Samsung Hires Actor James Franco for Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tab Commercial

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    Whether you are a fan of James Franco or not, it was pretty clever of Samsung to hire him as their "spokes-actor" in their newest Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet commercial. The video oozes some creative charm and a cheeky, yet affable humor. Franco may not be as big of a superstar as Samuel L. Jackson, or John Malkovich (both showed up in Apple iPad commercials), but perhaps he will appeal to a more diverse audience. What do you guys think of this commercial? Hit or miss?

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    meh... It was ok, at least it isn't as annoying as the dumb jokes that are used the Siri commercials.

    The only tech commercial I have really enjoyed are the Droid robot/secret weapon ones.
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    I HATE that John Malkovich commercial. What a sell-out. He's supposed to be playing this sophisticated intellectual, but that commercial makes him look like a loner moron. Watch what people are doing with Siri in the commercials. They are either complete idiots or the laziest slobs you've ever seen, or both.
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    ^^. Agreed. I thought the Apple "actor" commercials were horrible. I like this James Franco commercial, because if you watch closely, it pokes some indirect fun at those Apple commercials. :)
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    Samsung knew that if they hired anyone in a mainstream acting circles, Apple would sue them for "consumer confusion". "Wait, was that an iPad commercial?...
    Samsung had to roll with someone who Apple would never hire in a million years. Someone with the "trifecta of joint smoking power". I would love for Samsung to extend this further and start naming that tablet "Samsung Cross-Joint". This is what what your grandchildren are going to be smoking.... errr, using.
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    The thing that pisses me off about the apple commercials is the little type that says sequences shortened - show em how slow and crappy siri really is - I can't believe they're allowed to get away with that false advertising.
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    Mr. Franco looks like he needs some sleep.:biggrin:
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    I thought it was pretty funny. The Samuel L Jackson commercial makes him look like a moron and the Malkovich commercial makes him look like a sad, awkward old man.
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    not a fan of him or recording video with a tablet.. that just looks wrong

    siri commercial with Martin Scorsese is horrendous

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