The Honest Trailer For "Elf" Struggles To Find Things To Criticize

The Honest Trailers sequence is understood not a lot for honesty as for ruthlessness. The sequence has being taking a number of the most beloved motion pictures and giving them the trailers they deserve for six years now. The idea works so nicely as a result of though many of those motion pictures could also be virtually universally cherished, they’re additionally all very low hanging fruit (the primary three sincere trailers had been The Phantom Menace, Twilight and Titanic). But what occurs when the film shouldn’t be so simply made enjoyable of?

The latest Honest Trailer (there is a new one each Tuesday at 10am) runs into some hassle because it tries to mock a film that has virtually no pretensions. Making enjoyable of a movie the place the principle character is an outsized elf named Buddy who loves Christmas, Santa and sweets shouldn’t be solely troublesome but additionally a nasty look. The Honest Trailer finally ends up being simply an evidence of the film, which is already sincere about its faults: “some Christmas motion pictures are candy, some are humorous and others are simply tremendous, tremendous bizarre. But solely one in every of them is all of these issues.”

At the tip of the video the narrator acknowledges that it is not possible to essentially knock the Christmas basic: “this film’s pleasant, I am not a monster.”