.