Great PR ideas involving filmmakers and car manufacturers are always a treat to watch. Infiniti recently had ten cars made for each character in the movement – Eternals. It was on top of the top packing jobs though. Mercedes-Benz and the creators of The Matrix Series also came together to create a rather interesting installation at the Castro Theater in San Francisco at the premiere of The Matrix: Resurrections.
The highly anticipated 4th installation in this sci-fi series had separate viewers, and we would define the experience as a soothing, nostalgic recap with hope. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class in question here also has a very important role in the film. And the G wrapped in a red pill makes perfect sense. But we think Mercedes’ coolest PR stunt has been when a The 1979 G-Class was cast in a giant cube of synthetic resin!
For a change, the red pill swallows a Mercedes-Benz G-Class!
A Mercedes-AMG G63 was wrapped in a giant red pill during the Matrix Resurrections Premier. And by giant, the red pill was 39 feet long and 11 feet high. It could easily accommodate another G-Class! For those alienated from the series, The Pill is a reference to how Neo (played by Keanu Reaves) makes a life-changing decision and continues to save humanity from the machines.
The choice is a blue or a red pill. Blue makes you forget everything and plunges you back into a cozy but imprisoned programmed world controlled by machines. The Red Pill gives you the pain and courage to see and fight for the real world. And in the movie, the G-Class helped in the Red Pill storyline.
The G-Class has an action-packed role in saving Neo and Trinity
We promise there are no spoilers here. The G-Class has an action-packed role in the film, in which they play a crucial role in saving Neo and Trinity. Ironically, a G 550 is used in the movie and not an AMG brute as seen in the Big Red Pill. Either way, it’s a cool action streak, and the Benz G-Class is a shining star of it.
As for the film, it has mixed reviews.
Matrix Resurrections had been in the works for a long time and everyone was eagerly awaited. After all, a new Matrix movie was coming after 18 long years! Reviews are mixed with extreme opinions. Hardcore fanatics and Keanu Reeves fans love the film and its ease of transition, despite being nearly two decades apart. But then, for others, the film was bland and a useless extension of an already beautiful trilogy. Be the judge and be sure to keep an eye out for the G-Class!
The G-Class is in a similar situation to Neo
Ironically, the G-Class is also experiencing a Blue-Pill Red-Pill situation, as Mercedes decided to go ahead and make a whole new generation of electric G-Wagon, most likely called EQG. The iconic ladder-on-frame layout will fit, as will the muscular, raspy exhaust note. Fortunately, the form factor will be retained. So the G-Class must choose between staying comfortable in its perfect world or taking the plunge and embracing electrification in the new realistic world!
Sources: Media.diamler.com, Motor1.com, Carscoops.com, Motorbiscuit.com
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