Screen Junkies have never been known to pull punches when it comes to their feelings about movies. That fact has never been more apparent in their “Honest Trailer” series, where they say everything that we wish we could about the movies we love. No film escapes their watchful and hilariously snarky gaze. It’s always satisfying when they set their sights on some of the more, let’s say, success-challenged films like Jupiter Ascending and Fantastic Four or give us a bit of nostalgia by picking apart older films like 8 Mile and Terminator 2.
Where the Honest Trailers really shine is when they lock onto fan-favorite films and tear them a new one as they did with blockbusters like Iron Man and Interstellar. Even Toy Story couldn’t avoid their treatment.
With their honest trailer of arguably one of the best films to come out this year, let alone this decade, it gives us a chance to reflect on some of the aspects we maybe glossed over while being awestruck in theaters. After a jab at George Miller’s directing career, they are quick to point out that the eponymous Max was merely a secondary character in what turned out to be a bad ass action flick with a strong female lead that would have stood on its own without the Mad Max title. Poking fun at the excessive grunting Tom Hardy did in the film only bolsters my agreement with the fan theory that he was actually the feral kid from Road Warrior.
Continuing the criticism, they hit on everything we all don’t want to admit. The plot that is basically an unexpected left turn, the wasting of water in a world where it’s so very rare, and horribly fuel-inefficient vehicles. With one last gag (almost literally) they point out that manufacturers of edible silver cake spray are really the ones who will benefit most from the film. WITNESS!
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