Star Wars: A Familiar Hope
Star Wars fans won’t love to hear the most anticipated film of 2015 getting made fun of, especially since it was declared an epic Star Wars installment across the board, but Honest Trailers has a way of making even the most dedicated movie lovers analyze their favorite films with a more critical—and humorous—eye.
Give this film’s astounding popularity—it broke the all-time North American box office record in just 20 days—it was only a matter of time before Honest Trailers, the hilarious YouTube series from Screen Junkies that turns popular movie trailers to farce, set their sights on the long-awaited sequel from a galaxy far, far away.
Not surprisingly, it was worth the wait. And yet Honest Trailers did more with this new installment than they typically do, simultaneously praising and poking fun at Episode VII, while bringing up some MAJOR points that will leave even the staunchest fans scratching their heads.
Watch the Honest Trailer and check out the best points they made about the film!
Why is Rey so good at everything?
Daisy Ridley’s breakout performance as the movie’s young heroine was effortless, and fans and critics alike fell for her innocent yet intimidating portrayal of Rey. But Honest Trailers isn’t so easily convinced: why is this girl SO GOOD at everything does?
Why did they build up Captain Phasma for no reason?
From her name to her armor to the fact that it’s Gwendoline Christie in the flesh, Captain Phasma was one of the most highly anticipated new characters of The Force Awakens… until we found out she got about a minute and a half of screen time and barely put up a fight before being thrown in the trash, literally. Why wasn’t she more formidable? We hope to see more of her in the future.