Amazon’s Cleopatra Commercial – The music and the actress!

Amazon Prime has a new ad that’s sort of a mashup of The Prince of Egypt and Mad Max. Take a look at the “dry” ad below…

The actress is Maya Samaha, who’s been in commercials for clothing, cars, and computers, among countless others.

The song playing in the background is “Driver’s Seat” by Sniff ‘N’ The Tears. The official music video from 1978 is below.

The commercial is not going over very well with folks posting comments on YouTube. Lots of comparisons to the riches of Jeff Bezos (who ISN’T the CEO of Amazon, by the way) and the poor treatment of Amazon employees (I’ve been a driver for Amazon, it isn’t always bad). Perhaps the agency who came up with the ad should have done a little more research as to not come across so tone deaf.

What do you think of the ad? Are the people who don’t like it looking too far into it, instead of just taking it at face value? Chime in below!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

14 thoughts on “Amazon’s Cleopatra Commercial – The music and the actress!

  1. The add is brilliant. The actress Maya Samaha’s reaction to her slave’s look of pain is priceless. Who cares about Jeff Bezos and Amazon. Give him credit for vision. His company has done well because of it’s vision, it’s employees and circumstance.

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