How to take down the aliens in this laugh riot from Ivan Reitman? Get a shampoo company to sponsor you, and then write in a hilarious twist in which the only thing that can kill aliens is... Head & Shoulders. Brilliant.
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Oct 13th 2011, 12:21
RE #5: Russo was in "Thor". Admittedly for about five seconds, but she was there.
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Oct 13th 2011, 13:14
You can't include Bond! Simply because its all about the product placement! What watch he wears, what laptop he uses, what car he drives, what sunglasses etc... Its a part of each Bond film. Bond WITHOUT product placement would be missing something.
Also you should've included Hackers! I've seen that ONCE and all I can remember is COCA-COLA! BUY COCA-COLA!
Oct 13th 2011, 13:18
Inspector gadget always sticks in my head. A yahoo billboard falls and as it does all we hear is 'YAAAAAHHHHOOOOO' not the films lowest point perhaps but very very bad.
Oct 13th 2011, 13:35
Surely Pizza Hut and Budweiser from 'The Invention of Lying' gets a look in. The only way they got the budget extended to finish the film was from the cash they threw at it I believe.
Oct 13th 2011, 13:41
I like that in the Mac and Me clip the waitress drops the milkshake straight into the litlte girl's lap.
Oct 13th 2011, 14:23
There's another good one in Spiderman where he is testing his webshooting in his room and he places a can of Dr Pepper on the cabinet which fills the screen.
There's also some stupid flag waving behind him all the time as if we've forgotten where Spiderman is based.
Oct 13th 2011, 18:19
Nothing from "Men In Black II"?
That movie was full of product placement.
Mercedes, Victoria's Secret, Ray Ban, Playstation, Mountain Dew, Burger King, eBay, etc.
Oct 13th 2011, 18:20
If anything, "Superman II" should have been mentioned here instead of "Superman IV". Remember when Superman threw General Zod at that huge Coca Cola sign? I think there was also a part where Superman or one of the villains was thrown into a Marlboro truck.
Oct 13th 2011, 19:15
No 28 Days Later with the blatantly obvious National Lottery placements. There's more Crossed Blue Fingers then there are Zombies. I'm sorry I mean Infected.
Oct 13th 2011, 20:04
I'm always happy when I see The Truman Show mentioned on a website I like, especially in a positive light. I love that movie.
Oct 13th 2011, 20:14
AND you mentioned Wings! I love that movie, too. That's a great movie, you should totally see it.
Oct 13th 2011, 21:13
The Bourne trilogy isnt without its PP...things like The Guardian, limp-wristed liberals facing extreme danger? Yeh right,! Bourne Supremacy? I was half-tempted to buy a knackered Russian taxi on the basis of that film...disgusting!
Oct 13th 2011, 21:58
Pretty much every Bay movie should be in here; the man takes it to a whole new level. Also, the Matrix sequels were pretty bad as well from what I remember.
Oct 14th 2011, 2:26
Paul Giammatti's Win Win, good film though it is, has some blatant product placement in it. He visits a friend's house who just happens to be playing Wii Tennis and tells him just what a wonderful game it is. Not only that, they repeat the scene a bit later on.
Oct 14th 2011, 4:12
For my money The Island features the most overt product placement I've ever seen in a film, well, except for The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. The scene in which Ewan McGragor puts a vodka bottle down on a counter filling the frame for a good 2 seconds is so obvious it's laughable.
For my money The Island features the most overt product placement I've ever seen in a film, well, except for The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. The scene in which Ewan McGregor puts a vodka bottle down on a counter filling the frame for a good 2 seconds is so obvious it's laughable.
Oct 14th 2011, 10:29
That's a Crown Victoria in the A-Team shot
Oct 14th 2011, 18:44
Don't really know if you should have Days of Thunder in here for the simple fact theat the advertisments on the driver's jumpsuits and cars are a 100% realistic aspect of NASCAR and its culture. Not having them would be like Bull Durham without ads on the baseball field fences or the US Hockey team not wearing red, white, and blue in Miracle.
Oct 14th 2011, 18:51
You also missed another obvious one; Return of The Killer Tomatoes. George Clooney actually breaks character, turns to the camera, and pitches several products, including Pepsi and Honda four-wheelers.
Oct 14th 2011, 20:13
In Casino Royale, there's SONY product placement everywhere too. Both Bond & Vesper use SonyEricsson phones, plus her camera is a Sony, and I believe Bond's laptop is a Vaio.
Oct 15th 2011, 11:17
Casino Royale, not Casino Royal. Jesus
Oct 15th 2011, 12:27
There is blatant shots of budwieser and a motorbike joust in front of two big pepsi/mountain dew billboards in the film Torque. Kinda adds to the guilty pleasure of it though.
Oct 15th 2011, 20:34
Theres also tremendous amount of piuggin for Facebook in The Social Network... blooming cheek!
Oct 16th 2011, 3:39
I can stand marketing much better if it helps the movie, as in characterization. But making a product some strangely convenient solution for the film. I appreciate Bond, some people just want to be Bond. I like the Converse and everything Iron Man because it modernizes, but I will still go back to the movie for the action and characters- and I still can't eat Burger King. But Fantastic Four, Blade, Bay films- all ridiculous if that isn't what the story is. I'm still waiting for my damn Autobot Vs. Decepticon movie.
Oct 16th 2011, 23:35
Not strictly in movie PP, and more than a little meta - for your viewing pleasure:
The resignation and disgust on Liam Neeson's face is priceless. Now imagine if they'd done this with Schindler?
Oct 17th 2011, 10:50
No Brit has heard of a Twinky before Zombieland? Wayne's World "whiffs of selling out"? Lastly, Surf Ninjas? Seriously? You went down that road? Wow.
Oct 20th 2011, 22:53
Wayne's World 'whiffs of selling out'?! Surely that was the whole point and joke of that bit! I don't think that should be included!
And a film that was missed out: Big! He was asked the question, coke or pepsi? Answered pepsi and was then given a pepsi vending machine!
Oct 25th 2011, 16:04
Hey, my thesis's topic :p
Nov 24th 2012, 9:58
Ha! Some of Superman 4 was filmed in Milton Keynes (!) Wouldn't be surprised if Bejam, Rumbelows or Our Price got a look in.
Nov 24th 2012, 10:00
Oh wait they're shops not products.. OOps!
Nov 24th 2012, 11:47
Glad to see I, Robot there. That one was shocking. George of the Jungle did something similar with Nike.
I never really notice the PP in films as advertising. Unless it's for sh!tty branded sports wear. Everything else just seems like 'stuff people use'. That said the lack of variation in car logos (Transformers / GMC), James Bond beeing more about the advertising surrounding it than the actual film and every kids film being promoted in the sh!t shack that is McDonalds or Burger King certainly makes it far more noticeable than it used to be.
Nov 24th 2012, 12:39
I remember the Andy Garcia/Michael Keaton Film "Target" -- no, it was called "Desperate Measures Brought to you By Target" (Maybe only a US thing?)
Nov 24th 2012, 13:07
And how about the infuriating product placement strips on all the TF features now! surely the most annoying
Nov 24th 2012, 15:25
Never had a problem with product placement. I find the blurring of brand names, logos, t-shirts, hats, etc., that you get in reality shows, documentaries, etc., especially American ones, much, much, much more annoying.
Nov 24th 2012, 15:32
Anyone remember the 1987 snore-fest that was Witness In The War Zone with Christopher Walken? Just about every scene has someone holding or handling a pack of Camel cigarettes, and if there are no people in a particular shot, then there are posters or murals with the Camel logo on.
Nov 24th 2012, 22:02
I've never understood the hatred of product placement. In the real world, there are ads all around us, all the time. So why is having that same thing happen in a film such a bad thing? If Thor was to be stranded in OK, or wherever it was, I'm sure he'd walk past a Dr. Pepper machine at some point. As long as it's not something extreme, like having Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves drinking Budweiser in Bag End, then it's fine in my eyes and doesn't take me out of the movie viewing experience.
Nov 25th 2012, 2:23
Surely the biggest of all time (aside from the horrendous Mac and Me) is the 1st Harold and Kumar movie? The entire plot revolves them searching for the "perfect burger" at White Castle! And of course everywhere else in the world other than the UK (where White Castle restaurants don't exist) it's got the product (and logo!) in the film's title! Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle (over H&K Get The Muchies).
Nov 25th 2012, 14:57
Hello Minority Report anyone
Nov 25th 2012, 16:20
You guys at totalfilm are insanely hypocritical, i just cannot get rid of that lynx ad that comes up every 3 slides!!!!
Nov 26th 2012, 12:58
Ironic it is that when I opened this feature an enrormous, screen controlling Intel advert burst out blocking me from doing anything. Great advertising! It took me about 15 seconds to find the "close" icon. Note to Intel: I WILL NOT BUY YOUR PRODUCT. All your ad did was p**s me off.
Nov 26th 2012, 13:49
Product placement in movies doesn't bother me. I mean, look around you now - what do you see? Products. Placed.
Nov 27th 2012, 1:36
when I scrolled through the picks I saw the 'Total Film' logo in several spots (i guess to hide certain spots). I thought at first you guys were owning up to the ad servicing that is done on this website and making Total Film an entry. The fact that the page annoyingly reloads after every three clicks for new ads. THAT would have been a worthy entry.
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