Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is a film critic for The New York Post and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review. Find an alphabetical listing of The New York Post's recent film reviews here.
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Not only is the movie’s villain a Steve Jobs clone, but his eviL company is quite obviously Apple. Both myself and my wife heard the word “Apple” on the soundtrack when the company name “live” was first reversed. The movie, therefore, is basically a negative commercial for kids which bashes Apple.
Cloudy 2 was produced by the Sony corporation, Apple’s arch competitor in the consumer electronics/computer world. Sony has attempted to emulate the Apple stores with much less success and their stock trades for about 20 bucks to Apple’s 400.
Some questions: Did the animation company write the film that way to please their Japanese corporate masters? Or were they ordered to do it by same?
Is this the beginning of a trend? Will Apple get their own animation company to make thinly disguised attacks on Microsoft? Will Samsung go after Sony?