Very funny but not sure I believe it.
You could get away with that in Jeremy Beadle’s day, although even then you had to stitch up your family or best mate.
Would they really get away with scaring the crap out of totally unsuspecting customers in a mysteriously new coffee shop in NY?
But then again I don’t really care. It made me laugh and brought my attention to the movie. Job done.
I felt more cheated when I heard that road safety film in the pub toilet was faked.
Was it? Where did you hear that?
That shit will be better than the shitty remake.
Not sure how I feel about that. I’m somewhat over the viral/experiential advertising.. And it’s ethically questionable to trick people into reacting a certain way to get some viral attention to sell some product.
Plus, this edit is very poor, showing the same action with different reactions over and over again, instead of crafting a tension-filled narrative that would have me at the seats edge while watching this.
yeah the pub toilet thingy was faked, i know someone who worked on it… They tried to do it for real but it didn’t work so had actors as back ups and thats whats in the final film.
i liked this a lot, was great and i think it felt real
if it was this tricky executionally getting actors in, but not telling them what was going to happen, would be the path of least resistance. same effect. a dropped jaw is a dropped jaw. but i think the real show is in the idea. telekinesis is just cool.
Out of interest are the people featured in the Halifax ads real?
They’re investing a lot of their brand values in the existence of these special people. Would be deeply shit if they were made up.
Next time I see something weird going on (because I see weird stuff every day) I’m just going to assume it’s staged – and there’s a dozen GoPros cluttering up the place looking for my dropped jaw reaction.
Is there a direct correlation between the rise of candid camera adverts and the death of Jeremy beadle?
I’d like just once for someone in a situation like this to do something unpredictable themselves.
Like here, if it was real, why didn’t anyone pick up a chair and smash it over her head. And then stomp on her skull till she was a bloody and dead mess.
Then when the screaming died down and people asked what you were doing just say “Are you serious? You saw it, it was an alien, I was saving us all.”
Pretty robust defence, I reckon,
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