Honest Trailers - The Greatest Showman

Published on Apr 10, 2018
In a world of superhero franchises and reboots, we're reminded that theatre kids need something average to love too! - It's The Greatest Showman
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Watch the Honest Trailer Commentaries to hear the writers thoughts on the movies along with deleted jokes from the trailer and a hint at next week's movie!
Original Music By Matt Citron
Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
Title design by Robert Holtby
Producers - Dan Murrell, Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, and Max Dionne
Written by Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Dan Murrell
Edited by Kevin Williamsen and TJ Nordaker
Supervising Producer: Warren Tessler
Production Coordinator: Tina Choi
Edited by Kevin Williamsen and TJ Nordaker
Post-Production Supervisor: Gracie Hartmann
Post-Production Coordinator: Carolyn Croce
Assistant Editor: Emin Bassavand
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  • I enjoyed the movie, even with all the historical inaccuracies. But my biggest problem was this movie was every single Rags to Riches cliche; along with every single character was one dimensional.

  • Hairy Elsa? LOL!

  • Zac Efron is rich & white and Zendaya is poor and usually a body double lmao also the song parodies in the end are hilarious

  • "He sells tickets for kids to laugh at the Oompa Loompas"

  • An elephant never forgets Hmm...Jungle Book?

  • Do arrow

  • You gave me a good laugh...until you announced your pandering gynocentric politics. Damn you!

  • How can a man kill 6 whales in a lifetime without being an actual whale-hunting sailor? :/

  • Where's spiderman 😄

  • Historically inaccurate? I'm pretty sure I read a history book that mentioned times when random groups of people did spontaneous musical performances despite no foreknowledge of lyrics or choreography.

  • *Oh dear god what is next* XD

  • Please please please do Mean Girls

  • Hey, guys, could I use a fragment of this video for an special vlog? Always with credits :) (plus, the US-tv Profile is All Screens).

  • Please say “Tom Holland is Bae!”

  • "The kid who dreamed of owning a top hat and grew up owning all the top hats."

  • The thing is this movie kinda glorify a douchbag that caused a lot of pain in a lot of people's life

  • Hairy elsa

  • It is interesting to see different communities react to historical inaccuracies... While here most people don't seem to care or are even hostile to those that do, even minor historical inaccuracies are cause for massive community outrage in the Battlefield Community

  • The parody songs had me lolling 😭😂😂

  • You know, a historically inaccurate movie used to make PT Barnum look good and trick people into spending money is exactly the the kind of thing Barnum would do. So, in a way, this movie really does capture his spirit.

  • We watched this movie at school!

  • to be honest i just pretended the whole movie was a completely original and fictional story with no historical background

  • I’m so conflicted! The music is amazing, but it’s not historically accurate! Uggghhhh!!!!!!

  • this vid does a great job of pointing out all the reasons this film would've been infinitely better had they Not based it on PT. They could easily have lifted parts of PT's story and made up the rest (like they did in the actual film lol) and just called it fiction altogether, rather than trying to repaint this horrible guy as a hero, all for some grab at a "based on a true story" vibe. seriously, fuck the real PT and his horrific excuse for a show

  • 2:09 😂😂😂

  • Omg hairy Elsa I’m dying 😂😂


  • That’s right, I never forget

  • Well, wanting us feel more pity for Zac and Zendaya than for the renegades was a crime

  • my little cousins loved this after watching this I am not sure they should of seen this movie

  • 1:08-1:11 Fortnite Save The World vs. Battle Royale

  • I love you guys! :D

  • do crazy rich asians!

  • Hairy Elsa had me DYING

  • Gods that film sucked!!

  • Oh, please! Ask any theatre nerd, we all HATED this movie!

  • 4:52

  • I think that the real P.T. Barnum looks more like Rowan Atkinson.

  • This is probably the most brutally honest honest trailer I've ever watched.


  • Lol this was so cleverly done, dam XD

  • select responsible flash norm notice right

  • “Hairy Elsa” that’s so terrible but I can’t stop laughing 😂😂😂

  • The best Honest Trailers video ever xD

  • These songs are catchy.... too bad they don't do Honest Music Videos - I would so want to see them review MILF $

  • HOW ARE YOU SO RIGHT??? 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • *an elephant never forgets* XDDDDD hahah ... that caught me so off guard hahahah XD

  • Lol nice. I love this movie😍😍😍

  • I loved the movie, so this really hurts but i still cracked of laughter. damn you guys! haha

  • 7.7k

  • That was hilarious. I liked it!

  • Do mean girls already

  • "M'logan"😂😂😂😂😂

  • “i never liked your show” mood

  • This was a little harsh

  • Gods you guys ruin every movie I liked.

    • Hey they are just telling it as it is😂

  • i keep reading "The Great Snowman" and its bothering me beyond belief

  • W.I.F. ummmmmmm no! women have no issues getting in films show their bodies and boom they have work.

  • Ok I actually thought the girl doing the parodies for you guys was pretty damn good lol

  • Ok I actually thought the girl doing the parodies for you guys was pretty damn good lol

  • Wow! The movie just left me annoyed with him. This made me all out mad at him AND the movie. Oh well! The songs were good!

  • omg, thank you so much I hated this movie so much.

  • Do Mean Girls! 😁

  • What makes a character interesting is when they have nuance to them, when they are both good and bad the way humans actually are in real life. Also, the best part about this movie is showing how you can take a trait that has caused you misery and turn it into something you profit from by working hard yourself, accepting that the world is the way it is and carving a place for yourself none the less. It is a perfect message to be sent out in an age where people are coddled into emotional fragility and outrage runs amok.

  • I like the music but it just so weird watching this movie when I know what actually happen to P.T. Barnum's circus

  • It’s not accurate but it was still good

  • My grandma loves this movie. She also likes Jar Jar Binks and the Ice Age sequels, so I guess there's no accounting for taste.

  • * PT Barnum doesn't have snobby parents, the man shown was Charity's dad

  • I actually didn't know this was based on a real guy.

  • I didn't even know it was a true story!! which I just found is not accurate

  • 😂😭🤣

  • this film looks terrible I cannot believe so many people went to see a movie about a man who exploited the disabled for money and liked it!! Honest trailer sums this s**t up.

  • Love the songs but to be fair to Zendaya, she did most of her own stunts. Just wanted to point that out

  • Also this movie is 5 cliches in a song.

  • actually, phillip carlyle was based on his real-life partner and co-ringmaster, james anthony bailey and anne wheeler was based on his real-life wife, ruth, mccaddon (although i don't think she actually was an acrobat). if you're going to tear into this film, that's fine but at least get your facts straight

  • "Two perfect physical specimens" Two perfect physical specimens that never existed XD

  • Anyone here for the songs 😂😂

  • Damn i need the full version of that affair song..

  • What about the founder honest movie trailer

  • @Screen Junkies Please do an Honest Trailer for Honest Trailer; like you kinda did with DP.

  • I'm screaming the lyrics..

  • I’m never sub

  • OMG I hate you

  • this trailer is so accurate tbh.Which is kinda sad.

  • Lmao

  • *Hairy Elsa*

  • Lol

  • I think this is my favorite honest trailer.

  • Ma-Logan! Genius!

  • I always forget that this movie is about P. T. Barnum...oh well

  • "(Ay-ay-hole)" 😂😂😂

  • Les Mis - why did he sing the first 2 songs in an Irish accent? Why did they make the priest the original west end star to remind us who had seen him how great it was and how awful the film was La la land - just awful in its laziness Greatest showman - nothing great at all

  • I loved this 😅

  • The only thing I noticed in this film is that Zendaya's character really stands out in Barnum's circus. They had a little man, a bearded lady, Siamese twins. What was she? A free black woman in antebellum America?

  • SO acurate. I wish they just made up everyone's name and said the whole thing was fictional... Because it is -.-

  • What about The Greatest Show

  • I’m surprised that Deadpool hasn’t showed up for this one. He is a big huge Jackman fan for this one!

  • Any figure skating competition or show now features the ENTIRE soundtrack. It's cool to see Rewrite the Stars as a pairs routine with spectacular lifts and throw jumps. Search for skating videos on here, they are awesome!!!

  • I haven't seen the movie. However after watching this trailer, I feel, perhaps the movie would have not been bad to people if Hugh Jackman had had the humility and balls to actually portray P.T. as the person he actually was. Then perhaps make one of the "freaks" the protagonist that kept everyone emotionally sane as they were exploited by P.T. and treated badly in society. This movie wont age well if its like what im hearing.

  • Legends of tomorrow did a more accurate representation of what pt Barnum was really like.