Product Placement Gone Wrong

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"It's like, people only do things because they get paid. And that's just really sad."

Garth Algar, Wayne's World

Product placement is the act of taking real-life products and using them in movies. Whenever a film uses product placement, there's a good chance that the film will end up being hated by a lot of people, as, most of the time, the film literally pauses itself just to advertise that product.

Examples of Product Placement in Bad Films

  1. Jack and Jill
  2. Foodfight!
  3. Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Squeakquel
  4. The Emoji Movie
  5. Disaster Movie
  6. Little Nicky
  7. Escape from Planet Earth
  8. Mac and Me
  9. G-Force
  10. Epic Movie
  11. Just Go With It
  12. Fantastic Four (2015)
  13. 2012
  14. Problem Child
  15. Free Birds
  16. Ghostbusters (2016)
  17. Men in Black: International
  18. Eight Crazy Nights
  19. Hellboy (2019)
  20. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
  21. Leonard Part 6
  22. North
  23. Godzilla (1998)
  24. Baby Geniuses
  25. Thunderbirds (2004)
  26. Homeward
  27. Playing With Fire
  28. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
  29. The Wizard (1989)
  30. Ralph Breaks the Internet
  31. Daddy Day Care
  32. Are We There Yet?
  33. Are We Done Yet?
  34. Inspector Gadget
  35. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  36. Max Steel
  37. Disney's The Kid
  38. The Cat in the Hat (2003)
  39. Sleepover
  40. Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

Why This Move Sucks

  1. First and foremost, it's basically an ad when it's supposed to be a movie.
  2. It shows that the writers get lazy whenever they do this and shove products in because they run out of ideas.
  3. It puts the movie to a halt just to show the product, which is a very bad sign.
  4. In live-action films, it somewhat serves as an excuse for the actors to go out.
  5. Most films that use this usually end up being panned by critics and sometimes also win a Razzie Award.
  6. The filmmakers would use the excuse that it brings realism when it only does if it's well-hidden, doesn't show too many brands or fits well within the context of the narrative such as a store.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Product placement can sometimes be used efficiently, and sometimes parodied. Some examples include:




10 months ago
Score 8
There are some product placement in Greatest Movie Wiki such as Antz, The Secret Life of Pets, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and some others.


10 months ago
Score 2
That's true, but it still brings the movies down a bit.


10 months ago
Score 0

"Wow" -Tintin

All hail Tintin of the Miraheze and yes, some films that are great had some product placement in it and some product placement in some old retro live action films are a bit understandable

Nowadays, to me, to get product placement right, alter the name of the product placement


10 months ago
Score 0
Ralph Breaks The Internet is an exception since it's the plot point of the movie.


10 months ago
Score 0


one month ago
Score 0
But what about The Lego Movie, MCU, or even Back to the Future? How the product placement worked at those movies and what's the reason that despite that they have product placement, they still have higher reviews.

Mr. Dready

10 months ago
Score 6
Well not every movie that has Product Placements are panned, some movies like: E.T and Wayne's World have product placements but we're well received.


10 months ago
Score 0
Especially Back to the Future


9 months ago
Score 1
Homeward has a Nintendo Switch advertisement in it?


9 months ago
Score 0
Go watch Saberspark video called, What The Hell Is Homeward? (A Pixar Rip-Off).

DatCoolRedstoneGuy Est. 2004

6 months ago
Score 0
If I want to add product placement in MY movies, I might be able to do product placement right


4 months ago
Score 0
I just watched a short film called Food for Thought which uses McDonald's as a plot device involving a rich man and a homeless man. It was nominated for the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.

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