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Brad Pitt Chanel No. 5 Advert …Not an award winning performance

16 Oct

You probably don’t want to hear this but it is 69 days to Christmas,  and that means the  Perfume makers of the world are gearing up for their key sales season.  You know this is about to happen when you start getting swamped with a deluge of perfume ads on TV.

Chanel No 5 have opened fire in the perfume Advert wars with a new advert featuring A-List movie star  and all-American hearthrob Brad Pitt. Brad reportedly pocketed $7 million for his troubles so you would expect a pretty decent commercial. Well the critics have been less than adulatory to Mr Jolie.

The Guardian - Brad Pitt’s Chanel No 5 ad: the smell of disaster

And yet, somehow, Pitt’s Chanel No 5 advert manages to be the worst one of all. He was doing so well to shake off his reputation as barely sentient eye candy. But there he is – shaggy-haired with a David Brent beard, desperately trying to inject hammy profundity into lines such as, “The world turns and we turn with it,” that he all but bursts an eyeball in the process – all that good work undone in a stroke.

Fox News - Brad Pitt stars in awful Chanel campaign: Dumbest fragrance commercial ever?

The clip features the male half of Brangelina, with long hair and a thick goatee, looking into the camera and reciting some cliched and pretentious slogans as the camera slowly zooms in.
And that’s it.

Time  - Brad Pitt’s ‘Inevitable’ Chanel No. 5 Ad Is Also Nonsensical

The ad, of course, is already garnering attention for being nonsensical. And while Pitt’s appearance has been described as “smoldering,” it’s also taking itself seriously to the point of parody. It reminds of the time that Pitt posed for a luxurious W magazine cover shoot this past February, seeming to be lost in thought–and comically holding a box of Nabisco saltine crackers.

Well critics aren’t always right are they? Judge for yourself