Hall of Shame: Product Placement
4080 7.1 7.71. Cast Away (2000)
3814 6.7 7.22. I Am Legend (2007)
At the beginning, I didn't realize the movie started - I thought I was watching a commercial for the shiny new Ford Mustang. Yes, 3 years after end of the world, the only cars that work are Fords. This product placement was heavily visible in the movie trailer as well. And of course, all computers are Macs, naturally.
Don't believe me? Check out this Ford poster:
2472 6 6.53. You've Got Mail (1998)
I'm surprised Tom Hanks doesnt just tatoo corporate logos on his forehead for all his future films. He's the biggest offender by a mile, as this AOL infomercial for their online dating service has shown. And StarBucks is the icing on his double latte frappuccino.
See if you can spot the product placement:
1219 6.4 7.24. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
4197 5.9 65. Men in Black II (2002)
One of the worst offenders of multiple product placements, all clearly visible, all obviously placed. Seems like Will Smith and movie ads go hand in hand. See the YouTube Video.
1112 5.9 6.56. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
2960 6.3 6.97. The Island (2005)
2641 6.2 6.88. Top Gun (1986)
3831 6.6 7.29. Transformers (2007)
191 5.7 610. The Wizard (1989)
5741 7.2 7.911. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
An early prominent Product Placement film, who can forget those wonderful Reese's Pieces that E.T. loves so much. Incidentally, it almost went to M&M's.
2556 6.4 7.112. Knocked Up (2007)
4611 6.4 6.913. Independence Day (1996)
3814 6.5 7.114. I, Robot (2004)
7529 6.8 7.315. Spider-Man (2002)
As seen in YouTube Video, Dr. Pepper and Carlsberg were clear major sponsors of this blockbuster hit. And if you think it was a coincidence, I guess the dozens of Dr. Pepper can promos with spider-man graphics must be a coincidence as well.
478 6.7 716. Fallen (1998)
If a scene is added to a film directly by its advertiser, it sticks out like a sore thumb. Early on, in the bar, Denzel says 'take these foreign beers away and bring us a good ol' American Budweiser!' and a few minutes later, he takes a big chug of the Bud, label in clear view, and says "aahhh!! now THAT'S what I call a beer!"
1478 6 6.417. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
1434 6.1 6.618. Demolition Man (1993)
1625 6.5 6.919. Disturbia (2007)
Xbox and Apple iTunes (more info coming)
3243 6.3 7.320. Borat (2006)
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