Mac and Me
Most of you won’t remember this poor man’s E.T. rip off, but it is a terrible, terrible film, an abomination filled with the most obvious product placement in movie history. Now, for those of you who have not seen this work of art, it involves a young boy in a wheelchair who comes across an Alien who has lost his parents. This is where the product placement starts; the alien can only eat Skittles and drink Coke. Seriously? But the most egregious product placement comes when there is an inexplicable five minute dance scene at McDonald’s for no apparent reason. Watch for yourself below:
Now, I mentioned this film before because it is pretty bad. But I did not go into detail about the shocking amount of product placement. For those of you who don’t know, the film is about an autistic boy who is a savant at video games, and his brother, and their journey to the video game championships in which he has to play Super Mario Brothers 3. Along the way, they come across a bully with the power glove and a cute redhead, who I had a crush on when I was younger. Now it seems that Nintendo attempted to throw in every product that they had into this movie. Watch for clips of Double Dragon, Ninja Gaiden, and of course Super Mario Brothers 3. Not only that, but for some reason the kids have a ten minute chase scene through Universal Studios.
The Last Dragon
Now this was the first and only movie made by Motown, and although it was supposed to be a martial arts film. It played more like a platform for Motown artists to be displayed, including parts of the video for “Rhythm of the Night” by none other than the legendary El Debarge. Meanwhile, simply because it was necessary they decided to throw in a plot as well. So in comes Bruce Leroy (played by the immortal Taimak) and his journey to find “the one master”, and love, in the form of Vanity (everyone remember her?). But before he can, he has to defeat his arch enemy Shonuf (the shogun of Harlem). At the end of the day he finds that he is the master, he gets the girl, defeats Shonuf and catches a bullet with his teeth (yes, a bullet with his teeth). Meanwhile during most scenes, you have Motown songs being played, and yes Vanity was a Motown artist. Simply shameless.