Superbowl XLV Commercials

Here are my favorite commercials from the Superbowl today, all of which occurred in the first half if I recall…

 

  • Chevy Cruze: Misunderstanding – So many great quotes from the old people. “42 wild Italians?!”
  • Pepsi Max: Love Hurts – Again with the physical comedy, like last year. Tried and true.
  • Cowboys and Aliens – The longer trailer is better, but this new one shows the alien machines and other weird scenes, and does nothing but further peak my interest.
  • Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon – Another Superbowl, another Transformers trailer… and they always do impress. The sounds effects were awesome, similar to those used in the trailer for the upcoming Battle for Los Angeles.
  • Volkswagon: The Force I’ve linked the longer version of the commercial which is much better, not sure why they didn’t show it instead (cost aside).
  • Snickers: Lumber This campaign continues to be funny.
  • Super 8 – Finally, something more about this movie! This trailer had a different vibe than recent movie trailers in the same genre… not dark, menacing, and with crazy sound effects (although I like those). It still had abduction scenes, and destruction, but it just had a different, almost classic feel.
  • Captain America I’m a sucker for movies based on comic books heros. This one again has a different feel than others in the genre. Is a theme evolving?
  • Cars.com: Go First – The cowboy is funniest, and the only reason this makes it on my list.

If I had to pick a favorite, I would say the Volkswagon: The Force commercial (long version not shown during Superbowl).

Superbowl XLIV Commercials

Here are my favorite commercials from the Superbowl yesterday, in no particular order…

  • Careerbuilder.com – I’m a sucker for the quirky. These guys never disappoint.
  • Transformers 2 – The movie looks intense and the sound effects are awesome.
  • Star Trek Trailer – While only a couple new scenes, this movie still looks awesome. Also, nice to see Bruce Greenwood in it, from John From Cincinnati.
  • Pedigree: Crazy Pets – I’m also a sucker for animals. Quirky zoo animals as pets, even better!
  • Pepsi Max: I’m Good – Physical comedy is always a winner.
  • Doritos: Crystal Ball – Only the first half of this one is funny.
  • NBC: LMAO – Very clever, and very surprising for a network commercial.
  • Bud Light: Meeting – The drinkability campaign is amusing, as is this one.

If I had to pick a favorite, I would say the Pepsi Max: I’m Good commercial.