Recently I have been watching Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? on Netflix; and it was rather interesting! Directed by Andrew Renzi, and starring John Leonard, and Todd Hoffman (not that one); Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? is a documentary series telling the story of how a young kid who wanted to spend some Pepsi Points, on a Harrier Jet. It was a really interesting series which highlighted actual events, which don’t seem realistic. It follows the exploits of a kid who saw an advert for Pepsi Points, which stated that if the viewer collected Seven Million Points, they could have a Harrier. The documentary from the start pointed out the fatal flaw with the advert, in that it didn’t show any small print against the promotion’s advertisement of a harrier, so therefore, the offer of a Harrier must be legitimate? The show then goes on to tell the tale of what happened after John Leonard made a claim on the Harrier, the friendships he makes along the way, the eventual lawsuit/trial regarding the claim and the eventually tragic Pepsi Number Fever promotion in the Philippines. Altogether it was a really interesting, and very well thought out documentary which highlighted the good and bad points, as well as show how the Harrier Jet Lawsuit did lead to some positives such as long lasting friendships, plus it had it’s fun parts too, whilst also asking those interviewed if they could tell the difference between Pepsi and Coca-Cola.
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