• Jan 20, 2010
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The 2010 Astra is one nice-looking hatch, and the good people at Opel are going to great lengths to show the world their five-door accomplishment. The latest example of Astra pride comes in the form of a two-and-a-half minute short that plays off of the clever nature of the Oceans movies starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

If you haven't seen any of the Oceans trilogy, each film centers around a Las Vegas casino and a gang of crafty crooks that take the owner for everything he has. All three films are edited with quick cuts and multiple clips showing at the same time. The Astra TV spot also involves a Casino and some fancy editing, but the dozen or so criminals are replaced with three "agents" trying to get their hands on the plans for the world's most expensive casino. Of course, there are also plenty of shots of the Astra highlighting features like the "Astra Eye" that can read traffic signals and headlights that turn with you.

Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself. If you're as confused as we were, watch the second embedded video that explains what was going on in the first video.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      This new Astra would have a much better chance of competing with the new Ford Fiesta and Focus than the Cruze.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow... it was like watching Oceans 11 in fast forward but with no interesting dialog. I have to say though, if you're going to go all out like this for a car ad, you might as well just make the movie instead.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks very nice! Really beatiful!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anyone else think the outgoing model looked better?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I find that the previous generation was more modern looking, like it was supposed to come out after this one...
        Well, I like it, I saw a couple in Europe, but it seem much bigger than before.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have to agree - obviously because they were designed at different times, you cannot compare them with each other, but comparing it with its rivals, for sure, yes - the previous generation looked better proportioned and resolved.

        On this current version, I like the headlamps with that sculptural element, but I think the forward sitting grilles seem a bit nerdy and the back end seems a bit, squished and heavy... as though you've had a reversing accident!

        I wrote more about its design, with photoshop sketches to show how they could have made the back less squishy and heavy... http://bit.ly/uaQNm
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nope. Not me. I like the new model.
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow...terrible acting

      Not much else to say, nice car tho
      • 4 Years Ago
      nice exterior, sucky instrumental board
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very nice car. The former model looks a good 10 years old now. Didn't really notice how many square edges it had until this new one came out. This would have made a nice saturn.