Two silly videos landed online today. The first was Michael Bay’s Victoria Secret commercial. It being Bay, there were helicopters, explosions, and rock music. I don’t get the point. Lingerie sells itself. I love Victoria Secret commercials as much as the next warm-blooded or cold-blooded heterosexual man, but did the folks at Victoria Secret see the budget for this commercial and then realize, “Oh crap. We made a huge mistake.” Then again, maybe the Victoria Secret people didn’t pay for this commercial because I’m not entirely convinced this isn’t just a compilation of deleted scenes from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
The other isn’t so much a video but using a YouTube embed to put out Leona Lewis’ “I See You” which is the closing credits theme for James Cameron’s Avatar. It’s a transparent attempt to mimic the success of Celine Dion singing “My Heart Will Go On,” except that song, as poorly as Dion sang it, fit the ending of a love story set aboard a doomed luxury liner. I’m not sure how well an alternate version of it fits the end of a giant action-adventure movie with 10-foot-tall blue creatures fighting mech-warriors on a bio-luminescent planet. Also, before you listen to it, break out your “Pop Love Ballad” Bingo Card and see how many words it hits. It’s almost like it came out of an online generator rather than the brain of a human being. Then again, Cameron does love his technology so you never know.
Check out the commercial and the song after the jump.