I have returned from Vegas again, a slightly richer man thanks to some clever bets surrounding Colin Kaepernick, Ed Reed, and Anquan Boldin. But that's a conversation for the football thread. It's time to look at this year's crop of commercials!
THE GOOD -I wouldn't have guessed that my favorite commercial would go to Oreo, but the library "cookie vs. cream" argument was absolute gold! In fact, I'd say it was about as gold as a golden Oreo. Mmmmmm...... -The Red M&M sings Meatloaf! This got a huge laugh from where I was watching the game! -The Audi prom was a pretty badass spot. And be honest, you wish you could have pulled that off at your prom, too. -Doritos Goat 4 Sale. I got a big laugh out of this one, too. -Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen pitch Samsung. Absolutely hilarious dialogue from two of the best. Bonus points for the random LeBron James cameo to pay it off.
THE BAD -I need to rename this section from "The Bad" to "The GoDaddy". -Gangnam Style Pistachios. This song needs to go away already. -Bud Light. Ok, Stevie Wonder was the logical payoff to the season-long "Superstition" campaign, but I'm not looking for logical with my Bud Light ads. Bud Light used to be a safe bet for a good, funny ad, but this entire season has been a miss for them.
THE UGLY -Model Matthew Terry sells Calvin Klein. These male underwear ads just seem so...out-of-place during the Super Bowl.
THE ROCK -The WWE Champion shills for...milk. It's one of the oddest spots in recent memory, but it was a LOT of fun, too! Rock casually punching the alien to end the commercial was a hoot!
THE MOVIE TRAILERS -Oz the Great and Powerful doesn't show us anything that we haven't already seen, but it's still on my must-see list. -World War Z looked really solid from where I was sitting. I grow slightly more intrigued. -Fast and the Furious 6. Good lord, will someone put a bullet in this franchise already? -Star Trek Into Darkness. We got the first look at the villain with everything else left deliciously vague. I'm VERY excited for this one! -Iron Man 3. Probably the most disappointing one for me. A criminally short trailer telling me to jump on Facebook for more. Not good at all.
That's all I got, since I'm feeling REALLY exhausted. Debate amongst yourselves and I'll be back next year!
An obvious joke, but nonetheless they took advantage of the opportunity and didn't have to spend four million on thirty seconds to do it.
EDIT: Also, I let out a zesty "Hashtag." every time an ad ended with a God-awful hashtag that nobody would ever use in real life - which felt like about half of the ads we got by the time it was all over.
Maybe just me, but I find Paul Harvey's speech to the FFA a rather bizarre way to sell Rams.
%100 agreed. I thought that this was going to be a meaningful spot, to the point that I looked at my wife in *happy* shock. And then they revealed the "Ram Tough" ending. What a waste.
The M&M ad with Loaf made me giggle... as did the Dorito's goat.
I feel that a lot of the commercials were lacking. The ETrade Baby was very forgettable. The Clydesdales didn't do it for me either. I hate watching promos for CBS shows, especially ones starring Kat Dennings. I'm also not an NCIS guy, so I will never appreciate Pauley Perrette. There are only so many sassy brunettes that one man can handle.
Already scanned the Star Trek trailer into my phone. The Iron Man trailer was once again, better elsewhere. The Paul Harvey ad was both very good and everything wrong with long ads. I was hoping it was something to do with farmers. I'll go with the Samsung ad, because I like it when actors tear into each other.
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Good 1) Oreo 2) The hyundai getting together the football team spot 3) M&Ms 4) Bob Oedenkirk! 5) Amy Poehler's Best Buy ad was amusing
Bad 1) Go Daddy had a good commercial with the international same idea ad. They had a horrible one with Bar Rafaeli 2) Kat Dennings pole dancing to sell a comedy show. I know this is a guy day and she is very attractive but it seemed kind of demeaning. Let her be sarcastic and funny. 3) The borderline racist VW commercial 4) Bud Black...the beer named after an '80s baseball player 5) Nothing really new in any of the movie trailers
Also that Paul harvey and Clydesdale commercials seemed a bit heavy handed
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- Doritos daughter/dad/dad's friends commercial - Taco Bell spot with the elderly folks - Cars.com ad with the car-buying process being "too easy" - Hyundai's "come back when you have a team" - TBBT's Kaley Cuoco as the Rav4 genie - Kia's "Space Babies"
Seeing The Flaming Lips on a Super Bowl commercial made me feel old and depressed.
I'm a total whore for the Fast and the Furious series, and loved the Fast & Furious 6 trailer. Also loved the Star Trek trailer.
M&M's spot was awesome.
Kia Forte spot with the robots was awesome.
The bad? Taco Bell (nothing sells Taco Bell like an elderly foam party), Go Daddy's enhanced sound kissing thing, and Samsung's god-awful never-ending spot with Rudd and Rogen. Made me embarrassed to be watching it on a Samsung TV.
I enjoyed the ETrade baby ad, mostly for one picture in particular. One picture had him as a captain of a boat, with the boat in the background having crashed onto the beach. The baby's expression was so funny I about died. I didn't even care about the rest; it was that one shot that had me laughing.
As a fan of the 40 Year Old Virgin, I enjoyed the Seth Rogen/Paul Rudd Samsung commercial. The oreo one and the Kia commercial were also great.
Yeah, the Stevie Wonder ads were so terrible, and took way too long to get to their point. The Taco Bell ad as well as the beer commercials (Black Crown, Sapphire) were bad.
But yes, the best of the lot was the Joe Montana stain commercial. So, so great.
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The second episode of The Bridge aired last night, and I'm liking it a lot for what it is: lurid pulp behind the hot-button patina of border culture. Diane Kruger plays an El Paso homicide detective with some sort of disorder. I'm guessing Asperger's.