Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.
Now what is really going on here?
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If you were casting an ideal father-son combination for a family movie, you might not first alight upon the idea of Christoph Waltz and James Corden.
There again, Clash of Clans ads aren’t supposed to be too comfortable. (Surely you remember a marvelously irascible Liam Neeson from the company’s Super Bowl spot.)
So the mere idea of the slightly creepy Waltz (of “Inglourious Basterds” fame) and the baby-faced Corden acting out what seems like a very peculiar father-and-son thing in the latest Clash of Clans ad is entirely on-brand.
Corden is clearly not a child, yet he cannot live without his dad waltzing into his bedroom to tell him a nighttime story.
You must decide on how much subtext is buried in this scenario.
You must decide whether Corden has, in fact, been kidnapped by Waltz and infantilized using some revolutionary chemical therapy.
Waltz begins to relate a tale of a charming and courageous father and his “chubby pup of a son.”
This is not parenting of the highest caliber, you might think. Still, the story is “The Legend of the Last Lava Pup.”
It’s the story of the utter immolation of a whole family. Which child, chubby or not, wants to listen to this just before they go to sleep?
Does it have a happy ending? Or does the actor and late-night host become permanently disturbed, forever doomed to sit in cars and sing to the heavens for comfort?
I will leave you to discover.