Watch: 'Birdman' Gets a Perfect Retro 90s Action Figure Commercial

February 24, 2015


Pretty much everything came up Birdman at the 87th Academy Awards last weekend, with the exception of Michael Keaton not winning Best Actor. Director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu took home Best Director, and the film also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture. And since the film is already available on Blu-Ray and DVD, clearly Fox Searchlight wants to keep the excitement going since a faux commercial for the official Birdman action figure, which Alex Billington received when the film hit theaters last fall. It's the kind of commercial you'd see for action figures in the 90s (and occasionally still see today). Watch!

Here's the official commercial for the Birdman action figure from YouTube:

Birdman Action Figure - FirstShowing.net Photo

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who co-wrote the script with Nicolás Giacobone & Armando Bo (Biutiful) and newcomer Alexander Dinelaris. The film tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton), famous for portraying an iconic superhero, as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Also starring Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts. Fox Searchlight has the film out on Blu-Ray and DVD right now.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h6ab9nbByY needs a Birdmobile though.

Dan Hibiki on Feb 24, 2015


Badass. I would buy a little Birdman toy. But probably still prefer Batman...

DAVIDPD on Feb 25, 2015


"Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?" - Sean Penn

Joker's hideout on Feb 25, 2015

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