What’s up with the Amazon commercials in Murder Mystery, a Netflix original movie?

Yesterday, I got to watch the movie Murder Mystery on Netflix. It is a brand new Netflix original movie starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. I have got to admit that I had a great time watching it. That might disturb you or make you judgmental considering me and my feelings about movies, but I don’t really care. I had a great time stream Murder Mystery on Netflix, and the movie gave me some great laughs, especially the very last scene of the movie.

So, I enjoyed the humor and the movie itself. But, one thing that amazed me twice during the movie was the attention that was given to Amazon Gift Cards. In my mind, Amazon and Netflix are major competitors, and that is why Netflix would stay clear away from anything that would give any attention to their dear opponent. So, how come Adam Sandler walks around in a store to buy a present for his wife, only to zoom in on the Amazon Gift card several times, ending up buying one, and then later even discussing the Amazon Gift Card during the dinner at which he plans to hand over the present.

What's up with the Amazon Gift Cards in Murder Mystery on Netflix?
What’s up with the Amazon Gift Cards in Murder Mystery on Netflix?

I haven’t given away and big points of the movie by writing about this (so no worries), but I just remained amazed at this. Aren’t Netflix and Amazon opponents anymore? I don’t really understand this and have no clue as to how come this happened.

How did Amazon end up so clearly in a Netflix original movie?

It just had to be that way to make the joke come true…

You might say that it was just an important part of the movie and that it had to be this way for the intended joke to work out? Maybe that is so, but it still sounds strange to me. However, it might be a part of the freedom given to the director of the movie and the story writer, even though it is a Netflix original creation.

Amazon paid a lot to get featured in the movie…

We all know that companies pay to get featured in TV series and movies. We have often seen the Nintendo featured in The Big Bang Theory, we all know that the talk show host and his guests often will be served drinks where you can see the bottle clearly (working as a commercial) and people drinking a certain kind of bear on a warm summer day before getting into action.

The same might have happened with Murder Mystery on Netflix? Maybe Amazon used this to give their gift card’s some attention to Netflix viewers?

Maybe this was meant as a way to look down on those buying Amazon gift cards?

This is a third option that came to my mind. During the dinner in which the gift card came into discussion, the lady says that she clearly consider Adam Sandler to be the “Amazon Gift Card kind of guy.” That doesn’t exactly come as a compliment, meaning that it was a way of calling him a boring guy with no color or creativity. Was that the intention when they decided

What are your thoughts? Did you like the movie?

Have you seen Murder Mystery on Netflix? Did you like the movie? Why do you think the Amazon Gift Cards were given so much attention in the start of the movie? Was it a coincidence to get the point through, or was this a paid for commercial by Amazon?

I would love to hear your thoughts about this!

Can I stream Murder Mystery on Amazon.com?

You cannot stream the movie on Amazon.com at all currently. Since this is a Netflix original, I do not expect it to come very soon. Half a year ago, Netflix released Birdbox, and this movie still cannot be bought or streamed on Amazon.com, with or without an Amazon Prime subscription.

In other words, you better get yourself a Netflix subscription if you intend to stream this movie online sometime soon!