Thank you Hulu! This entry has to be a Youtube Gem, because it's a professionally-made Jaguar ad, so "fan" doesn't quite fit here. And yet the excellent delivery makes it actually feel like a Fan-made Gem. Anyway, watch as Sir Ben Kingsley, Mark Strong, and Tom Hiddleston enjoy the hell out of mocking British villain typecasting.
It's quick, it's punchy, it looks beautiful - quite sleek and dark, befitting the subject - and it's very funny. It helps that these guys are all solid actors, and they range from: an old favorite, like Kingsley, who's done some huge turns as antagonists; to Strong, who was in 25 or so movies between 2008 and 2013; to a new favorite like Hiddles.
Of course, after the second time I watched this, I had to stifle the reply: because of all those things your nation did
But let's not spend much time on such thoughts now...
I have a lot of respect for everyone involved in this, because it really is quite well-made, in the best possible spirit of an advertisement. There's also a double-length version:
And, if you ever needed anything to tell you that this concise video isn't a Fan-made Gem, those don't usually have a teaser video. This thing went live around January 11th, stirring up buzz for a longer commercial that would air in the first few days of February, 2014:
In addition, it has a "making of" video, which was also available on Youtube. I don't care whether this vid is hawking a product or not, it's still quite entertaining, and I'm happy to add these to the site.
Or maybe I'm just so pleased because Hulu played a non-painful ad for a change...
I'll be back next week with four more. I think I'll cover a Cronenberg movie soon, maybe Zodiac as well, my dual reviews of Serenity and Iron Sky just need a final pass, DJ's working on some posts, and Net-flixation's fifth anniversary is less than 30 days away.