Google’s autocomplete feature is a wonder of modern society. It’s like going on a real-time archeological dig to determine how our society feels about any subject possible. It’s a roller coaster ride, fluctuating wildly from humorous to educational to horrifying, all contingent upon what you’re searching. Here are some lessons that we can learn, reviews as it were, of various movies using Google autocomplete.
Lest anyone accuse me of making any of this up, I’ve used actual screen captures.
The number one autocomplete result for Scary Movie 5 is “is it real.” It’s not even real horror movie. It’s a spoof of a bunch of other horror movies. It blows my mind that anyone on earth, much less the majority of Google users, would think that it’s real. Remember when I said that autocomplete could be horrifying? This is exhibit 1A.
Prometheus is a stupid Alien prequel. That sounds about right for the popular sentiment. Similarly…
Evil Dead is a funny, scary comedy. I can go with that, Google autocomplete.
The autocomplete results for The Seven Samurai are amazing because all four of them are dead wrong. Although I did discover that “Seven Samurai in space” is a reference to 1980’s Battle Beyond the Stars, which I now must see.
I can’t say I agree, but it sure jives with the average moviegoer’s opinion.
I like to pretend that these results occurred because everyone searched for “Oh dear God, no, is Nicole Kidman singing in Moulin Rouge?”
At least in some part, this has to be a result of this clip featuring Quentin Tarantino:
Roadhouse is simply the best, most awesome movie ever made.