Watch: Critically Funny, Honest Trailer for Joss Whedon's 'Avengers'

September 26, 2012
Source: Screenjunkies

The Avengers

Now that The Avengers has been seen by nearly everybody after hitting theaters at the beginning of the summer, and people across the world watched the film again this week after it arrived on Blu-Ray and DVD, people can be a little more critical about the film and dive into some of its flaws. Right on cue, Screenjunkies has crafted a hilarious "honest trailer" that jokingly points out some of the plot holes, lack of other Marvel characters and the general appeal of the film and director Joss Whedon to nerd culture. Marvel fans, let's try not to get bent out of shape at some of the critical commentary as it's all in good fun. Watch it below!

Here's the honest trailer for Joss Whedon's The Avengers, originally from Screenjunkies:

When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Marvel's The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon (Serenity), first hit theaters everywhere May 4th and is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD. Buy it now!

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Hahahahaha, wow ridiculously awesome, but somehow doesnt make me lose any respect for the film...besides the earpiece thing how did I not notice that.

Cody W on Sep 26, 2012


Idk about the hulk controlling transformation thing though because at the end of Nortons hulk it showed him doing that zen shit and implied he had learned to control it.

Cody W on Sep 26, 2012


Well, it still looks awesome! Now I have to buy the Blu-Ray and watch it again!

moutchy on Sep 26, 2012


and Gay Bane, lol

truong18 on Sep 26, 2012


And the Incredible Hulk, who for the sake of the plot can now suddenly control his rage without any explanation... Which doesn't matter, because that shot WAS AWESOME! Hahaha Yea, I chuckled watching that trailer but I'm still a die hard fan of the movie.

JBrotsis on Sep 26, 2012


Remember, it was his "secret". And you are right, who cares.. it WAS AWESOME!!

Rusty Gutterz on Sep 26, 2012


Reminder, at the end of "The Incredible Hulk" Bruce Banner showed he could control it. Now maybe when it's involuntary, it is in total rage... but that's the fun with it, not knowing for sure.

Celin Dion on Sep 26, 2012


I was going to say that, but now I'm glad I didn't, because I would've felt sad inside knowing you did.... I'd feel like a plagiarizer...

Greg dinskisk on Sep 26, 2012


If you hire out the Blu Ray or DVD, watch the bits that Whedon cut out of the film(mostly due to time I think), there is a extended clip of the bit where he falls out of the sky and talks to the old security man. As he is divided between the Hulk or been Bruce, he makes him realize who he really is and what direction he should go in life. Thus explaining why he can control himself at the end of the film. There's actually alot he cut out of the film, on the disc it's 15min more but I've read he cut out 30min worth. A large chunk of it is character development, mostly following Captain America, Bruce Banner and Agent Maria Hill(who dosn't really develop much at all). With Captain America it goes on about how he feels he doesn't fit into the world anymore. And Agent Hill talks about her real thoughts about Nick Fury. It's a pitty they had to cut out so much, Hopefully they'll release a director's cut.

Choco on Sep 27, 2012


bruce banner scene with the security guard was shown in theaters, i think they just tell you that so you can buy the one with the special features 😛

redskulllives on Sep 28, 2012


Yeah that scene is in there, but it is only about 1/3 the the length of time as the extended one. All he says in the movie version something along the lines of "you fell out of the sky" "are you an alien?" " well son you got a condition". He doesn't talk to him further about himself or bruce. All of the original message is lost in the theater track.

Choco on Oct 3, 2012


Hahaa....I couldn't get past 12 minutes of this movie. Red Letter Media should take crack at it.

zey on Sep 26, 2012


they did. http://redlettermedia.com/half-in-the-bag-the-avengers-and-cphpix-film-festival/ they're just not nitpicky nerds like you and enjoyed it.

Dan Hibiki on Sep 26, 2012


that should've been the real trailer

andrew on Sep 26, 2012


lmao this is hilarious!

A5J4DX on Sep 26, 2012


The Titanic and Dark Knight "Honest Trailers" were the best IMO.

Matt Peloquin on Sep 26, 2012


Gd this was so true...

DAVIDPD on Sep 26, 2012


This was great. I nearly lost it when he pointed out they were all talking to each other over great distances without any technical support. I totally ignored that during the movie, indeed. While some of the criticism was justified, it doesn't take away from the movie's entertainment value, imo. I still enjoyed it! Oh, and the Twilight and Hunger Games trailers were just the best. xD

SuicidalOptimist on Sep 26, 2012



Don on Sep 26, 2012


Hahahaha Gay Bane

Mark on Sep 26, 2012


This was funny. Go check the Twilight one if you want to laugh in tears. Here's the link: http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailers-twilight/

Guest on Sep 26, 2012


This was funny. But the Twilight one brought tears to my eyes.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Sep 26, 2012


Gay Bane should be a t-shirt.

Kento on Sep 26, 2012


That 20 minutes fixing the ship was ridiculous.

rennmaxbeta on Sep 26, 2012


Just got the Blu ray!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v11jUgNL_9k&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Soyer on Sep 26, 2012


This is quite a stupid trailer. The only accurate thing mentioned is how the team talk to each other without ear pieces. Everything else they say is crap. E.g. Hulk being able to control himself with no explanation - So did everybody forget the end of the Edward Norton Incredible Hulk which was part of the lead up, despite the actor being replaced. For starters, during the film it showed Bruce taking meditation lessons with a monk or something of the like in order to help him control himself. Additionally, when he was around Betty, he was able to stop himself. But then at the end, it showed him forcing himself into Hulk mode through meditation, suggesting he was gaining the ability to control his power. You've gotta then remember the events of the Avengers did not happen the next day, he would have had time to improve on his ability to control it before the Avengers story came into play. I'll be sure not to waste my time watching any more 'Honest Trailers' from Screenjunkies.

Leni on Sep 29, 2012

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