Krypton Radio Internet Movie Review
By Senior Editor, PK
We must caution you up front that the following videos are for mature or non-prudish audiences only
Even if you’re not European, you may have seen some of the commercials floating around the internet from French soft drink company Orangina. The company well known in many parts of the world for it’s distinctive carbonated citrus beverage made from orange, lemon, mandarin, and grapefruit juices contained in a pear shaped bottle.
It was around the time of 2008 that the company became infamous online, when YouTube videos appeared of its controversial TV marketing campaign featuring CGI rendered anthropomorphic animals dancing about in sexually suggestive situations. And while this isn’t really anything new, (have you ever seen old school Warner Bros. cartoons?) the company enjoyed the popularity and produced many new adult themed commercials with the anthro characters, along with many purely human based ads.
Capitalizing on it’s growing internet fame with its humorous commercials, Orangina recently produced a short filmed called “Mission 404 : Internet doit rester vivant” (Mission 404: Internet should remain alive). A 14 minute long piece of pure marketing parody/genius. The story follows the adventure of an unlikely hero as he must save the world from ruin and embarrassment, when a former special agent from the Internet Security Agency, who had become trapped within the internet while fighting the infamous Y2K bug arises as the deadly Mister Blaster.
(Mister) Blaster terrorizes the internet by releasing the most embarrassing details about the world’s population through exposure of their online lives, and forwarding the launch codes of a powerful nuclear weapon to a man with the intellect of a ten-year old who’s ready to throw a tantrum and blow up the world. Our hero Martin, an intern at the Internet Security Agency, accidentally steps into a transporter beam with a special-ops team sent to destroy the now evil agent who has captured the all powerful “@” sign.
Transported to the internet (which is medieval themed) where memes and icons slowly take out members of the special-ops team; Martin and the team leader encounter websites in human form, who’ve come to their aid while trying to save the internet. Miss Google, who appears to have taken a liking to Martin, leads him to the headquarters of the resistance where he meets the all knowing (but sometimes mistaken) monk Wikipedia, occasionally stuck warrior YouTube, the blue knight Sir Facebook, WebMD, and many others.
Through perseverance and constant internet puns, our heroes fight the army of scantly clad ‘Girls from your local city,’ as they make their way to the fortress of Mister Blaster. It’s an all out war of internet parody as Orangina’s marketing team hits another one out of the park with ‘Mission 404 : Internet doit rester vivant.’
If you want a good laugh, and enjoy some minor lewd adult humor, then this movie is for you.
I give it a 5 out of 5 stars.
And yes, it’s subtitled.
Some of our favorite Orangina commercials: