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Feb. 6, 2013by: Alex Maidy

I wanted so much to love SKYFALL, but instead just really liked it. This latest Honest Trailer from the crew over at Screen Junkies hit the nail right on the head with this video. SKYFALL was beautifully shot and had a fantastic setup for a villain, but it felt like it didn't pay off.

I am by no means saying that SKYFALL was a bad movie, but it was definitely a bit of a letdown from what I was expecting. Either way, I am looking forward to seeing it again on Blu-ray to see if my opinion changes. In the meantime, enjoy this funny video.

And, it goes without saying, but there be spoilers ahead!

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4:07PM on 02/08/2013

Wonderful

I completely agreed with this honest trailer. Skyfall was completely over hyped but the movie isn't that good. A step up from Quantum of Solace but that isn't saying much at all.
I completely agreed with this honest trailer. Skyfall was completely over hyped but the movie isn't that good. A step up from Quantum of Solace but that isn't saying much at all.
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11:58AM on 02/07/2013

Not the best Honest trailer...

...but that's the case when you try to nitpick on great movies I guess.
I expected some comments about the film being a Nolan rip-off...which would have been more relevant than some of the other things.
Still, the "Home Alone rip-off" made me laugh.
...but that's the case when you try to nitpick on great movies I guess.
I expected some comments about the film being a Nolan rip-off...which would have been more relevant than some of the other things.
Still, the "Home Alone rip-off" made me laugh.
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10:28AM on 02/07/2013
They are starting to be less funny lately.
They are starting to be less funny lately.
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9:32AM on 02/07/2013
This is the first one I didn't like. It simply wasn't funny and they shouldn't have added the music. And this is coming from someone who thought Skyfall was a little overrated. It was beautifully shot, but the plot wasn't very good. It was too simple and not complex like QOS and CR.
This is the first one I didn't like. It simply wasn't funny and they shouldn't have added the music. And this is coming from someone who thought Skyfall was a little overrated. It was beautifully shot, but the plot wasn't very good. It was too simple and not complex like QOS and CR.
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6:31AM on 02/07/2013
If you're going to start pointing out things like "Well why didn't the train driver stop the train when half the carriage was torn off at the beginning of the film?" you clearly haven't seen many Bond films.

Look, some of this WAS funny (the Gollum line in particular) but these Honest Trailers rub me the wrong way. They just seem to come from a place of cynicism, as opposed to playful jabbing.
If you're going to start pointing out things like "Well why didn't the train driver stop the train when half the carriage was torn off at the beginning of the film?" you clearly haven't seen many Bond films.

Look, some of this WAS funny (the Gollum line in particular) but these Honest Trailers rub me the wrong way. They just seem to come from a place of cynicism, as opposed to playful jabbing.
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5:06AM on 02/07/2013

it's just fun

I love how everybody feels offended.I still think it's funny. And even if you like the movie they make valid points.
I love how everybody feels offended.I still think it's funny. And even if you like the movie they make valid points.
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12:29AM on 02/07/2013

Just remembered!

Bond also died at the beginning of You Only Live Twice and came back after the opening credits.
Bond also died at the beginning of You Only Live Twice and came back after the opening credits.
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12:21AM on 02/07/2013

I want to see

Everything Wrong with the Honest Trailer to Skyfall in 3 Minutes or Less.
Everything Wrong with the Honest Trailer to Skyfall in 3 Minutes or Less.
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12:15AM on 02/07/2013

CNN in English

CNN is in English in the Philippines, Korea and Taiwan and these aren't remote places. Seriously I doubt if a remote place would be able to afford to have CNN in their own language. They would have their local news but in hotels CNN would be in English.
CNN is in English in the Philippines, Korea and Taiwan and these aren't remote places. Seriously I doubt if a remote place would be able to afford to have CNN in their own language. They would have their local news but in hotels CNN would be in English.
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11:52PM on 02/06/2013
Ehhh...these Honest Trailers are pretty hit and miss lately, and this one was really just looking for stuff to moan about. Everyone knows his name? Well, you could say that about any of the previous 22 films. No gadgets? For fuck's sake, they even point that out in the film itself ("A gun and a radio. Not exactly Christmas, is it?") And the Home Alone comparisons are getting tiresome. Because of what, two shotgun shells under the floorboards and some exploding lightbulbs? Christ on a
Ehhh...these Honest Trailers are pretty hit and miss lately, and this one was really just looking for stuff to moan about. Everyone knows his name? Well, you could say that about any of the previous 22 films. No gadgets? For fuck's sake, they even point that out in the film itself ("A gun and a radio. Not exactly Christmas, is it?") And the Home Alone comparisons are getting tiresome. Because of what, two shotgun shells under the floorboards and some exploding lightbulbs? Christ on a cracker.

The art theory and Gollum bits were pretty funny, though.
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10:35PM on 02/06/2013

Jee-sus!

I enjoy these Screen Junkies trailers, even if I don't always agree with them. My own feelings on Skyfall was, it was awesome, but it was still a Bond movie. And after fifty years, it takes a lot to get me worried about Bond's fate. The CNN bit bothered me because it wasn't even BBC (I know 007 is owned by an American company, but it would still make more sense in context with one of the MOST British Bond movies ever). I liked that they didn't force the action sequences, and actually built
I enjoy these Screen Junkies trailers, even if I don't always agree with them. My own feelings on Skyfall was, it was awesome, but it was still a Bond movie. And after fifty years, it takes a lot to get me worried about Bond's fate. The CNN bit bothered me because it wasn't even BBC (I know 007 is owned by an American company, but it would still make more sense in context with one of the MOST British Bond movies ever). I liked that they didn't force the action sequences, and actually built tension the old-fashioned way (although that train sequence still bothers me, or did Silva just decide to borrow the "latest thing" line because 007 used it on him earlier?). Mendes and Logan figured out a way of bridging the old with the new in very subtle ways. And Roger Deakins made it one of the best looking movies of 2012. But it's no masterpiece to me.
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10:15PM on 02/06/2013

SKYFALL was absolutely a bad movie

Search your heart and you will know this to be true. It had some good qualities here and there but come on... the HOME ALONE finale? The overwhelming (even by Bond standards) level of misogyny? Give me CASINO ROYALE any day.

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Search your heart and you will know this to be true. It had some good qualities here and there but come on... the HOME ALONE finale? The overwhelming (even by Bond standards) level of misogyny? Give me CASINO ROYALE any day.

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8:04PM on 02/06/2013
Still better then the pretentious and boring Quantum of Solace.
Still better then the pretentious and boring Quantum of Solace.
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7:09PM on 02/06/2013
For an "honest" trailer, they sure twist a lot.
For an "honest" trailer, they sure twist a lot.
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7:05PM on 02/06/2013
I knew the story of Skyfall almost a month before it came out yet seeing it in motion was so much of a treat and for me felt like a modern day James Bond story. So the gadgets weren't crazy, so Severine was dispatched as quickly as Plenty, so Silva made no sense (he was crazy enough to attack M in broad daylight while she was in session testifying after destroying a train and hacking MI6), so they let Skyfall crumble (it's in the song), guess what no movie is perfect and yet it got more right
I knew the story of Skyfall almost a month before it came out yet seeing it in motion was so much of a treat and for me felt like a modern day James Bond story. So the gadgets weren't crazy, so Severine was dispatched as quickly as Plenty, so Silva made no sense (he was crazy enough to attack M in broad daylight while she was in session testifying after destroying a train and hacking MI6), so they let Skyfall crumble (it's in the song), guess what no movie is perfect and yet it got more right than wrong and felt like it's back on track with it's own thing. I liked the "end credits" however, but this honest trailer was rather weak.
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6:42PM on 02/06/2013
Gollum and Santa Claus? Hahaha. The best bit is Judi Dench frowning and long observing landscape shots.
Gollum and Santa Claus? Hahaha. The best bit is Judi Dench frowning and long observing landscape shots.
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6:28PM on 02/06/2013

Lame!

"thrilled audiences... only because it was way better than Quantum of Solace" - and their point is? The only legit criticisms here are Silva's escape & the shower scene.
"thrilled audiences... only because it was way better than Quantum of Solace" - and their point is? The only legit criticisms here are Silva's escape & the shower scene.
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6:22PM on 02/06/2013
I didn't love 'Sky fall' either, just a few too many plot holes to love it, but it was damned exciting and this was very funny.
I didn't love 'Sky fall' either, just a few too many plot holes to love it, but it was damned exciting and this was very funny.
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5:58PM on 02/06/2013
Yeah, I'm falling into the camp that these things are just getting old. At the end of the day, they're just movies, so of course you can nitpick over sights, inconsistencies and plot holes. No one watched Skyfall and felt they were watching a documentary.
Yeah, I'm falling into the camp that these things are just getting old. At the end of the day, they're just movies, so of course you can nitpick over sights, inconsistencies and plot holes. No one watched Skyfall and felt they were watching a documentary.
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5:34PM on 02/06/2013
Alex Maidy I really like most of your articles, but these are getting old already :(
Nothing against you, really! I just feel that we don't need an article every time these dudes upload a video
Alex Maidy I really like most of your articles, but these are getting old already :(
Nothing against you, really! I just feel that we don't need an article every time these dudes upload a video
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5:34PM on 02/06/2013
I loved Skyfall, but this was amusing. I think the film points out a lot of the complaints people had, even if I don't really agree with all of them. The comparisons to other films, like Home Alone, were funny.
I loved Skyfall, but this was amusing. I think the film points out a lot of the complaints people had, even if I don't really agree with all of them. The comparisons to other films, like Home Alone, were funny.
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12:26AM on 02/07/2013
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12:29AM on 02/07/2013
A Home Alone / Skyfall trailer mash up would be funny indeed.
A Home Alone / Skyfall trailer mash up would be funny indeed.
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5:05PM on 02/06/2013
Whilst I adored Skyfall...I am only now realising that the hard drive suddenly disappears from the plot the second Javier is kidnapped and going after M.

Someone remind me, was that resolved? Did they just find the drive when they arrested him and that was the end of that? I don't remember.
Whilst I adored Skyfall...I am only now realising that the hard drive suddenly disappears from the plot the second Javier is kidnapped and going after M.

Someone remind me, was that resolved? Did they just find the drive when they arrested him and that was the end of that? I don't remember.
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5:33PM on 02/06/2013
No, they never wrapped it up, but it kind of became a useless plot thread when they discovered the real intentions of the villain. The drive was also the least of their worries, I think, when Bond discovered that they were capable of pretty much annihilating any country from their base. But yeah, the drive was pretty much just an intro into the film.
No, they never wrapped it up, but it kind of became a useless plot thread when they discovered the real intentions of the villain. The drive was also the least of their worries, I think, when Bond discovered that they were capable of pretty much annihilating any country from their base. But yeah, the drive was pretty much just an intro into the film.
6:52PM on 02/06/2013
I don't understand why the hard drive is relevant? As soon as it falls into the wrong hands as it did, they can just transfer the information to another type of media making it irrelevant.
I don't understand why the hard drive is relevant? As soon as it falls into the wrong hands as it did, they can just transfer the information to another type of media making it irrelevant.
5:05PM on 02/06/2013

Loved the movie

Hahahah Sexy Voldemort!
Hahahah Sexy Voldemort!
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5:03PM on 02/06/2013
I didn't even like the movie but this video was just so much "What can we find to complain about?" Besides the hard drive bit at the end and the villain not showing up until halfway through, everything else is just pointless bitching.
I didn't even like the movie but this video was just so much "What can we find to complain about?" Besides the hard drive bit at the end and the villain not showing up until halfway through, everything else is just pointless bitching.
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5:00PM on 02/06/2013

THANKYOU

They brought up some of the same problems I had with the movie. If only I could find my old wall post about Dark knight meets Home alone. Dont get me wrong the first 3rd of the movie was good the rest of the movie was highly overated. Not only was there Judi denches frown but she couldn't go more than 3 sentences without using the good old english ' BLOODY HELL'
They brought up some of the same problems I had with the movie. If only I could find my old wall post about Dark knight meets Home alone. Dont get me wrong the first 3rd of the movie was good the rest of the movie was highly overated. Not only was there Judi denches frown but she couldn't go more than 3 sentences without using the good old english ' BLOODY HELL'
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4:55PM on 02/06/2013

LMFAO

oh boyyy. Gollum. BTW this movie was so damn boring any more boring I was goin to hang myself. I love bond a lot but this felt like nothing new, even the action scenes were dull as fuck but I loved the random explosion at the end though with the heli crashing and the whole house some how exploding and keep exploding for like 10mins.
oh boyyy. Gollum. BTW this movie was so damn boring any more boring I was goin to hang myself. I love bond a lot but this felt like nothing new, even the action scenes were dull as fuck but I loved the random explosion at the end though with the heli crashing and the whole house some how exploding and keep exploding for like 10mins.
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4:52PM on 02/06/2013

Ugh

This was easily one of their worst ones yet. Making fun of the cinematography? One of the best I've seen in ANY movie, not just a Bond film! CNN in English in another country? Not very rare at all...And how many times can they keep re-using the Lindsey Lohan/Gollum joke? Anyway, these are called "Honest TRAILERS" for a reason. Not movie reviews. Go back to making fun of the actual trailers.
This was easily one of their worst ones yet. Making fun of the cinematography? One of the best I've seen in ANY movie, not just a Bond film! CNN in English in another country? Not very rare at all...And how many times can they keep re-using the Lindsey Lohan/Gollum joke? Anyway, these are called "Honest TRAILERS" for a reason. Not movie reviews. Go back to making fun of the actual trailers.
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4:34PM on 02/06/2013
Lol...once again they try to make jokes out of nothing. Okay so Dench has a scowl...so what? It's not funny because she actually does, would anyone smile often if everyone around them was dying and it was your fault? They missed the point at the end with the hard drive and a boat load of other things. While I'm sure there were some people who didn't like the movie, this bit just tries desperately to find funny bits where there are none. The only giggle I got was Gollum.

It just amazes me
Lol...once again they try to make jokes out of nothing. Okay so Dench has a scowl...so what? It's not funny because she actually does, would anyone smile often if everyone around them was dying and it was your fault? They missed the point at the end with the hard drive and a boat load of other things. While I'm sure there were some people who didn't like the movie, this bit just tries desperately to find funny bits where there are none. The only giggle I got was Gollum.

It just amazes me that they're targeting really good movies when ones like BATTLESHIP which is gold to them remain undone.
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4:32PM on 02/06/2013

Not their best

This is definitely the weakest of the Honest Trailers.
This is definitely the weakest of the Honest Trailers.
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4:32PM on 02/06/2013

Not their best

This is definitely the weakest of the Honest Trailers.
This is definitely the weakest of the Honest Trailers.
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