It looks like John Malkovich is preparing to murder Siri
Apple ad with famed actor gets philosophical, slightly creepy
The latest batch of celebrity ads pitching the Siri voice recognition function features John Malkovich, who has made a career out of playing off-kilter (dare I say creepy?) characters. In these two ads, Malkovich sits in a room alone, talking with Siri about life, and asking Siri to tell him a joke.
In the first ad, we get to see Siri providing Malkovich with some life advice:
In this one, we get to see Siri's sense of humor:
I'm hoping that a third ad will come out where Malkovich goes a little crazy and starts smashing the iPhone (and virtual Siri) with a giant hammer, but I don't think that's the direction that Apple is going. I'm sure the parody videos will hit upon those ideas very soon.
So what do you think of this Apple iPhone 4S campaign? We've seen ads from Samuel L. Jackson, Zooey Deschanel, and now John Malkovich. Are these spots hitting the right marks with Apple fans? Let me know what you think.
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