Every episode of Honest Trailers has generated multiple reaction videos. Reaction videos are videos in which people watch a trailer and react emotionally to its contents. Reaction videos typically use a split-screen format so viewers can see the participants' faces and what they are looking at. Reaction videos are usually published on platforms like YouTube. In total, there are thousands of Honest Trailers reaction videos posted on YouTube.
Reaction videos are usually created by fans, though sometimes filmmakers react to Honest Trailers made about their own films. Furthermore, some YouTube channels specialize in reaction videos, for example the channel The Reel Rejects has posted dozens of reaction videos about Honest Trailers and other subjects.
Reaction videos typically attract much lower numbers of viewers compared to the Honest Trailers themselves. Nonetheless, some reaction videos have gone viral. For example, FBE's compilation reaction video "Teens React to Honest Trailers" has attracted over 20 million views. However, there's an incredibly large gulf between that video and the next most popular Honest Trailers reaction video: The Reel Reject's The Little Mermaid Honest Trailer reaction video has attracted over 380,000 views (Most Reel Rejects Honest Trailers reaction videos achieve less than 100,000 views).
Honest Reactions Edit
Screen Junkies occasionally produce "official" reaction videos where filmmakers react to Honest Trailers made about their own films. They are usually published under the title "Honest Reactions." These videos are often more similar to Honest Trailers Commentaries videos than traditional reaction videos, as the participants call for the video to be paused to engage in more in depth discussion.
List of Honest Reactions videos Edit
- Thor - featured co-writer Zack Stentz
- The Lion King - featured director Rob Minkoff
- Deadpool - featured director Tim Miller, creator Rob Liefeld and actor Stefan Kapici (who played Colossus)
- Ant-Man featured director Peyton Reed
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier - featured directors Joe and Anthony Russo
- John Wick - featured directors Chad Stahelski and Dave Leitch
- X-Men: The Animated Series - Screen Junkies reaction video with the creators was originally published on Screen Junkies Plus and is no longer available