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Today In Fun Nerd Things: The Directors of The Winter Soldier Actively Tried to Make Their Movie Honest Trailer-Proof


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“What’s so funny is that I’m an avid Honest Trailer watcher. I love it, it cracks me up. So I think we talked about it in the commentary we used to sit in the room and go, ‘this is not going to end up in an Honest Trailer. This logic isn’t sound enough yet.’ We literally tried to Honest Trailer proof the movie. Because what Honest Trailers really is, and I’ll say litmus test again, is ‘how sound is the logic in your film? How ridiculous are the buys that you’re asking the audience to make?’ So we would just comb through the script over and over again and go, ‘How do we shore up this logic? How do we shore up this logic?’ So it was a very helpful exercise for us.”—OK, this quote from Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-director Joe Russo is not the biggest news item ever to pass my metaphorical desk (my bed where I’m working in my PJs? Yeah, that’s better), but the fact that he and brother Anthony are big Honest Trailer fans and tried to make it so the HT folks wouldn’t have any smack to talk about their film (they did not, as it happens—the Winter Soldier Honest Trailer basically boiled down to “No, it’s actually just really good.”) put a smile on my face, so I’m sharing it with you. Who knew the guys who directed all those Community episodes, including the pilot, would be such nerds?

In case you missed it, here’s the Winter Soldier Honest Trailer:

The How It Should Have Ended guys found a bit more to work with. Yeah, why did Bucky throw back that shield?

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Previously in Honest Trailers

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