Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Aliens: Mentos Commercial

Here's something you may not know about me: I'm a fan of the Alien film franchise. Big fan. To call myself a sci-fi geek would be laughable ('cause I'm not), but there's something about those films - particularly the first two - that always intrigued me to the point of fanboy status (*holds breath until Ridley Scott's prequel hits the big screen*). I was born in 1987, so it's not like I've got some sort of childhood attachment to the film (like I do with, say, Toy Story or the Child's Play series - yeah, my mind was warped at a young age). But when I think back to that time, some of the memories I cherish most are Super Nintendo games, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nickelodeon shows, and yes, amongst many other things, those god-damned Mentos commercials. That ridiculously lame yet ridiculously catchy tune managed to burrow its way into my brain like a tick (speaking of which, The Tick was awesome, too). And I've got to be honest with you: as an adult, the humor in those commercials seems funnier than ever. The notion that Mentos can rescue you from any of life's predicaments, to me, is fucking hilarious. Still. Many companies have employed the same advertising formula for their products. None have reached Mentos' cult status. And with that, I present to you a mash-up of 80s and 90s nostalgia: "Aliens: Mentos Commercial". What compelled me to do this, you ask? Lack of rest, perhaps (try it some time - you'll be amazed by what a sleep-deprived mind can do). Truthfully, I was inspired by the following series of like-minded YouTube clips: Terminator 2 Mentos Commercial; House M.D. - Mentos; Saw - Mentos Commercial; Scarface Mentos Commercial. Enjoy!