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.
I don’t think a movie necessarily needs to be made so that it’s Honest Trailers proof, but it helps sometimes. In this case, it sure seems to have paid off — or something did. As noted in the linked article, even Honest Trailers couldn’t find much to complain about and called it a pretty good movie. That’s high praise.