The day the earth stood still, brought to you by Microsoft!
Last time I saw a movie with so much ad-placement for Microsoft, I was watching Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson in the "The Island", with Microsoft Search booths in the street, and a bunch of other Microsoft crap thrown all over the place
Being the sci-fi person that I am, I couldn't but enjoy movie. But placed advertising was all over the place. Microsoft Laptops (Does Microsoft really make laptops that look like Macbooks but have a vista Logo where the Apple is?), Microsoft Virtual Earth, Microsoft Surface, with some cool (really awesome) simulations running on it (Maioush and me were drooling over one the other day when we visited Microsoft's museum, we want one so badly)
But seriously, couldn't the dudes have picked a better movie? I mean, I loved it because I'm a hardcore sci-fi person. But even though the movie had a great message. It was easily forgettable.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not against placed ads in movies. Everyone does that, from Pepsi, to IBM to Apple to Google, to Cisco. Everyone does it. But at least, most PICK good winning titles to have their brand smeared all over the 40 foot wide screen.
The movie is about this extra terrestrial who comes to earth with a message of doom. And naturally, everything that we have ever invented has been tried in vein to stop this vastly superior force.
It would have been wonderful had there not been a plague of biblical proportions (literally, think Moses in Egypt).. Anyway, the movie was a good couple hours of great visual effects and MICROSOFT advertising.
8/10 on the Qwaider scale (just cuz it's hardcore GREEN sci-fi), otherwise subtract 2.5 :)