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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  • This is the funniest Honest Trailer I’ve ever seen!

  • Lets be honest. Everyone would rather see this than a documentary so...

  • The lyric subs are superb!!

  • Zach is f.... hot

  • this has to be one of your best ones yet

  • M’logan?🤣

  • Say what you will, you can't argue with this soundtrack

  • They should have just made a movie about a Fictional circus troop and crafted the story however they dam well pleased.

  • I know that the movie anit at all historicaly acuret but I love it

  • Brilliant. Not that one would expect Hollywood to villanize a white, rich male when they, you know, turn him into a hero... But would pay for your version so hard!

  • 3:30 haha, they skipped the high note part 😂😂

  • The fact that Disney made a movie about such a horrible person that DIDN’T make him the villain just says volumes of their current ownership. They will make anything into a movie. I bet you in a few decades, they’ll make a movie that’s about Hitler and it’s an upbeat musical. History washes away with time; we’ve already got Holocaust deniers gaining traction, it’s only a matter of time.



  • My personal theory is that P.T. Barnum somehow leaped forward in time and wrote the screenplay himself to paint himself in the best possible light via catchy musical numbers and glossing over how horrible a person he was.

  • Wif isnt even a cause. Third wave feminism only wants to revenge oppress men.

  • Nothing will ever top moulin rouge

  • Why is this whole Trailer based on the "historical accuracy" and "racism" of how Barnum actually was? So most Americans in the 1800s weren't racist? Are you saying Americans back then weren't opportunists that would try to make a living however they can? It's not American to exploit anybody for capital gain?

  • My top hat is better

  • Awww, you didn't parody 'From Now On', I was looking forward to that. Also, why didn't they make Zac Efron 'Bailey'? It is known as the 'Barnum & Bailey Circus' isn't it?

  • Lmao I was just watching the greatest show and only watched the song bits 😂😂😂

  • The greatest showman is the greatest movie hahaha......I'm gonna leave know

  • Who sang all those songs?

  • And this is why I haven't watched this movie.

  • do Brooklyn nine nine

  • Jerk du Soleil classic👌🏿

  • Zac Efron got even hotter after the High School Musical Movies!

  • Make bird boxxx

  • I'm I the only one who enjoyed the songs at the end

  • M'Logan noice

  • not the movie the video as you can see i lovee lovee love love this movie

  • i HAD to dislike it a SOON as it started

  • Do Bird Box

  • I knew I wasn't the only one to think those people were way too OK with being exploited.

  • Yo, I'm of to watch Peter hollers cover of This Is Me, anyone wanna come?

  • I had no idea it was based on a real person lol

  • I had no idea it was based on a real person lol

  • Now these are lyrics I could get behind for School's Spectacular 2018!!!!

  • *An elephant never forgets.* DUN DUN DUUUUN

  • This was brilliant!

  • Also, all the singers in this trailer were better than any of the singers in the actual movie lmao

  • My favorite character was the critic.

  • This was supposed to be historically accurate?

  • He had a fake affair in the movie, too though.

  • You should of said, the Greatest Jackman.

  • the writers of the musical basically glorified a racist, cruel, and abusive con-man THat'S HOlllyWOood For YoU!!!!!!!!!

  • Only you can do the Free Willy honest trailer...

  • Free Willy trailer, s.t.a.t.

  • It being historically inaccurate has nothing to do with the quality of the movie lol.

  • I’m dying this is great 👍

  • Say, "I will be releasing the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Honest Trailer tomorrow" If you re-use this (sentence) can you please cite me somewhere in the comment, please? Thanks.

  • I still love the movie. I didn't go for a history lesson. I went for entertainment and I was entertained.

  • Honestly these songs is the best in honest trailer histori. Awesome

  • The movie didnt bug me because it wasnt historically accurate. The movie just sucked. Great music, but wrong music for the wrong movie

  • 😂

  • Pretty sure Zendaya actually trained for months so she could perform all her own stunts

    • She mentioned in an interview that she did have a stunt double to do the hard stunts


  • Is it possible you'll ever do BoRhap??? Pleaseeee

  • Ehh, I prefer The Noah's Ark circus. They've got a demon butler, someone named Joker, a hot girl, a snake-man, and long list of serial kidnappings... all of which are either dead or working for a rich kid.

  • Just an absolute wet fart of a movie.

  • so is no one still not going to talk about the fact that The Greatest Showman and Sing are basically the same movies.

  • I liked the movie but don’t consider it historical

  • Hairy elsa 😂😂😂

  • Honest trailer songs are always more correct and funny than real ones.....😁😁Great!!

  • M’Logan 😂

  • Oh God! Y do you have to ruin ask these movies for me! 😜😂

  • Honestly I REALLY disliked this movie even without the historical inaccuracy. It was just so all over the place.

  • Of course they had to add the Wolverine jokes.

  • is it me or mr bean looks like barnum

  • More like PTSD

  • Women are in films. Idiots!

  • P.T. Barnum was a showman more than he was a business man

  • Yep this Honest Trailer nailed it!

  • I love the songs on what a jerk this guy was. ☺️.

  • This one is gold

  • Promoting WIF...? I thought that was called a couch lol

  • I think this is something PT Barnum would approve of so the movie works in that regard.

  • too funny!!!!

  • The people who sing are actually amazing, my mind is blown

  • of course Hugh Jackman deserve lifelong success and happiness rofl

  • Yeah I figured Barnum wasn’t a great guy irl but I still love the movie

  • Fun Fact: Zendaya never used a body double in this movie. She got over her fear of heights and filmed all of her scenes herself.

  • Ay-Ay-Ay Hole.... Hahahahaha!!!

  • I greatly enjoyed the movie, and I had no idea this dude was supposed to be a real person xD (I am not USAnian)

  • liked it 😁

  • Never in love sounds better tbh

  • Lipsync impossible 😂😂😂😂😂 impossible indeed🤣🤣

  • Who sang the new songs?

  • The lyric changes were amazing XD

  • When he said Dear Evan Hansen I screamed in joy

  • More like the greatest conman

  • I'm pretty sure the parody title, "Jerk du soleil" translates to "Jerk of the sun" in english

  • Haha in subscribing

  • Couldn’t keep it together at “never in love”😂

  • I get it's a joke. But..... judging PT Barnum based on rules invented in the past 50 years is called an anachronism. Its intellectually lazy for one, and hypocritical if you dont want people in the future doing that to you.

    • +rando I'm open to being proven wrong. Show me a specific accusation from the video he was proven to have committed by the legal standards of the day and the corresponding law that was on the books at the time. Alternatively, show me the law he violated that was part of the religion or creed he subscribed to based on a prevailing interpretation or defined epistemology that existed in his day. Do that and I'll concede.

    • +NursingNinja Huh? What PT Barnum did was immoral at any point in history it's just more widely accepted as having been immoral because society has grown to be more moral. I don't care about a fancy term because it's completely besides the point. Educate yourself on fallacy fallacy cause clearly you're one of those.

    • +rando look up the term anachronism. Educate yourself. There were both laws and morals of various cultures that existed during world war 2 you could use to evaluate the nazi's. You just cant narcisistically insert yourself into history because narcism became a virtue in 2018.

    • Right so let's not judge slavery or nazis because it was legal in the past right?

  • Do the great gilly Hopkins, we need to make that movie funny, not sad.

  • "M'logan" dead

  • Whoever wrote these parodies, BRAVO! They're even better than the original. It'd be even more impressive if all the statements mentioned were factually accurate. Are they?

  • I loved this movie because it shows true nature of a man

  • Pretty please do an honest trailer for Farscape!