Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Casino Royale: The Blood, Gore and Product Placements

I feel like an idiot because at the end of Casino Royale I did not understand the plot at all. There were a couple of drawn out car chases and a torture scene that I had to close my eyes. Each time there was a fight I felt like throwing up. Too much blood. At the end of the show I kept telling Bob how sad it is that so many people died. He said "But they are the bad guys" But they still died didn't they. I'm not watching another action show. And this is why I had to pause The Pianist three times because I couldn't take the Holocaust scenes and why I never made it through Kill Bill.

But watch it for the product placements. They are so obvious its kinda funny. Every shot has a product in it. The slow pan of the camera over the Sony Ericsson phone. The wide angle shot of the Ford. The name dropping of the Aston Martin. Even his choice of mixes in his martini includes some brand name alcohol. And my favourite part, "Is that a Rolex?"........."No. Its an Omega." The Rolex PR people must be very very angry.

4 comments:

dyseluxon said...

Ermmm Cherrie...... I think Omega is a branch of Rolex... ehehehehehe Gosh you're amazing ehehe
But yes, James Bond is a cheap excuse for a very long advertisement for many gadgets of the new century with a loose plot and lots of explosives and many many beautiful aston martins destroyed in the filming of. I have yet to watch a single Bond film, maybe I might start, just for the Aston Martin ehehe which is, by the way, the new Aston Martin DBS prototype rrreowrrrrr

cherry said...

No it isn't...Omega is part of the Swatch group while Rolex is its own company..they are completely different brands dear....heheh...you amaze me! :p

I want an omega watch...they look pretty!! heee...watch it for the car..and maybe his suit..oh and her dress....i could hear the audience go "ohhhhhhh ahhhhhh" everytime a aston martin get destroyed...

Anonymous said...

hehe, and did you see Richard Branson going through the security check-in, 2 minutes before the fight scene on the tarmac featured a Virgin plane landing?

cherry said...

Was that him? I totally missed that! Btw..who is this?