No wonder LG’s Jason Statham ad came out on April Fools’ Day

by: Bogdan PetrovanApril 1, 2016

Update, April 1: As promised, LG published the full commercial starring Jason Statham, and it’s so weird we wouldn’t blame you if you thought it’s an April Fools’ Day joke. It’s not.

Original post, March 29: We all know Jason Statham for the muscular, perpetually frowning characters that he plays in action movies. From April 1, no foolin’, we’ll also know him as the star of LG’s promo campaign for the launch of the G5. And it looks like a doozy.

In a press release, LG says that the “high-flying, high-octane” Statham will play every character in the spot, which is scheduled to air from April 1. That’s the date the LG G5 will go on sale globally; in the US, pre-orders are already open at the big four carriers and retailers like Best Buy.

LG already released two short clips, and in one of them Jason Statham is virtually unrecognizable, dressed as a well to do lady enjoying brunch.

But remember, every character is played by Statham. So, pay closer attention, and…

lg g5 commercial jason statham

We look forward to seeing the full commercial this Friday. Let’s hope that Statham and director Fredrik Bond were able to deliver a funny and relatable clip for LG. Because, as HTC’s sad experience with Robert Downey Jr. showed us, no amount of star power can fix a bad idea.

One last thing – no, you can’t just hot-swap modules on the G5, like the ads suggest. LG is a little disingenuous here.

  • Oobiewan

    The moustache helps a lot though

  • Degus Jacoby Pradana

    the fck did i just watch

  • Worst photoshop job ever for the old lady Statham

    • Chris

      It’s called a wig. Hate to break it to you kid, but not everything is computerized.

      • Look at the old wrinkly hands, the skinny neck. That is not just a wig, kid


    You could barely tell that was him

  • Lady Adele Slam a Cow

    April Fools you thought you bought a good phone LOL

  • Arman

    It’s funny :D

  • Rodrigo Freijanes

    Nice ad. So, there is no better day (April fools) to launch a bad product like this LG G5 as a good one. Ask for real reviews to understand.

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  • chris

    was that a flaming ball of crap that hit the window?

  • Camilla-Daddy’s Little Monster

    This top even htc rap comercial.

  • 1213 1213

    Too weird, and false advertising. On the other hand it looks like Samsung finally got their advertising right after two years of hit and misses.

    Having said that I did secretly enjoy it a little. I watched through the whole thing after all.

  • Hoggles

    LG officially owes me 1 minute of my life…

  • Kunal Narang

    That was too funny!

  • Jason Wilson

    I actually enjoyed that haha

  • Miles Quatermass

    They should have had Hatsune Miku playing all the roles, with Statham singing Ievan Polkka.

  • TiggerDidIt

    Kind of bizarre but I really do l like Statham and hope he starts making movies again.

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  • Chey Ruiz

    I love this commercial. I’d love to see Jason Statham do a full length film playing all of the characters. So hilarious! Great to see a good looking, successful man with such a spectacular sense of humor.