Do you ever look at your kettle and think, what a sinister appliance?
Do you ever listen to your kettle boiling and think, "blimey, that makes my life so much more exciting"?
Do you ever think, if I were in my own action movie, I want a kettle boiling in the room just to make it that more intense?
If you answered those three questions with a no? Well, the movies seem to think that kettles are pretty intense, and they like to stick a shot of one and the boiling providing a soundtrack to a choppily edited segment of all of the exciting parts in the movie. For the record, my kettle kind of sounds like Darth Vader letting out a really long breath. And I'm not sure that it would make anything more intense, even Star Wars.
So if you go and watch last year's Liam Neeson thriller Unknown or straight-to-DVD horror Rogue River, keep an eye out for the kettle. They seem to play it out like the kettle could indeed be eligible for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars. That appliance that makes you a nice cup of tea/coffee? It is much more of a movie star than you originally thought.
This little humdinger appears at about 2:20
Like Unknown, this one doesn't get his star moment until quite the way through the trailer. Look out for him at 1:40
Do you think that kettles should get their own Oscar category for 'Best Supporting Appliance'?