Most adverts have us either reaching for the sick-bags or gasping in amazement at how stupid US retailers seem to think we are. It’s not often therefore that an ad comes along that’s so out of the box we actually have to share it online and watch it a few times just to check if we saw what we actually thought we saw.
Well, LG has managed to serve up a pair in the latter category as of late, with this particular second installment being the daddy of the two for sure. Call it immature, call it infantile or call it plain wrong, it’s pretty difficult not to watch this baby for at least the first time and genuinely chuckle.
Deep reflection might have you thinking differently, but first time around you’ll laugh…trust us.
The first video saw hidden screens making it look like the floor of an elevator was falling out from under the feet of those riding in it. Funny yes, but it didn’t look realistic enough to have any of the victims show much more than a split-second jump before they realized it wasn’t real.
This time around though, the terror is real…unless they brought in actors, but we don’t think this is the case. A massive 82-inch Ultra HD TV set is placed within the wall to look like a window and displays a picture of the view from high above the city. Victims are led into the room and made to think they’re about to have a job interview, but they aren’t.
Instead, the TV shows what seems to be a meteor colliding with the Earth outside and basically bringing with it the end of all mankind. As soon as the ‘candidates’ see the meteor coming, they scream, panic, fall of their chairs, hide behind the desk and so on and so forth – they really do look like they’ve just see the end of the world…which they kind of have.
And of course, it’s all picked up by a load of hidden cameras so you can enjoy their terror from a variety of angles.
Of course, those made fun weren’t all blown away by the idea and didn’t react fondly when they were told they’d been set up. Nevertheless, they certainly helped LG prove its point about these undeniably impressive TV sets…not that we’d be able to afford one if we wanted to, anyway.
Take a look: