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(Huffington Post)   The most unrealistic part of Spider-Man wasn't the giant lizard, the human spider, or Emma Stone as a blonde; no, it was product placement   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 217
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2012-07-05 08:22:34 PM
It didn't take me out of the movie but I did keep thinking he looked more like Killer Croc than anything.
 
2012-07-05 08:29:06 PM
Does anybody actually say "bing it"? I've never heard anybody say that, ever.

Reminds me when google maps was starting to surpass mapquest, people would still say "mapquest it" even when basically everyone was using google.
 
2012-07-05 09:24:45 PM
Sony is obnoxious with their product placement. They released Jack and Jill and the historically whoorish James Bond films.
 
2012-07-05 10:20:52 PM
Yabingle?
 
2012-07-05 10:47:47 PM
i.imgur.com
I thought it was a very interesting three-way cross-promotion.
 
2012-07-05 11:10:05 PM
Seriously - I consider myself pretty computer saavy. I don't think I've ever used Bing in my life. Does anyone ? While we're on the topic, is there anyone out there who actually uses Google+ ?

Must suck to be the latecomer. Just ask the HP Tablet.
 
2012-07-05 11:11:17 PM
Emma Stone is a natural blonde, submitter.
 
2012-07-05 11:13:43 PM

Wolf_Blitzer: Emma Stone is a natural blonde, submitter.


So you're saying the curtains match the drapes?
 
2012-07-05 11:16:33 PM

DeltaPunch: Does anybody actually say "bing it"? I've never heard anybody say that, ever.


No, but Microsoft really, really, really, really, really wants you to.
 
2012-07-05 11:16:56 PM

GreenAdder: [i.imgur.com image 512x425]
I thought it was a very interesting three-way cross-promotion.


I larfed
 
2012-07-05 11:16:57 PM
I saw the film opening night and managed to ignore the product placement. For me, the most unrealistic moment was when Spidey and Gwen are having a conversation on their cell phones that's crystal clear, even though he's walking into a sewer. I go into the underground parking of my building and I lose my signal.
 
2012-07-05 11:17:55 PM

elvindeath: Seriously - I consider myself pretty computer saavy. I don't think I've ever used Bing in my life. Does anyone ? While we're on the topic, is there anyone out there who actually uses Google+ ?

Must suck to be the latecomer. Just ask the HP Tablet.


I have used Bing, but only because my morning routine includes MSN for news. Every time I have used Bing was because their 'popular searches' sidebar doesn't have a Bing logo on it. I kick myself every time.
 
2012-07-05 11:21:47 PM
l3.yimg.com
She's never been hotter. Knee socks and boots in every scene.
Also, I liked the movie, it had some issues, but I was pretty glad I saw it.
 
2012-07-05 11:22:44 PM

Summoner101: Wolf_Blitzer: Emma Stone is a natural blonde, submitter.

So you're saying the curtains match the drapes?


You mean the curtains match the carpets... but she has hardwood floors.
 
2012-07-05 11:24:35 PM

elvindeath: Seriously - I consider myself pretty computer saavy. I don't think I've ever used Bing in my life. Does anyone ?


Every once in a blue moon Google is down for a few seconds, so I use Bing instead. It works okay, but not great. I'd give it a C+.

Mugato: Sony is obnoxious with their product placement. They released Jack and Jill and the historically whoorish James Bond films.


The only music videos I've seen with outright product placement were also from Sony.
 
2012-07-05 11:24:56 PM
CSB the only time I've used Bing was the other day because Chrome was having an issue with its search/address bar and google search wasn't working
 
2012-07-05 11:25:56 PM
Bing maps is quite cool. For big cities they have birds eye view and views looking north, east etc. So you don't just see the top of a building like Google maps, you can see each side.
Shame it is so jerky in tracking. And doesn't have streetwise, except in a few big cities.
 
2012-07-05 11:26:36 PM

elvindeath: Seriously - I consider myself pretty computer saavy. I don't think I've ever used Bing in my life. Does anyone ? While we're on the topic, is there anyone out there who actually uses Google+ ?

Must suck to be the latecomer. Just ask the HP Tablet.


It's claimed that they have 150 million daily active users. Take that with a grain of salt, I suppose.
 
2012-07-05 11:26:37 PM

MrEricSir: Every once in a blue moon Google is down for a few seconds, so I use Bing instead. It works okay, but not great. I'd give it a C+.


I used Bing once... just to see what it was like. I don't remember what I was searching for, but like the 4th or 5th result was Donkey Porn. I shiat you not.
 
2012-07-05 11:27:49 PM
What's important is that Peter got calls from Uncle Ben on his Xperia phone and looked up information on spiders on his Vaio computer.

Bing. Freaking seriously.
 
2012-07-05 11:27:56 PM
The worst product placement was Macy Gray in the first movie.
 
2012-07-05 11:27:58 PM
Am I the only freakazoid who thinks Rhys Ifans is hot in a really weird way?
 
2012-07-05 11:34:18 PM
Grace Park can Bing me.
 
2012-07-05 11:34:54 PM
Bing is much better because when you search for porn videos the preview images will show the actual video when you mouse over them.

Um... I mean Caturday videos. Yeah, that's the ticket.
 
2012-07-05 11:36:26 PM
The product placement did not bother me at all. For me, it was just delightful to see, as expected, how wrong the Fark opinion that the movie would suck was. Although it wasn't perfect, and not as good IMO as Spider-Man 1 & 2, it was very good. The fight scenes were spectacular and it is BY FAR the most visually striking movie I have seen in 3D to date. If you thought Prometheus looked good, ASM looked better. Don't even bother arguing the point, it did. Also, the theatre I saw it in was equipped with Dbox motion seats seats. The chairs were made for this movie.

Finally, saw the trailer for The Hobbit. Relax people, it looks stunning.
 
2012-07-05 11:38:42 PM

chewielouie: Finally, saw the trailer for The Hobbit. Relax people, it looks stunning.


People were expecting it not to be stunning?
 
2012-07-05 11:39:22 PM

chewielouie: equipped with Dbox motion seats seats


You said "seats" twice.
 
2012-07-05 11:40:05 PM
I was one of the first people to get a BlackBerry Storm; it was also my first cell phone and I still have it.

Anyway, I noticed that a few days ago when I searched for something on google, I kept getting some weird error message. Yesterday after trying it again, I looked to see what other search engine options I had and Bing was one of them. I used it and it worked. Which seems very odd to me.

Don't notice anything good or bad about it. It's okay for my cell phone. But it might be time to look at getting another one of those . . .
 
2012-07-05 11:41:06 PM
yeah, I just use bing for porn vids. It's good for that and little else
 
2012-07-05 11:41:35 PM
That movie gets a HYUUUUUUGE MEH from me. First, I hate movies that film scenes specifically for 3D. Second, there were too many of those dumb awkward teenage moments between Parker and Gwen. Felt like the movie was made for MTV teens. Third, I didn't think there was enough fighting between Spidey and Croc.
 
2012-07-05 11:42:41 PM

chewielouie: Also, the theatre I saw it in was equipped with Dbox motion seats seats


It's a pricy upgrade, but worth it. Although I have to say it was put to better use in "The Avengers."
 
2012-07-05 11:42:56 PM

elvindeath: Seriously - I consider myself pretty computer saavy. I don't think I've ever used Bing in my life. Does anyone ? While we're on the topic, is there anyone out there who actually uses Google+ ?

Must suck to be the latecomer. Just ask the HP Tablet.


No, and no.

/I do have a HP Touchpad, though.
//it's running Android
 
2012-07-05 11:44:50 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-07-05 11:46:08 PM
I used Bing, once.

Once.
 
2012-07-05 11:47:55 PM

Cosmoboy: She's never been hotter.


I'd bing her like a cherry.
 
2012-07-05 11:48:45 PM

Knarf: yeah, I just use bing the internet for porn vids. It's good for that and little else


Let's not kid ourselves.
 
2012-07-05 11:49:03 PM

0Icky0: chewielouie: Finally, saw the trailer for The Hobbit. Relax people, it looks stunning.

People were expecting it not to be stunning?


Yup, because it's being filmed or shown (I'm just not sure on the details) at a higher frame rate than normal. It does look different. It looks more real.
 
2012-07-05 11:51:38 PM

velvet_fog: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x388]


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2012-07-05 11:52:09 PM

chewielouie: The product placement did not bother me at all. For me, it was just delightful to see, as expected, how wrong the Fark opinion that the movie would suck was. Although it wasn't perfect, and not as good IMO as Spider-Man 1 & 2, it was very good. The fight scenes were spectacular and it is BY FAR the most visually striking movie I have seen in 3D to date. If you thought Prometheus looked good, ASM looked better. Don't even bother arguing the point, it did. Also, the theatre I saw it in was equipped with Dbox motion seats seats. The chairs were made for this movie.

Finally, saw the trailer for The Hobbit. Relax people, it looks stunning.


Yeah, I put it right there with the first Spider-man. Spider-man 2 for me was one of the very best superhero movies.
 
2012-07-05 11:53:08 PM
I dunno, I think that the movies that show everybody using an iProduct, and nothing but an iProduct, is more obtrusive.
 
2012-07-05 11:54:26 PM

Cosmoboy: 0Icky0: chewielouie: Finally, saw the trailer for The Hobbit. Relax people, it looks stunning.

People were expecting it not to be stunning?

Yup, because it's being filmed or shown (I'm just not sure on the details) at a higher frame rate than normal. It does look different. It looks more real.


Filmed and shown at 48 fps. Basically, people who've seen the higher framerate footage are saying "more real" means that it looks like 14 guys wearing obviously fake beards and makeup.
 
2012-07-05 11:56:16 PM
I think "The Island" had the worst product placement. It was so in your face all the time that it was sickening.
 
2012-07-05 11:59:27 PM
From two of the marketing guys from Scary Movie comes...

PRODUCT PLACEMENT MOVIE

/when this is released, feel free to blame me for giving them ideas
 
2012-07-06 12:01:46 AM

chewielouie: The product placement did not bother me at all. For me, it was just delightful to see, as expected, how wrong the Fark opinion that the movie would suck was. Although it wasn't perfect, and not as good IMO as Spider-Man 1 & 2, it was very good. The fight scenes were spectacular and it is BY FAR the most visually striking movie I have seen in 3D to date. If you thought Prometheus looked good, ASM looked better. Don't even bother arguing the point, it did. Also, the theatre I saw it in was equipped with Dbox motion seats seats. The chairs were made for this movie.

Finally, saw the trailer for The Hobbit. Relax people, it looks stunning.


Umm, better 3D than "Avatar"? Every other movie I've seen that had 3D, the 3D added nothing, with the exception of "Transformers 3", which still was nowhere near close to "Avatar." I don't expect this to come close either.
 
2012-07-06 12:02:06 AM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I dunno, I think that the movies that show everybody using an iProduct, and nothing but an iProduct, is more obtrusive.


Or in the first "X-Men" movie where every single TV was the same brand of HDTV - even where it wouldn't economically make sense to own one at that point. What, some dive bar in northern Canada is going to splurge on a fancy widescreen LCD to go with their cagefighting and unswept floors?
 
2012-07-06 12:02:10 AM
Can someone explain to me why a movie that first came out 10 years ago needs a remake telling the same exact farking story? The original 2002 movie still holds up extremely well and so do the followups. Not even being snarky I just don't get why anyone would be retarded enough to pay for the same story again.
 
2012-07-06 12:04:39 AM
It's weird to me that in fiction movie people are worried about using Bing over Google. And honestly Bing has a better video and picture search engine than Google. Part of that is Googles preference for it's own hosting services (Youtube) but also that MS has some pretty sophisticated ways of actually telling what's in the video or picture that Google just isn't doing.
 
2012-07-06 12:04:59 AM
The Bing search was a minor distraction compared to everything else that was wrong with the new Spider-man flick.

***SPOILERS***

- A plot that was nearly identical to the first Raimi film, and written so half-assed that it reminded me how great Raimi's take was. No real emotional buildup to anything - stuff just "happens" with no impact. Several plotlines got dropped completely or had no purpose, like The Lizard on the bridge looking for his boss who fired him. Why was he looking for him? Just to kill him? Because he failed and then there was no follow-up. And what about the dying rich guy that the research was supposed to be saving?

- We're supposed to buy it that in a giant metropolis, the girl Spidey just happens to have a crush on runs the internship program for the villain's lab AND is the daughter of the police captain who hates Spider-man? Even if that matches the comics, it's too much to coincidence to believe when delivered in one damn movie.

- So many eye-rolling moments, capped by the stupid crane sequence.

- No compelling villains - the bully at school turns out to be an OK guy after three scenes of being a d!ck, and The Lizard only sort of wants to do bad things, and has a half-baked idea of turning the whole city into lizard people.

The only positives were the actors, who I thought were good, although it was tough to buy the two leads as being high school age (both actors are well into their 20's and look it). And the visual effects were great in 3D.
 
2012-07-06 12:06:28 AM

Disposable Rob: velvet_fog: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x388]

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Return Of The Killer Tomatoes had a great Product Placement scene too.
 
2012-07-06 12:08:42 AM

styckx: Can someone explain to me why a movie that first came out 10 years ago needs a remake telling the same exact farking story? The original 2002 movie still holds up extremely well and so do the followups. Not even being snarky I just don't get why anyone would be retarded enough to pay for the same story again.


It didn't really, but they bring in Gwen and Captain Stacy!!! I also thought they did a better job with the Uncle Ben issue, and they dropped the cheesy wrestling gig. I would have been perfectly happy with a continuation, but this new continuity is one I'm looking forward to now.
 
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