We already have The Emoji Movie. We also have Her, a film about a man who falls in love with a Siri-esque operating system on his phone. So is it so far-fetched to think that Siri herself could star on the big screen?
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Well, sort of.
On Sunday, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted a movie poster for what looked to be a pretty intense action flick entitled The Rock x Siri: Dominate the Day. It showed alien spacecraft, a speeding car and Johnson holding up his iPhone while he contemplated how to save the world. It proclaimed that the movie would star Johnson alongside Siri. We were confused, skeptical and intrigued. Johnson’s tweet said the movie would drop today.
Teamed w/ @Apple to make the biggest, coolest, sexiest, funnest (is that a word?) movie ever. Drops TOMORROW!#ROCKxSIRI #DominateYourDay✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/STwlCPsVUh
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 23, 2017
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Well, it’s here. And it’s not at all what we expected (even though we’re not even sure what we were expecting).
WORLD PREMIERE: Hardest working man in show business teams with @Apple & the greatest assistant on the planet. #DominateTheDay #ROCKxSIRI pic.twitter.com/dEup152HQf
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 24, 2017
The Rock x Siri “movie” is actually a three-and-a-half minute ad for Apple, specifically Siri and the upcoming HomePod smart speaker that Apple is rolling out to compete with Amazon’s Alexa.
That’s not to say the ad isn’t entertaining. It shows Johnson using Siri to order a Lyft car, paint the Sistine Chapel and launch himself into space (though we’re pretty sure Siri can’t help the average person with most of what she does for Johnson in the video). It’s packed with action, and it’s kind of a reminder that Siri can probably do more stuff than we generally use it for (raise your hand if you’re like me and you’ve never asked Siri to call you a Lyft or Uber).
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So while we’re feeling a tad misled, we’re not exactly mad that a Siri movie isn’t slated to hit theaters anytime soon. That’s a little more product placement than we can handle in one film, TBH.
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