While we all sit in anticipation for Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom, the auteur has satiated our thirst a little bit by taking time out of his post-production schedule to shoot a couple of spots for Hyundai. Not just any spots, though; these little items are getting coveted Oscar airtime. Which, of course, means that millions of us will get sweet reprise from self-aggrandizing and excess… in the form of advertisements for a multi-billion dollar company. What a weird world we live in.
So long as you can disregard the corporate bent at play, you’ll be hard-pressed to not derive a little enjoyment from these (fittingly) quirky spots, ones which even echo some of Anderson‘s past work. The first of these gave off a vibe not unlike the backstage scenes in Rushmore, or, heck, even the escape planning in Fantastic Mr. Fox. And, over at ThePlaylist, some comparisons to Life Aquatic were raised when it came to the other, slightly more out-there ad. (It’s been, oh, four years since I even saw that, so their word will just have to be taken as fact.)
Watch them below (via AutoGuide):
Did you enjoy these spots?
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