Instead of watching more movies or writing about movies I’ve seen recently (I do have a From Paris with Love review coming soon, though), I watched the Super Bowl this evening. And besides being happy for the New Orleans Saints and their underdog win, I was also pretty pleased with the commercials. These expensive advertisements have become just as popular as the game itself. There were beavers playing the violin, Danica Patrick getting a massage (hot) and even a strange pro-life thing starring Tim Tebow’s mom. But there were also spots for movies — and we cover those.
So in order to keep the site feeling fresh, I’ve decided to put together a little list of the Super Bowl commercials — all of the ones for movies, and some that are about other things. Either way, they were all pretty good. See for yourself below.
The Last Airbender: The Kid’s Got Moves
We showed you this clip last week, but it bears repeating. Little Noah Ringer is about to unleash the fury of element-bending upon us in perhaps the coolest thing M. Night Shyamalan has ever done. Period. Will there be a big twist at the end? I don’t know, but there will be ass-kicking.
Robin Hood: Badass Outlaw
Lights, camera, rock music. Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood is going to be Gladiator in the forest. Russell Crowe looks intense, the action looks intense and we expect there to be blood! Will you be entertained?
The Wolfman: The Moon is Out
If you’re like me, then you probably can’t wait for Friday…
Alice in Wonderland: That Pig Joke Never Gets Old
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland looks like a weird movie, similar to every other Tim Burton movie. But with a good cast (Depp, Bohnam Carter, etc) and a story that lends to a wild vision, this should be a lot of fun.
Prince of Persia: Find That Knife!
Disney unleashes a fast-paced look at the Jake Gyllenhaal led film. Still looks like it will be on a grand scale, and it might actually be good. However.. Jake Gyllenhaal?
Coke – Hard Time (Featuring The Simpsons)
This very mopey portrait of a recession-effected Mr. Burns isn’t exactly the most energetic or funny commercial, but I’m including it because Millhouse comes in and steals the show right at the end. Tell me that’s not funny. Go ahead, do it.
Snickers: You’re Playing Like Betty White Out There
It isn’t enough to have Betty White hilariously playing pickup football and making off-handed references to sleeping with some dude’s girlfriend, but Abe Vigoda? He’s alive!
KIA: What Happens in the Sorrento
This KIA commercial is maximum cuteness, committed to video. It features Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba, which the kids will appreciate, and creativity and energy for us adults. Not bad.
Google: Parisian Love
It really isn’t fair that a company like Google, one of the biggest and most powerful corporate entities on the planet, is so damn charming. I mean really, is it possible to hate Google after seeing this commercial? Did anyone hate Google prior to seeing this commercial?
What was your favorite Super Bowl ad?