Sunday, May 26, 2024

Despicable Me 4, Volkswagen, and another Crap Crossover ad nobody asked for.


There are crossovers, and there are crossovers....we've seen the Lorax used to sell Denny's (or was it IHOP?  I don't actually remember, even though I made a post about it at the time.)  Star Wars used to sell some other truck.  Deadpool used to sell Slurpees.  And so it goes.

Then there is this ad, featuring the characters from a cute little movie that turned into a megahit way back in 2010 with a heartwarming little story that parents and kids could both appreciate.  Remember those innocent days, before Illumination decided to take the minion characters and turn them into the most god-awful obnoxious franchise since Ever?  We've had something like six movies which have become more and more minion-centered as they've regressed, including one that was simply entitled "Minions" and was entirely about, well, you know.

I don't want to see any more of these movies (I saw the first two.  Thought the first one was sweet.  Thought the second one was totally unnecessary and dumb.  And now I'm done, because I value my brain cells.)  I don't want to see them at the theater, and I sure as hell don't want to see them on my TV witlessly pitching Volkswagen as if Gru doesn't already have a very cool, three-story high car with a rocket propulsion system (see, I can still remember the first movie.)  Just...stop this.  Please.

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