Honesty is the best policy, right. Good ol’ biting, painful honesty. Like iodine applied on a wound, the stinging sensation lets you know that it’s working!
Screen Junkies has been skewering films for ages with their Honest Trailers series and now the time has come to regift that honesty right back to the video outpost. Captain America: Civil War filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo have been wrangled in to provide their own “honest reaction” to the Honest Trailer for their last Cap entry, The Winter Soldier. The results are fascinating, especially considering that the sibling director team are big enough fans of the series that they’ve tried to craft their films not to be easy Honest prey.
As you might suspect, this honesty-on-honesty offering provides some intriguing insight into how Joe and Anthony Russo approached the character. It’s also a great resource for rapid fire trivia and confirming that the movie’s Star Wars reference was an intentional nod to Samuel L. Jackson existing on both gargantuan movie universes. The Russos also dip into if there was any intended romance between Cap and Black Widow, distance themselves from the first installment, and generally seem to be having a good time going through the ultimate nitpicking section.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6 and it’s only a matter of time before it gets its own Honest Trailer.