Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Ads I didn't need to see...

... back to back, no less.

First, there was the second of the new Microsoft ads. Any hopes that the first incredibly cryptic and strange ad would be quickly followed by something that makes more sense were quickly dashed. Points for sheer surrealism, but an entire series of strange buddy-movie ads starring Seinfeld and Gates doesn't look promising in any respect save that it gets people talking about Microsoft. (In the sense of "have they finally lost their minds?".) I'm still vaguely curious whether they're actually *going* somewhere with this -- but I'm getting less curious rapidly.

And then there was the ad for The Day the Earth Stood Still. Starring Keanu Reeves. I wish I was kidding. Truth to tell, it might even be a decent movie -- but it looks like it is, at best, loosely related to the original (all the stuff-blowing-up makes me twitch), and my sheer annoyance that it *claims* to be a remake is going to make it harder to enjoy it on its own merits. I really wish they'd simply make new movies with new names, without claiming that they're remakes of movies that didn't need to be remade...

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