Nov 20 2013

Splits ads

Pretty much the entire internet must have seen by now the Volvo ad featuring action actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.

I dislike such ads and was not planning to show it because you just know that some idiot is going to try and replicate it, urged on by his ‘friends’ as a dare, with likely disastrous results.

But I thoroughly approve of this attempt at copying it by another actor Channing Tatum.


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  1. 1

    No, I hadn’t seen the Volvo ad until now. Generally I try to avoid ads like the plague.
    The Van Damme one is pretty cool though and the Channing parody hilarious.

  2. 2

    Just to complete the set, here’s a parody promo piece by the ad agency ArtJail that does a pretty damned impressive head swap, replacing JCVD’s face with that of Toronto (soon-to-be-ex) Mayor Rob Ford.


    .. and since I know Mano likes this sort of thing, here’s how they did it:

  3. 3
    Mano Singham

    Thanks! I had seen the Ford one earlier and had wondered how they did it so well. What also impresses me is that they were able to do it in 12 hours.

  4. 4

    OK. I saw that coming, but it is still LOL funny.

    But please, no more Van Damme ads.

  5. 5

    Damme you, Belgium!

  6. 6

    Yeah, if you have the right guys in place, it’s amazing what you can get done in an abbreviated timeframe.

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