Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I Hate This Commercial

This came from a horse site, that says it likes horses. This commercial is supposed to be breathtaking. I guess it was, but not how I think they intended it, at least not for me.





Here is what went through my mind as I watched it.
00:12 - Ooh, pretty, dang the gates open!
00:28 - Horse peed in the trailer again
00:42 - Ouch! Quarter crack!
01:01 - WTFis the matter with you people!
01:21 - Run Fury, Run! This is a snuff film!

How about you?
It did not make me thirsty.

19 comments:

Chevelle said...

Incredibly bad...and a little more than borderline disturbing.

Heather said...

This was an ad for water????

I kept waiting for "Coming to theaters soon" to scroll across the screen. I had already decided that, whatever this movie was about, I didn't want to go see it because obviously some horse was going to die.

Marketing FAIL. Big Time.

Thank goodness for CGI....

Heidi the Hick said...

cringe

Nuri said...

Sick. Sick and stupid.

Veronica Underwood said...

Creepy

Snipe said...

It made me uncomfortable, not thirsty. The narrator's voice sounded off-key, and that bothered me.

Jessica Adams said...

what. the. hell! why, in what world, did that horse have to fall in the stinking water?? and why'd they show the horse trip? and a commercial for WATER??? really?? hmmm. I agree, marketing fail.

Austen Gage said...

I mean, I think it's terrible marketing, but I think the horses were probably well taken care of and humanely used. Here's the "behind the scenes" https://youtu.be/SKXxOYg25zU

Thoughts?

Promise said...

Wow...that was way out there. And bad...just...bad.

rheather said...

I kept cringing and waiting for the next leg breaking run. Or let's play drown the horsie! Not enjoyable at all.

And I'm sure the horse(s) were well treated. It's just the end result was disturbing.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Your commentary was hilarious, wishing we could've seen it Mystery Science Theatre style!
-Nicole

Becky Bean said...

Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but the next time I point Caspian up a hill I fully intend on saying, "RUN, FURY, RUN. THIS IS A SNUFF FILM!"

Shadow Rider said...

Hmmm..water with dirt and horse sweat in it...not exactly appetizing. But I love that you read the Fury books too! Ever notice all the stallions (Fury, the Black, Golden Boy) all became some kid's best friend but the mare (Queen, from Beyond Rope and Fence) Never was tamed and was determined to stay wild and free.

Cathryn said...

*shrug* don't really see the reason to get up in arms about it, really.

MichelleL said...

"Run Fury Run! This is a snuff film!" will now live in infamy in my brain.

I did not need to see the video. I snorted reading Mugs commentary and that was good enough for me.

2 Punk Dogs said...

Super creepy. And what is up with the weird shoeing job?

LadyFarrier said...

As a farrier that was absolutely disturbing!

Run, Fury, run... snort!

mugwump said...

Austen Gage---Can you find me some footage of them humanely dumping the horse ass first into the water?

Anonymous said...

I don't think they ever dumped this horse in the water. They showed how they made the shot of him walking on the ice and he was safely on solid ground the whole time (0:22-0:38). I'm guessing the weird platform with the hole in it at 0:21 of the behind the scenes is how they got the shot of his back end falling through the ice, and the shots of him laying down on set at 0:40 are where they got him floating under water.

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