“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” stars Rihanna and Cara Delevingne certainly looked the part when they walked the red carpet at the movie’s premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Monday night.With Rihanna playing a shapeshifting entertainer called Bubble and Delevingne as space-and-time-traveling agent Sergeant Laureline, they could hardly of worn little black dresses to celebrate the opening of Luc Besson’s epic sci-fi adventure.Valerian” has certainly garnered attention in the weeks running up to its release, with reviews ranging from saying it is “like getting slapped in the ass with a bedazzled lawn gnome,” to it being called a childish film “full of ridiculous alien creatures, hammy human performances and characters as deep as strip of celluloid.
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- Smarty-Smart GE Flaunts Its Science Savvy With 'Unimpossible' Stunts
Friday Jan 20, 2017
I don’t care what the incoming heads of the EPA, CIA, FDA, NIH, NSA or Departments of Energy, State, Health and Human Services, Commerce, Education and Interior have to say on the matter:Science is A-OK in my book. It might even be real! I have great confidence that we will continue to turn to our scientists to help us navigate
the most perilous waters in which we sea-fare.Nothing will change this, except maybe the appointment of several “Real Housewives” to positions of leadership within NASA.
It nonetheless feels like somewhat less than acoincidence that GE chose this particular week to unveil the latest episodes of “Unimpossible Missions.” The series, which debutedlast year, takes the brand’s “Star Trek”-sounding credo (“to push back the boundaries of what’s possible”) and brings it to life via the depiction ofwitchcraft… er, I mean, scientific examination. The first season’s episodic slate included attempts to evaluate asnowball’s chance in hell and to actually catchlightning in a bottle. There was no more on-point brand-booster programming in the video world last year.
GE ups the ante in the two “Unimpossible” vids that debuted this week.In one, it fightsfire with fire (spectacularly successfully, with nary a skin graft to be performed in its wake). In the other, it unringsa bell (fantastically, humanity-affirmingly successfully, per the still-sleeping baby positioned within the immediate gong radius).
The vids are ambitious in a way that most suchexplorations aren’t, too. GE’s chosen bell is the renowned-for-its-foundation-
shaking-loudness Ka Lay Wa Bell in Myanmar, as opposed to the one that Auntie Dee uses to summon dimcousin Henry for supper. While both clips plug the relevant GE technology (used in a subsea acoustic leak detector and a next-gen mammogram device, presumably among other things), they do so withoutdummyheading it down in the interest of cheap virality.
That, in fact, might be the greatest triumph of “Unimpossible Missions.” Most videos that seek to
blindus with science adopt a jokey, punny tone that too often comes off as patronizing. It’s the spoonful-of-sugar approach: This here brainy science will go down the hatch a whole lot smootherif administered with allusions to Bob The Builder and “Saved by the Bell,” etc. GE, on the other hand, proudly flashes its knowledge, throwing out concepts like “destructiveinterference” without over-explaining them for the halfwit set.
The production values are similarly a notch above what we’ve come to expect from such exercises. Yeah, GE can affordit, but still: Usually when a brand aspires to a degree of excellence within the video realm, it’s funny for the wrong reasons. Tacking “Films” onto a brand’s name(“Sears Craftsman Films Presents: 21 Meditations on the Band Saw”) isn’t going to capture the imagination of the Cahiers du Cinéma editorial board, you know? But whenGE credits the “Missions” videos to its “GE Theater” arm, you don’t scoff. Moral of this story: Spend the extra money to make these things look like somethingnot-unimpossible to create on your MacBook Air.Some part of me wishes GE would pay tribute to the legendary Ralph Wiggum and retitle the series “
Unpossible Missions,” but that would undercut the non-jokiness of the endeavor. Beyond that, this is one for thethis-is-how-you-do-it file. By proudly wearing its brain on its sleeve, GE hits brand pay dirt.