Mercedes-Benz Drive & Seek – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Part of what made the The Driver, the series of BMW films with Clive Owen, so compelling was that it was well written, it was underplayed, and as far as action films went it didn't obliterate believability. The laconic Owen was able to sell hopped-up adventures with his relaxed delivery of cutting lines, and it was credulous that a driver-for-hire made his living in a 5 Series.

The Mercedes-Benz movie Drive & Seek, however, throws all of that away. A promotional piece for the C-Class Coupe, it's slick, utterly good looking, outrageously over-the-top, and goofy in every way possible. The only reason we know it's not a Michael Bay film is that nothing explodes, otherwise it prays at his altar: a hot woman in a bathing suit (Kate Nauta, from The Transporter 2), hot women in white skinsuits robbing a bank, gunfire in an expensive suit, an absurd car chase... and some other stuff. If that's your bag, there's 9:25 of it in the video after the jump.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Really? Very bad acting. No narrative at all. Cheese and boring. BMW film is the best. Mercedes don't waist your time and money.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That was terrible. Anything over 2 or 3 minutes has to not suck. It doesn't have to be great, just not suck. Get some real actors and directors and flat-out copy "The Hire" series from BMW. Clive Owen and Guy Richie? That works. This didn't. Terrible acting: The main girl was cringe-worthy "Well, well, well, looks like we have ourselves a hero over here." Plot holes: What did him going into the bank accomplish? A fake hostage? Then why give him a gun 2 seconds later? Horrid pacing: Nothing happens for over two minutes. Ok in a movie, not in a commercial.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Did BMW do this with Guy Richie like a decade ago? And way better? Lame.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Couldn't have been any more tackier. The bank robbers were dressed like hoes for no apparent reason at all. The plot was very cliche. Of course the protagonist was doing this for a noble cause, I knew that from the instant they revealed he was part of the heist... very cheesy, poorly done. BMW did "The Hire" 10 years ago and it's 10 times better than this. They must be laughing pretty hard in Munich.
      Soul Shinobi
      • 4 Years Ago
      That was surprisingly horrible. Really, it's a car commercial and even the driving sequences were crap.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      BMW = Better Movie Writers
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why is he calling a Florida number from KL to talk to his wife in Spore?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Meh. The Driver series is better than this in every way. ...Except for the skin tight outfits.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It starts off okay and then just goes totally wrong. Bad plot, bad acting, bad everything.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope I'm not mistaken, but that wasn't even an C63 AMG, was it? Either way, the actress was worse in this than in Transporter 2. I am going to appreciate it for what it is trying to be and it is definitely not trying to be The Driver by BMW. I do hate the fact that there is so much more potential for action than was delivered.
      Ben Chia
      • 4 Years Ago
      What the mother f*** was that? And typical shoddy filming inconsistencies again. The opening shots showed the car in Singapore, but when they emerge from the bank they are now in Malaysia? Shamefully poor.
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