Four years into quarantine the virus has changed and so have we... is how the summary of Michael Bay’s latest movie begins. Songbird is not just another dystopian movie, but Bay’s vision of how our world will look like if the COVID-19 pandemic does not come to an end. Worse, if the virus mutates. While watching the trailer, between desolating quarantine camps and law enforcement officers trying to keep things in order, we found an unlikely LG billboard.
Have you seen it yet?
If you didn’t, go back to 0:33 min. Found it? The LG Wing appears nonchalantly in the middle of a wrecked American town, with one solitary citizen shooting hoops. By the way, that’s the character of KJ Apa, Nico, who is immune to the deadly pathogen.
But coming back to LG Wing’s unexpected appearance in this scenario, what do you think? Can you tell why LG apparently decided to do some product placement into this movie? Was it simply a way to push their newest product in a nail-biting movie that we’ll just have to watch?!
Was it their way of telling us that this series is here to stay and will receive sequels in the years to come? Or the fact that this dreaded scenario is closer to becoming reality than we think?
Whatever their reasoning might have been, it will definitely attract some trolls who will question people’s desire or necessity for a next-gen smartphone when they are fighting for their lives.
Songbird’s release date is still a mystery. It was the first feature film to be made during COVID-19 in Los Angeles and for this bold attempt, Michael Bay enlisted the help of a stellar cast: Sofia Carson, Demi Moore, Bradley Whitford, Peter Stormare, Alexandra Daddario.